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RIP Dan O’Bannon 1946 – 2009 Screenwriter of Alien, Dark Star and so much more has passed away

Posted by LiveFor on December 18, 2009

Dan O’Bannon is a true sci-fi / horror legend. He wrote so many excellent screenplays you have no doubt seen some of the films based on his work.

He wrote the screenplay Star Beast (written with Richard Shusset) that was turned into Alien by Ridley Scott. He wrote the screenplay for John Carpenter’s directorial debut, Dark Star (he also played Sgt Pinback in the film).

Want more? How do the screenplays for Blue Thunder, Lifeforce (naked space vampires), Total Recall, Dead and Buried, Heavy Metal and Screamers grab you? He also directed The Return of the Living Dead and, get this, he did special effects work on Star Wars – the good ones.

Basically the man is a legend, yet sadly, he has been taken from us at the tender age of 63. Who knows what other flights of fancy he had in store for us, but no more. AICN are reporting that he had been in hospital for the past week but had lost the good fight.

He liked sci-fi, horror, H P Lovecraft, film and he could write up a storm. He will be missed.

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Total Recall: The Death Scenes

Posted by LiveFor on November 16, 2009

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Total Recall’s Kuato sings Chocolate Rain

Posted by LiveFor on October 20, 2009

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Total Recall – Cool poster – Kuato Lives!

Posted by LiveFor on July 16, 2009

A very cool Total Recall poster by Tyler Stout.

It’s limited edition and you can buy it for $30.


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Timeline of Sci-Fi movies

Posted by LiveFor on June 18, 2009

Dan Meth put together this brilliant chart putting futuristic films into their chronological order. He should have put Star Wars on A long time ago, but apart from that he seems to have got all the major movies.

Has he missed any classics?

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Another remake? Commando indeedo

Posted by LiveFor on June 5, 2009

Remake, remake, remake. That’s all it seems to be these days. Recently it has been mentioned that Total Recall is to be remade, Predators is to be reimagined and now another Arnold Schwarzenegger classis is going the remake way.

JoBlo was pointed to a piece in an Australian magazine named RCI that indicated Commando was in line for a remake.

The site also checked with its own sources who also have, “heard whispers” of this remake . The source also indicated that the idea for the reboot had been brewing for some time now.

Looks like John Matrix will be slapping on the old camo and kicking ass once again.

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Open Your Mind! – Total Recall remake gets a writer

Posted by LiveFor on June 3, 2009

Lately it seems that all we are getting from Hollywood is remake after remake. This post does nothing to change that trend.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kurt Wimmer (Equilibrium, Ultraviolet) has signed on to write the remake of Total Recall for Columbia Pictures.

The original, which was based off the book “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale” by Phillip K. Dick, starred Schwarzenegger as a man haunted by visions of Mars and, after getting a virtual Mars vacation from a company called Rekall, goes to Mars himself to fight with rebels trying to win back control of the air supply.

Neil H. Moritz is producing the remake and, although plot details weren’t given on the remake, it was said to be a, “contemporized adaptation.” Wimmer also wrote the upcoming films Law Abiding Citizen and Salt, which is currently filming.

Again, I don’t really see the need for a remake of this film, but what do I know.

As it looks like it is going ahead who do you want to see get their ass to Mars in the lead role?

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Paul Verhoeven has The Surrogate

Posted by LiveFor on May 29, 2009

The Dutch director, Paul Verhoeven (Black Book, Total Recall, Robocop, Hollow Man, Starship Troopers) has signed on to develop and direct The Surrogate, a thriller for 20th Century Fox.

It is based on the 2004 book by Kathryn Mackel, the story centers on a couple desperate to have a child who find themselves in an unbearable position when they find out the surrogate they hired to carry their baby is insane.

The description from the book is “Kyle and Bethany Dolan reel from years of infertility, miscarriages, and finally, a disastrous hysterectomy. They are desperate to find the perfect surrogate mother to carry their last frozen embryo. Sable Lynde, a computer genius with a dark history, is desperate to escape her own inner demons, her dark past, and a dangerous loan shark. Sable assumes the identity of a surrogacy candidate so perfect that the Dolans welcome her into their family without reservation. As the pregnancy progresses, the dangers of Sable’s deception escalate until the unthinkable happens–Sable’s dark demons spill out into the Dolans’ lives–even as she lies in a coma. A thrill-ride of suspense and terror, this novel leads readers to a breathtaking climax.”

The question is will this be good Verhoeven or Showgirls Verhoeven directing it?

Source: THR

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The Random – Total Recall remake, Suicide Squad, The Perfect Moment, Robin Hood, The Neverending Story, Arthur,

Posted by LiveFor on February 26, 2009

Eliza Dushku (“Buffy,” “Dollhouse”) is using her clout to bring The Perfect Moment, a biopic about iconic photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, to the big screen says Variety. The story will chronicle Mapplethorpe’s career from his rise to fame in the 1970s for his portraits of socialites and rock stars until his death in 1989 at age 42 from complications arising from AIDS. Ondi Timoner (“DIG!”) is to direct.

Cate Blanchett is officially onboard to play Maid Marian alongside Russell Crowe in the Ridley Scott-directed adventure feature Robin Hood (previously called Nottingham) for Universal Pictures reports the trades.

Warner Bros. Pictures, Kennedy/Marshall Co. and Leonard DiCaprio’s Appian Way are all in discussions about reviving the 1980’s kid fantasy classic The NeverEnding Story says The Hollywood Reporter.

Peter Baynham (Borat, Bruno, The Day Today) will pen the remake of Dudley Moore 1981 comedy Arthur for Warner Bros. Pictures reports Variety. The project is being crafted as a vehicle for Russell Brand (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall”) as the boozy playboy whose plan to marry into a moneyed family goes awry when he falls in love with a working class gal.

Paul Verhoeven’s 1990 sci-fi modern classic Total Recall is getting a remake for Sony Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter. Neal H. Moritz and Original will develop and produce the contemporary version of the Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stoen-led actioneer based a Philip K. Dick story.

Justin Marks (Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, Greyskull, Green Arrow: Supermax) will adapt the DC Comics property Suicide Squad as a feature film for Warner Bros. Pictures and Lin Pictures says the trades. Originally a back-up feature in 1960s “The Brave and the Bold,” the stories focused on a team of non-super-powered people fighting monstrous menaces. The Squad was reconceived in the 1980s as a team of supervillains given one last shot at redemption by the government by accomplishing missions that will most likely kill them. This is the setup that Warners will work from. The villains involved have yet to be determined though Deadshot, an assassin with wrist-mounted guns, is a strong candidate.

Source: Dark Horizons

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The International Recall – Total Recall / The International Mash-up

Posted by LiveFor on February 12, 2009

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