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Postby king_ghidorah » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:43 am

Dr Kain wrote:I think you mean the first Mummy, since that was the only good one.



I agree
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Universal's Classic Monsters: The Werewolf

Postby mr.negativity » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:20 pm

Universal's New Wolf-Man Movie Begins Shooting, Will Head Straight to DVD - The werewolf thriller -- which began filming in Bucharest, Romania -- is set for a October 2012 Blu-Ray and DVD release.
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It was may not have a title, but Universal is moving ahead with another Wolf-Man movie.

Stephen Rea (The Crying Game), Steven Bauer (Scarface), Ed Quinn (True Blood) and Nia Peeples (Pretty Little Liars), along with Guy Wilson, Adam Croasdell and Rachel DiPillo are starring in an untitled werewolf thriller being made by Universal 1440 Entertainment, the production division of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, which makes original DVD production.

Universal released The Wolfman, a theatrical feature starring Benicio Del Toro and Anthony Hopkins, in 2010. The expensive movie (a reported budget of $150 million) grossed only $139 million worldwide. The studio is not saying the new movie is connected with the 2010 feature.

Louis Morneau, who previously helmed Joy Ride II and Hitcher II: I’ve Been Waiting, directs the new movie from a screenplay by Michael Tabb and the writing team of Louis Morneau and Catherine Cyran.

The movie began shooting in Bucharest, Romania today.

The movie amps up the action and the werewolf count with a tale set in an unnamed 19th century European village where a werewolf attack draws bounty hunters, thrill seekers and charlatans. A young man studying under a local doctor joins a team of bounty hunters but “it soon becomes clear that this creature is stronger, smarter and more dangerous than anything they have faced before. As casualties mount and villagers see their neighbors transformed into ravening monsters, the townsfolk take up arms against each other to find the true identity of the werewolf,â€
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Postby Dr Kain » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:22 pm

Whatever happened to that House of the Wolf-Man movie?
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Mon Oct 31, 2011 9:47 pm

I'd kind of like to see this thing show up the Wolfman. That movie began as an awesome concept and idea and ended in mediocrity.
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Postby MouthForWar » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:10 pm

Dr Kain wrote:Whatever happened to that House of the Wolf-Man movie?


That's actually a good question. I think you can get it some way or another. I know I saw a lot of reviews for it, but I don't remember it getting a release... unfortunately, I've really only heard bad things about it, but I'd still like to check it out one day.
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Postby king_ghidorah » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:17 pm

We all know remakes suck but it it wrong of me to hope that Universal remakes The Creature from the Black Lagoon?
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Postby MouthForWar » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:27 pm

king_ghidorah wrote:We all know remakes suck but it it wrong of me to hope that Universal remakes The Creature from the Black Lagoon?


NO you are not wrong. I like all three of the original Creature films to one degree or another (and I love the original film, I really do), but the Gillman, to me, always seemed like a monster that was a lot better than the films he was actually in. I'd love for a FAITHFUL remake to be done by someone who loves the material (like del Toro for instance). And I'd say he has to be at least 80% man in suit... I don't want a CG creature unless the scene calls for it. I think Stan Winston's Creature suit from Monster Squad still holds up today as an amazing looking updated version of the character.
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:46 pm

I don't see a need for Gillman to be cg unless you're doing really fancy swimming stuff. Anything in Hellboy is proof of that. So it'd take someone with del toro's sensibilities.
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Postby MouthForWar » Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:57 pm

MekaGojira3k wrote:I don't see a need for Gillman to be cg unless you're doing really fancy swimming stuff. Anything in Hellboy is proof of that. So it'd take someone with del toro's sensibilities.


Exactly... but there was no reason for the Wolf Man to have as much CG as it did (seriously, only a handful of the CG stuff needed to be CG), especially when you have Rick f*cking Baker there. You don't piss off Rick Baker when he's trying to do his thing... you step the hell back and let the man work. Universal doesn't treat their monsters all that great anymore, which is why I worry about any future remakes.... otherwise, I'd be all for them.
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Postby king_ghidorah » Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:11 pm

Ok, good to know that I'm not alone. I don't really like the Monster Squad design all that much but the suit is good (if that makes sense...I hate teeth on the Gillman)

And I agree 80 percent real effects at least
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Postby Gwangi » Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:22 am

MouthForWar wrote:I'd love for a FAITHFUL remake to be done by someone who loves the material


Yeah, last time I heard something in regards to that was Peter Jackson from around 2003! :o

Guys, please. No remake on the Gillman. You want to see some updated version then watch something like "Anaconda".
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Postby MouthForWar » Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:29 am

Gwangi wrote:
MouthForWar wrote:I'd love for a FAITHFUL remake to be done by someone who loves the material


Yeah, last time I heard something in regards to that was Peter Jackson from around 2003! :o

Guys, please. No remake on the Gillman. You want to see some updated version then watch something like "Anaconda".


But Anaconda sucks and has a nondescript, boring, personality-less creature in it, which is everything the Creature is not. We'd want a Creature remake that was actually good. I love the Creature and have great affection for all three of the original films, but his films are all pretty standard 50s sci-fi stuff. I don't think any of them are as amazing and well crafted as the original Frankenstein, Wolf Man, Invisible Man, etc. films. I feel that the Gillman is much too unique and special to have those films be the only films to his name, and none of which really live up to the potential of the titular monster.
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Postby jellydonut25 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:55 am

A CGI Gillman would equate to an immediate hatred by me for any new Gillman movie...one so fierce, it would cancel out my hatred for both Roland Emmerich and Michael Bay combined.
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Postby MekaGojira3k » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:02 am

jellydonut25 wrote:A CGI Gillman would equate to an immediate hatred by me for any new Gillman movie...one so fierce, it would cancel out my hatred for both Roland Emmerich and Michael Bay combined.


No one man could survive such a hatred.
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Postby jellydonut25 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:13 am

MekaGojira3k wrote:
jellydonut25 wrote:A CGI Gillman would equate to an immediate hatred by me for any new Gillman movie...one so fierce, it would cancel out my hatred for both Roland Emmerich and Michael Bay combined.


No one man could survive such a hatred.
Just imagine if Michael Bay were behind a CGI Gillman...

I honestly think it'd be entirely probable that my hatred would stream out into space and create a monster there... :lol:
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Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Tue Nov 01, 2011 1:14 am

To bad Del Toro has his plate full and can't direct a CFtBL remake any time soon.
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Postby king_ghidorah » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:30 am

Gwangi wrote:
MouthForWar wrote:I'd love for a FAITHFUL remake to be done by someone who loves the material


Yeah, last time I heard something in regards to that was Peter Jackson from around 2003! :o

Guys, please. No remake on the Gillman. You want to see some updated version then watch something like "Anaconda".


Your statement baffles me..."It's kind of like saying, hey we got "Cujo"...why do we need a good werewolf movie"

Mouth is absolutely right in saying the Gillman is better than the movies he's been in....Jelly is also right in saying that CGI Gillman would be the worst thing ever and finally convince me that humanity is not worthy being a part of, I'd have to build my own rocket ship and head for the moon I'm afraid...

And I'm not so sure Del Toro's idea for a CFtBL film was all that great...it was interesting....I like it being a period film set in the 1800's I believe...I'm not really sure that I like the 'Beauty and Beast' aspect of his treatment where the woman is the one to fall in love with the Gillman...
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Postby Gwangi » Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:30 pm

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MouthForWar wrote:I'd love for a FAITHFUL remake to be done by someone who loves the material


Yeah, last time I heard something in regards to that was Peter Jackson from around 2003! :o

Guys, please. No remake on the Gillman. You want to see some updated version then watch something like "Anaconda".


Your statement baffles me..."It's kind of like saying, hey we got "Cujo"...why do we need a good werewolf movie"


Not really. It is actually the same basic premise, even if the creatures are not the identical.

And instead of a straight remake why not do some sort of homage (like the makers of Anaconda tried to do, although, I do agree that it wasn’t a great effort).

We always here these arguments that “a filmmaker who loves the original will be faithful to a remakeâ€
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Postby king_ghidorah » Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:36 pm

The thing is, as much as I love TCFtBL, it's not on the same level as "The Wolfman"...

Usually, you are right, film makers who adore the source material either stay away from remakes or muck up the remake if they don't....a good mix to find is someone who likes, or respects, the source material but is not blind to its faults...ala J.J Abrahms and Star Trek.
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Postby jellydonut25 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:10 pm

I think it's all about RESPECT.

There are plenty of movies out there where I respect what they were doing or trying to do, but I don't like them. I think (assuming I had filmmaking talent) that's the type of movie I'd want to remake, because you take the same basic principle, but you put your spin on it and how you would have done it to make it more effective...you don't change things JUST to be a little different, you change them because they make sense to change.


I'd never remake a movie that I love because I already love it, why can't I just watch it?
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Postby king_ghidorah » Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:45 pm

jellydonut25 wrote:I think it's all about RESPECT.

There are plenty of movies out there where I respect what they were doing or trying to do, but I don't like them. I think (assuming I had filmmaking talent) that's the type of movie I'd want to remake, because you take the same basic principle, but you put your spin on it and how you would have done it to make it more effective...you don't change things JUST to be a little different, you change them because they make sense to change.


I'd never remake a movie that I love because I already love it, why can't I just watch it?


Exactly.....I remember once sitting down and attempting to write an outline of how I'd remake Godzilla...thing is, I couldn't do it. To me that original film is perfect, I can't dream of touching it.

The Creature films on the other hand I LIKE alot, respect the hell out of em, but they're not perfect, I understand how they might be to some people, but to me...there are some things I would change....plus it'd be nice to see the iconic monster in more than just three films
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Postby MouthForWar » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:11 pm

[quote="Gwangi"]

We always here these arguments that “a filmmaker who loves the original will be faithful to a remakeâ€
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Postby Gwangi » Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:46 pm

[quote="MouthForWar"][quote="Gwangi"]

We always here these arguments that “a filmmaker who loves the original will be faithful to a remakeâ€
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Postby MouthForWar » Tue Nov 01, 2011 6:58 pm

[quote="Gwangi"][quote="MouthForWar"][quote="Gwangi"]

We always here these arguments that “a filmmaker who loves the original will be faithful to a remakeâ€
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Universal's Classic Monsters: Creature From the Black Lago

Postby mr.negativity » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:32 pm

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Steven Zeitchik wrote:When director Breck Eisner parted ways with Universal's remake of "Creature From the Black Lagoon" earlier this year, fans of the 1950s camp classic wondered if and when the new film would ever see the light of day.

But now the story of Gill-Man and his victims is getting a new director -- and possibly some new momentum. Carl Rinsch, the hot commercials director who recently signed on to direct the samurai adventure "47 Ronin" for Universal, is now also in talks to direct "Creature From the Black Lagoon" for the studio.

The movie, which was originally shot and shown in 3D -- a very primitive, 1950s kind of 3D -- revolves around a mythic monster who spooks scientists (and the requisite beautiful damsel) in the Amazon.

Meanwhile, Eisner has signed on to a film that's kind of new but kind of familiar (and scary): "The Brood." That's the David Cronenberg horror flick about a woman who telepathically communicates with her group of mutant children, instructing them to act out violently. Eisner's on board to direct the new version, which is written by Cory Goodman for financier Spyglass Entertainment.

Cronenberg's early film (it was released in 1979, part of his own brood of '70s horror movies, two years before his landmark "Scanners"), is regarded as one of the scarier in the supernatural-horror genre. And Eisner knows scary: He just finished directing the remake of the George Romero military-experiment-gone-awry film "The Crazies," which is coming out in February.

As for "Black Lagoon," it wouldn't be the first time the sea-monster movie was brought back to life. Universal has tried several times over the past three decades, with everyone from John Landis to Peter Jackson contemplating a stab. (Jackson chose "King Kong" instead. Hey, you can't be right all the time.)

More recently, Gary Ross of "Seabiscuit" fame wrote a draft of the screenplay (in a nice bit of continuity, he's the son of Arthur Ross, who co-wrote the original). And Eisner had done a rewrite. But the studio is apparently back to the drawing board on the script.

All of these movies are part of a new crop of horror films -- Universal has "The Wolfman" with Benicio Del Toro set to come out early next year, and also is developing a new version of "Bride of Frankenstein." The tagline for the original "The Brood" is "They're waiting for you." You could say the same for monster remakes.
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