Sunday, July 18, 2010

Attack of the Remake!!!

     There’s a poster out for the I Spit On Your Grave remake, brandishing an unrated tag. For anyone that doesn’t know about the original nasty revenge epic… it’s known around different circles of cult film enthusiasts for its brutality, this sick little puppy features a hard-to-watch rape scene and the one where she goes Lorena Bobbit on his ass. (Note: The guy made a porno by the way, which apparently has a sequel by the name of FrankenPenis) Check out this trailer courtesy of FEARnet

The cool thing is the poster looks remarkably similar to the old one. But they’ve got some SyFy TV Movie reject director Steven R. Monroe at the helm for this reboot. I don’t wanna judge the guy’s work before I see it, so I’m curious to see what he can actually bring to the table.
Cult film fanatics are just that, a cult-like audience. They’re very protective of their movies and I hope this Monroe fella can really step up to the plate.

     Also getting the remake treatment, Piranha... in 3D no less. When I first heard about this movie on UHM, I remember thinking to myself that this was going to be a catastrophe. Piggybacking on the success of the My Bloody Valentine remake in 3D, I thought they were going to saturate the market with garbage 3D movies and people were going to lose interest in paying higher prices for movies that just arent up to par. That was until the guys over at FEARnet plugged a bootleg TV spot, including a trailer to upcoming remake and I have to say... I'm a little impressed. Maybe it's not going to win Best Picture, but at least it doesn't look like some SyFy channel rejected movie.

Hot young kids on Spring Break, partying in sexy little swimsuits, get torn to shreds by prehistoric piranha. What's not to like? Not to worry, they've got Ving Rhames to protect them and Christopher Lloyd to um... well, he's Christopher Lloyd. With director Alexandre Aja (Haute Tension, Mirrors) at the helm, I have real high hopes for this one.

In other news, Marvel once again replaces the face of a character and destroys any continuity throughout the films they’re trying to link together. Marvel announced that they would not be bringing Edward Norton back as Bruce Banner for the 2012 Avengers movies. (If you’ve been sitting patiently through the credits there has always been little snippets that blatantly “hint” at the Avengers film they’re planning.) First they replace Terrance Howard in Iron Man 2 with Don Cheadle. Now this. Not that they're both not great actors, it’s going to be hard to collect all the Marvel superhero movies and watch them all in an Avengers marathon. They try to sell us some bullshit about this decision not being made based on monetary factors, that it’s some creative difference. It’s always some money bullshit, anyway… read the full article here.