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Stargate Remake

30 May

A Stargate reboot/reimagining is in the works. The hope is that the remake will revitalize the franchise and be the start of a movie trilogy. The remake is being done by the original Stargate producer/director team of Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich. The 1994 movie starred James Spader and Kurt Russell.

The reimaging by the original creative team is reminiscent of 2013’s Evil Dead remake that was produced by the original  director, Sam Raimi, and star, Bruce Campbell.



Chris Cooper is The Green Goblin

2 Mar

Since the character was teased in The Amazing Spiderman, audiences have been wondering who would play Norman Osborn AKA the Green Goblin in the sequel. Willem Dafoe did a great job in the Raimi version, so it’s a safe formula to stick with an established middle-aged actor who can pull off the Goblin’s craziness without looking like a complete idiot. Today, it was announced that Chris Cooper (The Muppets, Adaptation) would be playing Norman Osborn.

If you’ve seen any Chris Cooper movies you know that he can handle both serious and comedic roles, so it’ll be interesting to see how his Goblin differs from Dafoe’s. He’ll be joining a cast of established actors playing villains including Jamie Foxx as Electro and Paul Giamatti as the Rhino.

So many new villians…maniacal laugh….MANIACAL LAUGH.

A Remake Worth Seeing: The Evil Dead

2 May

Oh sweet baby Jesus, The Evil Dead is being remade.  I’m sure when you think of horror movie remakes you cringe.  I know we’re still trying to forget the latest Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies and The Amityville Horror, but this remake will be helmed by veterans of the genre.

Original The Evil Dead director, Sam Raimi, and The Evil Dead star, Bruce Campbell, will be producing the new version.  Campbell’s cheeky hero Ash will not be featured.  Apparently, the only similarities will be a group of teenagers go to a cabin in the woods and find The Book of Dead.  I bet you’re asking yourself, is there still going to be a tree rape scene?  We can only hope.

The script is being polished up by screenwriter Diablo Cody (Jennifer’s Body and Juno) and will be directed by Fede Alvarez.  Who is Fede Alvarez you ask? He’s not anyone yet as he’s only directed a short science fiction film in Uruguay, but if he’s been chosen for The Evil Dead remake he can’t be all that bad.

I’m excited to see this.  I don’t think it’ll be nearly as good as the original, but I want to see what they do with it.  Will the movie be a straight horror flick or more slapstick like Army of Darkness?  Who knows, but you can expect to see The Evil Dead remake in Summer 2013.

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