Everything old is new again
Reboot. To many self-styled movie aficionados, the word has come to represent everything they perceive to be wrong with Hollywood. They complain that the increasing number of reboots — six already this year, with many, many more on the way — is a sign that movie studios have simply run out of ideas. But, though the word describing them may be relatively new, Hollywood has been rebooting franchises for a very long time. Sherlock Holmes, Superman, Tarzan, James Bond, Batman — the longevity of these characters as cinematic icons has depended upon periodic reinventions to keep them fresh (we're still waiting for Tarzan's). Obviously, some reboots are better than others, which is why we want you to help us rate the Top 10 Best Movie Reboots.
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The 2009 remake Clash of the Titans took a beating with critics, one of whom called it a "trash-compacted mash-up of other, better movies". But after earning $491 million in worldwide box office, Warner Bros. wasn't going to pass on a sequel.
Enter Wrath of the Titans, which will again follow the adventures of Perseus (Sam Worthington), the demigod son of Zeus (Liam Neeson), who must once again jump into action to deal with conflicts between the gods in order to save humanity. That may sound lofty, but the trailer looks like the sequel will still be mostly about Perseus fighting off a variety of new creatures, only this time he will be aided by the warrior Queen Andromeda (Rosamund Pike), Argenor (Toby Kebbell), the demigod son of Poseidon (Danny Huston), and fallen god Hephaestus (Bill Nighy). watch the trailer >> Posted 12.19.11 by Ryan
Wrath of the Titans, the sequel to 2010's Clash of the Titans, won't be released until March of next year, but Warner Bros. is already set to make another sequel.
THR reports that Wrath screenwriters Dan Mazeau and David Leslie Johnson have been hired to write the story for the third installment, which would continue the adventures of Perseus (Sam Worthington). Wrath was the first collaboration for the two writers, who co-wrote the screenplay with Steven Knight (Amazing Grace).
While no particulars about the plot of Titans 3 were given, the report claims that Toby Kebbell, who plays Perseus's sidekick Agenor, may figure into the story. Wrath director Director Jonathan Liebesman (Battle: Los Angeles) is also expected to return. more about Wrath of the Titans >> Posted 11.03.11 by Ryan
With his alien invasion movie Battle: Los Angeles opening in March, director Jonathan Liebesman can look ahead to his next movie, Wrath of the Titans, the sequel to Clash of the Titans. Liebesman takes over for director Louis Leterrier for the continuation of the Greek Epic that previously saw Perseus (Sam Worthington) defeat the Kraken and save Princess Andromeda (Alexa Davalos) — a role Rosamund Pike will take over in the sequel.
With ComingSoon revealing that Wrath of the Titans will start shooting in 10 days, Liebesman told Collider that the shoot will last for 78 days ("It ends in like late June," said the director). Liebesman admitted he was excited for the shoot, despite his personal ties to Letterier. Liebesman really likes Gladiator >> Posted 02.24.11 by Ryan
Wrath of the Titans, Warner Bros.' sequel to Clash of the Titans will have several familiar faces, including Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Gemma Arterton, and Ralph Fiennes. But it won't have Alexa Davalos.
Variety reports that Rosamund Pike (Die Another Day) is in negotiations to take over for Davalos, who played Princess Andromeda in the 2010 remake. In the movie, as well as Greek Mythology, Hades (Fiennes) plots to sacrifice Andromeda to the Kraken, but is defeated by Perseus (Worthington) after Zeus (Neeson) loudly (and memorably) proclaims that the Kraken should be released.
Pike has been rumored for several roles of late, including Emma Frost in X-Men: First Class and a female lead role in the Superman reboot.
Wrath of the Titans is scheduled to go into production in March from a script by Dan Mazeau and David Leslie Johnson and under the direction of Jonathan Liebesman. Wrath opens March 30, 2012. Posted 02.09.11 by Ryan
The Golden Globe nominations are already out, and the Oscar nominations are forthcoming, but what about the Razzies — the awards show that celebrates the worst Hollywood has to offer? The LA Times reports that the nominating lists for the Razzies have been sent out and the shortlist for worst picture contains the following movies: The Bounty Hunter, Clash of the Titans, The Expendables, Grown Ups, Jonah Hex, Killers, The Last Airbender, Little Fockers, Sex and the City 2, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Vampires Suck, and Yogi Bear. (Keep your fingers crossed When in Rome, The Back-Up Plan, and Gulliver's Travels, you might still make it!) who else could "win"? >> Posted 01.05.11 by Ryan
When Clash of the Titans was released this past April, it opened to mediocre reviews before moving on to earn $491 million worldwide. Nobody understands the negativity more than the movie's lead star, Sam Worthington, who recently told Moviefone that he didn't exactly disagree with the criticism.
Worthington promises to do better >> Posted 12.20.10 by Ryan
I think the first one, we kind of let down some people. And yeah, I totally agree. The only point of doing a sequel is either the audience demands it or you believe you can better the first one. What we're setting out to do with this one — the writers and the director and myself — is improve. I think I can act f***ing better, to be honest ... Just take all the notes from people that I have been reading about on the 'net and give them a movie they f***ing want. This one I want to kind of try to satisfy a lot more people.
A trio of previously-untitled upcoming sci-fi and fantasy movies have finally been given official appellations. First up, Ridley Scott's Alien prequel, which may not turn out to be a prequel, after all. According to Vulture's "insiders," Scott's movie is actually a reboot of the franchise as reflected by its new title, Paradise, which eschews the "Alien" title altogether. Vulture also claims that the movie is not delayed, as recently rumored, and that Michelle Yeoh and Michael Fassbender are in consideration for major roles. Noomi Rapace, Carey Mulligan, Abbie Cornish and Natalie Portman are all said to be in consideration for the Ripley-esque (Sigourney Weaver) lead role. The Paradise script was written by Jon Spaihts, with rewrites by Lost writer Damon Lindelof. what are the new Titans and Conan titles? >> Posted 12.09.10 by BrentJS
At the Toronto Film Festival, ComingSoon spoke with producer Basil Iwanyk, who produced both Clash of the Titans and The Expendables, and discussed the progress on the upcoming sequels. According to Iwanyk, Jonathan Liebesman, who just did this movie Battle: Los Angeles, is directing it. We're on early prep on that. It's a huge movie and we want to do a much better job on it. Listen, we're prideful people and we want to win and the 3D really helped us in a lot of ways, but we also took a lot of heat for it. I think for my own career and my own sense of purpose, I want this movie to rock ... and it will. Who's returning in Clash 2; what's up with expendables 2? >> Posted 09.11.10 by Ryan
After a few months of flirtation, THR reports that Warner Bros. has officially hired director Jonathan Liebesman for the sequel to Clash of the Titans. In June, Liebesman was reported to be Warners' top choice for the job after Louis Leterrier declined to return despite taking the remake and turning it into a blockbuster that earned over $491 million in worldwide box office.
Liebesman's previous efforts include 2006's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning and the upcoming Battle: Los Angeles, which shows he's a good candidate for the job since he understands monsters and how to blow things up. The challenge will be shooting in 3-D, as Warners is now committed to having the Titans sequel in 3-D instead of converting to 3-D like they did with its predecessor.
Writing the screenplay are Dan Mazeau and David Leslie Johnson, with a possible production start of January 2011. Sam Worthington and Gemma Arterton are among the cast expected to return for the sequel. Posted 08.31.10 by Ryan