Remaking Carrie is a tough prospect. Even if it hadn’t been made into a classic horror film in 1976 by director Brian De Palma, you’d still be adapting a beloved book by Stephen King. However, director Kimberly Peirce (Boys Don’t Cry) has a pretty good shot at her new adaptation by finding a new take on the material that goes further in depth regarding the relationship between abused telekinetic teenager Carrie White and her mother Margaret. The shot at successful remake becomes even higher when you have Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore playing Carrie and Maragret, respectively. At this year’s New York Comic-Con, we got our first look at Peirce’s remake, and it looks like she may have brought King’s troubled girl back from the dead with more than just an inopportune grave visit.
Hit the jump for my recap of the Carrie panel, and click here for all of our New York Comic-Con coverage. [Update: Hit the jump to see the new international poster for Carrie.]
Director Josh Trank turned quite a few heads when his found-footage superhero pic Chronicle was a critical and box office hit earlier this year. Understandably, he was quickly flooded with offers to some big name properties. He’s currently developing a reboot of Fantastic Four at Fox, an adaptation of Red Star at Warner Bros., and the Spider-Man spinoff Venom for Sony, but he’s now become attached to yet another high profile property. Deadline reports that Trank has signed with Sony to direct a feature film adaptation of the video game Shadow of the Colossus. Hit the jump for more.
After four years of development, Paramount has given up the rights to adapting Frank Herbert’s best-selling sci-fi novel Dune. The studio and the rights holders came to a mutual agreement to let the rights lapse, relieving the studio of trying to get the film made. Director Peter Berg (Hancock) was originally attached to direct, but subsequently dropped out. A year ago, Taken director Pierre Morel signed on to take over directorial duties, with screenwriter Chase Palmer (also from Taken) rewriting a previous draft of the script by Josh Zetumer (Quantum of Solace). Richard P. Rubinstein, who controls the rights to Dune had this to say via Deadline:
“Paramount’s option has expired and we couldn’t reach an agreement. I’m going to look at my options, and whether I wind up taking the script we developed in turnaround, or start over, I’m not sure yet.”
Hit the jump for what this means for Dune and more on Rubinstein’s plans moving forward.
Quick, name your favorite American-made soccer movie. If you said The Big Green: correct. If all that came to mind were ineligibly foreign titles like Shaolin Soccer or Bend it Like Beckham, I don’t blame you — Hollywood isn’t exactly pumping ‘em out with any sort of quality control. Gerard Butler would like to change that, to the extent that he will revamp the baseball-centric project Confessions of a Little League Coach so that it revolves around youth soccer instead.
Butler was on board Confessions solely as a producer; now that the script from Robbie Fox (So I Married an Axe Murderer) is being reimagined as the soccer film Slide, the Scottish actor is in talks to star. In an attempt to further Slide‘s international pedigree, Italian filmmaker Gabriele Muccino (Pursuit of Happyness) has been keen on the film for awhile as a potential directing gig, though may be held back by scheduling issues. More after the jump: