Saturday, 30 May 2009

News: Quarantine 2 in the works

BloodyDisgusting reports that Sony Screen Gems is working on a sequel to Quarantine, their remake of the brilliant Spanish film [REC]. I've not seen Quarantine, but I've read that it's a shot-by-shot remake - only not quite as good as the original. This sequel will be a completely original film - no surprises, considering the Flimax sequel to [REC] is still in production!

Update: Alien

The Alien 'remake' has been confirmed by Tony Scott as being a 'reboot' in the form of a 'prequel'. That's only a tiny bit more comforting than the news that there may have been a straight-remake!

Thursday, 28 May 2009

News: Nightmare on Elm Street Pics

JoBlo has scored some photos from the set of Nightmare on Elm Street, including a shot of Jackie Haley as Kruger - pre-scarring. Click here for a look.

Rumour: ...Alien Remake?

To be taken with a giant pinch of salt at the moment, but it's being reported all over the place this morning (thanks, BD) that Fox may be working on a remake of Alien. Let's take a moment to read that again, shall we? Remaking Alien.

Luckily, it might not be straight remake, but an origins story (which could potentially be kind of interesting). The mere fact that they're suggesting that a remake of one of the greatest horror/sci-fi movies is in the works is frightening.

News: Eisner off 'Creature'

Big news from BloodyDisgusting who report that Brett Eisner is no longer attached to direct The Creature from the Black Lagoon and Universal are actively searching for a new director. Any takers?

Monday, 25 May 2009

News: Halloween 2 clip

If you head on over HERE MTV has an exclusive clip from the upcoming Halloween 2, which features Laurie Strode under attack from Michael Myers. Is Rob Zombie going to kill her off? This clip suggests he might, but I guess we won't know until August. Considering how infinitely annoying Scout Taylor-Compton is, I don't think I'd be able to begrudge Zombie if he did.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

News: Chan-Wook Remade

Two tidbits from BloodyDisgusting about the films of Park Chan-wook. Apparently, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance is being remade by the producer of Transformers (groan)...and there is potential talk of a remake of Thirst, a film that's only just been screened at Cannes. A new low? Remaking a film before it's even released? I think so.

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Not a Remake: Colin

At Abertoir 2008 I caught a screening of independent, no-budget zombie movie Colin, by Welsh director Marc Price. The film is about a regular guy who gets bitten and is entirely about his transformation and the slow loss of humanity...and what humanity remains. I was lucky enough to see a new cut of the film, which is being screened at Cannes right now, with coverage in The Hollywood Reporter and tomorrow's Sunday Express.

More info on the film, including the trailer and a clip can be found here at Nowhere Fast Productions' official website. I highly recommend checking out the film if you get the chance - it's a moving, original piece of filmmaking by a great up-and-coming filmmaker!

Friday, 15 May 2009

News: Sorority Row Poster

It must be 'let the kids make the posters' week in remake land, because here, courtesy of BloodyDisgusting, is the ridiculous poster for Sorority Row. I mean, really, what is it? Click to see it bigger, if you really want to bother.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

News: Two-week Round Up!

Apologies for going AWOL - pesky dissertation writing gets in the way of blogging, but if it's of any consolation, I was writing about horror remakes the whole time! So, what have I missed?

Halloween 2 - The utterly terrible new poster for the film was unveiled...what do you think? It really is really real, and not fanmade, which surprised me, seeing as it looks like it was put together by a partially-sighted, computer-illiterate four year old.

Piranha 3D - Lots of new casting, including Paul Scheer and Christopher Lloyd, and some behind-the-scenes photos.

The Crazies - Here's a little bit of behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot. Of course, I can't view it, thank you very much MTV international viewing restrictions, so do let me know if it's any good!

The Echo - arriving quite late in the 'let's remake every Asian horror ever' game, the trailer for this film does not sell it at all well, despite picking up quite nicely in the last 30 seconds of what seems like a 3-hour trailer.

And, three new horror remakes on the slate: William Castle's I Saw What You Did is being remade by the guys behind My Bloody Valentine 3D; Korean film 301/302 is being remade as 10A/10B, and will star Marisa Tomei and Liv Tyler; and finally Darren Bousman, of Saw and Repo! fame is remaking the Troma film Mother's Day. Phew!

Friday, 1 May 2009

News: Another Elm Street Teen

Katie Cassidy has been cast as 'Kris' in Platinum Dunes' remake of A Nightmare on Elm Street, ShockTillYouDrop reports. You may recognise her from such remakes as When a Stranger Calls or Black Christmas, or, more recently, TV's Supernatural.

News: More Piranha Casting

BloodyDisgusting reports a whole load of Piranha 3D casting today, including Dina Meyer (Saw II-IV). They all join the already confirmed Elizabeth Shue, Ving Rhames, and Richard Dreyfuss, who appears in cameo.

Now, I haven't seen Piranha. Is it the kind of film that could maybe do with a remake, or is it fine as it is already? Or do you think the 3D effect will do it good - like My Bloody Valentine 3D?