Archive for November, 2010

Remake Pile: November 2010

November 22, 2010

Peter Pan

Peter Pan will be making a comeback to the big screen, but this looks like it will be a dark and moody adaptation. According to Variety, the story will follow Captain Hook as a “haunted former police detective in pursuit of a childlike kidnapper.” The planned title for this remake is “Pan.”

Ben Hibon, who directed the animation sequence in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, is set to direct.  Hibon’s previous directing credits include Codehunters and the video games Heavenly Sword and Killer 7.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

The rights to Buffy the Vampire Slayer have been picked up by Warner Bros.

The original movie’s director, Fran Rubel Kuzui, is involved in the production of the reboot; while the creator of the televised Buffy, Joss Whedon, is apparently not involved.

The Hollywood Reporter quotes producer Charles Roven as saying that “while this is not your high school Buffy, she’ll be just as witty, tough, and sexy as we all remember her to be.”

Is it just me, or does this look like it’s just a cash-in on the current vampire craze?

Coming Attraction: Winnie the Pooh (2011)

November 20, 2010

Thirty-five years after making its last Pooh film, Walt Disney Animation Studios is returning to the Hundred Acre Wood. For the first time since 1976, Disney will be using original A. A. Milne stories as the basis for a Winnie the Pooh film. Stephen J. Anderson (Meet the Robinsons) and Don Hall (writer of The Princess and the Frog) directed the film and IMDb lists its release date as July 15, 2011.

Craig Ferguson (The Late Late Show) voices Owl, Jim Cummings (accomplished voice actor) voices Pooh and Tigger, and Tom Kenny (Sponge Bob Square Pants) voices Rabbit.

It appears as though the story revolves around a hunt for a new tail for Eeyore. I love that the backgrounds look hand-painted, but I can’t say that I care for the digitally-sanitized look of the characters in the trailer.

more stills from the trailer after the jump