February 19, 2018

Hardy, Statham Up For “Escape” Remake?

Tom Hardy and Jason Statham are reportedly under consideration for the role of Snake Plissken in the upcoming reboot of "Escape from New York" at Silver Pictures and Studio Canal. After several failed starts, producer Joel Silver and Studio Canal announced the other week they were coming together for what is being planned as a new trilogy of films … [Read more...]

Naranjo Hops On “Death Wish” Remake

Gerardo Naranjo ("Miss Bala") is in negotiations to replace Joe Carnahan on the "Death Wish" reboot at MGM and Paramount. Long attached, Carnahan left the project in February after being unable to find a leading star. He still remains credited for penning the script, based on the Brian Garfield story. The original 1974 Charles Bronson-led … [Read more...]

“Royal” Helmer Takes On “Rebecca” Remake

A year after it was announced, word has come that "A Royal Affair" helmer Nikolaj Arcel has hopped onboard to direct the latest screen adaptation of Daphne Du DuMaurier's classic psychological noir thriller "Rebecca" at DreamWorks and Working Title Films. The book was previously adapted in 1940 as the first American film by then rising young … [Read more...]

“State of the Union” Remake Planned

Identity Films and Flat Penny Films are developing a new film adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1945 political drama play "State of the Union". Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse penned the original stage show which was previously adapted by filmmaker Frank Capra into a 1948 feature starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn and Angela … [Read more...]

“Good Neighbors” Gets A Remake

German director Stephan Rick is attached to direct "The Good Neighbor," a remake of Jacob Tierney’s 2010 Canadian indie suspense thriller "Good Neighbors". In the original, Jay Baruchel played a young man named Victor who is new to Montreal. He attempts to make friends with the wheelchair-bound Spencer (Scott Speedman) and the cat-loving Louise … [Read more...]

Nicholas Hoult Joins “Birdsong” Remake

Nicholas Hoult ("Warm Bodies," "Jack The Giant Slayer") has signed on to star in Rupert Wyatt's adaptation of classic WWI romancer "Birdsong" Based on the Sebastian Faulks' novel, Hoult will portray 21-year old officer old Stephen Wraysford who falls in love with a beautiful older married woman. Wyatt has adapted the screenplay, and Alan Moloney … [Read more...]

John Woo Helms “Le Samourai” Remake?

Hong Kong action filmmaking legend John Woo seems to have turned his attention away from remaking "Le Cercle Rouge" in favour of another classic Jean-Pierre Melville film - 1967's "Le Samouraï". Talking with Die Welt, Woo wants to shift the setting to Berlin as German financing is playing a considerable role in the production. The director also … [Read more...]

Fresnadillo Leaves “Highlander” Remake

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo ("28 Weeks Later") has dropped out of directing the reboot of the "Highlander" franchise at Summit Entertainment. The exit is reportedly amicable and over creative differences after Fresnadillo helped develop the project with Summit for over a year. Art Marcum and Matt Holloway penned the script, with the latest draft by … [Read more...]

Tucker, Firth In “Intouchables” Remake?

Chris Tucker ("The Fifth Element," "The Silver Linings Playbook") has confirmed that he's had early discussions about the leading role in the English-language remake of mega French hit "The Intouchables" at The Weinstein Company. Tucker says "I have been talking with them (producers) about doing it. I hope something will come out of it because I … [Read more...]

Nic Cage To Star In “Left Behind” Remake

Nicolas Cage is in negotiations to star and legendary stunt coordinator Vic Armstrong to direct the first of a proposed new trilogy of films based on Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins's Christian-themed "Left Behind" novel series says Heat Vision. The sixteen book series is set in the wake of 'The Rapture', the Christian eschatological event in which … [Read more...]