Friday, March 11, 2005

Film Friday for 3/11

It's Film Friday here at 'Shouting'. I'm late on this by over a week, but hey, you ain't payin' for this roundup anyway. Time to look at the latest batch of deals done in H'wood, particularly if it is a sequel, a TV show being made into a film or a remake of a previous film. Remember our motto: No good film goes with out a remake, and no bad film goes without a sequel. On to the deals for February...

I'm going to have to add a category for Adaptations of books/graphic novels. Problem is, so many of the current deals are for these properties, that's going to be a long post. For the time being, we'll stick with our usual highlights of films to be remade, TV shows to be made into films and sequels/prequels.

First, on the obscure front, will be a remake of a 1987 Norwegian film, Pathfinder. Here's an odd point: Ken Watanabe is set to star (He is the Japanese co-star to Tom Cruise in The Last Samurai), but the film is apparently about Native Americans and Vikings!?!

Next comes a remake based on a documentary (so I guess they are using it as a basis for a biopic), Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story about boxing.

Casino Royale is being batted around again as the next Bond film. This was of course made in the 60s with Peter Sellars, Woody Allen and others.

The Family Jewels - Remake of the 1965 Jerry Lewis film.

One Missed Call - Remake of a Japanese film. Japanese horror/suspense is still hot!

Peter and the Starcatchers - Technically a book first, it is a prequel to "Peter Pan" written by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Looks like it will be CGI.

Puss in Boots - Spinoff from "Shrek 2" of the 'adored' character.

Star Trek IX - No idea who will be in it, but gosh darnit it is time for another Star Trek movie!

If you are looking for the hottest new script purchased or the latest novel/graphic novel optioned, you should always go to Done Deals for the latest.

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