This is what we know so far about "The Cabin in the Woods":
1) Joss Whedon wrote the script, and Drew Goddard ("Buffy," "Angel," "Lost") will be directing
2) Academy award nominee Richard Jenkins ("The Visitor") joins the cast, as well as Bradley Whitford ("Bottle Shock").
3) New cast announced are Kristen Connolly ("Revolutionary Road"), Chris Hemsworth ("Star Trek"), Anna Hutchison ("Underbelly"), Fran Kranz ("The Village") and Jesse Williams ("The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2").
4) The film's opening date has been moved from October 23rd to February 5th
5) UA/MGM will distribute
But the most important part? The plot? Whedon, Goddard, and the studio are tight-lipped. All we know is there's a cabin in the woods, and then...mayhem!
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I'm the first to admit that I crave these low-budget horror flicks! I'm a child of the 80s and devoured everything from "Friday the 13th" to yes, "Puppetmaster."
To this day, when any of these films are being shown on cable, I have to stop and watch, and I truly admit, even TIVO some of them!
But am I happy with the recent "reboot" all these shocker flicks are getting? Um, not really. Sure, Rob Zombie did a great job with "Halloween" but I love his "Devil's Rejects" better. Why? Because it's original!
Am I happy with the new "Friday the 13th?" Well, I was happy to see Jason Voorhees on the big screen again, but the remake was underwhelming.
So today, in my horror of horrors, I heard that writer/producer Charles Band is planning to give his "Puppetmaster" the reboot treatment! And he's following the "My Bloody Valentine" route and shoot it in 3-D!
Why? Can't Hollywood be original anymore? Specially when it comes to the horror genre? Slapping the "3-D" treatment on any remake doesn't make it brand new!
Oh wait, Joss Whedon is coming up with "Cabin in the Woods," and Sam Raimi has "Drag Me to Hell" coming up.
So there's still hope!
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Nick Nolte is set to star in "Warrior" a drama set in the world of mixed martial arts!
The plot sounds like "Karate Kid" with a little "The Wrestler" vibe.
According to Variety, "Nolte plays an ex-Vietnam vet boxer-turned-steel mill worker whose family was torn apart by his alcoholism; the now-sober and remorseful dad welcomes back his youngest son and trains him to compete in a mixed martial arts tournament. He and his older brother are on a collision course in the ring."
Hhhhmmm, sounds intriguing! This whole redemption-thing-on-the-ring worked for Mickey Rourke, maybe Nolte will be crowned the comeback kid this year!
Production for "Warrior" is set to begin in April in Pittsburgh.
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I can never say it enough, but "Role Models" is my favorite comedy of 2008 -- better than "Tropic Thunder" or "Pineapple Express" in my humble opinion.
So it's heartwarming to know that "Role Models" director, David Wain is in talks to helm "Little Fockers."
"Little Fockers" is the three-quel of sorts in the "Meet the Parents" franchise. The script is being written by John Hamburg ("Along Came Polly," the upcoming "I Love You, Man"). Ben Stiller, Robert DeNiro and Owen Wilson are in talks to return, but the director of the first two films, Jay Roach, is going buh-bye.
But have no fear "Fockers" fans, Wain will do a great job with the third installment IF negotiations are finalized and inked!
So, our friends at MTV sat down with the director, and this is what he had to say:
“I read that,” he said. “Yeah! I read that I think on the MTV Movies Blog.”
“No comment. Let’s keep it mysterious.”
What, you can’t give me anything? I thought we were boys…
“I’m offering you a very cool hip mysterious no comment.”
But you’re in the running, right? Wink, wink…
“Discussions are being had.”
And more discussions about this film still to come!
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I've always thought that deep inside the first two "Fantastic Four" movies lie a really great franchise! But that just became wishful thinking after watching the sequel.
Director Tim Story just doesn't have enough comic-book wherewithal to fully realize "Fantastic Four's" potential!
So I jumped for joy upon hearing that 20th Century Fox is gearing up for a reboot, a whole new re-visualization of "Fantastic Four."
Our comrades at IESB are exclusively reporting that "the franchise is looking to be 'less bubble gum' this time round following the 'Iron Man' template, which was a complete success in reviews and box office take but a bit darker when it came to its superhero."
A darker, funnier, twisted take on "Fantastic Four." Flame On! No pun intended
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