The organizers of Fantastic Fest have announced that this year’s closing film will be Red Dawn, which is set to receive its world premiere at the Austin, Tx., festival on Thursday, September 27. The remake of the John Milius-directed 1984 actioner stars Chris Hemsworth as a marine attempting to liberate his town following an invasion by troops from North Korea.
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Which raunchy comedy concerning a quartet of male friends and their alcohol-fueled misadventures in a warm foreign country grossed $71m when it was released in the U.K. last year? Surprisingly, the answer is not The Hangover Part II—which garnered a comparatively meager $53m—but The Inbetweeners Movie, a big screen spin-off of a U.K. sitcom about four hapless teenagers.
The first images of Red Dawn — the remake of John Milius’ 1984 nationalistic ode to the Second Amendment and finally kicking the USSR out of Colorado — have hit the ‘net after a long, long wait. The film had been held back for years due to MGM’s financial difficulties, and in the meantime its primary villains were given a quick makeover, switching from the Chinese to a country where nobody buys movie tickets: North Korea. Also in the meantime, stars like Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson made it big with roles in huge franchises.
“I saw it the other day and I was like, ‘Oh, right, I made this!’” joked Hemsworth to EW last week, talking about making the film before he had much experience in Hollywood. “It had this school camp feel. We were all from somewhere else and we were all excited about the adventure we were about to go on. It was like going to a new school, it’s just that at this school, we were shooting at people.”
Check out the photos of Hemsworth, Hutcherson, and co-star Josh Peck below: READ FULL STORY
When EW caught up with Devlin at the Saturn Awards on Thursday night, we asked him what his thoughts were when he heard about Legendary’s new take on the venerable fire-breathing, city-demolishing giant lizard. READ FULL STORY
EW has confirmed that Lionsgate has pushed back its remake of Dirty Dancing. Original Dancing choreographer Kenny Ortega (High School Musical, Michael Jackson’s This Is It) is set to helm this new iteration, and Glee co-creator Brad Falchuk will write the screenplay with Maria Maggenti (Monte Carlo). The movie was originally slated to hit theaters July 26, 2013, but now won’t open until 2014. READ FULL STORY
Screem Gems and MGM has found a mom and a pal for Carrie.
Julianne Moore will portray the creepy mother in the studio’s remake of the 1976 picture that starred Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie, Deadline reports. Gabriella Wilde (The Three Musketeers) has also been cast as Sue Snell, while was originally played by Amy Irving.
Chloe Moretz is taking over the title role in the remake.
Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry) is directing the movie from a script by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Glee, Big Love).
Will Colin Farrell be able to fill the action-hero shoes of Arnold Schwarzenegger? How closely will the remake stick to the original Philip K. Dick story, and how much will it take from the 1990 movie version? Can Kate Beckinsale be as alluring (and duplicitous) as Sharon Stone?
Most of that can only be answered when the film finally debuts on Aug. 3, but footage previewed by Sony Pictures at CinemaCon tonight did answer the question already posed in our headline.
We’re guessing Miley Cyrus knows a few things about being a hard-partying teen, so it’s not surprising to see her playing a wild child who’s finding her way around teen angst in her next film. Oh, she’s just being Miley! Cyrus stars in LOL, the remake of the 2008 French comedy of the same name, alongside Demi Moore, Ashley Greene, and Brit Douglas Booth. In the romantic dramedy for the teen set, party girl Lola (Cyrus) discovers her boyfriend cheated on her and decides to get revenge by dating one of her close friends (Booth). As expected, things don’t go as planned for Lola when she ends up falling for the BFF. Along the way, she gets into a few arguments with her teachers and her overprotective single mom (Moore).
A new trailer for LOL recently surfaced online. In the short clip, we get a glimpse of a few party scenes and a whole lot of texting, status updates, and high school romance.
The full trailer for this August’s vaguely anticipated Total Recall remake hit the Internet yesterday. The plot outline remains roughly the same as the outlandish 1990 classic: An everyman feels dissatisfied with his perfect life and is haunted by dreams of a more exciting existence, so he visits his friendly neighborhood memory implant service. Tonally, though, this new Recall suggests a futuristic Bourne, with Colin Farrell suddenly discovering a remarkable array of secret-agent Krav Maga skills. Also, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel get into a fight, and every time they punch each other, it sounds like a metal fist punching a mushroom cloud. Also, John Cho and Bryan Cranston both wear wigs. Curiously, there is still no sign of the three-breasted mutant prostitute. READ FULL STORY
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