Biz Break: 4 Pieces of Entertainment News To Prove That Everything Old Is Newish Again.

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Biz Break: 4 Pieces of Entertainment News To Prove That Everything Old Is Newish Again.

By Jodi Clager | Trade News | November 7, 2013 | Comments ()


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).

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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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Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

  • Torgo

    What? No! There has already been a terrible live-action Jungle Book with Mowgli as a grown-ass man! Clearly Rudyard Kipling in movie form is only palatable with singing orangutans, an awesome bear sidekick and LOADS of racism

  • Fabius_Maximus

    On the plus side, the new EDs look pretty good.

  • BlackRabbit

    Both the play and the movie Woman In Black freaked me out, I'll admit.

  • I never saw the play, but the movie was pretty spooky. A very underrated film, if you ask me.

  • Robert

    So, have they cleaned out the class 3 hoard of creepy collectibles and drained the tar from the surrounding waterfront yet or are we going to lose half the children to cave-ins and suffocation in The Woman in Black sequel?

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    Has anyone in the history of ever actually trusted a man in a double-breasted suit?

  • John W

    Wait a minute
    I sense a pattern here.

  • bastich

    So when can we get this guy back again:

  • He's going to lose that un-armored hand the first time he draws his gun.

  • Aaron Schulz

    Cracked had a good article about its hamfisted message and that replacing his body with a ricochet machine and leaving his gun hand free to be turned into hamburger was probably a bad idea.

  • I had the same problem EVERY TIME Stark takes off his helmet in the middle of a fight. Like in #1 where he's hanging off the roof, made of shattered glass, with no helmet and one hand unarmored, while Stane is pumping ammo at him. Oy. You have armor - USE IT.

  • Ben

    didn't his armour get completly fucked up and he was using all the bits of it that still worked in the end of Ironman 1? (It's been a while since I watched it)

  • Sara_Tonin00

    In the future Al Sharpton sells cyborgs?

  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    I see it as a good thing. If Al Sharpton's having to find new sources of income, it strongly suggests we may have solved racism in this future.

    Except the trailer suggests probably not.

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