Yeah, I’m burning through a lot of great material that could have set us up for a month of Friday’s, but I’m willing to take that risk to share this stuff with you, Dear Reader, because we love you.
At times there seems to be a stigma attached to movie sequels. A lot of the time they have no purpose other than to capitalize on the name recognition of their popular predecessor. But there are times where the sequels live up to what has come before, or even surpass it on some occasions. Take the jump and see which movies made the cut, and Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo sadly didn’t.
The 1981 Sean Connery movie Outland is getting a remake thanks to Warner Bros. The original western space adventure was set on one of Jupiter’s moons, where a marshall (Connery) investigated a series of mysterious deaths, and had to take on the colony’s corporate administrators when no one else on the moon would help him.Â It was an interesting piece of film – nothing spectacular, and right on par with the 1981 space movie mentality.Â The remake will be quite different.
The story takes place in an orbiting city around the moon, where a cop uncovers a murderous conspiracy endangering the entire city. With a week before his retirement back to Earth, our hero has to choose between walking away with his wife, or taking on a private army with his overachieving ex-partner and wife’s former boyfriend.
Forget a remake of Outland, this sounds like a remake of Lethal Weapon, but in SPAAAAAAAACCCCCCE.
With the San Diego Comic-Con just around the corner, some of the weird from Hollywood is starting to surge to the forefront, as we present another installment of the Rapid Roundup of Tinsel Town Rumors.Â Some might be true, some might be outright lies, but they are all entertaining… to someone… maybe not you… maybe that cute girl on the bus would be interested in your thoughts on the subject… or maybe not.Â I don’t think looking at her and saying, “So what do you think about Cameron Diaz and the Green Hornet?” will get a dialogue started.
What film caused Alan Moore to spit vile venom at H’wood, and cause Sean Connery to retire from acting forever?Â It’s the “League of Extraordinary Gentlemen”, of course (hint: it was right there in the title of this post).Â While the movie version might be touched on, the Major Spoilers Crew plan on diving into the first volume of the Alan Moore series in the next Major Spoilers Podcast.
From the Wiki!
According to Moore, the initial concept behind the series was initially a “Justice League of Victorian England” but quickly grew into an opportunity to merge all works of fiction into one world. Says Moore: “The planet of the imagination is as old as we are. It has been humanity’s constant companion with all of its fictional locations, like Mount Olympus and the gods, and since we first came down from the trees, basically. It seems very important, otherwise, we wouldn’t have it.” Moore and O’Neill have revealed that they plan to map out many different eras in the League series with Allan Quatermain and Mina Murray being the two constants.
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The film rights to The Crow franchise is up for grabs, and it looks like Ryan Kavanaugh’s Reality Media will snag it.Â When the deal is complete, Stephen Norrington will write and direct a reinvention of the James O’Barr comic book.
Ed Pressman produced the 1994 Alex Proyas-directed screen transfer, in which rock musician Eric Draven is murdered trying to rescue his girlfriend from thugs, and returns from the dead one year later to exact vengeance. Though the original became a gothic-style hit that grossed nearly $100 million worldwide, it is primarily remembered for a tragic accident in which star Brandon Lee was killed during filming.
According to Variety, Norrington has a new vision of the antihero, that will be diferent than the previous versions by Alex Proyas.
Concerns?Â There are a few – Norrington was the person behind the first Blade movie, which wasn’t that bad, but he was also the guy behind The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen failure, which caused Sean Connery to retire from acting.
â€œIf they pull a knife, you pull a gun.â€
Vertigo has known for some time that it has something special with Bill Willinghamâ€™s Fables. And Iâ€™m sure Bill Willingham knows he has something special with Fables too. And even though some of the story arcs these past couple of years have been hit and miss at times, Willingham continues to deliver interesting tales of the struggles between the fables and the villains of the home world, and this issue is no exception.
Or, in the case of the Highlander, two – as in a remake of the original film that starred Christopher Lambert, Sean Connery and Clancy Brown. The remake of the flick that kicked off the immortal franchise will be Summitt Entertainment, who picked up the rights from Davis/Panzer Productions.
While I will never understand the need for a remake of an original film, that still stands up today mind you, there is some good news to go along with the story. First, Peter Davis, the producer of the original film, will be wearing the same cap for the redux, and second, writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway are already on board to write the “reimagining”. Marcum and Holloway are the writers behind the summer hit Iron Man.
No word on release date or stars, but thought we’d pass the info along to you.