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 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 9:30 AM   
 By:   fisch   (Member)

TUESDAY, AUGUST 13

JAWS---a rumor claims a remake is underway of Steven Spielberg's classic shark movie after a website for movie jobs posted, "We are seeking all crew positions for the upcoming Jaws reboot." Under "Duration" it states "5 months, starts Jan. 2015." Although the posting is probably a hoax, Universal Pictures has not replied to inquiries to confirm or deny the remake.





STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---a rumor, considered to be dubious, says the movie will have Ian McDiarmid returning as Emperor Palpatine, "The specifics of the role are unclear, but it seems likely that McDiarmid will be returning to his signature role of Palpatine. Whether as the original [Palpatine] or a clone of, we are yet to discern."





BREAKING BAD---the premiere episode of the final season drew 5.9 million viewers which is 102% more than last season's premiere episode.

FROM DUSK UNTIL DAWN---Robert Rodriguez/El Rey Network tv series underway based on the vampire movie that starred George Clooney. Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Keitel and Salma Hayek.




THE BORGIAS---Showtime announced the series finale will be released as an eBook titled THE BORGIA APOCALYPSE, "Breaking #Borgias News! SHOWTIME and THE BORGIAS creator Neil Jordan are excited to announce the release of his new e-book, THE BORGIA APOCALYPSE, based on his original script for THE BORGIAS two-hour finale. THE BORGIA APOCALYPSE will be available this week via major e-retailers. We're thrilled that the series' loyal fans will have the opportunity to read Neil's final farewell to one of history's most infamous families."

THE HOUR OF PERIL---tv miniseries underway based on the book about private detective Allan Pinkerton and Kate Warne, the first female detective, who prevent the assassination of Abraham Lincoln before he is sworn in as president.

CROSSBONES---new NBC series underway starring John Malkovich as Blackbeard the Pirate. PARADISE is an NBC pilot set in in the late 21st century Las Vegas which has become the world's largest maximum security prison. A doctor who was falsely imprisoned for murder must escape from the prison. The script is by Seth Grahame-Smith (ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER).

HIGH MOON---Syfy/Bryan Fuller pilot based on the novel THE LOTUS CAVES in which Earth miners on the Moon discover alien life in lunar caves. Chris Diamantopoulos (THE OFFICE) and Jake Sandvig (EASY A) star.

THE STRAIN---Leslie Hope (24) joins the cast of the FX/Guillermo del Toro pilot about a CDC team battling a vampire plague in New York.

MAD MEN---Christina Hendricks commented on her ambitions after MAD MEN ends in less than a year, "I want to be on HOMELAND because I love the suspense of it, but I also want to be on GAME OF THRONES. I want to wear pelts and horns and ride around on horseback."

SKIN TRAFFIK---movie underway about a hitman who seeks redemption in the world of human trafficking. Mickey Rourke, Darryl Hannah, Eric Roberts, Jeff Fahey and Michael Madsen star.

VIOLENT TALENT---movie underway about a Chicago man and his best friends who start an :honest" criminal empire in Chicago. Garret Hedlund, Ray Liotta and Linda Emond star.

MIDNIGHT SPECIAL---movie underway in which a man and his eight-year-old son flee after his son develops special powers. Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton and Kirsten Dunst star.

BUTCHER BOYS---horror movie set at a birthday party in an expensive restaurant where the party-goers encounter the cannibalistic Butcher Boys, "international predators who deal in human flesh--dead or alive".

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 10:56 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---a rumor, considered to be dubious, says the movie will have Ian McDiarmid returning as Emperor Palpatine, "The specifics of the role are unclear, but it seems likely that McDiarmid will be returning to his signature role of Palpatine. Whether as the original [Palpatine] or a clone of, we are yet to discern."




Well, why not? He was arguably the best thing in the prequels anyway. Great fun to watch.

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 11:34 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---a rumor, considered to be dubious, says the movie will have Ian McDiarmid returning as Emperor Palpatine, "The specifics of the role are unclear, but it seems likely that McDiarmid will be returning to his signature role of Palpatine. Whether as the original [Palpatine] or a clone of, we are yet to discern."




Well, why not? He was arguably the best thing in the prequels anyway. Great fun to watch.


Maybe this time he can clone some better teeth? wink

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 11:48 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

JAWS---a rumor claims a remake is underway of Steven Spielberg's classic shark movie after a website for movie jobs posted, "We are seeking all crew positions for the upcoming Jaws reboot." Under "Duration" it states "5 months, starts Jan. 2015." Although the posting is probably a hoax, Universal Pictures has not replied to inquiries to confirm or deny the remake.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back int othe theater.....


So, a rumored Jaws reboot. Well, wonder who will score it? Let's look at some recent remake/revisioning/reboot scoring assignments:

"The Day the Earth Stood Still"
Bernard Herrman. Highly praised score.
To: Tyler Bates: Highly critisized score.

"Conan the Barbarian"
From: Basil Poleudoris. One of the greatest film scores of all time.
To: Tyler Bates. One of the worst scores in the last ten years.

"Clash of the Titans"
From: Laurence Rosenthal. A highly praised score.
To: Ramin Dwjasomethingorother. A highly critisized score.

"Total Recall"
From: Jerry Goldsmith. Widely considered one of his best scores.
To: Harry Greson-Williams. Widely considered one of the worst scores in recent years.

"Robocop"
From: Basil Poledouris. One of his best scores, and a famous film theme.
To: Pedro Bromfman. Score not heard yet, but I think the samples at his site for other films, will give an idea: http://www.pedrobromfman.com/home.php

"Superman"
From: John Williams. One of the greatest film scores of all time.
To: Hans Zimmer. One of the most hated films scores of all time. (if you disagree, you are the rare exception. Sorry)

"Halloween"
From: John Carpenter. Iconic theme.
To: Tyler Bates. A score nobody remembers. Probably not even Mr. Bates!


So, we can only guess at what scoring horror is in store for us.

(JJ Trek doesnt' count since it wasn't rebooting a film, but a TV series)

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 11:58 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

"Robocop"
From: Basil Poledouris. One of his best scores, and a famous film theme.
To: Pedro Bromfman. Score not heard yet, but I think the samples at his site for other films, will give an idea: http://www.pedrobromfman.com/home.php


This most exciting thing about this remake, to me, is that they're sitting on a new-scanned remaster of the original that will be released to coincide with it. Can't wait to finally add Verhoeven's Robocop to my BD library!

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 12:02 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I wouldn't be surprised if there is another "Jaws" film, but I would be surprised if it is a remake of the original film/novel. I guess the success of Shark week and Sci Fi's Sharktopuss has something to do with this too.

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 1:02 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I found a clip for the reboot JAws:

http://www.spike.com/video-clips/gytf2i/land-shark

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 1:32 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

Sci Fi's Sharktopuss

Sharktopus. It's a Shark crossed with an Octopus, not a cute feline (though that would be a fun movie by itself!).


There have been too-ings and fro-ings regarding a Jaws Sequel or Reboot for years now...sacreligious though it may be, it's gotta be better than "The Revenge", right? I'll give it a watch...


Justin - enjoyed reading your list, but I do tend to think you went for the easy targets!! There are good/mediocre ones too wink

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 2:18 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Sci Fi's Sharktopuss

Sharktopus. It's a Shark crossed with an Octopus, not a cute feline (though that would be a fun movie by itself!).


I guess that would give us a monster catfish. big grin

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2013 - 3:33 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

Sci Fi's Sharktopuss

Sharktopus. It's a Shark crossed with an Octopus, not a cute feline (though that would be a fun movie by itself!).


I guess that would give us a monster catfish. big grin


Ba-dum tish

Well played.

 
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