A trailer has gone online for Joseph Kahn’s bizarre-looking new film Detention. While the trailer cracks a joke at the expense of Kahn’s previous film, Torque, it’s an odd mish-mash that recalls gooey high-school comedies, Scream, and The Breakfast Club. I don’t know what to make of this movie and that’s exciting. The film will be making its premiere at this year’s SXSW Film Festival and I’ll be interested to hear the response.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. Detention stars Josh Hutcherson, Dane Cook, Shanley Caswell, Spencer Locke, Aaron David Johnson, Walter Perez, Erica Shaffer, Parker Bagley, and Alison Woods.
What may be most shocking about the 2009 remake of Fame is that it really is a remake. And with the release of both the 1980 original and remake now on Blu-ray, a quick compare and contrast can be done. Both films follow a group of students (in 1980, Maureen Teefy, Irene Cara, Paul McCrane, and Barry Miller are the stand outs, in 2009, it’s Kay Panabaker, Naturi Naughton, Walter Perez, and Paul Iacono) through their four years at a prestigious New York performance arts school where they learn to act, sing and dance. My Reviews of both versions of Fame after the jump.
Opening September 25th is the remake/reboot/reinvention of the hit 1980 movie “Fame”. The new one is similar to the original as it follows a group of dancers, singers, actors, and artists over four years at the New York City High School of Performing Arts. The cast is made up of mostly unknowns and it’s directed by Kevin Tancharoen – who is making his feature debut. While the production was filming in Los Angeles last year, I did a set visit and my video interviews with the cast will be online next week. So until then, we’ve been given 8 clips from the movie and you can watch them all after the jump: