There's been a deluge of live-action adaptations of classic animated films lately. Some have been pretty great, some have been flawed... and some have been best forgotten. But there's still a slew of them on the horizon. Here's our ranking of the upcoming live-action adaptations, according to which is most doomed.
According to Deadline, MGM and Paramount are trying to woo Tom Hiddleston into starring in the latest remake of Ben-Hur. Well, he certainly has experience in both big-budget action films and in historical epics set in Rome. Just at the start of this year, he was in the Donmar Playhouse's production of Coriolanus.
The latest in proof that Hollywood is out of ideas is MGM's dogged pursuit of remaking the 1983 classic WarGames. To which we say: Stop it.
Add another example to the ongoing trend of short films being expanded to full length features — back in April we featured this terrifying short movie Abe, about a robot who becomes a serial killer. Now MGM is turning it into a full-length creepfest.
MGM's financial troubles are keeping at least three long-awaited follow-ups in development hell: Darren Aranofsky's RoboCop, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, and Sam Mendes' James Bond movie. There's only one solution: combine them into one blockbuster movie. Here's how!
While we're not sure where the money is coming from, rumors are circulating cash-strapped MGM is quietly trying to develop a movie adaptation of the classic series The Outer Limits with the Saw franchise writers. Bring on the Zantis! [Variety]
Joss Whedon's The Cabin In The Woods should have been released months ago, but then it was delayed until early next year because MGM wanted to convert it to 3-D. Now we're hearing that because MGM is $4 billion in debt and nobody wants to be its new CEO, this film may be stuck in release-schedule hell. (Yes, this is…
Since the producers of the next Daniel Craig James Bond film put the brakes on their production due to the financial woes of MGM, people are already beginning to speculate on a full-fledged reboot. And they're betting on Sam Worthington.
Rumors are swirling around Peter Jackson and Guillermo Del Toro's Hobbit. Have MGM's financial troubles pushed back The Hobbit's production even more? Will we ever get something better than the 70s cartoon?
Could Darren Aronofsky's RoboCop reboot be left to rust? Rumor has it that in the wake of Avatar's success, the up-for-sale MGM doesn't want to greenlight Aronofsky's RoboCop vision unless he's willing to make it in 3-D. And he's not.
Never mind the Terminator franchise - the entire MGM studio and back catalog is up for sale, meaning that anyone with a few billion dollars can finally make that Capricorn One remake they've been dreaming of.
A rare window is opening up for MGM to make a power play at the Terminator films, and rumor has it, they're going to make McG and company and offer they can't refuse.
Click to viewThe new RoboCop movie won't just be a remake of the original Detroit cyborg police saga. Instead, it'll be a sequel. But how will a new RoboCop follow-up deal with the tangled mess of sequels, TV shows and TV movies that followed the first film? Click through for details.
MGM isn't just remaking Bill and Ted, it's also greenlit a new spec script that sounds very Bill and Ted-esque. Bobism is about a shy college kid who discovers that life 1,000 years in the future is entirely based on his blog. (I'm guessing he learns this from time travelers.) Writer Ben Wexler has mostly done work…