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Director Marc Webb tweeted a video of The Amazing Spider-Man2 mask (Via /Film)

A remake of the movie 1957 science-fiction film The Incredible Shrinking Man is underway. Richard Matheson, now age 86, is excited to bring it back along with his son. According to THR "The book, written when atomic-bomb fear ran high, centers on a man who is exposed to radiation and insecticide and begins to shrink. The Mathesons will modernize the story to reflect advancements such as nanotechnology. Describing the new iteration as 'an existential action movie,' the elder Matheson says, 'My original story was a metaphor for how man’s place in the world was diminishing. That still holds today, where all these advancements that are going to save us will be our undoing.' (Via Hollywood Reporter)



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A new trailer is up for The Host that focusses more on action that romance. (via ScreenRant)

Many are upset that after Doctor Who is celebrating it's 50th anniversary with a wimpy 60 minute episode. BBC responded with the following statement:
"I understand that you are feel there are insufficient programmes planned to mark the 50th anniversary of the series. I also note that you are unhappy with the way in which series 7 has been split into two parts. Whilst I appreciate your concerns, we haven't announced what we have planned to mark the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who yet, but we would like to assure you that fans won't be disappointed. Additionally, please note that the decision to schedule series 7 in two parts was a creative one and we're sorry you are unhappy about this." (Via Blastr)

Seth Gordon is working on a WarGames remake. "Essentially, [Identity Thief] moved so fast that it just beat it to the punch. " Gordon said, "That script has now been written.  Before, I had pitched the idea and we were finding a writer.  Now, the script has been written and MGM is deciding what they want to do.  To me, it’s so clearly an awesome idea and it’s gotta be made, as far as I’m concerned.  I want to direct it, for sure.  I just feel like the amount I know about geek world and def-con, and the places where this kind of stuff happens, makes me especially suited to bring it to life, I think.  So, I’m certainly going to keep pushing that forward. " (Via Collider)

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Pat Dilloway said...

I've started to wonder recently which 90s movies they're going to reboot. I mean it seems they've pilfered most everything noteworthy from the 80s already

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The Incredible Shrinking Man? Why?
Think I will be skipping the host. Looks like a science fiction Twilight.

Tony Laplume said...

I like how the Star Trek bloopers are completely flipped. I don't like that they're forty minutes long.

MPax said...

I love those old sci-fi's. They should remake more of those. Not sure what to make of the Host.

Maurice Mitchell said...

Good question Pat. You just gave me a post idea!

Maurice Mitchell said...

Matheson makes a good point. It could work. I'm still on the fence about The Host Alex.

jeremy [retro] said...

thanks for the shout out... I will share all the iron-ons and you can steal the bad robot... i took it from some where....

Maurice Mitchell said...

The Fly was a worthy remake MPax. Hopefully this will lead to some more good ones.


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