Reboot

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Get ready for Freddy. Again. A Nightmare on Elm Street is so often credited with building New Line Cinema into a studio brand name, that it should be no surprise that they’d want to play up that legacy again with a remake. Of course, the fact that the nine films in the series have a total worldwide box office take of over $450 million also sweetens the deal. Yes, unsurprisingly, and despite the lukewarm reception for the 2010 remake, we’re going back to the drawing board – and the dank, dark, foreboding cellar where young people are lured to their doom – for the fourth version of A Nightmare on Elm Street. (more…)

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Talk of Ghostbusters III was one of those things would spring up from time to time. It was always in some form of development, it was always just around the corner in terms of being ready for production, and it was always a sure thing that all the key players would be back in the roles they were known and loved for. And then it was 25 years later, and Paul Feig started putting together his all-ladies Ghostbusters. Still, because “shared universe” is the phrase of the day, there continues to be rumors of more Ghostbusters movies either involving a new group of men, or the surviving original actors. But one of the key people involved, Ivan Reitman himself, has said that right now, there is only one Ghostbusters in the works. (more…)

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So after a slew of information surfaced about a possible Xena: Warrior Princess reboot, Lucy Lawless herself took to Twitter to break some news to us. It’s all just rumors. She does add that it’s “still in the wishful thinking stage”, so maybe some of the reported planning is being done, just not progressing at the rate we’d hoped.

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Hollywood’s retro-love is still in full swing, even if it takes some projects a little longer than others to complete the process from concept to completion.  Long-time writer and director Chris Columbus is out on the press tour for his new movie, Pixels, that opens this week (look for my review at Noon EDT Wednesday here on the site), and he gave us media types a little more info on where the reboots of two major 1980s products – Goonies and Gremlins – stand.

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You’ve got to credit director Paul Feig – even in the midst of a fairly good-sized fan backlash about his upcoming, all-female, remake-sequel-kinda-thingy Ghostbusters, he’s still willing to share some behind-the-scenes stuff from on set.  After a few pictures came out recently of principal cast members Melissa McCarthy, Kristin Wiig, and Kate McKinnon shooting a couple of scenes, Feig has now given everyone a nice and clear look at the new Ghostbuster uniforms that the gal-pal quartet will be wearing in the film.  Behold the photo:

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EW Profiles ‘X-Files’ Return with a Cover Story

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So you might have heard that The X-Files is returning for a six-episode season starting this January on Fox. It seemed to come together pretty quick when the possibility was first raised back at the Television Critics Association press tour back in January and now the series is in front of the cameras in the show’s old stomping grounds in Vancouver. (The abnormally hot and sunny Vancouver, that is.) There’s been a lot rumor and speculation about the new series, and a lot of excitement too as fans watch closely for any news or updates. If that describes you, then you might want to pick up this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly. (more…)

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It’s happening… and it looks awfully familiar.

Intrepid fans and fortuitous passers-by are starting to post the first images of scenes from the all-new, all-female Ghostbusters reboot that’s due in theaters next year.  As with many a fresh take on a classic film franchise, to say that the project has met with more-than-mild opposition so far from fans would be an understatement.  The fact that these first photos are speculated to show a key scene from the original film essentially being recycled is definitely not gaining director Paul Feig any more bonus points.

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As the classic adage goes, “everything old is new again.”  Reboot and remake fever has been at an all-time high over the last decade or so, and now the Powers That Be have turned their sights on one of the classic franchises for twenty- and thirty-somethings: The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (more…)

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In terms of all the controversies around Josh Trank‘s remake of Fantastic Four, this one may be the smallest. Still, it’s interesting to note that as we countdown to the August release of the latest version of Marvel’s First Family, Twentieth Century Fox is hoping to help you forget the last time they had the characters in the multiplex, the much-maligned Fantastic Four, and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer. Now depending on your point of view, FF and ROTSS are amongst the worst comic book movies ever made, but if you want to see them now and relive the misery, it looks like you’re going to have to do the unthinkable, and rent or buy the physical DVD or Blu-ray. (more…)