Rumors of a remake or sequel have been bubbling for what feels like 300 years. (As for why it’s taken so long, Midler once joked that Disney was having “trouble finding a virgin.”) Garris hinted to Forbes in an interview on Tuesday that Disney Channel might be brewing a remake, which perhaps prompted the official confirmation.
Still, we have to wonder why the film is being recast, considering the number of times the original trio has confirmed that they would be interested in reprising their roles. “I would love that,” Parker said in 2016 about filming a Hocus Pocus sequel. “I think we’ve all been fairly vocal about being very keen, but that hasn’t created any ground swell of movement.” No matter why the movie is moving forward without her, Midler, and Najimy—who presumably would call for higher salaries than a TV movie may be prepared to pay—it’s hard to imagine Hocus Pocus without the original Sanderson sisters.
Well since Disney has not learned from the HUGE mistakes of other networks recent television remakes including Beaches, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Dirty Dancing I guess we’ll just have to put a spell on those greenlighting Mouse Ear executive asses!
“Ah say ento pi alpha mabi upendi. Ah say ento pi alpha mabi upendi. In comma coriyama. In comma coriyama
Ay, ay, aye, aye, say bye-byyyyyyyyyyye! Motherfuckers bye bye!
Disney Studios is moving forward on a remake of the 1984 film Splash with an interesting gender bender twist: Channing Tatum will star as the mermaid, now merman character that was played by Daryl Hannah while Jillian Bell will play the character originally played by Tom Hanks
The 1984 original starred Hanks as a man who as a young boy was saved from drowning by a mermaid (Hannah). The mermaid returns 20 years later and finds the boy she once saved, and gives him the option between his life on land or a life under the sea with her.
Tatum and Bell previously worked together on 22 Jump Street.
You know what this means right? Lots of shirtless Channing Tatum scenes.
The Total Recall remake trailer is here starring hunky (and extremely gay friendly) Colin Farrell.
Now I am usually against remakes, BUT If a 80’s Sci-Fi movie could benefit from today’s computer generated special effects technology and the lack of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sharon Stone in it. Total Recall would be the to remake.
The Total Recall 2012 remake also stars Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, and Ethan Hawke. There has been no casting news so far of a three breasted alien.
From left to right: Helena Bonham Carter (Dr Julia Hoffman, the psychiatrist…who also needs one), Chloe Moretz (Carolyn, a moody teen), Eva Green (Angelique, a witch who hates this family with a long history with Barnabas the vampire), Gulliver McGrath (David, a troubled boy who believes he sees the dead), Bella Heathcote (Victoria, the new governess), Depp (Barnabas the vampire… ancestor of this family), Ray Shirley (Mrs Johnson, the ancient maid), Jackie Earle Haley (Willie the shady groundskeeper), Jonny Lee Miller (Roger, David’s father), and Michelle Pfeiffer (Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, the steely matriarch under seige by witches, family troubles, and the arrival of Barnabas).
My name is Victoria Winters……… Please dear God please don’t let this movie suck too badly.
Where I usually hate “remakes” I have to say “Fright Night” intrigues me. Colin Farrell as vampire Jerry Dandridge and David Tennant as Peter Vincent? Sign me up!
For those of you who live on Mars and have never seen the original movie here’s the plot.
Teenager Charley Brewster guesses that his new neighbor Jerry Dandrige is a vampire responsible for a string of recent deaths. When no one he knows believes him, he enlists Peter Vincent the opportunistic host of his favorite TV show, to help him take down Jerry and his guardian
But how is anyone EVER going to beat Stephen Geoffreys as Charlie Brewster’s best friend “Evil Ed”?
Not especially gay news other than the fact that in the 1980’s original version of “Fright Night” we had a closeted lesbian (Amanda Bearse) playing the heroine, a gay Roddy McDowell playing the hero’s mentor, and the actor who played Charlie Brewster’s best friend Evil Ed (Stephen Geoffreys) later in life went into the gay gay porn but due out this summer is the 2011 remake of the horror classic this time around starring Anton Yelchin as nerdy Charlie Brewster who is unfortunate enough to have a hot vampire Jerry Dandrige played by Colin Farrell move in next to him.
From the screencap above though it sure looks like Farrell is hungry for a Twinkie.
Here’s the first press photo of the SyFy Channel’s remake of the BBC hit series Being Human remake. With Sam Witwer (sitting) has signed on to play the vampire Aidan in the remake, Meaghan Rath had signed to play the ghost Molly with Sam Huntington close to a deal to play the werewolf Josh.
Molly and Josh? Oh, this is going to SUCK SO BADLY
Watch the new trailer for HBO’s upcoming miniseries remake of the 1945 gay cult movie Mildred Pierce, which starred Joan Crawford as Mildred Pierce, Ann Blythe as bitchy daughter Veda, and Eve Arden as wise cracking friend and Mildred’s partner Ida Corwyn.
This time around Kate Winslet takes on the role of the long suffering Mildred, Evan Rachel Wood (who has SUCKED in True Blood this season) as Veda the BITCH and Mare Winningham taking over the Eve Arden role?
Directed by Todd Haynes the HBO version will run as a mini-series with 5 episodes.
Where I love Todd Hanyes work and I am sure It will be a very pretty and a nicely shot mini-series but to me this is l gay sacrilege!
Could Evan Rachel Wood ever pull off: “With this money I can get away from you. From you and your chickens and your pies and your kitchens and everything that smells of grease. I can get away from this shack with its cheap furniture. And this town and its dollar days, and its women that wear uniforms and its men that wear overalls.” I don’t think so.
**You can watch BOTH the original 1945 Trailer and the HBO Miniseries Trailer after the jump. (Please feel free to leave comments. I would LOVE to hear what has to be said about this!)