Tom Hanks Producing, Starring in American Adaptation of ‘A Man Called Ove’
American adaptations of successful foreign films will never go out of style (though it’s always a crapshoot as to whether they’ll actually be any good or not). German Oscar contender Toni Erdmann is getting an American remake, courtesy of Kristen Wiig and Jack Nicholson, and now A Man Called Ove, the bestselling Swedish book adapted last year by Hannes Holm (and nominated for two Academy Awards), is getting remade courtesy of one Tom Hanks.
‘Cook Off!’ Trailer: Melissa McCarthy Leads the ‘Best in Show’ of Cooking Competition Mockumentaries
We all love The Great British Bake-Off (or, as it’s referred to in the States, The Great British Baking Show), and considering the competition show’s massive popularity even amongst people who can’t boil water without catching something on fire, it was only a matter of time before Hollywood came up with a mockumentary version. Enter Cook Off!
Of Course They Used ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ in The Rock’s ‘Jumanji’ Trailer Teaser
There’s a lot more action coming i this Wednesday’s new trailer for Jumanji, and The Rock has done us all a favor of posting a teaser with all the best bits. Motorcycles! Piggyback rides! A giant hippopotamus! Jack Black saying “I can’t even”!
R.I.P. Childhoods: Warner Bros. Is Making an All-Female ‘Lord of the Flies’ Movie
Move over, Ghostbusters and Ocean’s 11, there’s a new all-female reboot in town to ruin everyone’s childhoods! Warner Bros. has greenlit an all-gal Lord of the Flies adaptation from writers Scott McGehee and David Siegel that’ll make you never want to go on a camping trip with your buddies ever again.
Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves Reuniting for Rom-Com ‘Destination Wedding’
Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder are kind of the alt version of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet: you know they’re not together, but they’ve appeared as co-stars often enough that you kinda ship them, just a little bit. If that’s you, good news: Reeves and Ryder, last seen together in Richard Linklater’s A Scanner Darkly, are reuniting once again for romantic comedy Destination Wedding.
Evangeline Lilly Shows Off Her ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Suit in a New Photo
It’s comic legend Jack Kirby’s 100th birthday today, and the whole Marvel world is celebrating. While on set filming the upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp, Evangeline Lilly, who plays Hope van Dyne a.k.a. the Wasp, posted an extremely cool photo of herself all dressed up in her Wasp suit, and she looks awesome.
‘Stranger Things’ Rebecca Thomas Directing Amblin’s Sci-Fi ‘Intelligent Life’
The Steven Spielberg-produced Intelligent Life has had a bit of a bumpy start getting out the gate — it was previously set to be directed by Ava DuVernay with Lupita Nyong’o starring, but both of them jumped ship when DuVernay decided to focus on her Wrinkle in Time adaptation. But now it looks like the project is back on track after a rewrite from Jay Roach and a new hire: Stranger Things director Rebecca Thomas.
Classic ’80s Teen Adventure Film ‘License to Drive’ Gets a Female-Driven Reboot
Either a classic late 20th century teen film dies a classic late 20th century teen film, or it lives long enough to see itself become a female-led reboot. The reason I’m making this labored metaphor is because that’s exactly what’s happening to License to Drive, a fun teen adventure flick from 1988 that’s about to be rebooted with a pair of female leads.
MoviePass Just Gave Their Monthly Subscription Rate a Huge Discount
MoviePass is one of those helpful ticketing deals that allows subscribers to see multiple movies a month at a reduced rate. For one monthly payment, you can see one movie per day essentially for free, and if you’re someone who goes to the movies a lot and can feel those box office prices squeezing your wallet dry, it’s always been a pretty good investment. Today, it turned into a ridiculously good investment.
Jim Henson’s Son Says Steve Whitmire Made ‘Outrageous Demands’ and Flattened Kermit’s Character
The Muppets have been mired in a sort of scandal recently, started by the firing of Steve Whitmore, who had been the voice and hands of Kermit the Frog since the untimely death of Jim Henson in 1990. Now, Henson’s son Brian Henson has offered some more insight into the matter.
It’s Man Against Nature and Flaming Bears in the ‘Only the Brave’ Trailer
When it comes to natural disaster movies, the bigger, the better. San Andreas was delightful in its boorish stupidity, The Perfect Storm is a stone-cold classic, and don’t even get me started on how excited I am for Geostorm. Man against nature is the oldest plot in history, which is why it’s about darn time we saw Josh Brolin play a firefighter.
Warner Bros. Is Making Another ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ Reboot
Invasion of the Body Snatchers is an undeniable sci-fi classic, the O.G. one-of-us-in-this-room-isn’t-human narrative, which is probably why it’s been remade so many, many times. The original 1954 novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney inspired the 1956 Don Siegel film, which was then remade in 1978, in 1993, and agin in 2007 with Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman (The Invasion). So it should come as no surprise that Warner Bros. is making plans to reboot the story for the modern era.