TV and Movie Remakes
The 1987 film "Overboard," which starred Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, is undergoing a remake. Actor Will Smith will produce the film, and Jennifer Lopez will take Hawn's role as Joanna Stayton, the spoiled socialite who falls from the deck of her yacht and loses her memory. Russell's character, Dean Proffitt, convinces her that he is her husband.
It's been almost 30 years since actor Harry Hamlin appeared as the heroic half-god, half-man Perseus in the 1981 film "Clash of the Titans." The remake of the film is set to be released April 5, 2010. When asked about his thoughts on the remake, Hamlin told the Los Angeles Times, "My initial thoughts were, 'Wow, that's weird.' The whole remake thing is an homage on a lot of levels. I've read that the director [Louis Leterrier] is a fan of the original. They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so there you go." The remake of the film stars Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson (Zeus), Gemma Arterton (lo), Ralph Fiennes (Hades) and Pete Postlethwaite (Spyros).
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Movie Remakes Karate Kid
Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio), affectionately called "Daniel Son" by karate coach Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita), will be reincarnated in a new version of "The Karate Kid." Will and Jada Pinkett Smith's son, Jaden Smith, will star in the film, with Will Smith producing. Jackie Chan will play Mr. Miyagi. It will be out in theaters in June. Chan told MTV News about the remake: "It's different. We do have 'wax on/wax off,' but in a funny way. We're not teaching him these kind of things."
Dermot Mulroney will play private eye Jim Rockford in the remake of the 1970s television drama series "The Rockford Files." James Garner played the original role. "House" creator David Shore will co-produce the show with actor Steve Carrell. "It's one of the shows that made me want to become a writer," Shore told Variety magazine. "I had no interest in adapting any old stuff, but this was the one exception." The new Jim Rockford is described by NBC as "slightly crumpled, wry humored, cynical, world weary, compassionate when it's called for and easily irritated by morons."
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Movie Remakes Logan's Run
A remake of "Logan's Run" is still in the air. "At the moment, I haven't decided. I really don't know," producer Bryan Singer told the Los Angeles Times. "I'm taking a genuine break. The last four years have been really busy with the miniseries, the TV and the movies. I'm taking a few months to collect myself and figure out what I'm going to do in that regard." The 1976 film took place in the year 2274, where life is terminated at age 30 for population control. Actor Michael York played Logan, a police officer who hunts down "runners" who try to avoid the 30-year life limit.
Movie Remakes Back to School
A remake of the 1986 comedy "Back to School" is reportedly in production. The original film starred Rodney Dangerfield as Thornton Melon, a millionaire who enrolls in college to help his son get through school. Comedian-actor Cedric the Entertainer is set to reprise Dangerfield's role.
Movie Remakes Child's Play
The 1988 film "Child's Play" put a whole new spin on the idea of dolls being a comfort to young children. Such was not the case in the horror film, which starred the slashing Chucky doll. The movie's producer David Kirschner told ShockTillYouDrop.com, "We're discussing it with Don Mancini, who has written all of them with us from the beginning. The next one we're going to do is we're going back and remaking the first one and even pushing it further and making a very terrifying version of the first one, which is pretty scary as it is."
Movie Remakes Girls Just Want to Have Fun
A quintessential 80s classic may make its way back to the big screen. The 1985 version of "Girl's Just Wanna Have Fun" starred Sarah Jessica Parker and Helen Hunt, two teenagers obsessed with dancing and determined to get on the hit show "Dance TV." According to Variety, Miley Cyrus could star in the film, which is being written by Michelle Morgan.