Fright Night is one of those films that came out right on the end of original interest in the horror genre, but it was one that made the most sense when trying to tell a modern day vampire story. DreamWorks is working on a remake staring David Tennant, Colin Farrell, and Christoper Mints=Plasse, which is a pretty good lineup of names if one is going to do a remake. DreamWorks has alos announced that Imogen Poots has been cast as Anton Ylchin’s girlfriend in the film.
If you don’t know what the heck a Fright Night is, take the jump to check out the 1985 trailer.
Matthew Vaughn may have found his Magneto for the upcoming X-Men: First Class movie. The Hollywood Reporter has Michael Fassbender donning the red and purple duds and using his power to shape the future of the X-Men universe.
Fassbender’s big Hollywood break came with a key turn in “Inglourious Basterds,” where he played Canadian spy Archie Hicox. He has a role in “Jonah Hex,” which opens tomorrow, and stars in Neil Marshall’s Roman action movie “Centurion,” which opens in August.
It’s all in early negotiations, but we can probably expect an answer before the San Diego Comic-Con arrives, as I’m sure Marvel and everyone else will be hyping the heck out of this movie.
I’d almost forgotten that H’wood was still working on The Chronicles of Narnia series. Apparently The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is ready to show off to the world, and the studio has a trailer to prove it.
Of the Narnia books, this was the least favorite of mine, but with Harry Potter exiting theaters soon, audience may find new magical adventures in this movie and C.S. Lewis’ books.
Doc Savage is making a comeback, and over the next couple of years we’re going to see him not only in comic books, but in a movie that has been in the works for a while. Before official casting is announced, we thought we’d cast our net far and wide and pick our own actors to fill the major roles.
The remake of Logan’s Run may have found a writer in Alex Garland, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The scribe is being wooed by Warner Bros to update the 1967 novel by William F. Nolan, that was later turned into the Michael York movie in 1976.
“Run” is set in a future society that demands the death of everyone upon reaching a certain age. Anyone who veers from that destiny is dubbed a “runner” and is hunted by operatives known as Sandmen. Logan is a Sandman who is forced to go on the run.
For Major Spoilerites, Garland’s name is probably most familiar as the writer of 28 Days Later.
Radical Publishing is teaming up with Imagine Entertainment to bring their Legends series to the big screen.
The story in “Legends” is set in motion when the remains of Pinocchio are discovered. Red Hood, now a noted wolf hunter, and Jack partner to discover who is murdering the creatures of folklore. Along the way, they are assisted by characters such as Goldilocks, re-imagined as a mercenary, and Hansel & Gretel, now psychic exterminators.
Radical released a trailer for the comic book that arrives in stores this month that you can see after the jump.
We showed off the trailer for Tangled the other day, along with an extensive gallery of images. Today, we have that same trailer, but at a higher resolution that really shows off how far 3D animation has come in the last few years.