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Cool Minimalist Posters – Innerspace, Ghostbusters, The Fly, Back to the Future, Network, 2001 and More

Posted by LiveFor on February 22, 2010

I love alternative movie posters especially those done in a minimalist style. These are some more stunning examples of the craft. All are done by Brandon Schaefer and he has lots more over on Seek and Speak. Which one is your favourite and which is the cleverest?

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Cronenberg is remaking The Fly – The one he made already

Posted by LiveFor on September 24, 2009

the-fly-jeff-goldblumYou read that right. David Cronenberg is going to reboot his version of The Fly from 1986 which was already a reboot of the classic horror from 1958 starring Vincent Price. This is very early days

The move marks an about-face for the Canadian director, who in the past has said he did not want to be involved on a remake of the film. Cronenberg did work on an opera version of “The Fly” that was staged first in Paris and then in Los Angeles.

The 1986 title starred Jeff Goldblum and became a huge hit for Fox, earning $40 million and turning into a phenomenon. It centered on Seth Brundle (Goldblum), an eccentric scientist who, after an experiment with teleportation goes awry, is transformed into a fly. Geena Davis starred as Goldblum’s love interest and partner, Veronica.

A sequel three years later with which Cronenberg was not involved — it was directed by Chris Walas, who did effects work on the 1986 version — did not fare as well, and was panned by critics and largely ignored by filmgoers.

The project would represent a chance for Cronenberg to return to a film that helped establish his career, but to do so in the effects age, using techniques that weren’t possible nearly a quarter-century ago.

A return to “The Fly” would also mark the latest in a mini-trend of directors remaking their own work. Michael Haneke last year remade his thriller “Funny Games” while Werner Herzog reimagined his doc “Little Dieter Learns to Fly” with the 2006 feature “Rescue Dawn.”

His original version of The Fly is a classic, but with todays technology it could be pretty cool to see another version of it. It just all seems a bit redundant though.

Who could they get better than Jeff Goldblum? How could they make it that bit different?

Source: RiskyBusiness

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Dark Castle have The Nye Incidents – The truth is out there

Posted by LiveFor on April 21, 2009

Dark Castle, the Warner Bros.-based horror label, has picked up rights to Devil’s Due graphic novel The Nye Incidents, from sci-fi and horror novelist Whitley Strieber and Craig Spector. Dark Castle are the people that brought you House on Haunted Hill, Thir13en Ghosts, Ghost Ship, Gothika, and The Reaping.

Inspired by true events, the comic follows the exploits of Lynn Devlin. Lynn is a medical examiner who thinks she has seen everything Nye County has to throw at her. She copes with methodical, rational logic. But when a grotesque murder of a supposed alien abductee occurs that cannot be solved with her scalpel and microscope, Lynn finds her detachment is shattered, and her dreams haunted by large dark, oval-shaped eyes. Now, only one thing is certain: There’s a killer loose in the alien abductee community… human or otherwise.

No scribe has yet been hired to pen the script. Todd Lincoln will direct.

Strieber is best known for “The Wolfen” (that was a great film) and “The Hunger,” which were adapted into pics in the 1980s, as well as alien abduction tale “Communion.” “The Coming Global Superstorm,” a book he co-wrote with Art Bell, inspired Fox’s tentpole “The Day After Tomorrow.”

In their book, Spector said he focused on forensic aspects, setting up the question whether a serial killer was imitating aliens or vice versa. UFO researcher Dr. Roger Leir joined the program for a segment and noted that in the New Jersey cases, a medical professional told him the men were cut in a style similar to the cattle mutilations, with large amounts of hemoglobin found on the edges of the wounds. He also discussed the ‘Chupa chupa’ UFO attacks in Brazil, which took place in 1977.

Lincoln, who had previously been attached to a remake of “The Fly” at Fox Searchlight, will also serve as a producer on “Nye.” He is attached to helm “Hack/Slash” for Rogue.

The video below has the authors chatting about the comic book.

Source: Variety

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Eastern Promises 2? David Cronenberg thinks so

Posted by LiveFor on March 30, 2009

David Cronenberg is a great director. He has made some amazing films, many of which are dark and twisted (Rabid, The Fly, Videodrome, The Brood, Existenz, etc). More recently his films have had a different kind of feel to them – History of Violence and Eastern Promises. In all that time I don’t think he has made a sequel to any of his films. All that now appears to be about to change.

David Cronenberg, Viggo Mortensen, the writer Steven Knight, producer Paul Webster and the studio are the ones who want to see more, and that’s unusual as it’s the whole team, co-stars aside of course.

Speaking to MTV, Cronenberg revealed his plans.

“We are going to have a meeting very soon between me, Steve Knight and Paul Webster to discuss what the script would be…I have some very strong ideas about what I would like to see, but I would like to hear what they have to say as well. And then after that, if all goes well, Steve goes away and writes a great script. If we all like it, we make it.”

He raised the point that he had never wanted to make a sequel before now either, but explains why.

“…in this case, I thought we had unfinished business with those characters. I didn’t feel that we had finished with Nikolai and we had done a lot of research that was more than we could stuff into that one movie.”

This is great news as I thought Eastern Promises was a great film – such as nasty knife fight – and the ending certainly took Viggo’s character off in a different direction.

What do you reckon? Is there enough in this to make a sequel? Would you want to see one?

Source: Filmstalker

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