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As Colin Firth probably taught you: just because a movie star gets offered the chance to work with Spike Lee and Josh Brolin on their remake of Park Chan-wook’s ‘Oldboy,’ doesn’t necessarily mean that he or she will come aboard. Twitch reports that both Clive Owen and Mia Wasikowska were offered the two remaining leading roles in ‘Oldboy’ on Friday, following passes from both Firth and… Continue reading Clive Owen and Mia Wasikowska Offered Roles in Spike Lee's 'Oldboy' Remake

I never thought that I would see sold out crowds for four-decade-old movie, but nevertheless it’s there that I found myself last week. Golden ticket acquired, I attended the Alamo Drafthouse’s cast reunion screening of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. This event was the result of a beautiful stroke of serendipity. The Drafthouse had already planned a reparatory screening of the film when they were… Continue reading Dialogue: The Kids From 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' on Wonkatania, the Remake and the Real Scary Slugworth


Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s The Crow had been set to start shooting this January, but the 28 Weeks Later director moved on to the Highlander remake — and by the looks of this concept art for The Crow reboot he might be glad he did. The Hangover’s Bradley Cooper was set to star in the role as Eric Draven (yeah, we thought it was weird


… Right now, networks love reboots and they love Westerns. CBS decided to kill two birds with one stone and is developing a reboot of the classic Western The Rifleman, which debuted in 1958 and ran through 1963 and starred Chuck Connors as eagle-eyed homesteader Lucas McCain in the 1880s. The updated version will stay close to the original, taking place in New Mexico territory as Lucas defends his… Continue reading News Briefs: CBS Puts The Rifleman Remake In Its Sights

Now that Martin Scorsese has tested out shooting for 3D with his upcoming flick Hugo, he’s become one of the converted — singing the technology’s praises while discussing the ways in which he applied it to his film about a boy searching for a key that unlocks the past. While chatting it up during a special Hugo screening in LA over the weekend, Scorsese told… Continue reading What They Said: Martin Scorsese on Holograms After 3D, and Jose Padilha on What to Expect from the 'Robocop' Remake