It's hard to get up in arms about remakes, considering how many of them there are, but the period between originals and new versions is getting shorter and shorter. Case in point: 'The Butterfly Effect.' This 2004 film is the latest to get a remake -- though it's being called a reboot, partly because the original inspired two direct-to-video sequels.
Though 'Star Wars: Episode 7' may have sat out Comic-Con, now that it's a Disney product, it's possible we'll get the first big casting announcement this year at Disney's D23, which is coming in August. But news has broken that Zac Efron and Ryan Gosling are being talked about for the film, and that Gosling is up for the role of Luke Skywalker's son.
Though 'The Lone Ranger' is still in theaters, with a less than $50 million five-day opening, the film is already in contention for one of the year's biggest misfires, if not outright failures. That Johnny Depp is currently lining up a new project means one of two things: He's rethinking what roles he should play or he taking big paydays while they're still around. That next project? 'Mortdecai.'
It's time to start getting excited for the return of Hugh Jackman's most famous character, as 'The Wolverine' will be hitting theaters later this month, and we're getting inundated with new material. Here's the latest scene from the film, which features Logan on the defensive.
Though Ryan Reynolds doesn't sing the theme song, 'R.I.P.D.' looks so much like 'Men in Black' it could almost be a remake. The latest featurette does look funny, but we wonder if the pitch was "What if the Men in Black were Ghostbusters?"
It seems the Michael Bay 'Transformers' movies go through two rounds of casting: One for the human performers and another for the cars that will appear in the film. Bumblebee, who's been a sidekick to Shia LaBeouf's character in the previous three films, will return for 'Transformers 4' with a brand new look.
When 'The Dark Knight Rises' came out -- even though the film left the door open for a spin-off or sequel -- Christian Bale was consistent in saying that he would only come back if Christopher Nolan was at the helm. And though Warner Brothers is trying to get 'Justice League' going and would love to have him back, Bale has just said he will not be returning to play Batman.
Though it doesn't seem as noticeable in the trailers, 'The Wolverine' keeps releasing gorgeous, well-composed photos of the cast, which makes us wonder if this will be the most beautiful superhero movie yet. The latest stills to hit are character portraits that highlight Hugh Jackman's new friends and foes in the film.
'Jacob's Ladder,' the 1990 film by Adrian Lyne that starred Tim Robbins and Elizabeth Pena, is the latest film to get dusted off and prepped for a new version. The remake is being financed by LD Entertainment ('The Grey'), and they've already got a writer attached.
With the success of the last three 'Fast and Furious' films, Vin Diesel went from nearly being a has-been to an A-lister who got to resurrect his dead franchise 'Riddick.' Want more proof he's back on top? He's meeting with Marvel about an upcoming project.
'Knight Rider' was a popular TV show (albeit briefly) that ran from 1982 through 1986. In it, David Hasselhoff's crime-fighting Michael Knight was partnered with a talking car named KITT. And now it's ready to become a movie.
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