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Let Me In – New photo of Chloe Moretz and Kodi Smit-Mcphee

Posted by LiveFor on May 9, 2010

Here is a new image from the Let the Right One In remake by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield). It shows Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road). It actually doesn’t look too bad.

The LA Times had the pic and an interview with Reeves.

A respectful devotee of both the original novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist as well as the first film, Reeves understands the concerns of those with strong feelings for the original. He had his own reservations about the remake and corresponded with Lindqvist, who also wrote the script for “Let The Right One In,” before taking on the project.

“I think because of ‘Cloverfield,’ people have an assumption, which is, ‘Oh, crazy handicam, he’s going to jazz it up,’ “
Reeves said. “And I think that’s probably what a lot of people were afraid of when they thought of the most cynical version. And that’s the last thing we tried to do. We tried to create the approaching, foreboding dread of movies like ‘The Shining,’ where you feel like something wicked is unraveling and it’s not going to end well. That’s what I responded to about the original, the juxtaposition of those tones, this very disturbing story but at the center of it there are these very tender emotions. That’s a very unusual mix, and that’s what drew me in and dug into me.”

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Let Me In – First look at Chloe Moretz in Let the Right One In remake

Posted by LiveFor on May 8, 2010

I know many of you don’t really want a remake of Let the Right One In, but there’s nothing we can do about it. Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) is directign it and Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass) is playing Abby. Overture Film’s have released this first look at Moretz from the film. Doesn’t really tell us much.

Directed by: Matt Reeves

Screenplay by: Matt Reeves

Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Moretz and Richard Jenkins

An alienated 12-year-old boy befriends a mysterious young newcomer in his small New Mexico town, and discovers an unconventional path to adulthood in Let Me In, a haunting and provocative thriller written and directed by filmmaker Matt Reeves (Cloverfield).

Twelve-year old Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Road) is viciously bullied by his classmates and neglected by his divorcing parents. Achingly lonely, Owen spends his days plotting revenge on his middle school tormentors and his evenings spying on the other inhabitants of his apartment complex. His only friend is his new neighbor Abby (Chloe Moretz), an eerily self-possessed young girl who lives next door with her silent father (Oscar®nominee Richard Jenkins). A frail, troubled child about Owens’s age, Abby emerges from her heavily curtained apartment only at night and always barefoot, seemingly immune to the bitter winter elements. Recognizing a fellow outcast, Owen opens up to her and before long, the two have formed a unique bond.

When a string of grisly murders puts the town on high alert, Abby’s father disappears, and the terrified girl is left to fend for herself. Still, she repeatedly rebuffs Owen’s efforts to help her and her increasingly bizarre behavior leads the imaginative Owen to suspect she’s hiding an unthinkable secret.

The gifted cast of Let Me In takes audiences straight to the troubled heart of adolescent longing and loneliness in an astonishing coming-of-age story based on the best-selling Swedish novel Lat den Ratte Komma In (Let the Right One In) by John Ajvide Lindqvist, and the highly-acclaimed film of the same name.

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David Fincher’s remake of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo has begun

Posted by LiveFor on May 6, 2010

Pre-production on David Fincher’s adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s novel, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, has begun. He is currently in Stockholm checking out locations for the shoot. Shooting is due to start filming in October.

According to The Playlist Fincher wants a “European look” for the film and is planning to shoot all the exteriors in Sweden. He is also keeping all the Swedish locations and not moving the story over to the USA which is a bit unusual for a remake.

No word on whether the characters of Lisbeth Salander or Mikael Blomqvist will be changed into being British or American.

No word on any casting and Carey Mulligan who has been rumoured to star in the remake has, so far, denied any involvement.

Do you want a remake of the film considering the original film was out last year (you can see the poster for the original above)? Who should star in it?

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The Karate Kid – French poster

Posted by LiveFor on May 3, 2010

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I Spit On Your Grave – Poster for the remake

Posted by LiveFor on May 1, 2010

A great poster for the remake of the 1979 horror.

Jennifer Hills, who takes a retreat from the city to a charming cabin in the woods to start on her next book. But Jennifer’s presence in the small town attracts the attention of a few morally deprived locals led who set out one night to teach this city girl a lesson.

They break into her cabin to scare her. However, what starts out as terrifying acts of humiliation and intimidation, quickly and uncontrollably escalates into a night of physical abuse and torturous assault. But before they can kill her, Jennifer sacrifices her broken and beaten body to a raging river that washes her away.

As time passes, the men slowly stop searching for her body and try to go back to life as usual. But that isn’t about to happen. Against all odds, Jennifer Hills survived her ordeal. Now, with hell bent vengeance, Jennifer’s sole purpose is to turn the tables on these animals and to inflict upon them every horrifying and torturous moment they carried out on her…only much, much worse.

Steven Monroe directs. Sarah Butler, Chad Lindberg, Daniel Franzese, Rodney Eastman, Jeff Branson and Andrew Howard star

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The Professionals – Neil Marshall to jump in the Ford Capri with Bodie and Doyle

Posted by LiveFor on April 26, 2010

For those not in the know or outside the UK, The Professionals was a great show from the Seventies. It starred Martin Shaw (Doyle), Lewis Collins (Bodie) and Gordon Jackson fighting crime and terror at home and abroad for law enforcement outfit CI5. Doyle is an ex-detective constable who worked the seedier parts of London, while Bodie was an ex-paratrooper, mercenary and SAS sergeant.

It was a lot of fun, had a great theme tune and made Capris cool.

Neil Marshall (Centurion, Dog Soldiers, Doomsday, The Descent) has been talking to Empire about making a feature out of the series.

“It’s going to be a hard-hitting action movie,” says Marshall, “I always loved the show. It has one of the greatest theme tunes ever and a really great central premise. I just thought: this is going to make a great movie.”

“They deal with anti-terrorism, assassinations, political intrigue,” says Marshall. “The slogan, or kind of the tagline for the film, is ‘Fight fire with fire’ and that was their whole thing… Primarily it’s going to be an exciting movie, but there’s an inherent political angle on the story.”

“We want to contemporise it but keep everything that made the original great [but sadly not Lewis Collins], just turn it into a real wham-bam rip-roaring adventure movie. And a really great buddy movie: these guys are like Butch and Sundance or Riggs and Murtaugh. But this is a British buddy movie, which I don’t think I’ve seen before…”

Fantastic news as I think a Brit version of the typically American Buddy action film will be excellent and as Marshall will be involved there should be plenty of cool action and a healthy dose of violence.

Exciting stuff. Now who do we want to see playing Bodie and Doyle?

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Death at a Funeral – Poster and trailer

Posted by LiveFor on April 22, 2010

Still find it crazy that they remade the 2007 film, but there you go. It is a classic british style farce and here is what happens when Chris Rock and Martin Lawrence have a go at it.

Made up Peter Dinklage is playing the same character from the original and James Marsden can be surprisingly funny. Danny Glove is always cool. Have a look at the trailer.

It is out in the UK and Ireland on 2nd June.

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A Nightmare on Elm Street – Hear the new Freddy speak

Posted by LiveFor on April 22, 2010

Why he sounds like Rorschach on weed!

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A clearer look at Freddy Krueger

Posted by LiveFor on April 12, 2010

Here is a better look at Jackie Earle Haley (Watchmen, Human Target) as the new version of Freddy Kreuger in A Nightmare on Elm Street.

Still not sure whether it is a cool look for the horror icon or if he just looks goofy.

Source: BD

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A Nightmare on Elm Street – New poster tells it like it is

Posted by LiveFor on April 11, 2010

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