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Poltergeist remake coming from Avengers directors

Joe and Anthony Russo to craft a third incarnation, following 2015 redo

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Marvel darlings Joe & Anthony Russo have been handed the keys to the MGM vaults, consequently selecting a few choice titles from the shelves to redo.

According to Deadline, the siblings have made a multi-film non-exclusive creative partnership to co-develop, co-produce and co-finance a slate of projects.

One of those projects is Tobe Hooper Classic “Poltergeist”.

Produced by Steven Spielberg, the timeless spookshow tells of a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces must come together to rescue their youngest daughter after the apparitions take her captive.

This will be the second remake of “Poltergeist”, following the 2015 incarnation starring Sam Rockwell.

If the Russo’s can link their new version to the original 1982, while throwing in some new-fangled concepts and nifty modern FX, this one might even make a buck.

The “Avengers : Endgame” directors have also expressed interest in producing new takes on “The Thomas Crown Affair”, starring Michael B.Jordan, “It’s a Mad Mad Mad World”, “The Secret of NIMH” and “The Pink Panther”.

Christopher Markus and Steven McFeely, who collaborate regularly with the duo, are involved in the writing of many of the new projects so there’s a good chance  they’ll turn out solid.

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Michael Biehn officially reprising Aliens‘ Corporal Hicks!

Ever wondered what William Gibson’s script was all about?

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Exciting news for those aching for some sort of chestbuster fix. An unused script for “Alien 3”, penned by William Gibson of ‘Neuromancer’ fame, is being turned into an audiobook by Audible. Furthermore, it’ll feature Michael Biehn as ‘Hicks’, reprising – if even only in voice – his fanboy favorite from the 1986 classic “Aliens”.

Though an “Alien 3” (1992) exists, the David Fincher-directed film is – I think it’s fair to say – one of the most disappointing sequels in cinemadom. Killing off Newt and Hicks before within the opening minutes of the film, and consequently going on to tell a reasonable but hardly captivating tale that sees Ripley teaming up with prisoners to escape the old bitch again, it’s a much maligned bit of art.

So, what could have been?

You can find out in the audiobook – and the Dark Horse comic that also features Gibson’s storyline -which, though undated, will likely hit before mid-year.

There’s still a shot that Biehn might get to reprise Hicks on the big screen too. A script by Neil Blomkamp, that re-teams Sigourney Weaver’s Ripley and Biehn’s Hicks, and is set directly after the events of James Cameron’s 1986 film, is doing the rounds. Though Fox insitially passed on doing the film, Cameron’s enthusiasm for it has reportedly popped it back into the ‘consideration’ pile.

Meanwhile, here’s the blurb for Gibson’s “Alien 3” audiobook :

This terrifying, cinematic multicast dramatisation – directed by the multi award-winning Dirk Maggs, is the chance to experience William Gibson’s untold story and its terrifying, claustrophobic and dark encounters between humans and aliens, as a completely immersive audio experience.
The story begins with the Sulaco on its return journey from LV-426. On board the military ship are the cryogenically frozen skeleton crew of that film’s survivors: Ripley, Hicks, Newt and Bishop.
We travel aboard and hear an alarm blare. Our heroes are no longer alone….

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Tucker and Dale Vs. Evil sequel!? Yes, please!

Cult horror-comedy has been the subject of sequel conversations for years!

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If there’s a red neck god, please let his squirrel stew cough up a sequel to this beast.

Cult horror-dy “Tucker and Dale vs. Evil” has been the subject of sequel conversations – usually exclusively by us fans – for about a decade now, but according to one of the films stars, the enthusiasm for more has spread to the cast.

Broke Horror Fan got the 411 one from Tyler Labine (aka Dale) who reveals that a sequel might finally be on the way – – it just mightn’t be available from your local Redbox.

“We’re working on something right now. I wouldn’t call it a film sequel, but the story is not done being told. I can’t really tell you much, but we’re in development with a couple things right now. Things are looking pretty good. Alan [Tudyk, who played Tucker] and I are both still on board, along with [original director] Eli [Craig]. We’re just trying to line up a few pieces. It’s just a matter of timing. We’re going to get something to the fans, because that’s really the only reason we want to do it. No one’s getting rich off this thing. Alan and I have always been like, ‘Whatever we do has to be for the people that stuck with it and made it what it is.’ That’s all the fans. Hopefully something will come to fruition.”

Cable TV show, maybe? They are all the rage, after all. Or maybe it’s a spiritual sequel – with the same cast and crew – ya know, something like “Ben and Davo Go Lawn Bowling… with Ghouls?”
Whatever the case, my thumb is up.

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Kate Beckinsale to star in new actioner from Expendables producers

Millennium Media’s first film with a female lead, director and producer

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Kate Beckinsale will headline a new action-comedy for Millennium Media.

The Tanya Wexler-helmed film will be the outfit’s first film with a female lead, director and producer.

The Scott Wascha-penned “Jolt” follows Lindy, a badass bouncer with a slightly murderous anger-management problem that she controls with the help of an electrode-lined vest she uses to shock herself back to normalcy whenever she gets homicidal. After the first guy she’s ever fallen for is murdered, she goes on a revenge-fueled rampage to find the killer while the cops pursue her as their chief suspect.

Production is due to begin in July in the UK and Sofia, Bulgaria.

“Jolt is a kick-ass and painfully funny script,” Wexler said. “When I saw that Kate Beckinsale was attached to play the lead, I jumped at the opportunity to make the movie. This is the movie for right now — a revenge-action film for every woman (and man) who wants to turn their inner ‘Thelma & Louise’ up to 11.”

Via ‘Deadline

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