Sharky’s Machine Remake Coming

According to The Book Standard, Warner Brothers is producing a remake of the 1981 film Sharky’s Machine, with Phil Joanou (who is in post-production on Gridiron Gang, starring the Rock and Xzibit) attached to direct. The original Sharky’s Machine was released in 1981, and directed by and starred Burt Reynolds. I remember being so excited to see that film, after watching a making of series, that talked about the stunt from …
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RIPD Coming to Theaters

David Dobkin (Clay Pigeons, Shanghai Knights, Wedding Crashers) is set to direct RIPD, which is an adaptation of the Dark Horse comic of the same name, for Universal, according to the Book Standard. Written by Peter M. Lenkov, the 1999 comic centers on the Rest in Peace Department, the dedicated and very dead police officers, made up of the deceased who refuse to go quietly. The story …
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Indie Horror Film Updates

I have some updates on four indie horror flicks that will hopefully be gracing cineplex screens in the very near future. Sin-Jin Smyth Every Halloween at midnight, the Devil simultaneously appears in two places. The High Plains of India and a quiet cemetery in Kansas. It’s November 2nd, the Day of the Dead. Two federal …
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Eyes Director Looks In the Mirror

The Hills Have Eyes director Alexandre Aja has committed to direct Into the Mirror next, a horror thriller to be financed by New Regency, Variety reported. Marc Sternberg, Alexandra Milchan, Aja and his partner, Gregory Levesseur, will produce the movie, which begins shooting this fall. Aja and Levesseur will re-write the original script by Jim Uhls and Joe Gangemi. Into the Mirror is a remake of the Korean …
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101 Greatest Screenplays

This is a list that will be hotly contested. Below is a link to the WGA list of 101 greatest screenplays of all-time. Some obvious favorites for me includeNorth by Northwest, The Shawshank Redemption, Fargo and The Sting. Some surprises (at least to me) included Tootsie, The Sixth Sense andBack to the Future. Don’t get me wrong, I think they’re great …
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Hard Candy Trailer in HD

Hard Candy revolves around a 32-year-old man who takes home a 14-year-old girl he meets on the net; possibly with ideas that end up on the evening news. But the tables are turned when he gets rolled himself. But what is this young girl really after? Sadly, the tables are rarely turned, but it’s interesting that …
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Bubba Ho-tep Sequel Moving Forward

Don Coscarelli, co-writer and director of the 2002 indie hit Bubba Ho-tep, may be on track with his plans to do a prequel called Bubba Nosferatu,according to SCI FI Wire. The film had a series of major setbacks, including the selling of MGM to Sony, and then co-star Ossie Davis, who played John F. Kennedy, died last year. The sequel idea started out …
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New X Men, Devil Wears Prada and Omen Pics

New photos have arrived from The Omen remake, X Men 3 and The Devil Wears Prada. I have read that this may be the best X Men of the series, and that there are possibly more X Men films coming. I for one hope so, if they can continue with the same quality. But that will have to be after Hugh Jackman does the Wolverine movie, my favorite of …
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Running With Scissors Trailer

The promo for Running With Scissors ran on Nip/Tuck and has been floating around the web since January, but it’s still hilarious. So below are some links to it. The story revolves around young Augusten Burroughs, the son of an alcoholic father (Alec Baldwin) and an unstable mother (Annette Bening), he’s handed off to his mother’s therapist, Dr. Finch (Brian Cox), and spends his formative years as …
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The Sentinel Movie Preview

Michael Douglas plays a disgraced special agent to the White House who endeavors to foil a conspiracy to assassinate the President of the United States in The Sentinel. Douglas is always a strong actor, and produces solid thrillers, and The Sentinel looks to be no different. The film hits theaters on April 21, 2006. I have posted photos, a complete …
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Lucky Number Slevin is a Lucky Devil

Lucky because he gets to roll around in bed with Lucy Liu and discuss movies (but maybe he could find something better to do with that time, huh.) The Weinstein Company has sent me a sexy clip from Lucky Number Slevin, in which Josh Hartnett and Lucy Liu debate over which James Bond is best while in the sack. We also have some great still …
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Boston Mob Story to Hit Theaters

A group headed by Arthaus Pictures has acquired the motion picture rights to the best-selling book Black Mass: The Irish Mob, the FBI, and a Devil’s Deal, and has begun development of a film on its main character, fugitive underworld figure Whitey Bulger. Written by prize-winning Boston Globe reporters Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill, Black Mass is a true-crime saga about FBI corruption and …
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Don’t Mess With This B…Lady

Lady Vengeance, the critically acclaimed Korean hit, is finally getting a release here in the U.S. The film is about Lee Geum-Ja, a young woman who goes to prison for the murder and abduction of a child, in order to protect her accomplice, known as Mr. Baek, only to find out that she has been betrayed …
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MGM to Build Movie Themed Complex in South Korea

MGM recently announced it plans to build its first foreign theme park, called MGM Studio City, in Busan, Korea. The film distributor held a press conference on March 15 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul with its Korean partners, GLOVIT, and Busan Metropolitan City, regarding the establishment of the theme park. In the press meeting, Travis …
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The Brazilian Job Update

Three years ago, a cool remake called The Italian Job, hit theaters sort of off-guard. It’s unique blend of comedy, suspense, and adventure was a home run for director F. Gary Gray, and it’s stars. Now the crew that swiped the rug from under us is back, and they want even more loot in The Brazilian Job. Here’s what I …
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Transformers Goes Live With Michael Bay

Here are some recent developments on the big-budget Transformers movie currently being prepped by director Michael Bay (Armageddon, Bad Boys). First introduced in 1984, the Transformers toy line took the world by storm with its compelling saga of Autobots versus Decepticons. The innovative brand created a tremendously successful toy line from Hasbro and Takara, comics, a television program and a …
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Harryhausen to Receive Sci-Fi Honors

Legendary visual-effects wizard Ray Harryhausen will receive the George Pal Memorial Award at the upcoming 32nd Annual Saturn Awards, presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, the academy announced. Harryhausen, the filmmaker behind such fantasy film classics as Jason and the Argonauts and Clash of the Titans, has inspired filmmakers working in fantasy and science fiction around the world, for generations. …
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H.I.V.E. For Criminal Education Goes to Big Screen

Paramount has nabbed the rights to the young-adult novel H.I.V.E. by Mark Walden, for a film that will be produced by Lynda Obst, Variety reported. The title stands for the Higher Institute of Villainous Education, which is a school where kids with extremely high criminal tendencies are educated to become super-villains. Lida Obst is also producing the film Can You Keep a Secret?, which Kate Hudson may star in.