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Saturday November 28, 2009 10:37 pm

Remake News: American Gladiators, Let the Right One In and More

American Gladiators

American Gladiators: A theatrical version of the NBC series has just been given a screenwriter. Patriot Games’ Peter Iliff will be crafting American Gladiators, an entirely different games-related story. The redo will reportedly treat the muscular stars as superhero-type characters. No word whether they’ll be watching over the city from their perch above the Sky Track or on top of The Wall.

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Fathers and Guns: A French-Canadian laugher is being retooled for American audiences. Fathers and Guns, a comedy about a feuding officers - who just happen to be dad and son - is being handled by co-producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall (Benjamin Button). In the film, the duo is forced to infiltrate an outdoor adventure group catered to fathers and sons. No start date has been announced.

Fright Night: A writer has finally been chosen for the planned reboot of Fright Night. Marti Noxon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel) has been tasked with penning a new version of the 1985 entry. Although the effects will be brought up to date, the film will still be a mix of horror and comedy.

Let the Right One In: One of the best-reviewed vampire movies in recent years is being reimagined for American audiences. Let Me In, a remake of Sweden’s Let the Right One In, is now in the hands of Matt Reeves (Cloverfield). The update, like the original, will see a young boy (Kodi Smit-McPhee) unknowingly becoming friends with a young female vampire (Chloe Moretz). The film, which will be set in New Mexico, also stars Elias Koteas and Richard Jenkins (The Visitor).

Short Circuit: The already-announced update now has a man behind the machine. Steve Carr, the director of comedy hit Paul Blart: Mall Cop, is now in charge of helming the new Short Circuit. The film written by Dan Milano (Robot Chicken) will center on a robot that comes to life after a lightning strike. The metal guy will then become friends with a boy and his “fractured family.” How very E.T. of you, Johnny 5.

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Comments:

THEY CAN’T REMAKE LET THE RIGHT ONE IN! Ugh. -.- Hollywood. At *least* they have Chloe Moretz… Grrr.

The Short Circuit remake doesn’t even sound like the premise for the original Short Circuit at all. I have a bad feeling about this film. The original was just fine.


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