"Bloodsport" Reboot! Really Phillip Noyce? 


Focus. Action. Skill. Strategy. Tactics.

I have no idea why Phillip Noyce, the director of such films as 1992's "Patriot Games" and most recently, "Salt," is interested in rebooting the 1988 Jean Claude Van Damme martial arts flick "Bloodsport." But according to Screen Daily, veteran producer Ed Pressman ("Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps") has closed deals with Noyce to direct and Robert Mark Kamen to write the script.

Kamen, whose previous screenwriting credits include "Taken," "The Transporter," and um, "A Walk in the Clouds," is giving the reboot a modern backstory. This time, our hero, an American, goes to Brazil to chill from the violence he has experienced in Afghanistan, only to face a whole new kind of violence -- a martial arts contest.

The original film, loosely based on the life of martial arts artist Frank Dux (Van Damme), told the tale of the first ever Westerner to eve win the Kumite -- an illegal and dangerous tournament. Of course, Van Damme aka Dux was able to develop his own fighting style by infusing Focus, Action, Skill, Strategy, Tactics. The End.

Pressman is currently shopping the project around in Cannes. Will Van Damme make a cameo? Stay tuned. For now, let's watch the original "Bloodsport" trailer and relive the glory days of the 80s!



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Colin Farrell Wants to Suck You Dry...Your Blood, That Is! Check Out New "Fright Night" Trailer! 
Hollywood is set to abuse the 80s again, this time it's "Fright Night!" But this new re-imagining has a stellar cast headed by Anton Yelchin and Colin Farrel. Let's see if this new "Fright Night" is worthy of its predecessor when the film opens August 19th:



Here's more info on "Fright Night" from Yahoo:

A teenager is convinced his new neighbor is a vampire.
Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release
Genres: Comedy, Suspense/Horror and Remake
Release Date: August 19th, 2011 (wide)
Production Co.:
Michael De Luca Productions, Gaeta Rosenzweig Films
Studios:
DreamWorks Studios
Filming Locations:
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Produced in: United States

Cast and Credits
Starring: Anton Yelchin, Colin Farrell, Toni Collette, David Tennant, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Directed by: Craig Gillespie
Produced by: Josh Bratman, Ray Angelic, Michael de Luca

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Ryan Gosling to Direct and Star in Musical Drama, "The Idolmaker" 


Ryan Gosling is set to star and direct a remake of the 1980 movie "The Idolmaker" for MGM according to Deadline. This will mark the actor's directorial debut. The original film was directed by Taylor Hackford who moved on to bigger and better things such as "An Officer and a Gentleman" and "Ray."

The original "The Idolmaker" starred Ray Sharkey as Vincent Vacari, a songwriter/manager who discovered the rock n' roll sensation Tommy Dee (Paul Land). It is a thinly-veiled account of rock promoter/producer Bob Marcucci who discovered Frankie Avalon and Fabian.

Gosling is set to direct himself for the project. Here's a fan-made trailer of "The Idolmaker":



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From "Thor" to "Huntsman," Chris Hemsworth Set to Star with "Twilight's" Kristen Stewart! 


Once upon a time, Viggo Mortensen was in talks to star as the titular Huntsman in Universal's "Snow White and the Huntsman" but the actor priced himself too high so the studio said buh-bye!

Now, with "Thor" smashing box-office competitions everywhere, Chris Hemsworth just closed the deal to star as the Huntsman opposite Kristen Stewart aka "Twilight's" Bella Swan who will play Snow White. Rupert Sanders is still attached to direct with Charlize Theron set as the Evil Queen.

When I interviewed Hemsworth for "Thor," I told him he'd be a major star very soon to which the sweet actor just replied with a humble laughter. (Check out my interview with Hemsworth, right here)

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"Interview with the Vampire" Director Returns to Bloodsucker Genre with "Byzantium"  


Director Neil Jordan is set to return to the vampire genre with his upcoming film "Byzantium." According to the Hollywood Reporter, the director is teaming up with producer Stephen Wooley for the new bloodsucker film which focuses on a mother and daughter vampires.

Both Jordan and Wooley have corralled Saoirse Ronan ("Hanna") and Gemma Arterton ("Clash of the Titans") for the film. Moira Buffini wrote the original script which tells the story of the mommy vampire who turns her own daughter into a bloodsucking creature. The film is set to shoot in October with a budget of $11 million.

Jordan gave us "Interview with the Vampire" in 1994 starring Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Christian Slater, and a very young but very memorable Kirsten Dunst as the little vampire Claudia.

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