Archive for remakes

David Tennant’s New Look

Posted in Ghosts, Movies, Photos, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 2, 2010 by ghostradioworld

Yup, that is David Tennant in his role as Peter Vincent in upcoming remake of eighties horror-comedy classic Fright Night.  In the original, Peter Vincent (played by Roddy McDowall)  was a former horror actor who was relegated to hosting a local creature feature broadcast.  But in the remake he’s a successful magician.  The photo above is a banner advertising one of his performances.

Cool look.  But we still dig Roddy McDowall.  And his look.  (Above.)

Romero’s “Martin” Remake on the Way!

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Video with tags , , , , , on May 4, 2010 by ghostradioworld

Between Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, George Romero produced some non-zombie flicks.  Arguably the most interesting of those was Martin:   The story of a young man who believes he’s a vampire, and his attempts to curb his urges for blood.  Part horror, part character study, this film has a following among horror fans.  Its cult has obviously never reached the giddy heights of Romero’s zombie franchise.  But the people who love this film, really love it!

Now this cult classic about to take a stroll down remake row.  Sigh, ugh, you may say.  But there’s actually some good news on this one.  It’s been produced by the Richard P. Rubinstein.  Rubinstein not only produced the original Martin, but he was behind the superior remake of Romero’s Dawn of the Dead; and other horror fan favorites, including Pet Semetary, Creepshow and “The Stand”.

This whole Martin thing is still not grabbing you?   Check out this trailer for the original:

Video: New TRON LEGACY Trailer!

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Video with tags , , , , , , on March 12, 2010 by ghostradioworld

We want to see this movie, like, now!

And this is fun.  Here’s a shot from the trailer of the digitally de-aged Jeff Bridges:

“More Scares than Laughs” in FRIGHT NIGHT Remake, Says Producer

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , , on January 16, 2010 by ghostradioworld

In an interview with Collider,  producer Mike De Luca tried to allay fears about the proposed remake of the eighties classic Fright Night:

I get it that remakes are a drag to hear about. I’m on the Internet all the time. I know what they say. Like there’s no original ideas in Hollywood. I understand the responsibility on the remake front of things because there are fans…you have responsibility I think to the fans of the original and you also have the responsibility to not suck even more than something original because you have so many people expecting you to suck because of the predisposed bias against remakes and stuff.

Okay, that sounds fine.  But, given that, what’s the direction of the Fright Night remake?  De Luca continues:

with Fright Night, again, going back to the vampire thing, with all the romantic vampire stuff going on with The Vampire Diaries and True Blood and Twilight, the most obvious. We thought it would be interesting if, in this atmosphere of the way the vampire is being portrayed right now as a romantic object, under the wire of all that in the culture the real thing moves in next door. And the real thing is a killer. Just a predator. It’s the shark from Jaws. On the outside it’s a seductive package and it looks like a human being, but it’s just about ripping your throat out and drinking your blood. with Fright Night, again, going back to the vampire thing, with all the romantic vampire stuff going on with The Vampire Diaries and True Blood and Twilight, the most obvious. We thought it would be interesting if, in this atmosphere of the way the vampire is being portrayed right now as a romantic object, under the wire of all that in the culture the real thing moves in next door. And the real thing is a killer. Just a predator. It’s the shark from Jaws. On the outside it’s a seductive package and it looks like a human being, but it’s just about ripping your throat out and drinking your blood.

Um, we hate to say it, Mike, but that really isn’t a new take on the material. And, as for the humor/horror mix, he says this:

[We’re] keeping the original film’s unique blend of like appropriate humor and scares but we wanted to have more scares than laughs. I think the original is almost 50/50 or even more laughs than scares. And I think we’re going to have appropriate dark humor and sardonic humor and sarcastic humor and erotic humor, but not tongue-in-cheek or cheesy humor but really go for some scares and some depths of character in terms of what these teenagers are going through in their lives before the vampire kind of comes in and starts taking pieces out of everybody’s lives.

Again, a lot of words to say very little.  Oddly, he makes no mention of the thing that sets Fright Night apart from other eighties horror films.  It’s about a horror movie fan, and a horror movie icon, encountering real horror.

With the massive growth of horror fandom in recent years, that seems like the part of Fright Night worth exploiting.

It’s also worth noting that the original Fright Night played on a decidedly retro vibe.  Retro even for the eighties.  This was a huge part of its appeal back then.  A remake should take advantage of this as well.

But Mike’s not writing or directing this thing.  And that’s where he drops some good news, Marti Noxon, a veteran of “Buffy” and “Mad Men” is currently writing the script.  That’s a good pedigree for this project.

Still, if this is the approach the script takes, we doubt this version will make it to the screen.

“The Thing” Prequel to Begin Filming in March

Posted in Books, Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , , on January 5, 2010 by ghostradioworld

Production Weekly posted the following on Twitter:

Universal’s prequel to John Carpenter’s classic thriller The Thing, is due to begin filming March and continue till June in Toronto.

This is one of those projects we’re not overly thrilled about.  Although The Thing present a number of interesting ways to expand the story, a prequel seems the least interesting.  In fact, a straight remake based on the original story “Who Goes There” would strike us as more interesting.

But, who knows, it might surprise us all.

Video: New Trailer for THE CRAZIES

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror, Video with tags , , , on December 13, 2009 by ghostradioworld

New Trailer for the remake of George Romero’s cult classic The Crazies.

Zzzzzzzzzzzzz ….

CLASH OF TITANS Teaser Posters!

Posted in Movies, Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Horror with tags , , , on November 4, 2009 by ghostradioworld

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