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  • Who's the Boss? Revival in the Works, Starring Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano

    08/04/2020 4:06:49 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 59 replies
    TV Line ^ | August 4, 2020 | Dave Nemetz
    That eternal TV question may finally get answered: A revival of Who’s the Boss? is in development, with original stars Tony Danza and Alyssa Milano returning to reprise their roles, our sister site Deadline reports. The sequel series, which will be shopped to networks and streaming services by producers Sony Pictures Television, will take place 30 years later, with Milano’s Samantha now grown up and a single mother, living in the same house as the original series. The new take “will explore generational differences, as well as opposing world views and parenting styles within the dynamic of a modern family...
  • ‘Wonder Years’ Reboot With Black Family in the Works at ABC, Lee Daniels to Produce

    07/08/2020 11:56:34 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 109 replies
    Variety ^ | July 8, 2020 | Joe Otterson
    A reboot of “The Wonder Years” has landed a pilot production commitment at ABC. The new half-hour comedy series would focus on how a black middle class family in Montgomery, Alabama in the turbulent late 1960’s made sure it was The Wonder Years for them too. That puts the new show in the same time period as the original series, which was set between 1968 and 1973. A mini writer’s room for the show will be opened once ABC approves a pilot script. Saladin K. Patterson will write and executive produce. Lee Daniels and Marc Velez will executive produce via...
  • Marc Webb in Talks to Direct Live-Action 'Snow White'

    05/30/2019 2:04:38 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 6 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 30, 2019 | Aaron Couch
    The filmmaker behind The Amazing Spider-Man films is casting his web on a Disney classic. Marc Webb is in talks to direct a live-action remake of Snow White, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. The project started taking shape in 2016, when The Girl on the Train screenwriter Erin Cressida was tapped to write the script. La La Land songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are writing new songs for the project, and Marc Platt is producing. Webb rose to prominence with 2009's 500 Days of Summer, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, and went on to helm The Amazing Spider-Man...
  • ‘A Star Is Born’s Sam Elliott On His First Oscar Nomination In 50-Year Career: It’s About Time

    01/22/2019 12:05:40 PM PST · by C19fan · 126 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | January 22, 2019 | Antonia Blyth
    “I think the thing off the top of my head might be, ‘It’s about f***ing time,'” says Sam Elliott, in the wake of his first ever Oscar nomination. “Beyond that, it’s really about the work; it’s just about the creative process. It’s great to be recognized for that, that’s really all it’s about.”
  • Norman Lear To Reimagine ‘All In The Family’, ‘The Jeffersons’, ‘Good Times’ & ‘Maude’

    07/27/2018 12:43:32 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 53 replies
    Deadline ^ | July 27, 2018 | Nellie Andreeva
    Norman Lear continues to defy convention about career longevity and age. The TV icon, who today celebrates his 96th birthday, and his Act III production company have signed a two-year first look deal with Sony Pictures TV. The pact includes the option to re-imagine titles from Lear’s extensive library including All In The Family, The Jeffersons, Good Times, Maude and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, among others. “I couldn’t be prouder and more excited about joining Sony Pictures Television, who has the guts to go with a kid,” Lear quipped. Sony Pictures TV, which owns the Norman Lear library, has been...
  • ‘Willy Wonka’ Origin Movie Eyes ‘Paddington’ Director Paul King

    02/12/2018 5:29:52 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 12 replies
    Heroic Hollywood ^ | February 12, 2018 | Grant Davis
    Before Charlie Bucket got a golden ticket to a world of pure imagination, Willy Wonka began a corporate empire of innovative candies that took the world by storm. To tell that story, Warner Brothers are looking to enlist the director of Paddington and its sequel, Paul King, according to The Hollywood Reporter. WB has been rumored to be interested in making a Willy Wonka prequel since at least 2017, with Ryan Gosling rumored to be interested in the title role. Regardless of whoever gets to wear the top hat, however, King and producer David Heyman are apparently in negotiations to...
  • Steven Spielberg Eyes Indiana Jones & ‘West Side Story’ Atop Next Directing Vehicles

    01/19/2018 12:06:14 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 31 replies
    Deadline ^ | January 18, 2018 | Mike Fleming Jr.
    Hot off directing back to back pictures in the Oscar contender The Post and the upcoming Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg is now figuring out his next two directorial vehicles. There are several percolating, but sources say he is eyeing Indiana Jones, and then would either precede or follow quickly with another pic. I’m hearing that one might be his dream project, a new version of West Side Story. Spielberg’s camp had no comment on his plans. Deadline revealed back in 2015 that Spielberg had his eye on his Jurassic World star Chris Pratt to be a central part of...
  • ‘Twilight Zone’ Series Reboot In Works At CBS All Access

    11/02/2017 3:01:50 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    Deadline ^ | November 2, 2017 | Dade Hayes and Patrick Hipes
    CBS boss Leslie Moonves said during the company’s earnings call with investors today that it is rebooting the iconic TV series The Twilight Zone to stream on CBS All Access, its SVOD service that features the new Star Trek: Discovery. The streaming service has been ramping up its original series auspices, already airing Season 1 of The Good Wife spinoff The Good Fight starring Christine Baranksi. Moonves said CBS was aiming for the same kind of leveraging of classic TV as Star Trek: Discovery, which spurred strong signups when it premiered and has already been renewed for a second season....
  • 24’ Franchise Eyes Comeback At Fox With Female-Led Legal Thriller Drama (tr)

    11/01/2017 11:26:28 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 66 replies
    Deadline ^ | November 1, 2017 | Nellie Andreeva
    Fox is developing a potential new incarnation of its Emmy-winning drama series that would have a female lead and take the real-time format of the terrorism-themed original and apply it to a different arena, criminal justice. The project, which has received a script commitment, hails from 24 franchise executive producers Howard Gordon and Imagine’s Brian Grazer, as well as former The Killing writer-producer Jeremy Doner and the franchise’s production companies, 20th Century Fox TV and Imagine TV. Doner will write the script with Gordon, who ran the original series. Details about the premise are sketchy, but I hear that the...
  • 'Ben-Hur' is one of the biggest flops of the summer

    08/21/2016 11:09:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 102 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 21, 2016 | Tre'vell Anderson
    During a weekend with three major new releases, holdovers “Suicide Squad,” from Warner Bros., and “Sausage Party,” from Sony, maintained their top spots at the box office. This means the big-budget reimagining of “Ben-Hur,” from Paramount Pictures and MGM, is one of the biggest flops of the summer. The third version of Lew Wallace’s 19th century novel “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ” took in an estimated $11.4 million in the U.S and Canada, which was only good enough for fifth place. It met analyst projections of $10 million to $15 million, though the studio was aiming for an opening...
  • Film review: Ben-Hur

    08/20/2016 2:47:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 20, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    Ben-Hur Official Trailer #1 (2016) - Morgan Freeman, Jack Huston Movie HD There’s a reason why the most classic films rarely get revisited. Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters reboot was probably doomed from the start, given the fact that most of the original film’s fans from its 1984 release are still around, even without the ill-advised politicization that took place after the mediocre trailers hit YouTube. I saw the new Ghostbusters a few weeks ago; it was not as bad as some say or as good as its defenders claim. It was a mediocrity, and an expensive one at that.Even more so...
  • Are 'Ghostbusters' Reviews Embargoed Until Opening Day?

    07/08/2016 8:38:57 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 130 replies
    Tech Times ^ | By Robin Burks | 7 July 2016, 1:37 pm EDT
    Review embargoes are usually a sign of a movie worried about bad publicity, which is often a sign of a bad movie... (It is being reported that) the new Ghostbusters will have a review embargo, with reviews banned until after the movie opens on July 10.... "We have recently learned that the review embargo got extended from Monday morning to Monday evening to when the movie opens... this is because many reviews from established outlets are mixed to negative, so they want to keep a lid on it. Only select fans who they know will say positive stuff are allowed...
  • Roots: The Groundbreaking Series Reimagined

    05/18/2016 9:52:29 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 62 replies
    History Channel ^ | May 17, 2016
    HISTORY® premieres "Roots" on Memorial Day 2016, airing over four consecutive nights at 9 p.m. beginning Monday, May 30, it was announced today by Paul Buccieri, President of A&E and HISTORY. The four-night, eight-hour event series developed by HISTORY, from A+E Studios, is a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family and their will to survive and ultimately carry on their legacy despite hardship.
  • 'Rocky Horror' TV Remake In Works At Fox With Gail Berman & Kenny Ortega

    04/10/2015 3:27:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 55 replies
    Deadline | Hollywood ^ | April 10, 2015 | Nellie Andreeva
    As we mark the 40th anniversary of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Fox is prepping a remake of the cult classic. The two-hour taped event special, which is in development with a cast-contingent order, is executive produced by Gail Berman of The Jackal Group; the 1975 movie's producer Lou Adler; and Kenny Ortega, who is set to direct and choreograph. Fox 21 TV Studios is producing.
  • Tim Burton to direct Disney's new Dumbo movie starring a mix of computer generated and live [tr]

    03/10/2015 1:46:42 PM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 10, 2015 | Staff
    Tim Burton is to direct Disney's live action remake of the 1941 classic Dumbo. The iconic cartoon will be remade as a live-action movie with computer generated characters playing the big-eared elephant and his family. To bring the movie into the 21st century, a family story will be added to reflect dumbo's journey.
  • The 10 worst movie remakes of all time (Who ordered the Total Rehash?)

    08/03/2012 12:29:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 135 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | August 2, 2012 | Barry Koltnow
    With the opening Friday of "Total Recall," thoughts immediately turn to the subject of movie remakes... Remakes are nothing new in Hollywood, although movie studios prefer to call them "reboots" or "re-imaginations." For some reason, the word "remake" has a negative connotation among moviegoers. Perhaps it's because it seems like a lazy and unimaginative way to make movies...
  • Tom Cruise attached to MGM's 'Magnificent Seven': Remake project still seeking writer, director

    05/25/2012 4:57:05 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 45 replies
    Variety ^ | May 21, 2012 | Jeff Sneider
    As MGM prepares to start production on "RoboCop" and "Carrie" later this year, the studio is going back to the vault again to develop a remake of John Sturges' 1960 Western "The Magnificent Seven" with Tom Cruise attached to star.
  • SHOCKER! Disney Halts 'The Lone Ranger' With Johnny Depp And Gore Verbinski

    08/13/2011 3:37:26 AM PDT · by tlb · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Deadline ^ | August 12, 2011 | By MIKE FLEMING
    In a stunning development, Disney has shut down production on The Lone Ranger, the Gore Verbinski-directed period Western that was to star Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as the title character. Jerry Bruckheimer is the producer and the script is by Justin Haythe. I'm told this all just happened, and Disney pulled the plug because of the budget. I've heard the filmmakers were trying to reduce the film's cost from $250 million (some even say $275 million) down to $232 million. The Lone Ranger was scheduled to be released December 21, 2012, smack up against The Hobbit: An...
  • Is CBS Bewitched? Network Plans to Remake the Classic TV Series

    08/11/2011 7:24:51 AM PDT · by tlb · 112 replies
    TV Guide ^ | Aug 9, 2011 | Hanh Nguyen
    Between the coven on True Blood and The CW's upcoming teen witch drama, The Secret Circle, don't we have enough witches on TV? CBS thinks not. The network has ordered a script for a remake of the classic TV comedy Bewitched, Variety reports. The recent success of certain reboots such as CBS' Hawaii Five-0 continues to keep networks and studios interested in the remake biz, despite poor box-office numbers or viewer backlash. ABC is reimagining Charlie's Angels for the coming fall season.
  • First Look: Henry Cavill as Superman in ‘Man of Steel’

    08/04/2011 10:02:12 PM PDT · by tlb · 33 replies
    Slashfilm ^ | August 4th, 2011 | Germain Lussier
    With all the unofficial set photos that have been popping online from the sets of The Dark Knight Rises and Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel, Warner Bros. has jumped the gun and provided our very first, official, look at Henry Cavill as Superman in the June 14, 2013 film. Check out the full, high-resolution version, after the jump. Choosing this image, Superman protecting a smokey safe, as our first official look at the film says a lot about what Snyder is going for here. What does it say exactly? That’ll I’ll leave to you all to discuss. Superman’s hair is...