Too on the nose Bob. And if the studios are dumb enough to insist BWill to the extent that Carnahan walked, it is going to happen. I see Brett Ratner stepping in.
Niels Arden Oplev Talks FLATLINERS Remake and UNDER THE DOME Pilot | Collider
A Flatliners redo? Was the original that good????
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK Reboot and Trilogy in the Works | Collider
John Carpenter’s 1981 post-apocalyptic thriller Escape from New York is the latest property to get a face-lift. The original starred Kurt Russell as Snake Plissken, an eye-patching wearing, bank-robbing convict tasked with venturing into the maximum security prison that has become Manhattan in order to rescue the President (Donald Pleasence) and gain his freedom. A reboot was attempted a few years ago but New Line let the rights lapse. Now, Joel Silver’s Silver Pictures and Studio Canal are teaming up to bring a new look (and a new face) to the franchise with plans of an origin story and eventual trilogy. Hit the jump for more.
According to Deadline, Silver is looking to do more than simply rehash the original picture. The planned trilogy will start with an origin story similar in tone to how Rise of the Planet of the Apes set up the rest of the films. A search is currently underway for a writer, but there are already a few frontrunners for the leading man.
Back when the project was under reboot consideration, with Neil Moritz producing and Breck Eisner (The Crazies) in line to direct, Gerard Butler, Jeremy Renner and Tom Hardy were all mentioned for the lead. Since Silver and Studio Canal have previously partnered on Liam Neeson-starrers Unknown and Non-Stop, we can assume that Neeson might very well be under consideration to strap on Snake’s eye-patch. However, Neeson and Russell are roughly the same age, so it would make sense for a reboot, and especially a trilogy, to go with a younger leading man. Hardy’s got the edge on youth, but any of these guys would bring an interesting angle to Snake.
Tom Cruise to Star in THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. | Collider
No. C'mon, MI should exclude him from this. Get the guy from the Americans...he's ready with the language at least.
David Goyer to Direct 'Count of Monte Cristo' Remake (Exclusive)
One of my favorite books, hope it doesn't turn out as bad as the three musketeers didQuote:
David Goyer has signed to direct an adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas revenge tale that is being made by Constantin Films. Impact Pictures’ Jeremy Bolt, the producer behind the successful Resident Evil franchise, is producing Monte Cristo.
Michael Robert Johnson, who wrote Constantin’s in-production disaster movie Pompeii, penned the script.