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Report: Chloe Moretz is the new Carrie White!!!

MGM studios is in negotiations with young actress, Chloe Moretz (she’s 15), to star as Carrie White in the remake of Stephen King’s, “Carrie”. While this is a nice choice, Chloe and Sissy do look pretty similar to each other, almost like sisters! Sissy played the character when she was 27, so it looks like they are going for younger casting. If you don’t know who Chloe Moretz is, you might have seen her in the film, “Kick-Ass” (she played Hit Girl), and the vampire film, “Let Me In”.

I think a “Carrie” remake, could be pretty good if they did it right. I just hope they don’t ruin the prom scene. The original prom scene from the 1976 film was the best part of the whole movie and the remake might not be able to top it. Who knows, we just might have to wait and see. I’m curious.

Deadline, reports.

Kev

 

Report: “Rocky – The Musical” finally moves forward…

“Rocky – The Musical” has been in the talks for years, and it’s finally happening with newly hired writers. Songwriters, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty have been hired to write, “Rocky – The Musical” along with novelist, Thomas Meehan. Just last April, the creators and producers held a private reading of the musical with the Rocky creator himself, Sylvester Stallone. While Sly himself will not star in the musical, he will still be a part of it by being an artistic partner and producer. Sly still owns the rights to the Rocky franchise.

Rocky the Musical will hit  the theatre stage in Germany in 2012 and will arrive in Broadway in New York sometime in 2013.

More on the story, here.

I wish them the best of luck. It’s going to be hard to find an actor that can match Sly’s look and it’s going to be very challenging to imitate Sly’s speaking voice in the first, “Rocky”. Everyone tries to imitate Rocky’s speaking voice, but yeah, it’s very hard to do. In my opinion, Sly can’t be copied. I’m interested on who they’re going to hire to play Rocky Balboa for the musical. They’re obviously gonna go for a young actor.

I just wonder if they’re gonna have Frank Stallone cameo the musical. When they start singing, “Take You Back” (which is a song that Frank wrote for the movie), that’s when Frank would come out singing the song with the cast on stage. That would get the audience going.

Sly’s been talking about “Rocky – The Musical” for a long time and he’s actually making it happen.

Remember, the Rocky and Little Marie scene? This is going to be a hard scene to pull off for the play, again Sly’s speaking voice. I’ll be amazed if they can actually pull this musical off.

Kev

Report: “Poltergeist 4” on the way? Instead of a remake?

Variety wrote this interesting article. MGM have announced they are moving forward with 5 new projects. The reboots of “Robocop” and Michael Keaton’s “Mr. Mom”, they are also planning an “Idolmaker” remake, along with a “Hercules” film with Peter Berg producing. Most surprisingly, MGM announced a 4th “Poltergeist” film, instead of a remake.

See the full article, here, at Variety.

Well, I think a “Poltergeist 4” is a great idea. Remaking the series would suck, I prefer a fourth installment to keep the story going. You may ask, how are they going to make a “Poltergeist 4”, when Heather O’ Rourke, child star who played Carol Anne is dead in real life? They can keep the story going easily.

For example: They can reunite Craig T. Nelson and Jo Beth Williams as the Freelings, Carol Anne’s parents, where the film announced that Carol Anne the character dies, and Kane (the villain in the series) takes her spirit to the Other Side. The Freeling’s tries to get over Carol Anne’s death, but maybe Carol Anne’s spirit comes back from the Other Side to haunt her own parents. The ghost Carol Anne would not be evil in the film, however, she protects her family from evil. Maybe, the series main villain, Kane comes back to haunt the Freeling’s, Carol Anne the ghost tries to stop Kane.

This is not the plot for the next movie, I’m just giving an idea. To show you an example of how they can keep the story going. They would have flashbacks of Carol Anne from the earlier movies too.The character Carol Anne is still alive in the movies because in the 3rd she comes back from the Other Side at the very end.

The Poltergeist movies are my favorite horror films, love all 3 of them. I felt there is more to the story to be told after the 3rd one. Back then, they couldn’t make a 4th one because of Heather’s death obviously, maybe MGM decided the story can go on somehow. Heather died during the filming of the 3rd one, when they were almost done with the film.

If they get a replacement actress for Carol Anne, that would be wrong, so I don’t think MGM stupid enough to do that. They won’t. I think MGM wants to bring “Poltergeist” back because of the success with the “Paranormal Activity” films.

I think it would be great if Craig T. Nelson returns as Steve Freeling. Craig T. Nelson is still acting, he’s been doing the “Parenthood” TV series on NBC, so I think he’ll return to “Poltergeist” whenever he gets offered to return.

So yeah, bring on, “Poltergeist 4”. I’m interested in how they will continue the story. The story deserves a nice closing ’cause “Poltergeist III” did open for another film.

Kev

Report: MGM officially greenlights “Bond 23” with Daniel Craig starring and Sam Mendes directing…

MGM just announced the shocking news today that the 23rd James Bond movie is set for a release date of Nov. 9th 2012. Daniel Craig is still on, Sam Mendes will be directing. They plan to start shooting the film, late 2011. The plot is being kept under wraps, but the story will continue on from the last Bond movie, “Quantum of Solace”.

Deadline, reports.

I thought, “Casino Royale” was an amazing film. “Quantum of Solace” sucked. Hopefully the next one will be good. I like 007 movies, sure.

Kev

Report: Tom Cruise’s son, Connor, to become an actor just like his old man…will join the cast of “Red Dawn” remake…

Connor Cruise, who is the adopted son of Tom Cruise will follow his father’s dreams of becoming a movie star. Connor who is now 14 years old, will join the cast of the “Red Dawn” remake.

If you think about it, United Artists, the film company that Tom is the manager of is helping out with the release of the “Red Dawn” remake…so you can betcha Tom reccomended MGM his son to be signed on to the movie. This isn’t the first movie that Connor starred in, before this, he was in Will Smith’s drama “Seven Pounds”.

How cool would it be to be the son of a Hollywood icon? He must love being adopted to a big movie star like Tom Cruise to get easy fame.

More on it here:

http://movies.yahoo.com/news/movies.reuters.com/tom-cruise39s-son-quotred-dawnquot-remake-reuters

Kev

Report: “Secret of Nimh” to return to the big screen with new adaptation…it’s not a remake of the original film…

MGM studios first brought us, “The Secret of Nimh” which was directed by Don Bluth and was released in the year 1982. “Secret of Nimh” animated film was adapted from the famous children’s book, “Mrs. Frisby and the rats of NIMH” by Robert C. O’ Brien. The character of the female mouse, Mrs. Frisby was renamed, Mrs. Brisby for Don Bluth’s film.

In the new, “Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH”, story will be entirely focused on the original book. This is an adaptation from the novel, it is not remake. They plan to make this new movie a mixture of both live action and animation. The new “NIMH” movie will be brought to us by Paramount Pictures.

The Hollywood Reporter reports:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3i64d7e42a898297d743cce7f17982cc1f

This was one of my favorite films as a child. I used to watch it all the time when I was a kid. The new “Nimh” movie could be good if made right, as long as they stay true with the novel which the Don Bluth version didn’t, then it could be really good.

Kev

Report: Tom Cruise and Denzel Washington to star in “The Matarese Circle”!!!

Tom Cruise has finally decided to stop messing around with the media by ending his Scientology promotion and no more couch jumping in talk shows, by doing something more important in his life…reviving his film career. Cruise was successful at, “Tropic Thunder” and “Valkyrie”…now he wants a shot at starring in a movie with Denzel Washington in the Robert Ludlum thriller, “The Matarese Circle” based on the book.

Cruise and Washington will play spies who at first, hate each other and try to kill each other. Later, they team up, to fight against the Matarese, a powerful group at the root of a conspiracy. The film is being developed by MGM studios.

Variety Reports:

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117999983.html?categoryid=13&cs=1

It’s great to see Tom smarten up and getting back to movies, he came this close to killing his own movie career but he brought it all upon himself though. This movie sounds good, bring it on.

Kev

Report: MGM confirms “Robocop” reboot…

MGM studios has just greenlighted to reboot the “Robocop” franchise. Rumours been going strong for a long while that this was a “Robocop” remake. Film maker Darren Aronofsky confirmed it wasn’t a remake, it is actually another sequel, more rumours started that it’s “Robocop 4”.

Turns out that wasn’t true either. The Robocop films are starting over again just like the Batman and James Bond movies are starting over again. Aronofsky has just signed on to direct the reboot of “Robocop”, remember there is a difference between “remake” and “reboot”.

Film makers are keeping the synopsis under wraps but they are taking the new franchise into a different direction. MGM aims for a 2010 release of the first “Robocop” film.

Variety reports:

http://www.variety.com/VR1117989455.html

Hope they pick a good actor for Robocop. I still say it should be Peter Weller! Bring him on!

Kev

Report: Viacom, MGM, and Lionsgate team up to launch new TV channel to air movies new and old…

 

Three major companies Viacom, MGM, and Lionsgate will team up to launch a TV movie channel where it wil air new and old movies that were made through any of those companies. The channel will even air new movies such as “Iron Man”, “G.I. Joe”, etc. Including the classic ones like “Dirty Dancing” and others. The channel is expected to launch in the fall of 2009. This channel will be similar to HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, etc. A pay channel for cable movies.

More on it here:

http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSN2033302420080420

Am I reading this correctly? The channel plans on airing new movies before they are even out in theater?

If so, bad idea. The channel won’t last long because it’ll help make the new movies bomb in theater because they are being aired on TV.

Kev