We talk a lot about how Hollywood has run out of ideas, how everything is a remake or a reboot or a sequel, and how Hollywood can’t seem to let go of the 80s and 90s, but it’s mornings like these when ALL the headlines seem to support it.
For instance, Arnold Schwarzennegar — who a very large percentage of Californians made the governor of their state — absolutely refuses to retire, insisting upon not just capitalizing on his name, but on his old projects. For some inexplicable reason, Arnold is returning to the Conan the Barbarian franchise, signing on to The Legend of Conan set for release in 2014. That’s a sequel to the old Conan franchise, reducing the Jason Momoa remake to an insignificant memory, although a memory that saw Ron Perlman reach into a woman’s uterus and yank about a newborn baby.
That’s just one of many projects Arnold has in the works. He has The Last Stand out in January, he just appeared in Expendables 2, he’ll star alongside Stallone in The Tomb, and he’ll also be in David Ayers’ Ten, in which he will be playing part of an elite drug-busting DEA task force. Here’s the first look.
But let’s not let go of the 80s just yet as Eddie Murphy continues to develop his CBS version of Beverly Hills Cop. Murphy is producing that with Shawn Ryan, and it will center on the son of Eddie Murphy’s Axel Foley character. According to the Humor Mill, that character will likely be played by Brandon T. Jackson, who is in final negotiations for the role. You may know Jackson best from … some seriously shitty movies, like Big Momma’s House: Like Father, Like Son.
Moving on to the early 90s, Silence of the Lambs is also coming to television, and we now have our first look — via Slashfilm — at Mads Mikkelson in the Hannibal Lector role.
Finally, the fifth installment in the 1988 franchise, Die Hard, which is unfortunately named A Good Day to Die Hard, now has a full length trailer. There be explosions.
OK. I’m a little excited about that one.