Get Ready for "Mother's Day" the Horror Remake! 


Remember the 1980 cult horror pic "Mother's Day" from Troma Films (I love all their cheesy, campy classics, by the way)? It's getting a remake makeover courtesy of our friends who brought us the "Saw" franchise!

So this one will be bloodier, more violent, more bone-crushing than the original!

Darren Lynn Bousman (he directed the second, third, and fourth "Saw" flicks) is set to helm. The story is about a ragtag of vicious, violent family, with a sadistic mother who instructs her sons to do all the killings. What a sweet momma :happy

Brett Ratner's Rat Entertainment company is set to co-produce, and the director of the original film, Charles Kaufman will co-exec produce.

When can you see it? Mother's Day of 2010! Take your mother to see the film, or...maybe not...

Meanwhile, let's re-live the gory days of the original with this trailer!



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Christopher Lee, the King of Hammer Films, Returns to His KIngdom 


Hammer Films, one of the U.K.'s oldest production companies, has been reinvigorated and they want their king, Christopher Lee!

The iconic actor, synonymous with Hammer Films, joins the cast of "Invasion of Privacy" alongside Hilary Swank and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

The film will mark Antti J. Jokinsen's directorial debut.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the movie details the story of a woman who, after separating from her husband, moves into a loft apartment in Brooklyn, New York and finds herself at the center of some unwanted attention.

Hhhmmmm, could it be that Mister Lee will play the one showering Swank some unwanted attention?

Meanwhile, let's take a look back at Lee's long, fruitful, and scare-licious relationship with Hammer Films. I remember watching all of these films when I was a kid, so yeah, I'm excited to see "Invasion of Privacy" when it comes out.



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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Keanu Reeves 


Well not that strange, but Keanu has been attached to star in Universal's retelling of "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde."

At least they hired a superb writer, Justin Haythe, the guy who wrote the adaptation of the searing "Revolutionary Road."

It is now going to be called simply "Jekyll" and
Nicolas Winding Refn is in talks to direct the project.

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's influential novel, we'll see Keanu transform from a gentle doctor to an evil version of himself! All the angst! The anger! The drama! The horror!

But wait, Universal also commissioned Guillermo Del Toro to work on ANOTHER "Jekyll and Hyde" adventure, but the director is supposed to stick with Stevenson's vision.

Clearly, our friends at Universal really, really want a "Jekyll and Hyde" film, they're making two projects based on the gothic tale!

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Want More "Bruno" Goodness? Check Out His Meinspace! 


Sacha Baron Cohen aka Bruno unveiled a new video on his "Meinspace" page. Cohen's alter ego, Bruno, the gay fashionista from Austria, is the star of the actor's upcoming mockumentary opening July 10.

In his new video, it shows Bruno crashing a Milan fashion show!

I can't wait for this film! I loved "Borat" and the director of that film, Larry Charles, is also helming "Bruno."

Check out "Bruno's" Meinspace page here.

Meinspace Vassup!


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Coming Up on www.mannythemovieguy.com: A Cornucopia of Movies! "Angels and Demons," "Terminator Salvation," "UP," and "Away We Go" 
Hello everyone! Been a very busy bee flying around and smelling the world of cinema :happy

So here's what's in store for y'all -- and yes, I've seen these flicks, and I'll give you one word association per movie.

Next week, "ANGELS AND DEMONS" movie review. Word Association -- HUH?



May 22nd "TERMINATOR SALVATION" movie review and cast/crew interviews. Word Association -- ARNOLD




May 29 "UP" movie review and cast/crew interviews. Word Association -- UPLIFTING



June 5 "AWAY WE GO" movie review and cast/crew interviews. Word Association -- SWEET



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