There have been a number of Young Adult adaptations made of late -- arguably too many -- that focus on the growing pains of becoming an adult while dealing with a dystopian future, or magic, or vampires and werewolves. But though these movies have had their jokes, none have been pitched as comedies, and that might be where 'Vampire Academy' succeeds.
Though the franchise was successful under Pierce Brosnan's run, when Daniel Craig became James Bond the series got a new life and a rebooting, with 'Casino Royale' starting just as Bond received his license to kill. The series has done a lot of work to integrate previous Bond lore with its more modern approach (and recently re-introduced Miss Moneypenny), but now it seems the path is clear for Bond's most famous nemesis Blofeld to return to the series.
Though the boom years of Hollywood remaking horror classics from the seventies and eighties seems to have come and gone, there are still some stragglers -- like the recent version of 'Carrie' -- that have yet to be redone. Today there was word of a new 'Pet Sematary,' and -- to keep in the Halloween spirit -- 'Sleepaway Camp' is now up for remaking.
The best way to soothe fans of a property is get the original creator(s) involved (see also: Lawrence Kasdan, 'Star Wars: Episode 7'), so the Dimension films have done a smart thing by hiring original writer/director/horror legend Clive Barker to pen the remake of 'Hellraiser,' and Barker says that he'll be bringing back Doug Bradley to play the film's iconic character Pinhead.
'Warcraft' is looking to join the fray of 2015's big movies, and has announced a release date of December 18, 2015.That's a bold move as 'Star Wars: Episode 7' has yet to announce their release date yet, but word was that the film was eying a December launch. Might there be a release date war for December 2015 already?
Since Robert De Niro has been spoofing his mafia roles and tough guy image for more than a decade now, it shouldn't be surprising he's goofing on another of his signature roles (this time Jake La Motta) for a new comedy. In 'Grudge Match' he plays an over-the-hill boxer who returns to the ring to fight one of his toughest opponents, with Sylvester Stallone (playing on his Rocky Balboa character) as his rival.
If we feel a little mixed about 'Star Wars: Episode 7' bringing back Harrison Ford's Han Solo, or Carrie Fisher's Princess Leia, it's only because seeing the passage of time on the actors might be distracting. But the original 'Star Wars' trilogy's ships and technology are ageless, so it's exciting the latest rumor is that the Millennium Falcon will be a part of the new films.
A PG-13 'RoboCop' remake? That's what we're getting, and the first trailer plays up the familiar elements ("oh look, ED-209"), but also seems to put the focus on the role of free will in Alex Murphy (played by Joel Kinnaman), who becomes part man, part machine, and all cop.
Now that the film has had a festival showing or two, Alfonso Cuaron's 'Gravity' is already the talk of the Oscar circuit. Considering the trailers make this look like an edge of your seat science fiction thriller, that must say something great about the movie. Here's the latest trailer, which plays up the film's incredible-looking special effects.
Though no casting has been officially announced yet, many of the behind the scenes players on 'Star Wars: Episode 7' are starting to line up. It appears that J.J. Abrams' regular cinematographer Dan Mindel has joined the movie, and he's revealed that the latest episode of 'Star Wars' will be shot on film.
'Batman and Superman' may be one of the big event films of 2015, but the film is still trying to find its cast. Sure, Henry Cavill is a lock as Superman, but recent word is that Warner Brothers is asking Christian Bale to re-don the cape and cowl, and is willing to pay him a lot to do so. But even then, who knows if he'll say yes? Bryan Cranston seems to want to make casting that much easier, as he's expressed interest in playing Lex Luthor.
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