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French film 'A Prophet' to get English-language remake

Sony Pictures Entertainment has optioned the rights to create an English-language remake of the Cannes Grand Prix-winning French crime drama A Prophet.

Director Jacques Audiard’s (Rust & Bone) story of a young Algerian man (Tahar Rahim) who gets involved with a ruthless band of mobsters was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2010 Oscars, but lost the prize to Spain’s The Secret in Their Eyes. In the press release announcing the news, Neal Moritz, who will be producing the remake alongside Toby Jaffe for Original Film, said: “This is an epic crime saga with compelling characters and original storytelling. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to make an English language version of the film and I am grateful to have the trust of Jacques Audiard and his producers, as well as the writers Thomas Bidegain, Nicolas Peufaillit, and Abdel Raouf Dafri.”


Fox acquires the rights to 'Guys and Dolls' -- will Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt star?

Are Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt the next Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando?

The answer? Maybe. EW has confirmed that 20th Century Fox has acquired the rights to Guys and Dolls, the Frank Loesser musical about two gamblers who make a bet about a girl. But as far as Tatum and Gordon-Levitt are concerned, Deadline reports that Fox is interested in casting the actors in a remake of the 1955 film.

All we know is that Gordon-Levitt can sing, Tatum can dance, and both would look really good in fedoras. Bottom line: If luck were a lady, she would choose these two actors in a heartbeat.

Who would you like to see cast in a potential Guys and Dolls remake?

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John Hughes’ ‘Weird Science’ to get remake at Universal

John Hughes' 'Weird Science' to get remake at Universal

In 1985 movie Weird Science, Gary Wallace and Wyatt Donnelly took some inspiration from Frankenstein to reanimate the dead to create their own not-so-monstrous perfect bombshell of a woman. Now Universal is reanimating Weird Science.

Universal is developing a remake of the sci-fi comedy with Joel Silver, who produced the original, EW has confirmed. Deadline first reported the news. The 1985 original, written and directed by the late beloved filmmaker John Hughes, starred Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton, and Robert Downey Jr. READ FULL STORY

'Invincible' director Ericson Core to helm 'Point Break' remake

Things are starting to move along for the remake of Kathryn Bigelow’s Point Break that was first announced in September 2011. Alcon Entertainment announced Wednesday that Ericson Core will direct the project.

Core got his start in cinematography, serving as the director of photography for films like The Fast and the Furious and Daredevil. His feature directorial debut was 2006 football film Invincible, which starred Mark Wahlberg. READ FULL STORY

Who directed 'Come Out and Play'? EW investigates the mystery of Makinov -- SPECIAL REPORT

In the new horror movie Come Out and Play a holidaying couple, played by Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Lola Versus) and Vinessa Shaw (2006’s The Hills Have Eyes), visit an island off the coast of Mexico where they discover the local children have murdered the adults. But the most bizarre aspect of the film, which began its platform release on March 22 and is currently available on VOD, is the identity of its director, who goes by the mono-moniker of “Makinov” and refuses to reveal his face or real name.


'Escape from New York' reboot may be on the way

Everybody who has ever walked out of an ophthalmologist’s office has prayed that their eyepatch would look as cool as Snake Plissken’s, and no one’s ever has. Kurt Russell’s character from Escape from New York looked like he could chew nails and spit bullets, and then chew those bullets into tiny metal figurines of him kicking your ass. Even his name’s serpent-y sibilance could send shivers down your ssssspine.

Now, Snake and the iconic 1981 John Carpenter movie he starred in are getting a makeover. Studio Canal and Joel Silver’s house Silver Pictures announced Monday that they intend on retelling (read: remaking) Escape from New York as a trilogy of films. The first would be a prequel that sets up the dystopian future of the original, in which the entire island of Manhattan has been converted into a massive maximum security prison. Presumably, there will be a bit of timeline recalibration since the first movie took place in a pretty grim 1988. Silver Pictures says it aims to recreate the success of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which similarly took a well-known sci-fi property and told the story before the story. (Hollywood’s fixation on origin stories kinda makes it like a five-year-old who keeps asking “Why?” until you’ve run out of cause-and-effect.)

'Evil Dead' red band trailer: A deep dive


Like a woodland-trapped demon waiting for someone to read the appropriate, evil-corporealizing incantation, the Evil Dead movie franchise has been quiet since 1992’s Army of Darkness. But that will change on April 12 when the remake of director Sam Raimi’s original 1981 shocker The Evil Dead hits cinemas. Produced by the architects of the previous three films in the franchise — Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Bruce “Ash” Campbell — this new iteration is cowritten by Diablo Cody and stars Jane Levy (Suburgatory), Shiloh Fernandez, and Lou Taylor Pucci. Replacing Raimi in the director’s chair is newcomer Fede Alvarez, whose alien invasion short film Panic Attack! has garnered an impressive 7m views on the ol’ YouTube.


Check out an image from 'We Are What We Are' remake -- EXCLUSIVE

Director Jim Mickle made a splash with his 2010 vampire-apocalypse movie Stake Land and his follow-up film, an English language remake of the acclaimed Mexican chiller We Are What We Are, is set to premiere at Sundance next year. To say too much about the original movie would be to slightly spoil both that and, presumably, Mickle’s version, which stars Julia Garner (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Ambyr Childers (The Master), Bill Sage (Nurse Jackie), Kelly McGillis, and newcomer Jack Gore. So, to be safe, we’ll just parrot the remake’s official plot synopsis and say that it concerns “an introverted family struggling to keep their macabre traditions alive, giving us something we can really sink our teeth into.”

We can, however, show you an exclusive photo of Gore from the new movie. Check it out and tell us what you think. (And those who don’t mind their ghoulish fun being spoiled a little should feel free to take a look at the trailer to the Mexican original.)


Santa Claus plus flamethrower equals 'Silent Night' trailer -- VIDEO

Christmas may be the most wonderful time of the year but, according to the trailer for the new horror film Silent Night, it’s also the time of the year when you are most likely to get electrocuted, axed, or burned to a crisp by an industrious, flamethrower-wielding Father Christmas. “We’re just going to have to take this maniac down ourselves!” declares Malcolm McDowell towards the end of the clip, which only seems fair, given that he’s actually playing a cop (was the A Clockwork Orange star hoping the Salvation Army might blast the guy to smithereens first?).

This loose remake of 1984’s Silent Night, Deadly Night yo-ho-argggh!’s its way into select cinemas on November 30 — and is available on DVD and Blu-ray from December 4 — but you can check out the trailer below.


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