Screen Junkies » juan carlos fresnadillo http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:51:56 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ Shortlists Every Director http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dawn-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-shortlists-every-director/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dawn-of-the-planet-of-the-apes-shortlists-every-director/#comments Wed, 26 Sep 2012 13:23:30 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=251165 Bases covered.

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With Rupert Wyatt stepping down from the Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes sequel, the Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes director’s chair has been left open. Now, Fox has compiled a shortlist of the directors they’d like to hire to force Andy Serkis to dress up like a stupid dick. It’s the usual bunch of dudes with a few lesser knowns thrown in for safety.

On the list are Guillermo del Toro, Matt Reeves, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Juan Antonio Bayona, J. Blakeson, and Jeff Nichols. Let’s break it down.

Del Toro is currently busy with Pacific Rim, adapting The Strain for television, as well as executive producing Beauty and the Beast for the CW. Matt Reeves is rumored to top the list which would mean no Cloverfield sequel for a good long while. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo had The Crow fall apart and his Highlander remake isn’t on the fast track. Jeff Nichols impressed with Take Shelter, but isn’t as well versed with the special effects needed for a film like this. Same with The Disappearance of Alice Creed’s J. Blakeson. And, finally, Juan Antonio Bayona seems like a sound choice. The Impossible helmer is no stranger to special effects but it’s not like he made a guy dress up like a tidal wave. Those kinds of special effects are a whole other level.

The film currently has a May 2014 release date on the books, which means they need to come to a decision soon, otherwise those monkeys are just going to look silly. (Deadline)

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Official Bidness: Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Directing ‘Highlander’ Remake http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/official-bidness-juan-carlos-fresnadillo-directing-highlander-remake/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/official-bidness-juan-carlos-fresnadillo-directing-highlander-remake/#comments Tue, 13 Sep 2011 13:57:45 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=228123 He was heads above the rest.

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It seems that there can be more than one. The runaway success of Fast Five gave director Justin Lin‘s career a boost, giving him schedule conflicts out the wazoo which forced him to sever ties with Summit‘s reboot of Highlander. A successor has been chosen.

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, director of Intruders and 28 Weeks Later and The Crow rebooter, will direct from a script by Twilight‘s Melissa Rosenberg. The official press release describes the plot as such, “In Highlander, after centuries of dueling to survive against others like him, Connor MacLeod, an immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his kind, a murderously brutal barbarian, who lusts for the Prize.”

Okay. That sounds like Highlander. But what are they going to change unnecessarily? It’s a reboot, right? It needs to include some plot change that will disappoint fans of the original. Given the Twilight connection, we’ll just have to assume mumbling. (Deadline)

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Something Scary Dares To Haunt Clive Owen In New ‘Intruders’ Trailer http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/something-scary-dares-to-haunt-clive-owen-in-new-intruders-trailer/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/something-scary-dares-to-haunt-clive-owen-in-new-intruders-trailer/#comments Tue, 16 Aug 2011 18:31:41 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=224657 Clive ain't 'fraid of no ghost.

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Clive Owen has got a unique ghost problem on his hands. At first glance, Intruders looks like the average “child is haunted” entrie into the horror genre. However, as this trailer illustrates, there is an interesting twist. This time around, the supernatural being is actually haunting TWO children…on different continents.

The assumption here is that the hauntings are happening during the same timeline, but to total strangers in completely different parts of the world. That’s different enough to grab my attention. These ghosts are getting smarter and smarter everyday. If only Zelda Rubenstein were around to explain all of this to us.

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So Now Bradley Cooper Isn’t Playing ‘The Crow’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/so-now-bradley-cooper-isnt-playing-the-crow/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/so-now-bradley-cooper-isnt-playing-the-crow/#comments Tue, 16 Aug 2011 12:23:11 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=224628 Quick! Get the second-most improbable actor's agent on the phone.

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Hollywood’s most Goth actor, Bradley Cooper, has decided he will not play the role he was born for. The Hangover star has walked from The Crow due to schedule conflicts — he has David O. Russell‘s Silver Linings Playbook this fall and Paradise Lost after that. Relativity is eager to get this Crow thing shooting with director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo so they have chosen to recast.

But what other actor in Hollywood could be so totally wrong for the role?

Mark Wahlberg‘s name has come up again. He was originally offered the film but a deal was never put into place. However, if he still has access to the wig he wore in Rock Star, this could be the right fit. Another name being floated out there is Channing Tatum, who could also work in a that-totally-doesn’t-work kind of way. All I know is that the filmmakers only have a handful of chances to screw up this reboot, and casting is the best place to start. That’s why they should take a chance and look into David Hyde Pierce’s availability. (THR)

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‘Watchmen’ Scribe To Copy+Paste ‘The Crow’ Into Screenplay Form http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/watchmen-scribe-to-copypaste-the-crow-into-screenplay-form/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/watchmen-scribe-to-copypaste-the-crow-into-screenplay-form/#comments Wed, 22 Jun 2011 22:16:58 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=217513 At least Bradley Cooper won't SOUND silly in the role.

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The guy who copied Alan Moore’s script for Watchmen into Final Draft has a new screenwriting gig. Alex Tse will adapt another comic by scripting Relativity‘s reboot of The Crow.

The project is intended to be a more gritty take than the original 1994 adaptation which was pretty gritty in its own right. Bradley Cooper is set to star as the vengful goth spirit whose soul cannot rest until he avenges his wife’s murder. So I guess this is actually more a gritty reboot of Bradley Cooper‘s image. Can’t imagine him covered in pancake and burning heroin addicts alive, but the threat of having to do Kate Hudson rom-coms does funny things to a man. (Variety)

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Some A-Holes Haunt Clive Owen’s House In ‘Intruders’ Teaser http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/some-a-holes-haunt-clive-owens-house-in-intruders-teaser/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/some-a-holes-haunt-clive-owens-house-in-intruders-teaser/#comments Mon, 02 May 2011 16:41:03 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=209951 How's Clive Owen going to get out of this one?

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Can’t Clive Owen catch break? First, his daughter got Internet-predatored and now he’s living in a house that’s haunted by some asshole monsters. He has terrible, terrible luck.

As this teaser of the Juan Carlos Fresnadillo film Intruders demonstrates, Owen once again plays a concerned dad. But the terror this time around is more of the supernatural variety and not of the sporting a six-pack of Zima variety. It turns out that the girl’s childhood monsters are actually real, and man oh man, do they love loud noises. How’s Clive Owen going to get out of this one? (Empire)

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Juan Carlos Fresnadillo Reboots ‘The Crow’ For Goths And Juggalos http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/juan-carlos-fresnadillo-reboots-the-crow-for-goths-and-juggalos/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/juan-carlos-fresnadillo-reboots-the-crow-for-goths-and-juggalos/#comments Fri, 08 Apr 2011 01:26:43 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=206067 'The Crow' is back from the dead and ready to paint its face... to freak you out.

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The Crow is back from the dead and ready to paint its face… to freak you out.

Director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Days Later) has been chosen by Relativity Media to reboot The Crow.  This is a good film to remake, because a film that comes back from the dead is impervious to harm done by movie critics. According to the press release, the new film will concern Eric Draven, but hopefully it won’t be Draven passing on the crow torch to his crow-loving son or something.

“The original Crow was groundbreaking cinema,” says prodcuer Edward R. Pressman. ”Its gothic visual and musical ideas influenced a generation and cinema itself. With Juan Carlos, we have every confidence that his new Crow will have a similar impact on the contemporary audience.”

People still love Tim Burton movies, right? The kids dig that goth stuff. Plus, as long as nobody dies on set, there should be a lot of gloomy money to be made.

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