January 16, 2018

David Goyer To Helm “Monte Cristo” Reboot

"Batman Begins" and "Man of Steel" scribe David Goyer has signed on to direct a new film adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas revenge tale "The Count of Monte Cristo" for Constantin Films and Impact Pictures. Set in early 19th century France, the tale centers on Edmond Dantes, a young man betrayed and falsely imprisoned. While on a prison … [Read more...]

More “Evil Dead” Sequel, Reboot Talk

Fede Alvarez's "Evil Dead" remake debuted at SXSW over the weekend, with early reviews generally positive from the kind of crowd that a film like this is designed for. All reviews, even the hesitant ones, are commenting on the sheer amount of gore and violence on display. Will the good buzz from the fest carry over to general audiences? We'll … [Read more...]

“Tomb Raider” Film Reboot Goes Young

With the release today of Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics' high-profile reboot of the "Tomb Raider" game franchise, talk has turned again to the spin-off film franchise which has been sitting and gathering dust since the release of "Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life" ten years ago. The game reboots the franchise (ala "Batman Begins," "Casino … [Read more...]

Matt Vaughn Producing “Fantastic 4” Reboot

"X-Men: First Class" and "Kick-Ass" director Matthew Vaughn has signed on to produce the "Fantastic Four" reboot at 20th Century Fox. "Chronicle" director Josh Trank remains attached to direct the project, which is currently targeting a Spring 2015 release. Mark Millar tweeted the news earlier today: "Just off the phone with Fox and some … [Read more...]

Megan Fox Joins “Ninja Turtles” Reboot

Megan Fox and Michael Bay appear to have buried the hatchet, and not in each other's heads. Fox will star as April O’Neil, the journalist character and female lead in the upcoming live-action "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" reboot at Paramount Pictures. Bay revealed the news on his site, saying: "TMNT: we are bringing Megan Fox back into the … [Read more...]

Paul Walker Stars In “Hitman” Reboot

Fox International Productions is planning a cinematic reboot of the "Hitman" franchise. In fact, "Fast and Furious" series regular Paul Walker has been set to star as the one and only bald assassin Agent 47 in this new take on the hit Square Enix video game series. Skip Woods ("A Good Day to Die Hard") and Michael Finch ("Predators") have penned … [Read more...]

Darabont To Re-Write “Godzilla” Reboot

"The Shawshank Redemption" director and former "The Walking Dead" show runner Frank Darabont has come onboard Legendary Pictures' upcoming "Godzilla" reboot. Darabont has been hired to do a final rewrite of the script by Max Borenstein ("The Seventh Son"). Shooting on the project is still on track to begin in March ahead of a release on May 16th … [Read more...]

Script News: Salt 2, Breed, Reboot

Salt 2 "The Prince of Tides" and "Seven Years in Tibet" scribe Becky Johnston has been hired to pen re-writes on a sequel to "Salt" at Sony Pictures. Angelina Jolie is expected to reprise her role of CIA officer Evelyn Salt. Jolie is the one who requested rewrites to the earlier draft by Kurt Wimmer and it has apparently taken almost a year to … [Read more...]

Skydance Hops On “Terminator” Reboot

A year-and-a-half ago Megan Ellison's Annapura Pictures won the bidding rights to "The Terminator" franchise with plans to launch a new series of films. Now, she has closed the complicated rights deal with Pacificorp. She's also enlisted the help of her brother, David Ellison, as her financial and creative partner on film. While she runs … [Read more...]

James Wan To Helm “MacGyver” Reboot

"Saw" and "Insidious" director James Wan is in negotiations to helm the cinematic remake/reboot of the "MacGyver" franchise at New Line. The classic 80's TV series starred Richard Dean Anderson as a resourceful guy who could bring together everyday objects to solve crimes and escape perilous situations. Jason Richman, Brian and Mark Gunn have … [Read more...]