"They're all going to laugh at you."
This seems to be the year for remakes of beloved horror movies, with Evil Dead opening this weekend, while this October will see the arrival of Carrie, the remake of Brian De Palma's 1976 classic adaptation of Stephen King's 1974 novel of the same name.
Set in modern day, Carrie sees Chloe Grace Moretz (Dark Shadows, Kick-Ass) take on the titular role of an outcast teenage girl who lives with an overbearing mother (Julianne Moore) and, as seen in the remake's theatrical trailer, realizes that she has telekinetic powers. watch the trailer >> Posted 04.05.13 by Ryan
Since the release of the 2009 comic book adaptation Kick-Ass, writer Mark Millar and artist John Romita Jr. have been busy expanding the comic book universe of the characters, completing a second volume of the Kick-Ass comic and a Hit-Girl spin-off. Both comprise the upcoming movie sequel Kick-Ass 2, with Millar previously stating that the Hit-Girl spin-off will "be the first 30 minutes of the movie."
Following the release of the Kick-Ass 2 red-band trailer earlier this month, the latest international trailer for the sequel gives a more detailed look at 15-year-old ass-kicker (ahem) Mindy Macready (Chloe Grace Moretz), as she tries to ignore her crime-fighting nature and adapt to school life as a typical teenage girl. The results, as expected, don't exactly stick. watch the trailer >> Posted 03.28.13 by Ryan
"Try to have fun. Otherwise, what's the point?"
Comic book adaptation Kick-Ass enjoyed moderate success when it opened in 2010 — though the way comic book co-creator Mark Millar would continually bellow about the movie's success, one might think it was as one of the most successful movies ever made. In the interim, Millar and artist John Romita Jr. have come out with two more Kick-Ass comic book series, both of which form the basis of the movie sequel, Kick-Ass 2.
Back is Aaron Johnson as Dave Lizewski, aka Kick-Ass, an ordinary high school student who decided to create a costume and fight crime. He will still be learning lessons from the even younger and tougher Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz), who may now be without her father (Nicolas Cage) but not her desire to beat the snot out of every criminal she can get her hands on. Joining the sequel fray is Jim Carrey, who plays Colonel Stars and Stripes, who assembles a superhero team called Justice Forever. Unfortunately for all involved, Kick-Ass' nemesis Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) is also back and has transformed himself into an even more fearsome villain and plans to get revenge for the loss of his father (Mark Strong). The first footage from the sequel has debuted in a new red band trailer that, considering the comic book and the original movie, is unsurprisingly NSFW. watch the trailer >> Posted 03.13.13 by Ryan
36 years later, you still don't make fun of Carrie.
Brian De Palma's 1976 adaptation of Carrie is widely regarded as one of the classics of the horror genre, which begs the question of why anyone would want to remake it, which already happened once in a 2002 TV movie, or make a sequel out of it, which sadly happened in 1999's The Rage: Carrie 2. Next year, a second Carrie remake will open in theaters, but, as titular star Chloe Grace Moretz (Dark Shadows, Kick-Ass) revealed in April, this remake will be "very different" from the original. While it will still be ostensibly based on Stephen King's 1974 novel of the same name, the remake has been updated to modern times and, according to Moretz, will be a "darker" version that will focus more on the relationship between Carrie and her mother (Julianne Moore). From the looks of the fiery teaser trailer, however, it looks like the spine of the story will remain unchanged, with Carrie being pushed too far yet again and taking revenge on her suburban Maine town with her telekinetic powers. trailers too hot to handle
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Like Charlie's Angels, but dangerous!
Even though the The Expendables 2 was a bit redundant and perhaps too self-aware at times, it was still an entertaining action movie with all-star cast appeal. A sequel is already in development, with Wesley Snipes, Nicolas Cage, Harrison Ford and Clint Eastwood all being courted to join the cast. Noticeably absent from that list are the names of any female action movie stars. We say, if the gimmick of the franchise is surprising new cast additions, why not push it further than bringing in Indy by bringing in Ripley or The Bride.
Or, better yet, how about a stand-alone movie with an all-female cast of female action heroes from yesterday and today? Just think of the possibilities!
Imagine a revenge movie written and directed by Quentin Tarantino about an all-female super-spy team run by Sigourney Weaver, with members that include: Uma Thurman as the knife expert; Gina Carano as the pugilist/demolitions expert; Jada Pinkett Smith as the animal/gun expert; Kate Beckinsale as the poison expert/seductress; Chloë Moretz as the trainee (Fox Force Five!). But, enough about our fantasy she-woman action movie. We want to know what you think: Which female action movie stars of yesterday and today do you think could make the line-up in an all-female Expendables-style movie?
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When it was announced that Kick-Ass 2 was finally moving forward with new director Jeff Wadlow (Cry Wolf) replacing too-busy-to-return Matthew Vaughn, the news also came with the reveal that the original installment's cast (Chloë Grace Moretz, Aaron Johnson, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse) would have to work out new deals with Universal (Lionsgate released the first Kick-Ass). This led to speculation that some of the original cast might not appear in the sequel, though, considering how well the cast has spoken of the original in the intervening years, it seemed unlikely. Not to worry, the cast is even closer to a return, with added surprises as well. more details about Kick-Ass 2 >> Posted 06.01.12 by Ryan
While he has been more wrong than right, we have to give Kick-Ass comic book co-creator Mark Millar credit. At long last, his insistence that Kick-Ass 2 was in the works has turned out to be true.
In February, Millar said a sequel to 2010's Kick-Ass would start shooting this summer, which was hard to take seriously since Millar had made similar comments several times before, starting with the proclamation that the sequel would start production in 2011 for a planned 2012 release (which clearly never happened). However, according to Deadline, Millar is finally right this time, and Kick-Ass 2 is now a reality. more Kick-Ass 2 details >> Posted 05.09.12 by Ryan
After helping put a remake of his own 1981 classic The Evil Dead into production for release next year, Spider-Man trilogy director Sam Raimi will produce a remake of Poltergeist as well.
THR reports that Raimi has joined MGM's remake of the 1982 horror movie directed by Tobe Hooper and co-written and produced by Steven Spielberg, and will oversee the search for a director. The remake was written by playwright and screenwriter David Lindsay-Abaire, who wrote Raimi's upcoming Oz: The Great and Powerful. The story so far doesn't sound too far off from the original, with a family moving into a house that they don't realize was built on sacred land and soon are visited by supernatural forces that take their daughter.
Poltergeist isn't the only iconic horror movie to be remade by MGM. The studio is teaming with Sony Screen Gems for a remake of Brian De Palma's Carrie as well. In January, Boys Don't Cry director Kimberly Peirce was hired to helm the remake, which will star Chloe Moretz (Dark Shadows, Kick-Ass) in the title role. Moretz recently spoke to ComingSoon about the project and admitted how excited she was to work with Pierce. moretz updates carrie >> Posted 04.30.12 by Ryan
In November, actor Chris Evans (Captain America: The First Avenger) added a non-Marvel movie to his upcoming slate with The Iceman, replacing James Franco as Robert Pronge, the mentor of convicted mob contract killer Richard Kuklinski, a.k.a. the Iceman. Now, Evans has also added another non-comic book character role in The Snow Piercer.
Variety reports that Evans is in negotiations to star in the indie drama which is set on an ice and snow-covered world where a train full of travelers struggle to co-exist. Bong Joon-ho, who directed the 2006 Korean monster movie The Host, will make his English-language directorial debut with The Snow Piercer, which was written by Park Chan-wook, the director of the 2004 Korean adaptation of Oldboy. American remakes of both Oldboy and The Host are reportedly in the works, though Oldboy is further along with Spike Lee (Miracle at St. Anna, Inside Man) set to direct and Josh Brolin (No Country for Old Men) set to star. morgan in a Rut, Winslet travels to Guernsey >> Posted 01.16.12 by Ryan
Recent "spy" photos from the set of the upcoming adaptation of Dark Shadows offered the first look at Johnny Depp as the 200-year-old vampire Barnabas Collins, and from the looks of it, Depp was wearing so much clownish goth make-up that it put his Mad Hatter role from Alice in Wonderland to shame.
Luckily, director Tim Burton has delivered a first look photo of the cast, where Depp, and the rest of the cast, look more like they just stepped out of the ABC gothic soap opera on which the movie is based. "I remember seeing a group photograph of the cast of the original series," Burton told EW. "For me it captured the weird Dark Shadows vibe in a single image. I had a brief window of opportunity to have our cast present at the same time, the day before principle photography began. We decided to stage a similar picture instead of rehearsing, to see if we captured the Dark Shadows feeling." more about the strange Collins family >> Posted 09.23.11 by Ryan