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Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell gear up for 'Evil Dead' remake

The Necronomicon is about to be cracked open again. Thirty years after bursting onto the scene with their grisly horror film The Evil Dead, Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell — along with co-producer Robert Tapert — have announced they’re finally embarking on a long-discussed remake of the cult classic. The 1981 movie, which Raimi directed and Campbell starred in, fused gruesome, over-the-top gore with dark, often slapsticky humor in the story of five college students vacationing in an isolated cabin in the woods who find an ancient Book of the Dead and accidentally summon forth evil demons. Made on a shoestring budget, the film was followed by two sequels, 1987′s Evil Dead II and 1992′s Army of Darkness, and even spawned a stage musical version. Raimi, Campbell, and Tapert will produce the remake and have brought on newcomer Fede Alvarez to direct it on the strength of a short film he made called Panic Attack; Alvarez wrote the script with Rodo Sayagues, and Diablo Cody, who won a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Juno and wrote the horror comedy Jennifer’s Body, is revising their draft.  READ FULL STORY

Joel Edgerton talks 'The Great Gatsby': 'Tom Buchanan is a complicated fellow'

Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom) is currently in Paris to promote his new film Warriorthe action-packed tearjerking tale co-starring Tom Hardy, written and directed by Gavin O’Connor (Miracle), about estranged brothers who must face each other in a mixed martial arts championship. (It hits theaters Sept. 9.) But EW was also able to ask the 37-year-old actor about his next role: that of Tom Buchanan in the highly anticipated Baz Luhrmann adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.

“I can’t wait,” says Edgerton. READ FULL STORY

Shooting underway! 'Snow White' filmmaker explains what makes Julia Roberts so evil

The Pretty Woman has turned into a wicked one.

Production began Monday in Montreal on the first movie in Hollywood’s Great Snow White Derby ’11, Relativity Media’s comedy-fantasy starring Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen, Armie Hammer as the prince, and Lily Collins as the apple-biting heroine.

A rival movie, Snow White and the Huntsman, starring Kristen Stewart, Thor‘s Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron as the queen, begins shooting later this year, and each film has been shifting release dates in a bid to debut first. (Roberts’ movie was originally slated for next summer, and Theron’s movie was heading for the following holidays, until the Theron picture’s producers announced it would come out June 1, 2012, which led the Roberts version to leap ahead to March 16, 2012.)

During pre-production, Tarsem Singh (the surrealist director of The Cell, The Fall and the upcoming mythological action-adventure The Immortals) shared details of the Julia Roberts version with EW.

Below, read why he chose America’s Sweetheart to play a monster, how fiery the rivalry is getting with the other movie, and why dwarfs make life “difficult”:


Chris Columbus to remake Norwegian horror movie 'Troll Hunter'


Two-time Harry Potter director Chris Columbus has acquired the remake rights to the Norwegian horror film Troll Hunter, which begins its U.S. theatrical run today. The fake documentary follows a government-sanctioned hunter as he tracks and slays trolls in the wilds of Scandinavia. “Troll Hunter was a visceral, thrilling cinematic rock and roller coaster ride of a movie,” Columbus said in a statement. “Visually, there are scenes in this film that American audiences have never seen. We want to introduce an International audience to this amazing moviegoing experience!”

The remake rights were acquired by Columbus’ 1492 Pictures company and CJ Entertainment & Media. The new film will be penned by Marc Haimes, whose horror movie script Elevator Men was sold to Summit in 2009. You can check out to the trailer for the original Troll Hunter, which is also available on VOD, below. READ FULL STORY

Columbia to remake 'Big Man Japan'

Columbia Pictures has optioned remake and sequel rights to the 2007 Japanese movie, Big Man Japan, and hired Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi (Clash of the Titans) to write a screenplay. The original movie, directed by Hitoshi Matsumoto, tells the story of an accident-prone head of the Department of Monster Prevention, who uses electricity to grow 10 stories tall to protect the citizenry from Godzilla-sized creatures. Check out the trailer for the original film after the jump:


New 'Fright Night' clip is 'ripe' with tension

In the remake of Fright Night, Colin Farrell plays a mysterious new neighbor who high-schooler Charlie Brewster (Anton Yelchin) worries might be an actual vampire. The suave night-owl next door speaks man-to-man with the suspicious Charlie in this new clip (exclusive to MTV) with a chilling warning meant to terrify the meddling kid. It’s a one-way conversation, for sure, but that’s no reason to bring Brewster’s mom into the conversation — even if Farrell’s vampire thinks she’s a MILB (Mother I‘d Like to Bite). Watch below. READ FULL STORY

RED BAND TRAILER: 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' teaser -- nudity, bloodshed, and self-mockery

Lisbeth Salander, the anti-heroine of Stieg Larsson’s best-selling books, is nobody’s idea of a sweetheart, but the new David Fincher-directed adaptation of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo clearly has a sense of humor about that.

A new teaser trailer (apparently pirated, though the shaky camera adds to the surreptitious vibe) actually teases itself — identifying the Dec. 21 film as the “feel bad movie of Christmas.”

See it after the jump …


John Cho signs on for 'Total Recall' -- EXCLUSIVE

John Cho (Star Trek) has joined Total Recall, Sony’s remake of the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi action film that begins shooting Monday in Toronto. Cho will play McClane, the smooth-talking rep for the mind-messing company that tempts Colin Farrell’s Douglas Quaid to implant fantastic memories into his brain. Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel, as the Hollywood Reporter and reported, will play Quaid’s wife and his revolutionary girlfriend, respectively. Bryan Cranston has been cast as the futuristic villain played by Ronny Cox in the original film, and Ethan Hawke will have a small role as well. Bill Nighy, who worked with Recall‘s director Len Wiseman on the Underworld franchise, remains in talks, reportedly to play the revolutionary hero, Kuato.

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Eric Stonestreet and Wentworth Miller might bid on 'Loft'

Television stars Wentworth Miller (Prison Break) and Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) are in talks to join Loft, a remake of the 2008 Belgian thriller, according to Variety. The film, which already includes Patrick Wilson and James Marsden, is about five married cads who suspect each other of murder after a dead body is found in the pad they share to conduct their extramarital affairs. Stonestreet, who plays the sensitive gay husband and father on ABC’s hit family comedy, also has a role in this year’s upcoming Muppet movie.

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Johnny Depp and Rob Marshall reunite for 'The Thin Man'

One tour with Johnny Depp simply wasn’t enough for Rob Marshall. The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides director has agreed to direct and produce Warner Bros. remake of The Thin Man, which has Depp attached. “John [DeLuca] and I are overjoyed at the idea of working with Johnny again, especially on such a classy and classic project,” Marshall said in a statement. “We are also thrilled to be partnering this time with such wonderful producers as Christi Dembrowski and Kevin McCormick, and we are looking forward to working with Warner Bros. to create a reinvention of a beloved story.”

Jerry Stahl (Bad Boy II) is attached to write the movie, which is based upon the 1934 film starring William Powell and Myrna Loy.

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