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The Last Starfighter reboot potentially in the works

K.T Simpson

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80s fans, I’m sure all your ears have perked up at this one! Gary Whitta (“Rogue One” screenwriter) has revealed on Twitter that he and writing partner Jonathan Betuel have been working on a reboot of the 80’s classic “The Last Starfighter”, and are in the early stages of getting the project off the ground.

Whitta’s Tweet reveals that “Rogue One” concept artist Matt Allsopp helped visualise their ideas.

Further to the Twitter tease, Whitta spoke to i09 and gave some further details on the project, and where it was up to. Again, early stages.

Betuel created and wrote the original film, so it makes sense for him to be heavily involved in a remake. After tracking him down, Whitta was able to work with Betuel and notes they have a “fully developed story that is a combination of reboot and sequel that we both think honors the legacy of the original film while passing the torch to a new generation. We’re both very excited about it creatively.”

Whitta also noted:

“All I know is, we’re trying really hard to make this a reality. It’s a passion project for Jon and me both. And I know we have a great movie here. But we still need to deal with some remaining biz stuff before we can really move forward. We’ve had a lot of talks with Universal. We’re determined, one way or another, to make this happen. Trying to create in Hollywood is always like pushing a boulder uphill, particularly when there are archaic rights issues involved, but we’re going to keep trying. That’s the lesson of Starfighter… when you get your chance you’ve got to grab it with both hands, and hold on tight.”

“The Last Starfighter” was released in 1984, and saw a teenager recruited by an alien defence force to fight in an interstellar war. Nick Castle directed the film, and it starred Lance Guest, Dan O’Herlihy, Catherine Mary Stewart and Robert Preston.

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Meet the cast of The Craft remake!

The lead coven has been cast!

K.T Simpson

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The leads have been cast in the remake for “The Craft”, with Gideon Adlon, Lovie Simone and Zoey Luna joining previously announced Cailee Spaeny. Zoe Lister-Jones is directing the film for Blumhouse and Columbia Pictures.

The movie is a remake of the 1996 cult classic, which starred Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell, Christine Taylor, and Rachel True. The story followed a newcomer at a Catholic prep high school who falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft, and wage curses against those who tick them off.

Adlon currently stars in Netflix’s teen drama series “The Society”, and recently starred in “Blockers” alongside Leslie Mann, John Cena and Ike Barinholtz. Simone is one of the stars of drama series “Greenleaf”. Luna, a transgender actress and activist, made a name for herself by starring in “15 A Quinceanera Story: Zoey” that aired on HBO. She also starred in a short film, “Boundless”.

Thanks to Deadline for the news!

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Remake alert : Princess Bride, House Party

Two of your childhood faves are making a return to the big screen..

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An rumor concerning an inconceivable remake of 1987 classic “The Princess Bride” has sent fans into a dizzy.

Hidden in a Variety profile of the film’s producer Norman Lear, word that Lear has received numerous offers from some “very big names” wanting to “redo” “The Princess Bride” .

Cary Elwes, who starred in the original film alongside Robin Wright and Mandy Patinkin, was quick to pan the idea of a remake.

Meanwhile, New Line has commissioned a reboot of another classic — ‘90s hip hop comedy “House Party”.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Calmatic, the director behind the music video for “Old Town Road (Remix) has been hired to direct, with LeBron James – currently producing a sequel to “Space Jam” – producing.

Stephen Glover and Jamal Olori from FX’s “Atlanta” wrote the new script, one which hopefully features designated roles for Kid n’ Play.

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New Posters : Joker and Birds of Prey

New art has hit the web for the upcoming DC releases

K.T Simpson

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New posters for the upcoming DC films “Joker” and “Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn”) have hit the web, and both look jaw-droppingly fantastic!

Both films are highly anticipated releases in the next couple of months, with “Joker” hitting the screen first on October 4, and “Birds of Prey” early in 2020 on February 7.

The “Joker” poster is to promote the film’s IMAX release, which will appear in the theatres for one week. Joaquin Phoenix stars as the Joker (Arthur Fleck), alongside Robert De Niro, and is directed, produced and co-written by Todd Phillips. The flick also stars Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Marc Maron, Bill Camp, Glenn Fleshler, Shea Whigham, Brett Cullen, Douglas Hodge and Josh Pais.

“Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn”) has Margot Robbie in the role of Harley Quinn (whom she played in “The Suicide Squad”), and also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as Black Canary, Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain, Ewan McGregor as the villain Black Mask, Chris Messina as Victor Zsasz and Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya. Cathy Yan directs from a script by Christina Hodson.

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