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The ‘Jacob’s Ladder’ Remake Will Change the Original’s Famous Twist (If It Ever Comes Out)

The Jacob’s Ladder remake has been delayed several times now, but sooner or later, audiences will have a chance to see it. And when they do, they’re going to be in for a surprise – if they’re familiar with the original film. Because the famous twist ending from Adrian Lyne’s 1990 nightmarish thriller has been changed. In the grand scheme of things, this make sense, because fans of the original movie would already know how this remake would end. But this whole thing asks a question: why remake J...
Tags: New York, Movies, Horror, Middle East, Vietnam, Remakes, Robbins, Jacob, Tim Robbins, Adrian Lyne, Buhler, Jeff Buhler, Jacobs-Ladder, Jacob's Ladder Remake, Rue Morgue Buhler

Resident Evil 2 Remake Adds Free “The Ghost Survivors” DLC

Capcom has released several new free DLC character scenarios for the Resident Evil 2 remake. The free DLC introduces three separate “what if” challenge scenarios starring characters that originally did not survive the events of the Resident Evil 2 remake: the gun shop owner, the mayor’s daughter and “the soldier”. Their stories are respectively titled […]
Tags: Games, Trailer, Horror, Xbox One, Anime, Ps4, Remakes, Pc Gaming, Dlc, Capcom, Resident Evil

Sequel Bits: ‘Kung Fu Hustle’, ‘Ghostbusters 3’, ‘Black Mirror’, ‘Ratatouille’, ‘Halloween’, ‘Avatar’, ‘Alita’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’

In this edition of Sequel Bits: Kung Fu Hustle 2 is currently being developed. Some updates on the mysterious Ghostbusters 3. There’s still a chance we’ll see a “U.S.S. Callister” follow-up, but it won’t be in Black Mirror season 5. Brad Bird and Patton Oswalt make a disgusting joke about the fictional Ratatouille 2. Jason Blum wants 10 more Halloween sequels. Avatar franchise producer Jon Landau isn’t worried about that long gap between Avatar and Avatar 2. James Cameron has plans for Alita s...
Tags: Halloween, Movies, Horror, Sci-fi, Disney, Netflix, Avatar, Animation, Sequels, Shanghai, Cameron, Adaptation, Bird, Kung Fu Hustle, Stephen Chow, Deadpool

Sequel Bits: ‘Zombieland 2’, ‘Child’s Play’, ‘Jurassic World 3’, ‘Jay and Silent Bob Reboot’

In this edition of Sequel Bits: Thomas Middleditch has joined Zombieland 2. Bride of Chucky star Jennifer Tilly is not a fan of the Child’s Play remake. Chris Pratt was “blown away” by the Jurassic World 3 story, but he can’t tell you what it is. Kevin Smith is giving fans a chance to be in his new movie. Thomas Middleditch, of Silicon Valley, Verizon commercials, and the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters, has joined the cast of Zombieland 2. Variety broke the news, but have zero de...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Abigail Breslin, Sequels, New Orleans, Chucky, Bob, Chris Pratt, Smith, Jay, Steven Spielberg, Remakes, Thomas Middleditch, Kevin Smith

‘Your Name’ Remake Taps ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Director Marc Webb to Helm Native American-Centric Story

The English-language Your Name remake has officially landed a director. 500 Days of Summer and The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb has been tapped to helm the new version. Webb will be directing a reimagined version of the hit 2016 anime sci-fi/romance film, which will now center around a Native American woman and a young man from Chicago. Deadline broke the news that Webb has been, ahem, webbed in to direct the Your Name remake, which will be penned by Oscar-nominated Arrival screenwr...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Romance, Sci-fi, Chicago, Paramount Pictures, Paramount, Remakes, J K Rowling, J J Abrams, Webb, Marc, Kawamura, Makoto Shinkai, Marc-Webb, Genki Kawamura

‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Reboot Loses ‘Deadpool’ Writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick

Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean reboot is going to need some new writers. Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, writers behind Deadpool and Zombieland, were tasked with steering the Disney franchise towards uncharted waters, but they’ve now sailed off in another direction. Reese and Wernick have left due to being too busy with other obligations. Now, the fate of the Pirates reboot remains uncertain. Deadline broke the news about the Pirates of the Caribbean reboot writers leaving the project.  Dis...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Johnny Depp, Deadpool, Caribbean, Remakes, Don, Depp, Pirates, Reese, Wernick, Jack Sparrow, Disney/Pixar, Rhett Reese, Sean Bailey, Paul Wernick

Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Remake Announced

It seems Nintendo is trying to cash in on the nostalgia trend as well as their latest Nintendo Direct has revealed that a 3D remake for Link’s Awakening is in the works, something hardcore Zelda fans will immediately be interested in. A rather stylized opening sequence can be seen in the announcement trailer, along with […]
Tags: Games, Nintendo, Anime, Announcements, Retro, Zelda, Remakes, Nintendo Direct, Nintendo Switch

‘The Invisible Man’ Remake Will Be Low Budget and “Edgy,” Lexi Alexander Pitched a ‘Mummy’ Reboot

Just last month, we learned Jason Blum and his über-successful Bluhouse Productions banner were tackling a remake of The Invisible Man, the first in what could be many revamps of Universal’s classic movie monsters. The Dark Universe that began with Tom Cruise’s The Mummy in 2017 is dead, which means they’re taking a whole new approach to some of horror’s most revered monsters. Producer Jason Blum has opened up about how The Invisible Man deal came about and teased a hopeful future for the rest ...
Tags: Twitter, Movies, Horror, Egypt, Thriller, Johnny Depp, Universal, Tom Cruise, Indiana Jones, Jason Blum, Remakes, Universal Pictures, Alexander, Don, Leigh, Blumhouse

‘The Witches’ Remake Cast Adds Octavia Spencer Alongside Anne Hathaway

Octavia Spencer is the latest to join The Witches remake cast. Spencer will play the grandmother of a boy who runs afoul of witches, lead by the Grand High Witch herself (played by Anne Hathaway). Robert Zemeckis is directing the film, adapted from Roald Dahl’s children’s book, which was previously adapted into a movie by director Nicolas Roeg. Variety broke the news that Octavia Spencer is joining The Witches. Like Dahl’s book and the Nicolas Roeg film, The Witches follows a boy who gets mi...
Tags: Movies, Casting, Roald Dahl, Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo Del Toro, Oscar, Adaptation, Anjelica Huston, Anne-Hathaway, Roma, Remakes, Octavia Spencer, Nicolas Roeg, Spencer, Hathaway, Roeg

‘The Hustle’ Trailer: Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson Are a Couple Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

This weekend brings Isn’t It Romantic? to theaters, officially turning Rebel Wilson into a leading lady. But for her next film coming this spring, she’ll be sharing the spotlight with Anne Hathaway in a remake of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels called The Hustle. The first trailer has just arrived, and it almost feels like a throwback to the comedies of the 1980s. There’s a little bit of intrigue, a little bit of slapstick, and whatever the hell Anne Hathaway is doing with her accent. Watch The Hustle ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Ocean, Anne-Hathaway, Steve Martin, Michael Caine, Movie Trailers, MGM, Remakes, Rebel Wilson, Wilson, Martin, Caine, Chris Addison, Chris Addison Veep, Alex Sharp

‘Dumbo’ Sneak Peek: Tim Burton’s Disney Live-Action Movie Flies High

You’ll believe an elephant can fly with the latest Dumbo sneak peek released by Disney. The House of Mouse dropped a new sneak peek for the live-action remake directed by Tim Burton. And aside from giving us some new soaring shots of the titular floppy-eared elephant flying high, there are even more delightful glimpses of the star-studded cast including Danny Devito, Colin Farrell, Eva Green, and a very excited Michael Keaton. Dumbo Sneak Peek “He’s making me a child again!” Keaton’s V....
Tags: Movies, Drama, Tim-Burton, Disney, Movie Trailers, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Remakes, Keaton, Holt, Dumbo, Action/Adventure, Disney/Pixar, Family Films, Colin-Farrell, Ehren Kruger

‘Aladdin’ TV Spot Finally Reveals Will Smith as the Big Blue Genie

When the first teaser trailer for Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin first arrived, fans were fairly underwhelmed. Not only did the teaser offer very little footage of Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Naomi Scott as Jasmine, but it didn’t give us a look at Will Smith as the genie in the famous lamp at the center of the story. Even when the first images of Will Smith in the movie arrived, he wasn’t blue like the famed genie voiced by Robin Williams in the 1992 animated classic. But that changed t...
Tags: Movies, Romance, Robin Williams, Disney, Adaptation, John August, Will-Smith, Movie Trailers, Musical, Grammys, Remakes, Guy Ritchie, Video Clips, Tim Rice, Alan Menken, Jasmine

Onechanbara Origins Bursts with New Screenshots

D3 Publisher has revealed an abundance of new bloody screenshots for the Onechanbara 1 and 2 remake called “Onechanbara Origins“. The remake of the two original games features a completely new cel-shaded animation style coupled with character redesigns by Katsumi Enami, known for character designs for many Nihon Falcom games. The gory gallery of screenshots, […]
Tags: Games, Anime, Ps4, Remakes, Guro, Image Gallery, D3, Tamsoft, Nihon Falcom, Onechanbara, Katsumi Enami

‘Child’s Play’ Remake Trailer Breakdown: Hey, This Doesn’t Look Awful

The Child’s Play remake trailer is here, and…it looks okay? If you’ve been reading my work here at /Film, you know I’m not a fan of the idea of this film. I’m a die hard Child’s Play franchise fan, and there was no need to launch a remake. For one thing, the original franchise is still going, with original creator Don Mancini at the helm. Why start over again? And yet, if I’m being honest, I don’t hate what I see here. Child’s Play Remake Trailer First and foremost: this is more of a te...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Features, Chicago, Aubrey Plaza, Chucky, Movie Trailers, Remakes, Andy, Henry, Mancini, Freddy, Chris Sarandon, Brad Dourif, Trailer Breakdown, Don Mancini

‘Child’s Play’ Trailer: Are You Ready for the New Chucky?

Well, we all knew this day was coming, and now it’s here. Our first real look at the Child’s Play remake has arrived, showing off the new direction MGM is taking with Chucky. No longer a serial-killer possessed plastic toy, this Chucky is new and improved, with high-tech upgrades. Don’t worry, though – he’ll still kill you. Watch the Child’s Play trailer below. Child’s Play Trailer The original Child’s Play franchise is still going, with Cult of Chucky released in 2017, and an upcoming ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Aubrey Plaza, Chucky, Movie Trailers, MGM, Parks, Remakes, Henry, Don, Mancini, Don Mancini, Brian Tyree Henry, Kirschner, Childs-Play, David Kirschner

‘What Men Want’ Review: The Gender-Bent Remake Fumbles an Already Bad Premise

From the get-go, What Men Want feels like a relic. Even though it follows the current trend of gender-bent remakes, flipping a previously male-led film into one starring a female character, What Men Want astonishingly feels even more backwards than the 2000 Nancy Meyers film upon which it’s based. For a film that touts female empowerment and regularly throws around mentions to the “Me Too” movement, What Men Want is a shallow, retrograde workplace comedy that is barely funny. Taraji P. Henso...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Features, Movie Reviews, Ocean, Erykah Badu, Tracy-Morgan, Mel Gibson, Stanley Tucci, Ali, Remakes, John Cena, Taraji P Henson, Hairspray, Kevin, Brandon

‘Pet Sematary’ Trailer Breakdown: Stephen King’s Tale of Terror Gets a Major Change

The new Pet Sematary trailer is here, and it’s fantastic. But more than that, it reveals the filmmakers have deviated in a major way from Stephen King‘s novel. And yet…the change looks like it works. If anything, it looks like it’s turned the film into something even more disturbing. In the Pet Sematary trailer breakdown below, I’ll highlight some of the major changes from King’s book, the 1989 film, and this new version. I suppose I should say “beware of spoilers”, but the spoilers are already...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Stephen-King, Features, Chicago, Winston Churchill, Movie Trailers, John Lithgow, Creed, Zelda, King, Ew, Remakes, Rogers, Rachel, Louis

‘Pet Sematary’ Trailer: They Don’t Come Back the Same

Stephen King‘s most terrifying novel comes back to life with Pet Sematary, a remake/new adaptation that looks seriously scary. You likely know the story: a family moves into a new house, only to discover a pet cemetery in the woods out back. And beyond that lies another burial ground…one with the power to raise the dead. What could go wrong? Watch the new Pet Sematary trailer below. Pet Sematary Trailer Of all the Stephen King adaptations in the works, this is the one I’m most excited f...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Stephen-King, Maine, Movie Trailers, Remakes, Jason Clarke, Mary Lambert, Amy Seimetz, Jud, Kevin Kolsch, Pet Sematary, John-Lithgow, Louis Creed, Jud Crandall John Lithgow

‘Pet Sematary’ Remake Directors Discuss Zelda, Cats, Stephen King Easter Eggs, and Other Horrors [Set Visit Report]

Pet Sematary lives again, in the hands of directors  Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer. The duo who helmed the indie horror flick Starry Eyes are now bringing Stephen King‘s scariest book to life, and they’re not pulling their punches. During a Pet Sematary set visit in Montreal last year, Kölsch and Widmyer talked about the new movie’s faithfulness to the book, whether or not we might see some Stephen King easter eggs, and more.  One hot, buggy day on the Pet Sematary set, directors Kevin K...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Horror, Stephen-King, Features, Adaptation, Montreal, Hulu, Zelda, King, Remakes, Rachel, Carrie, Danny Torrance, Set Visit, Dennis Widmyer

‘Pet Sematary’ Remake Actor John Lithgow Lets Us Know That Sometimes, Dead is Better [Set Visit Report]

In the Pet Sematary remake, John Lithgow takes on the role of Jud Crandall, played so famously by Fred Gwynne in the 1989 film. Gwynne leaned into the heavy Maine accent the character possesses in Stephen King‘s novel – but don’t expect Lithgow to copy that. During a Pet Sematary remake set visit, Lithgow discussed his approach to portraying Jud – a neighbor who inadvertently sets off a terrible chain of actions. Lithgow has been in the business for nearly 50 years, appearing in films such ...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Horror, Boston, Stephen-King, Features, Harvard, Maine, John-Lithgow, Remakes, Rogers, Lithgow, Set Visit, Gwynne, Jud, Dennis Widmyer

‘Dumbo’ Trailer: You’ll Believe an Elephant Can Fly

The last time Tim Burton teamed up with Disney, it resulted in the hit adaptation of Alice in Wonderland. Now he’s tackling another remake of one of the studio’s animated classic that fits perfectly with the director’s usual circus aesthetic tendencies. Dumbo adapts the Disney animated classic from 1941, turning the barely one-hour circus adventure into a feature length story starring Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green and an adorable flying elephant with baby blue eyes. A n...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Tim Burton, Disney, Movie Trailers, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Alice, Remakes, Holt, Dumbo, Eva Green, Disney/Pixar, Colin-Farrell, Max Medici Danny DeVito, Holt Farrier Colin Farrell

‘Grudge’ Reboot Director Compares the Film to David Fincher’s ‘Seven’

The Grudge reboot recently got bumped to next year, so we’re going to have to wait a while to see it. But when we finally lay eyes on this thing, it’s going to be much different than any Grudge film that came before. According to Grudge reboot director Nicolas Pesce, the new film is more like a police thriller akin to Seven rather than your standard ghost story. Pesce, whose indie horror film Piercing is now playing, spoke with EW about his Grudge reboot, and offered up some new details. “It...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Horror, David Fincher, Remakes, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Grudge, Pesce, Andrea Riseborough, Nicolas Pesce, The Grudge, Andrea -LSB- Riseborough

Resident Evil 2 Remake Fixed Camera Mod Incoming

Despite being almost universally praised, one particular fan is creating a fixed camera mod for the Resident Evil 2 remake, an alteration that will make the game better resemble its predecessor and hopefully better achieve a scarier atmosphere. Multiple videos showing the mod in action: A date regarding when it will be finished has not […]
Tags: Games, Horror, Anime, Remakes, Pc Gaming, Mods, Video Gallery, Resident Evil

‘Child’s Play’ Remake Viral Video Teases the Release of Buddi (and a Trailer)

The Child’s Play remake that no one seems to want is almost upon us. We’ve yet to see any actual footage of the film, but that’s going to change this week. A new Child’s Play remake viral video teases the release of the new Buddi Doll, stating “A special Buddi® reveal is heading your way on February 8, 2019!” That reveal will (likely) be the first trailer. For now, you can watch the viral video below. Child’s Play Remake Viral Video Above you can check out a video featuring Tim Matheson...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Chucky, MGM, Remakes, Video Clips, Don Mancini, Tim Matheson, Brian Tyree Henry, Childs-Play, Buddi, Kaslan, Henry Kaslan, Kaslan Corporation The Kaslan Corporation, Kaslan Language Acquisition App Connectivity, Kaslan VAC

‘Cold Pursuit’ Review: Liam Neeson Wants Revenge In This Quirky, Off-Beat Comedy

After Taken , Liam Neeson’s career changed drastically. He went from being the dramatic actor from Schindler’s List to an official ass-kicker, inhabiting action movies that could best be described as Dad Rock – films tailor-made for fathers across the land to enjoy. This newfound reputation occasionally backfires, though. The most obvious example is The Grey , a fantastic, haunting movie about death and grief that was marketed as Liam Neeson Fights Wolves. The marketing sunk the movi...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Colorado, Features, Movie Reviews, Liam-Neeson, Jackson, Laura-Dern, British Columbia, Remakes, Viking, Schindler, Bateman, Tom Jackson, Neeson, Tom Bateman

‘The Twilight Zone’ Super Bowl Trailer: Jordan Peele Invites You to a New Dimension

CBS has dropped the first The Twilight Zone Super Bowl trailer, showing executive producer and host Jordan Peele introducing the reboot of the iconic Rod Serling sci-fi series. The series is set to debut on CBS All Access in April. The Twilight Zone Super Bowl Trailer The first teaser trailer for The Twilight Zone is appropriately tied into the Super Bowl night on which it debuts. A crowded stadium suddenly empties, with only Jordan Peele and a floating door left behind — probably not a...
Tags: Television, Movies, Horror, Sci-fi, Cbs, John Lithgow, William Shatner, Jessica Williams, The Twilight Zone, Remakes, Rod Serling, Jacob Tremblay, Peele, Jordan Peele, Serling, Marco Ramirez

‘Cold Pursuit’ Clip: Don’t Try to Best Liam Neeson

The lesson in all Liam Neeson movies seem to be: don’t underestimate Liam Neeson. But many men do, and it ends in them getting their heads brutally bashed in by the gravelly-voiced vengeance-seeker. Neeson has another cold weather thriller on his hands with Cold Pursuit, a remake of a 2014 Norwegian black comedy titled In Order of Disappearance. While the film so far doesn’t seem to have that same dark comedy bent of the original, Lionsgate has released a new clip that could potentially inspire...
Tags: Movies, Lionsgate, Colorado, Thriller, Liam-Neeson, Laura Dern, Remakes, Viking, Video Clips, Don, Neeson, Nel, Nels, Lionsgate Films, Nels Coxman, Cold Pursuit

‘Escape From New York’ Remake Will Be Written (and Maybe Directed) by ‘Upgrade’ Filmmaker Leigh Whannell

Leigh Whannell is keeping busy. The writer and filmmaker behind Upgrade was recently announced as the director of Universal’s Invisible Man remake. Now, he’s also closed a deal to write the Escape from New York remake. There’s currently no deal in place for Whannell to direct theremake of the John Carpenter classic, but the option is there if he wants it. THR broke the news about Whannell writing the Escape From New York remake, and I honestly don’t know how to feel about this. I’m of the fi...
Tags: New York, Movies, Manhattan, Leigh-Whannell, Robert Rodriguez, Remakes, John-Carpenter, Kurt Russell, Russell, Carpenter, Rodriguez, Neil Cross, Donald Pleasence, Action/Adventure, Wyatt Russell, Escape-From-New-York

‘Miss Bala’ Review: Gina Rodriguez is an Action Star Deserving of a Better Vehicle

To say Gina Rodriguez was born to be an action star would be a misnomer. Up until last year, Rodriguez was best known as the star of the satirical CW comedy Jane the Virgin, winning a Golden Globe for her infinitely charming performance as the plucky title character. But an action star is what Rodriguez seems destined to be, and that’s all right by me. The actress has taken to the character type like it was second nature, impressing last year as a gruff and damaged paramedic in Annihilation. It...
Tags: Movies, Los Angeles, Features, Movie Reviews, Thriller, DEA, Jane The Virgin, Cw, Gina Rodriguez, Remakes, Gloria, Jane, Rodriguez, Bala, Catherine-Hardwicke, Tijuana Mexico

Tony Todd Hopes to Appear in the Jordan Peele-Produced ‘Candyman’ Reboot

The Jordan Peele-produced, Nia DaCosta-directed Candyman reboot is generating a lot of buzz, but one question remains unanswered: will Tony Todd, the original Candyman, make an appearance? It seems almost unthinkable to do a Candyman film without Todd, but as of now, there’s no official word on his involvement. The actor himself was recently asked his thoughts on the matter, and he replied that he would very much like to be in the film in some capacity – but he also won’t take it personal if it...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Horror, Chicago, Sequels, Anthony, Remakes, Todd, Peele, Candyman, Jordan Peele, DaCosta, Tony-Todd, Bernard Rose, LAKEITH STANFIELD, Nia DaCosta