HOLY SH*T: Ronda Rousey To Star In ‘Road House’ Reboot

UFC superstar Ronda Rousey has just landed the role of a lifetime, and it’s just one of many high profile acting gigs the champion fighter has secured in recent months.

According to a new story from Variety, Rousey is going to be starring in MGM’s reboot of the 1980s cult classic Road House. She will be stepping into the role originally made famous by Patrick Swayze, which would be a challenge for any actor, and so far that is literally all that is known about the upcoming film. MGM is currently seeking screenwriters with hopes of entering production …

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Second ‘Fantastic Four’ Trailer Focuses On Reed Richards

A few days removed from the frenzy of Comic-Con, Fox has released the second and potentially final trailer for the upcoming reboot of Fantastic Four.

By now you no doubt know what to expect from a comic book movie trailer, and Fox hasn’t done a thing to try and change the long-proven formula with this new bit of footage. Audiences are first introduced to a young Reed Richards who, like the adult he would later become, is endlessly obsessed with science, but his experiments do not always go as planned. We then jump to the present day, where Richards …


MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Annie’ May Be The Worst Film Of The Year

Film: Annie
Starring: Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx
Directed by: Will Gluck

In a year riddled with horrible misfires and unnecessary sequels, it’s a little shocking that the worst film of all is a remake of a musical that has long been thought to be timeless.

Will Gluck has delivered the updated version of Annie no one asked for and very few thought would ever exist. It’s a tech-friendly, modern retelling of a story that never comes together quite as well as its predecessor. The songs are weak, the acting is atrocious, and there is rarely a single sequence that offers …


The Team Behind ‘You’re Next’ And ‘The Guest’ To Remake ‘I Saw The Devil’

We know that no movie – especially no horror movie – is safe from the remake bug. If we didn’t know that, we certainly learned it with the Audition news. It’s no surprise, then, to hear that a remake of Kim Jee-Woon’s 2010 revenge thriller I Saw The Devil has been commissioned.

There’s good news, though. It looks like this remake will be tackled by writer-director team Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard, who are close to sealing the deal

The two are among the hotter names in indie horror. Besides contributing to both V/H/S films, they gave us a …


First ‘Town That Dreaded Sundown’ Remake Trailer Is Absolutely Gorgeous

A remake of The Town That Dreaded Sundown is premiering at Fantastic Fest this year, and earlier today we got our first look at what may turn out to be a really entertaining reboot.

Starring Addison Timlin, Gary Cole, Joshua Leonard and more, the new version of The Town That Dreaded Sundown will kick off sixty-five years after the events of the first movie, with another moonlight killer behind a series of grisly slayings. It’s unclear whether or not this update will be told using the same documentary style approach as the original, but after seeing the first trailer we …


‘Bang Bang’ Trailer: This ‘Knight and Day’ Bollywood Remake Looks Incredible

We don’t talk about Bollywood films as much as we probably should, but today I saw a trailer I could not resist posting here on UTG.

There was a film a few years back starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz called Knight And Day. In the film, which critics and audiences did not care for, a girl (Diaz) gets mixed up with a spy (Cruise) who is trying to clear his name. Chaos and romance soon ensue, as you can probably guess, but for whatever reason the film did not perform well when it was released.

Fast forward to …


So Now There’s This English-Language ‘Audition’ Remake

Because the English-language J-horror remakes won’t end until we run out of J-horror hits to remake – and likely not even then – we can now look forward to an Audition starring white people.

As reported by Deadline, Mario Kassar is putting together an adaptation of the notorious 1997 novel (and not an adaptation of the unduplicable Takashi Miike adaptation). Kasar was, most notably, executive producer of TerminatorRambo, and Basic InstinctRichard Gray will direct, with his most notable credit being an as-yet-unreleased Justin Long thriller.

For the uninitiated, Audition is about a lonely widower …


HOLY SH!T: Fox Is Ready To Reboot ‘Predator’

Do you hear that faint sound reminiscent of nerds in agony? Don’t worry, you are not going crazy. The screams you hear are real, and they are coming out of the mouth of every movie blogger and entertainment critic around the globe because Fox is allegedly ready to reboot a franchise millions have loved for decades: Predator.

According to THR, Lethal Weapon creator and Iron Man 3 director Shane Black has been tapped to write a treatment for a brand new reboot of Predator. Black will write the treatment for the project, then hand over scripting duties …

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‘Godzilla’ Demolishes The Charts

Featuring both sheer power and star power, Godzilla towered high above expectations this past weekend. The reboot had a strong start on Friday when it opened to $38.5 million, thus breaking the record for the biggest opening day of 2014. On a grander scale, studio estimates have shown that when the dust settles, the blockbuster’s 3-day pull will be in the ballpark of $93.2 million dollars.

Speaking of ballparks, the other addition to this weekend’s list was Disney’s latest film, Million Dollar Arm. The Jon Hamm led film made about $10.5 million, which isn’t all that bad when its $25 …

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The Upcoming ‘Maniac Cop’ Remake Has Script Writer

Most movie lovers have a soft spot for campy and cheesy horror films. Even though they were probably terrifying when they first hit theaters, nowadays some of the effects are almost comical. One horror film that has been a fan favorite for decades is Maniac Cop. It originally aired in 1988, and had two sequels. Plans have been in the works to shoot a remake for quite a long time, but now some information has been revealed that may help the production along a little bit more quickly.

Ed Brubaker is a cartoonist and comic book writer. He’s most …


‘Gremlins’ Reboot Allegedly Being Fast-Tracked At Warner Bros.

There have been rumors circling the net in regards to a continuation of the Gremlins franchise – be it as a reboot or sequel – for close to a decade. Now, according to a post on AICN, the project is on the fast-track towards production at Warner Bros.

That’s right, folks. A Gremlins reboot is allegedly being planned and rushed towards the box office as we speak. No director or casting information has been revealed, but last year Warner Bros. did bring on Seth Grahame-Smith and David Katzenberg to produce.

Joe Dante, the director of the original Gremlins, …


Holy Sh!t: Key and Peele to Produce ‘Police Academy’ Remake

I never knew I wanted a Police Academy remake until now.

The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, best known for their incredible Comedy Central sketch comedy show Key and Peele, have signed on to produce a remake of Police Academy. They have no contractual obligation to appear in the film at this point, but considering their history as performers it seems more than likely they will at least make an appearance. Scott Zabielski (Tosh.O) will direct.

The original Police Academy was a box office smash in 1984, and the franchise saw …