Nicolas Winding Refn is clearly a serious B-movie fan—an influence that’s shown in the style and content of his own works, like Drive and Only God Forgives. And now his interest has expanded to producing remakes of some of the genre’s classics, with a new title, 1972 giallo film What Have You Done to Solange?, joining…
Yesterday, we learned that the Nicolas Winding Refn-produced remake of legendary B-movie Maniac Cop was zooming full steam ahead. And now the Danish filmmaker is throwing his weight behind a remake of 1968 British historical horror film Witchfinder General. What’s next? Shriek of the Mutilated? Food of the Gods?
If you grew up in the ‘80s, Starman is one of those movies you watched a lot. It was basically on all the time, and told a great story about an alien and woman falling in love while on the run. That simplicity and familiarity mean only one thing: it’s time for a remake.
The main reason Hollywood loves to remake movies is name recognition. If they remake a movie that was already popular, they hope you’ve heard of it and will turn out. But sometimes, they remake movies that aren’t as recognizable. Movies like Flatliners.
The reboot factory is rolling out yet another old television favorite: Xena: The Warrior Princess. Unfortunately, we probably won’t be able to see Lucy Lawless reprise her role as the former warlord-turned-hero. “I really couldn’t live that life,” Lawless said during the Television Critics Association’s semi-annual…
Boardwalk Empire star Jack Huston, who also made for a convincing Jack Kerouac in Kill Your Darlings, has been cast as Eric Draven in the upcoming adaptation/remake of The Crow. This is not exactly new news, but the percolating rumor has now been confirmed.
The Blob is back (again). Get ready to fear this slowly moving, gelatinous villain! We cannot wait.
After a reportedly very long and competitive bidding process, Fox has emerged the victor and has secured the rights to remake Escape From New York.
Today's unconfirmed/tantalizing/"but whyyy?" Hollywood rumor for all the once and future teen witches out there: There may be a reboot of 1996's The Craft in the works.
Here's a tidbit to make horror fans who have sworn off remakes reconsider for a hot second: Bloody Disgusting picked up the news that Jason's mother, played in the original Friday the 13th by the inimitable Betsy Palmer, might be a character in the 13th Friday the 13th installment (touché!), due in 2015.
There is a plague of remakes sweeping across the land right now. While some remakes are decent or worthwhile, a lot of them are pointless at best and travesties at worst. And a lot of them are clearly terrible ideas. Here are 10 movie remakes we are overjoyed never got made.
When a remake of a TV show or movie falls short, it often fails spectacularly. But what is it that makes a reimagined version of a story resonate with an audience or miss the mark?
The Robocop remake is out today — but it might not be the only re-working of the original movie's world.
We still have some misgivings about the new RoboCop remake, but at least this brand new trailer looks crazy fun. Largely due to the insane supporting cast, like Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson and Jackie Earle Haley, all of whom are hilarious here.
Why does Hollywood keep rebooting the same movie properties over and over again? It's not just because studios want fans of those franchises to be happy. It's because the movie business is about supply and demand, and the demand is strongest for a few known quantities, writes Scott Feinberg.
Pretty much every movie you ever heard of is getting remade. They're doing an R-rated Weird Science reboot, which sounds like a terrible idea. But what's the one movie that absolutely must not be remade — either because it's too great, or because it's too awful?
They say there are only a few stories out there in the world. Maybe that's why so many classic horror stories seem to have been remade as the fluffiest romances modern Hollywood has to offer. Here are just a few.
You’d think remaking a movie might be easy. I mean, it’s technically been done before; you can easily see what worked and what didn’t, what mistakes to avoid, and ways you can improve upon the original. Right? Yes, technically, but most movie reboots suck ass anyways. Here are eight reasons why we should probably…
It's been a while since we last heard about a proposed Escape from New York remake, but alas, Hollywood can't keep its grubby hands off needless reboots for long. Deadline reports that not only is Joel Silver and Studio Canal planning on remaking John Carpenter's cult classic, but they plan on making it a trilogy,…
Sometimes it seems as though Hollywood is just deluging us with sequels, remakes, reboots and spin-offs. As though our beloved pop culture is just a relatively small number of properties, being endlessly milked for every last drop of cash. But you're just one consumer, and even if you vote with your dollars, you only…