Now that he’s hung up his pointy hat, wand and pained-yet-heroic expression for good, we’re all wondering what Daniel Radcliffe will do next. He’s finished filming the seven book/eight film epic that is Harry Potter, and hasn’t wasted much time in selecting a new role. He’s announced that he will be starring in a remake of the 1930s WW1 epic All Quiet On The Western Front.
Crimety, even the all-powerful Disney are now fully on the re-make bandwagon, it seems. After the ridiculous (and in our opinion, completely undeserved) success of Alice In Wonderland, the Mouse House have upped their re-make capacity, promising to deliver Malificent (the untold story of Sleeping Beauty) and now a live-action version of Cinderella. Is a remake we need? Of course not. But when has that ever stopped Hollywood before?
The horror-savvy amongst you lot will be aware that we revealed the terrifying new poster for the horror remake last week. Now prepare to soil your pants all over again, as a teaser clip of the upcoming movie hits the web. The clip, which can be seen here, sees old Freddy K causing a bit of havoc in a supermarket. We can only assume he was frustrated in his quest to find hand cream.
Cover your eyes! The terrifying new poster for the A Nightmare on Elm Street remake proclaims that we’ll “never sleep again” and we here at Best for Film are genuinely quaking in our boots at the prospect. The slasher series, which spawned such classic cult movies as A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors and Freddy vs. Jason, is being revived yet again. Spooky.
Clash of the Titans is a remake of the 1981 classic of the same name, and tells the tale of the legendary Greek hero Perseus. Perseus (Sam Worthington) is the son of Zeus, but he’s been living the life of a fisherman down on Earth, unaware of his divine heritage. Perseus’ adopted family are killed by the evil god Hades and he vows revenge. Hades tells the King of Argos that unless he sacrifices his daughter Andromache to the gods, the Kraken will destroy the city, so Perseus and a rag-tag bunch of misfits set off on a quest to find three legendary witches who can tell them how to defeat the monster.
It’s been reported that Legendary Pictures – the company behind The Dark Knight and 300 -will be creating a new Godzilla flick, having reached a deal with rights owners Toho. The last time the scaly beast raised its infamous head was in 1998, in a fairly horrendous film by Roland Emmerich. However, it could be that the guys behind The Dark Knight have a bit more to offer. They’re certainly no strangers to creepy city shots and shadowy midnight battles.
The furry fiend known as The Wolf Man first howled at the silvery moon in 1941 with a suitably hirsute Lon Chaney Jr in the lead role., joined in the golden age of beasty baddies like Frankenstein and Dracula back in the 40s. Almost 70 years later, the eponymous beast runs free again across the blood-spattered English countryside in director Joe Johnston’s tongue in cheek -and exceedingly bloodthirthy – remake.
Paramount have announced their reboot of Footloose is no more. Seems they’re finally listening to the public’s cries of “Dear God, no more remakes!” Either that or both their star director and lead actor have dropped out.