Want more Spy Kids? You got it! The spy family action-adventure series is the latest franchise to be rebooted by Hollywood.
According to a new report, Netflix has closed a deal to reboot the franchise, which first premiered back in 2001. Skydance Media had actually optioned the rights originally, but for some reason, their vision didn’t work out and now Netflix is in control.
Spyglass Media owns the ‘Spy Kids’ franchise and remains on board. Robert Rodriguez, who created the original series, has returned for the upcoming reboot, which he will write and direct. Plot details have not been revealed, but the next generation of ‘Spy Kids’ will revolve around the activities of a multicultural family.
It’s not clear if the original stars of the film will play any part in this reboot, but we’ll keep you posted.
For those who don’t remember, this franchise was very popular back in the early 2000s. The original film made nearly $150 million at the box office in 2001. There were a total of three sequels. In total, the franchise has brought in over $550 million worldwide.
Fun fact, Daryl Sabara, the kid who played Juni in the franchise, is now married to Meghan Trainor. Last year, they welcomed their first baby together.
Rob Zombie is known for his gory films, but the filmmaker insists his upcoming reboot of ‘The Munsters‘ will not feature the violent and twisted part of his brain.
He announced on Instagram that the film will be rated PG, which means it’ll be more family-oriented than any film Zombie has made before.
For those of you speculating, wondering and assuming that ‘The Munsters’ would be dirty, violent and nasty…well, you are wrong. It’s all good down on Mockingbird Lane.
The source material is of course the successful sitcom, which gained popularity in the 1960s. The sitcom was family-friendly, but some people believed Zombie’s involvement in the film reboot would mean they were going dark with the movie.
He announced last summer that he was given the all clear to write and direct the reimagining. Filming has been going down these past few months, and some people believe the movie could be released as soon as October 2022.
Although, there is a possibility it gets pushed back to 2023. We’ll keep you posted. Sources say it looks like a streaming play at this point, which means a theatrical release is not likely.
The original ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre‘ film is a classic. It was weird and gory in a way most films weren’t back then. Even today, it still holds up.
But the sequels that followed? They were terrible. Most people agree with this, but Netflix refuses to let that scare them away. They are determined to bring life back to the franchise with the upcoming reboot, Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
The film is scheduled to hit the streaming giant on February 18, so just over two weeks away. The flick was directed by David Blue Garcia and produced by Fede Alvarez, the filmmaker behind Evil Dead and Don’t Breathe.
One cool thing about this movie is that it stars Elsie Fisher, who gave an incredible performance in the 2018 film ‘Eighth Grade’
It’ll be interesting to see her in what looks to be a completely different role. She spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the movie…
The film takes place a long time after the original ‘Texas Chainsaw. It’s about a group of people who come to this town and things don’t quite go as planned. It mixes a lot of important real-life issues with horror themes, which is always something I love.
Check out the trailer below. I’ll be honest. It doesn’t look like this film will make any waves like the original film because it doesn’t appear to be pushing any boundaries. But it does look like it could be entertaining, which is all you can really ask for in a horror film.
It looks like ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home‘ will finally be knocked out of first place at the weekend box office after several weeks on top.
Paramount’s ‘Scream’ reboot is being released this weekend, and experts believe it could make between $20 and $30 million. And it’s off to a great start, bringing in over $3.5 million during its Thursday night preview. If it continued on the same pace, it would earn around $30 million this weekend.
Believe it or not, the slasher flick is actually getting solid reviews from critics. It still holds a “fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with many critics calling it a lot of fun.
In terms of other recent horror films, ‘Scream’s’ results compare favorably to ‘Halloween Kills,’ which earned $4.9 million in Thursday previews en route to a $49.4 million opening, and ‘A Quiet Place Part II,’ which earned $4.8 million before ultimately grossing $47.5 million in its debut weekend.
Cinemas across the country are hoping the projections hold up, because this is the only major release until February 4 when Moonfall and Jackass Forever hit theaters.
So following this weekend, things will be slow at your local cinema for two weeks. It’s worth noting this most recent Scream film was made on a $25 million budget, so it’s looking like it’ll easily make that back. A rare win these days.
Mortal Kombat was one of my favorite video games as a kid. I would play it all the time, and never once did I think, “I wish this was a movie!”
But here we are. They first released a ‘Mortal Kombat’ film back in 1995 to mixed reviews, and now they’re ready to do it again.
This 2021 reboot stars Lewis Tan, Ludi Lin, Joe Taslim,Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson and Mehcad Brooks.
The film is being distributed by Warner Bros., which means it’ll be released on HBO Max and inside theaters at the same time, April 16.
Simon McQuoid is directing this movie based on a screenplay by Greg Russo and Dave Callaham.
A washed-up mixed martial arts fighter named Cole Young is unaware of his hidden lineage or why he is being hunted down by Sub-Zero of the Lin-Kuei clan of assassins. Concerned for the safety of his family, he seeks out a clique of fighters that were chosen to defend Earthrealm in a high-stakes battle against the forces of Outworld
If you thought Peter Dinklage’s career would fizzle out following ‘Game of Thrones’ you were very wrong and should be ashamed.
Dinklage has a few big movie roles lined up, but perhaps his biggest will be in Legendary’s upcoming ‘Toxic Avenger‘ reboot.
It was announced this week that the 51-year-old actor will star in the film, which is in a similar tone to Deadpool. The original film was released back in 1984, and it performed fairly well for the niche genre of superhero dark comedy.
When a struggling everyman is pushed into a vat of toxic waste, he is transformed into a mutant freak who must go from shunned outcast to underdog hero as he races to save his son, his friends and his community from the forces of corruption and greed.
So it’s even more relevant today. Honestly, I think this reboot will be more successful than the original film, simply because the world is more open to this style of comedy now.
It’ll be directed by Macon Blair, who directed/wrote the lovely Netflix film, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore.
Super excited for this one. No word on a potential release date, but we’ll keep you posted.
Nobody got in touch with me about it. It’s a waste of time as far as I’m concerned. What’s the point? I’m a firm believer that you don’t remake films that have had the longevity of Home Alone. You’re not going to create lightning in a bottle again. It’s just not going to happen. So why do it? It’s like doing a paint-by-numbers version of a Disney animated film—a live-action version of that. What’s the point? It’s been done. Do your own thing. Even if you fail miserably, at least you have come up with something original.
That’s what we have been saying for years. All these sequels, remakes, reboots…they may make money, but are they really satisfying? Are they fulfilling? Are they dangerous? Exciting? No, they’re not.
Instead of trying to recreate Home Alone, why don’t they do the work to create a new Christmas classic?
But hey, maybe we’re just grumpy. Who knows. Maybe Chris is just mad they didn’t invite him to work on the project.
Just because reboots/sequels in 2019 didn’t perform as expected at the box office, doesn’t mean Hollywood is giving up on them. That’d be too easy!
Disney is deep in development on a reboot/sequel of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. According to the most recent reports, Josh Gad is set to star. He was the one started this mess by pitching the idea to Disney.
The studio is hoping to convince the original director Joe Johnston to return. He was not involved in the previous sequels, which did not perform well. The second one went straight-to-video.
In this version, Gad will play Wayne’s grown-up son, who follows in his father’s footsteps by not only becoming a scientist, but also accidentally shrinking his children.
Sounds completely unnecessary, but also not surprising. I suppose they believe if they get the original director involved, people will just accept it and be like, “Oh, if he approves, then hell yeah!”
Samuel L. Jackson is back, but he’s not alone. The new trailer for the latest installment in the ‘Shaft‘ franchise has been released, and it includes three generations of private eyes.
The film will feature Jackson as John Shaft II, who starred in the Shaft film from 2000. We’ll also be introduced to his son John Shaft Jr., and the original John Shaft played by Richard Roundtree.
“The movie follows JJ, aka John Shaft Jr. He may be a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, but to uncover the truth behind his best friend’s untimely death, he needs an education only his dad can provide. Absent throughout JJ’s youth, the legendary locked-and-loaded John Shaft agrees to help his progeny navigate Harlem’s heroin-infested underbelly. And while JJ’s own FBI analyst’s badge may clash with his dad’s trademark leather duster, there’s no denying family. Besides, Shaft’s got an agenda of his own, and a score to settle that’s professional and personal.”
In addition to the names mentioned above, the cast will also include Regina Hall, Alexandra Shipp and Matt Lauria.
Shaft is set to be released June 14. Check out the trailer below…