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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?

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Remake Pile: May 2010

May 28, 2010

Logan’s Run

It looks like Warner Bros. has director Carl Erik Rinsch on board to direct the remake of the 1970’s Dystopian classic Logan’s Run. Rinsch has never directed a feature film before but has opened many eyes with his five minute short film, The Gift, which was made as a commercial for Phillips televisions. (Source)

Child’s Play

Brad Dourif, the original voice of Chucky, has signed on to reprise his role as the bloodthirsty doll. That is a good thing. Don Mancini, writer of the awesome 1988 chiller Child’s Play, and writer of all the crummy sequels, has signed on to write and direct. That is a bad thing. Mancini may have had a stroke of genius when he wrote the original Child’s Play,  but since then he has turned the  iconic evil toy into a 3  foot joke. If Mancini can have a major turnaround and get back to the basics, maybe this could be good. (Source)

Plan 9 From Outer Space

The film regarded as the worst movie ever made is getting a remake. The remake will simply be called Plan 9 and it has a teaser trailer on youtube. Plan 9 will be directed by indie filmmaker John Johnson. (Source)