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 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 9:24 AM   
 By:   fisch   (Member)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII---Disney announced that Lawrence Kasdan (THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK) and director JJ Abrams will rewrite the script started by Michael Arndt (TOY STORY 3).





INDEPENDENCE DAY---director Roland Emmerich commented on Will Smith returning for the sequel, "It's looking good." He added that two scripts are being written---one with Smith and one without Smith. Also, Smith is in negotiations to star in the sci fi movie SELLING TIME in which a man trades seven years of his future life to relive the worst day from his past.





X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST---new photo of Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique.





HELLRAISER---the remake script will be written by Clive Barker who confirmed Doug Bradley is returning as Pinhead, "Well, it will not be a film awash with CGI. I remain as passionate about the power of practical make-up effects as I was when I wrote and directed the first HELLRAISER. Of course the best make-up in the world loses force if not inhabited by a first-rate actor. I told the Dimension team that in my opinion there could never be a Pinhead without Doug Bradley, and much to my delight Bob Weinstein agreed."





BEN-HUR---the remake script will be written by John Ridley (12 YEARS A SLAVE). Timur Bekmambetov is the director.

MARWENCOL---Robert Zemeckis (FORREST GUMP, BACK TO THE FUTURE) will direct this movie based on the documentary about a man who awakens from a coma suffered after a brutal attack and has no memory. He builds a 1/6 model of his attack as therapy. The script is by Caroline Thompson (EDWARD SCISSORHANDS). Zemeckis wants Leonardo DiCaprio for the starring role.

HOME INVASION---movie underway about a family terrorized by two sadistic serial killers who broke into their house. Chandler Riggs (THE WALKING DEAD), Ioan Gruffudd (FANTASTIC FOUR), Natalie Martinez (UNDER THE DOME) and Bella Thorne (SHAKE IT UP) star.

THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE---Andre Ovredal (TROLLHUNTER) will direct this movie about a family of morticians who receive the body of a beautiful woman whose identity and cause of death are a mystery.

MURDER, SHE WROTE---NBC remake pilot of the Angela Lansbury series underway with Octavia Spencer (THE HELP) starring as Jessica Fletcher, a hospital administrator who becomes a mystery novel author and amateur sleuth. The original series ran on CBS from 1984-1996.

REMY CHANDLER---NBC series underway based on the novel series about an angel who becomes a Boston private detective.

SUITS---the USA Network renewed the series for Season 4.

SECRETS AND LIES---ABC remake of the Australian series about a man who discovers the body of a murdered boy and becomes the main suspect. He seeks to find the real killer.

ATLANTIS---the BBC America mythology series premiers on November 23.

MOST WANTED---new Starz series about 1970s bank robber Nate Daniels who was on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 10:28 AM   
 By:   tarasis   (Member)

Star Wars: I'm surprised, disappointed and pleased. Maybe the joke video about Michael struggling to start the Star Wars had some merit too it smile

Murder She Wrote: don't know how I feel. I like the old show, I don't know the new actress but I'd be surprised if she's as good as Angela Lansbury. I'm surprised this is being attempted after Ironside quickly disappeared.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 10:29 AM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

HELLRAISER---the remake script will be written by Clive Barker who confirmed Doug Bradley is returning as Pinhead, "Well, it will not be a film awash with CGI. I remain as passionate about the power of practical make-up effects as I was when I wrote and directed the first HELLRAISER. Of course the best make-up in the world loses force if not inhabited by a first-rate actor. I told the Dimension team that in my opinion there could never be a Pinhead without Doug Bradley, and much to my delight Bob Weinstein agreed."

Funny enough, I just saw Hellraiser for the first time this past Sunday. I think this is one movie that will actually benefit from a remake. I mean, I did like it, but the first half was really . . . creaky, not to mention had some painfully melodramatic acting from the wife and brother. The second half was better and more suspenseful, with some interesting concepts, but it felt like it ended just as it was getting going. So I welcome the remake, especially with Barker's mandate to stick with practical effects.

 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 11:35 AM   
 By:   Stefancos   (Member)




X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST---new photo of Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique.



Is it just me or was Lawrence miscast in the role. I mean I'm sure she is actually a better actress then Rebecca Romein, but didnt come close to portraying either the allure or the deadliness that Romein gave to the role.

She was quote boring actually, and pouty.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 11:50 AM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

I thought she was good, definitely better (and more alluring, IMO) than Rebecca Romijn. As for the lack of deadliness, it's not until the end of the film that she sides with Magneto and the others. Until then, she's a good guy, so it makes since to portray her differently. I'm sure we'll see that side of her in Days of Future Past. Which I really hope is a worthy follow-up, because I thought First Class was excellent (easily blowing the other X-movies out of the water), and I hope Bryan Singer's not just using the sequel as an excuse to make "his" X-Men 3.

 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 11:56 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

I thought Lawrence was fine, but I agree the Romijn was better in the role. She's not much of a thespian, but in this case she didn't need to be. She (along with her makeup/costume people) really made what could have been a horrible, thankless role work and live.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 12:10 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Is it just me or was Lawrence miscast in the role.

It's you.

 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 12:57 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

My thoughts about JJ Abrams are well known already.

Instead, I will post this picture a friend drew of me.

 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 1:17 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

My thoughts about JJ Abrams are well known already.


 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 1:20 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Not quite as old as that Batman meme, but okay then.

 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 3:08 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

My concern about the upcoming X-Men movie is how they will explain the reappearance of Patrick Stewart as Prof. X and how much will it adhere to the comics it is based on. It is about time we saw those damnable purple and gray robots (They have been other colors at other times) in the movie series. Although I fear between this movie and Ultron's appearance in the next Avenger's movie there will be robot over-load.

 
 Posted:   Oct 25, 2013 - 3:18 PM   
 By:   random guy   (Member)

there's an after credit scene in X3 that explains Xavier's return. can find it youtube or google.
they'll probably reference it in the movie.

 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2013 - 12:45 AM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

My thoughts about JJ Abrams are well known already.


More head-slapping fun:

http://1701news.com/node/457/too-many-lens-flares-sorry-about.html

http://1701news.com/node/427/find-out-how-khan-almost-wasnt-khan.html

 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2013 - 7:02 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

My thoughts about JJ Abrams are well known already.


More head-slapping fun:

http://1701news.com/node/457/too-many-lens-flares-sorry-about.html

http://1701news.com/node/427/find-out-how-khan-almost-wasnt-khan.html


Makes total sense as everything Nu Trek is done half ass backwards. roll eyes

I don't get the outrage over the Carol Marcus disrobing scene. Meanwhile we ramp up the violence and gore and everyone cheers.

 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2013 - 8:03 AM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

I thought Lawrence was fine, but I agree the Romijn was better in the role. She's not much of a thespian, but in this case she didn't need to be. She (along with her makeup/costume people) really made what could have been a horrible, thankless role work and live.

I agree that Lawrence was fine as Mystique. I am guessing in Days of Future Past her character will evolve to being much closer to the Mystique from the first X-Men films. I also enjoyed Romijn in the role, and agree that she made the character memorable. In defense of Romijn, I will say that she is a better actress than many give her credit. I thought she did a great job as Alexis Meade on Ugly Betty, a role that was fairly challenging, and if played wrong, could have ruined the character and possibly the show.

 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2013 - 1:06 PM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

there's an after credit scene in X3 that explains Xavier's return. can find it youtube or google.
they'll probably reference it in the movie.


The stinger at the end of X3 doesn't explain how the prof is going to look like Patrick Stewart again.

My theory is they will just forget about X3 and hope audiences don't notice.

 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2013 - 1:13 PM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

With regard to the new Star Wars, its interesting that the return of scribe Lawrence Kasdan is being heralded with such fever by fans of the saga. Sure Kasdan re-wrote Empire and did the screenplay for Raiders, but he also wrote Jedi which was a very clumsy screenplay. And yes the story came from Lucas, but Lucas came up with the idea for Empire and co-created Raiders so fans can't have it both ways.

I hate Jedi with a passion.

 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2013 - 2:22 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

It is a pity that Leigh Brackett is no longer alive to script a Star Wars movie. Her writing is the core of Empire Strikes Back.

 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2013 - 3:26 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Brackett's influence on ESB is suspect. Her finished draft was discarded and is kept in a university library with "eyes only" restrictions (can't photocopy, no flash photography). I've heard that her name was kept on the film to ensure she got paid more out of respect than actually having anything of importance kept in the film it's self.

 
 Posted:   Oct 28, 2013 - 2:57 AM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

I've heard that her name was kept on the film to ensure she got paid more out of respect than actually having anything of importance kept in the film it's self.


Who was responsible for that "nerf herder" line?

I like the very idea of hiring Brackett as much as anything else about it. It reflects a particular aspiration for quality or old-Hollywood "authenticity" Lucas had for the project at one point in its development.

 
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