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    MGM to Remake 1976 Horror Film THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN | Collider

    The challenge in remaking The Town That Dreaded Sundown is figuring out how to make it more than a generic slasher film. Halloween hadn’t come out yet in 1976, so the slasher subgenre was relatively lean when Sundown came out. Now that audiences know how slasher movies work, I’m curious to see how the new filmmakers will try to get scares out of the plot. It might be best to return to the original’s “true crime” vibe since the narration is the film’s most effective aspect. According to Variety, MGM is “asking agents for possible takes from writers to reboot the Charles B. Pierce film.”

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    Sympathy For Lady Vengeance Getting US Remake From William Monahan And Charlize Theron | Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors

    This has been in the works for years. I actually think Theron could do it justice, though I doubt the overall film will be anywhere near as good as the original.

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    Len Wiseman’s ‘Mummy’ Has Nothing To Do With The Brendan Fraser Movies

    By now you probably know that Len Wiseman (Underworld, Total Recall (2012)) will be directing The Mummy remake. And you probably know that Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (co-writers of Transformers, Star Trek, Cowboys And Aliens) are producing it (and a Van Helsing remake), for Universal. The Mummy is one of the all time iconic Universal monsters, so you might have been wondering what direction this thing will take, and now Wiseman is acknowledging his intent.

    He told Movieweb “There was skepticism. The difference between the two, if ‘The Mummy’ is to be the next movie for me, is that ‘The Mummy’ is a completely different film. It is a modern day take. It doesn’t have anything to do with the Brendan Fraser films, and it is not a remake of any kind… the pitch was to go with a much different tone. It was a Mummy like I’d never heard of before. Its nothing like what you would expect, at all, oddly. I was picturing Egypt, and the sand swept settings. The mummy wrappings. When I heard what they were wanting to actually do with it, it was shocking.” He added, “It’s horror. Its epic. It’s more of a modern day version of what would happen if we came across a mummy in our world today. It is pretty fascinating.”

    Okay. So I like the fact that this will be a modern-day version and will eschew the aesthetics of the last 3 or 4 films in the franchise. I think Wiseman is visually talented, but I’ve never loved one of his movies. Then again the film’s screenwriter Jon Spaihts wrote that draft of Prometheus (aka Alien: Engineers) that was better than the Lindelof version – so who knows at this point?

    At least it won’t be in the desert.
    With Wisemen at the helm...you know it will be blue-tinged throughout. Seriously, wtf is up with that guy and blue tint????

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    Roger Corman to Produce 8 Edgar Allen Poe Remakes Including THE RAVEN and HOUSE OF USHER | Collider

    Not sure how to feel about this. Part of the success of those oldies was the great casting and general sense of playfulness. Going to be hard to sub in for Lorre/Vincent etc.

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