Biz Break: 4 Pieces of Entertainment News To Prove That Everything Old Is Newish Again.
This is why we can’t have nice things. Remakes, sequels when the story is over, and pushing films into television show formats. They’re all cash grabs and being actually entertaining and good is secondary. Or even tertiary. I bite my thumb in Hollywood’s general direction.
From Dusk Till Dawn is heading to television series. Conveniently, Robert Rodriguez’s own cable channel, El Rey Network, will air the hour-long, ten-episode series in 2014. Rodriguez is, of course, producing and he is also directing the first two episodes. The cast includes D.J. Cotrona (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) as Seth Gecko, Zane Holtz (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) as Richie Gecko, Jesse Garcia (Sons of Anarchy) plays the new character of Texas Ranger Freddie Gonzalez, and Don Johnson (Miami Motherf*cking Vice) as Sheriff Earl McGraw.
According to Latino Review, the series will be just like the movie, but with more characters and stuff:
“Based on the thrill-ride film, “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” is a supernatural crime saga centered around bank robber, Seth Gecko (Cotrona) and his violent, unpredictable brother, Richard “Richie” Gecko (Holtz), who are wanted by the FBI and Texas Rangers Earl McGraw (Johnson) and Freddie Gonzalez (Garcia) after a bank heist left several people dead. While on an escape route to Mexico, Seth and Richie encounter former minister Jacob Fuller and his family who they take hostage. Using the family RV to make a run for the Mexican border, chaos ensues when the group detours to a strip club that is unknowingly populated by vampires, and forces them to fight until dawn in order to get out alive. The series deepens the tone of the film, adds new characters and backstories and expands the Mesoamerican mythology behind the vampires.”
2012’s The Woman in Black starred Daniel Radcliffe as Arthur Kipps, a lawyer sent to settle the affairs of Eel Marsh House. Kipps encounters an entity that still inhabits the estate, leading to creepy events and questioned sanity. The Woman in Black: Angel of Death is the sequel that takes place 40 years after the events witnessed by Kipps. This places the new film in the timeline of World War II, giving a reason to place a group of children and their teachers into Eel Marsh House to escape harm.
The UK will get The Woman in Black: Angel of Death on Friday the 13th of February 2015. No word yet as to whether it will come to America.
Jon Favreau (Elf, Iron Man) is directing a live-action version of The Jungle Book for Disney. Maybe the most delightful tidbit concerning this remake is the revelation of who will be writing the script: Justin Marks (Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li).
The first Robocop remake trailer was a fat turd. Now we’ve got this new trailer. This one has 98% less Feels and 125% more Action! Much, much better.
Robocop goes all justice on your ass on February 7, 2014.
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Here's some Daveed Diggs for you. On Daveed Diggs' digs, actually. That man does things with clothes that should not make sense, but are absolutely perfect. (Go Fug Yourself)
Woody Allen has "so moved on" from his daughter's accusations and says he never even thinks about it. He equates her words about him to a bad review he won't read and comments on how wacky it is that Mia Farrow is his mother-in-law. He is the worst. (Celebitchy)
Not The Worst but still very gross: Leonardo DiCaprio and his
Here are 5 under-the-radar shows. I had never even heard of the first two. (Uproxx)