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Nicole Kidman Set for Remake of Colombian Horror Film

Universal is developing a remake of Juan Felipe Orozco's Al final del espectro for Nicole Kidman to produce and star in, Variety.com reports. Orozco's original film, which does not yet have distribution in the United States, involves a woman who, after a traumatic incident, becomes an agoraphobic shut-in -- which is the least of her problems once she starts seeing a ghost around her apartment. Orozco is expected to direct the remake as well. Fernley Phillips (The Number 23) will write the screenplay.(read more...)

Big Budget "Troll" Remake

Bloody-Disgusting.com just confirmed that there are plans to remake John Carl Buechler's 1986 film Troll with a much larger budget. The original film stars Noah Hathaway as Harry Potter, Jr., a boy who discovers that his sister is housing an evil troll, looking for the ring that will give him the power to transform the world. The film also features Michael Moriarty, Sonny Bono, and June Lockhart. There's also a sequel available, Troll 2, directed by Claudio Fragrasso.

No word yet on who is putting up the money for this remake, nor do we know about any attached cast or crew.

Strike Entertainment in Pre-Production on "Black Lagoon" Remake

Buried in Variety.com's news story about Brothers of Invention is the tidbit that Strike Entertainment (Dawn of the Dead '04, Slither) is in pre-production on the long-rumored remake of Universal's 1954 classic Creature from the Black Lagoon. Producer Gary Ross (Pleasantville, Big) has already written the screenplay, and Breck Eisner (Sahara) is set to direct.

Sony Remaking Hitchcock's "The Lodger"

Sony Pictures will produce a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's 1927 Jack the Ripper thriller The Lodger, Variety.com reports. David Ondaatje is set to write and direct the film, which will take inspiration from the Marie Belloc Lowndes novel of the same name. However, this version of the story will be set in modern day Los Angeles and concern a copycat killer. No word yet on casting prospects.

"Day of the Dead" Remake Reshoots

Jeffrey Reddick, screenwriter on the upcoming Day of the Dead remake, recently gave fellow horror site Arrow in the Head an update on the project's progress. Said Reddick: "I'm not sure when the movie's coming out. I know they're doing some reshoots very soon..." Reddick will be doing some additional rewrites on the film, as will director Steve Miner (Friday the 13th Part 2 and Part 3, Lake Placid).(read more...)

Val Lewton Films Get Twisted Remakes

Twisted Pictures, the genre arm of Evolution Entertainment, will produce remakes of four classic horror films in a joint venture with RKO Pictures. The deal would allow Twisted to follow in the footsteps of Robert Zemeckis's Dark Castle pictures, substituting Val Lewton in for William Castle. Three of the four remake titles have been selected: I Walked with a Zombie (1943), The Body Snatcher (1945), and Bedlam (1946).(read more...)

David S. Goyer Takes On "The Invisible Man"

Variety.com reports that Universal and Imagine Entertainment have hired David S. Goyer (Blade: Trinity, The Invisible) to write and direct a new adaptation/sequel to H.G. Wells' classic novel "The Invisible Man." The film would follow the nephew of the original Invisible Man as he uses his uncle's invisibility formula to aid British intelligence during WWII (thus giving the plot some resemblance to 1942's Invisible Agent). Regarding the project, Goyer said, "I've always been a fan of the original H.G. Wells book as well as the Universal film and felt the property was ripe for reimagining." Brian Grazer (A Beautiful Mind) will produce the film. Universal previously produced a string of Invisible Man movies in the 1930s and 1940s, starting with James Whale's The Invisible Man (1933).

New DVD of 1978 "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"

DVDActive has learned that MGM will be releasing a brand-new two-disc special edition of their 1978 remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. This edition will feature a commentary by director Philip Kaufman, four featurettes (including what I presume to be a making-of, entitled "Re-Visitors From Outer Space or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Pod"), and the original theatrical trailer. No word yet on whether the commentary is a rehash from the previous DVD release of this film. Invasion of the Body Snatchers stars Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, and Veronica Cartwright. The Collector's Edition DVD comes out on August 7th, a week and a half before the August 17th theatrical release of Warner Bros.' not-a-remake The Invasion.

"Wizard of Gore" Remake Premiere Date Set

Heads-up, Herschell Gordon Lewis fans: Jeremy Kasten's remake of Lewis's 1970 Wizard of Gore is set to premiere at the LA Independent Film Festival on Friday June 22nd at 11:59PM. The exact location of the event will be The Majestic Crest Theater at 1262 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. Those who read Classic-Horror.com's interview with Kasten from October 2005 will remember that this project was foremost on his mind at the time. The new Wizard of Gore, starring Crispin Glover, Kip Pardue, Bijou Phillips, and the Suicide Girls, tells the tale of Montag, a magician whose illusions become frighteningly real. Read up on the film at the official website.

"Cannibal Holocaust" Companion Film Synopsized

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Bloody-Disgusting.com has posted the official synopsis for Ruggero Deodato's new Cannibal Holocaust film. To quote:

The film is about Professor Harold Moore, a New York anthropologist traveling to the wild, inhospitable jungles of South America to find out what happened to a documentary film crew shooting a film about cannibal tribes.

Deodato directed the original Cannibal Holocaust, released in 1980. Despite the similarity in plot, this new film is not being described as a remake, but as a "companion."

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