Screen Junkies » reboot http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:27:26 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘Fantastic Four’ Reboot Casts Its Doctor Doom http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/fantastic-four-reboot-casts-its-doctor-doom/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/fantastic-four-reboot-casts-its-doctor-doom/#comments Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:59:04 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=260773 He doesn't look old enough to be a doctor.

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The stage was set for some truly bizarre casting but, in the end, The Fantastic Four went with a relative unknown to play the heavy. Toby Kebbell has been cast as Doctor Doom in the upcoming reboot and to be honest he doesn’t even look old enough to be a doctor. Kebbell is best known for Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and looking like a menacing version of Adam Goldberg.

Director Josh Trank shot down early rumors that Doctor Doom would be played by a female lady with girl parts and switched up Johnny Storm’s racial background. With that in mind, he had license to go any way he wanted with Doom, who might actually be a nurse. We still know very little. (Variety)

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Ed Helms Dares Us To Hate Him By Signing On For ‘The Naked Gun’ Reboot http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ed-helms-dares-us-to-hate-him-by-signing-on-for-the-naked-gun-reboot/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/ed-helms-dares-us-to-hate-him-by-signing-on-for-the-naked-gun-reboot/#comments Fri, 13 Dec 2013 20:13:42 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=258352 Enricco Palazzo is spinning in his grave.

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As he had been called upon to be the modern face of the National Lampoon Vacation films reboot, Ed Helms is once again being summoned to make something old accessible to teenage fans of nut-shots. The Hangover/The Office nerdy guy will take over the role of Frank Drebin in a reboot of The Naked Gun. Though I find Helms likable (when not singing), this is one he shouldn’t touch. Nobody should touch. The Naked Gun is more than a classic. It’s special and doesn’t deserve to be mishandled.

Creators Jim Abrahams, David & Jerry Zucker are not involved with this reboot as Paramount has assigned scripting duties to Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant. Presumably because they are close friends with “Weird” Al Yankovic and the studio’s best shot at getting him to agree to cameo once again. (Variety)

 

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They’re Rebooting The ‘Ernest’ Movies…I Know, Right? Crazy! http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/theyre-rebooting-the-ernest-movies-i-know-right-crazy/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/theyre-rebooting-the-ernest-movies-i-know-right-crazy/#comments Tue, 16 Oct 2012 20:40:07 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=251508 David Lynch directs or GTFO.

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Ernest is dead. Long live Ernest!

Jim Varney, the man who played the weird, incompetent, but good-intentioned handyman who saved camps, Christmases, Halloween, and jails is dead. But his spirit lives on among direct-to-DVD movie producers who think this could be a good way to make ten grand or so. The movie will be called Son of Earnest, which means that Earnest fucked somebody at least once, which is a notion that will haunt our very existences until we die one day.

While the title Son of Earnest leads us to believe that no one has any idea what this film will be about, the same could be said in hindsight about the previous Earnest films, in which he just yelled at some unknown man named “Vern.”

My theory? Vern is Earnest P. Worrell’s Tyler Durden, a destructive, savage id that just wants to watch the world burn so that mankind can start over.

Or he’s the guy with the camera.

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Jordana Brewster Cast As Attractive Person In ‘Dallas’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/jordana-brewster-cast-as-attractive-person-in-dallas/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/jordana-brewster-cast-as-attractive-person-in-dallas/#comments Mon, 31 Jan 2011 17:48:11 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=23446 Jordana Brewster, best known for roles in movies like The Faculty and The Fast And The Furious, has been cast in a lead role in TNT's 'Dallas'.

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Jordana Brewster, best known for roles in movies like The Faculty and The Fast And The Furious, has been cast in a lead role in TNT‘s “Dallas,” a reboot/continuation/whathaveyou of the original nighttime soap opera.

Brewster has been cast as the daughter of the cook on the ranch that serves as the setting for the show. Of course, she’s ensnared in a love triangle with the two male leads, who play the progeny of the original show’s main characters brothers JR and Bobby Ewing. Expect a lot of sneaking off to the barn for those three (if we’re lucky).

It remains to be seen whether or not people will give a shit about a new “Dallas,” as the original went off the air twenty years ago (after a staggering 357 episodes), but one thing is for sure: Jordana Brewster is basic cable’s answer to Jennifer Connelly, and for that, I’ll at least watch the pilot.

(Deadline)

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‘Spider-Man’ Reboot Casts Its Ray http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/spider-man-reboot-casts-its-ray/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/spider-man-reboot-casts-its-ray/#comments Tue, 11 Jan 2011 17:30:22 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=15281 In another bit of casting news for the Quixotic attempt to update Spider-Man into a form that today's young people can hope to understand, 80s teen idol and probable "24"-actor C. Thomas Howell joined Andrew Garfield and company in Marc Webb's Spider-Man.

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In another bit of casting news for the Quixotic attempt to update Spider-Man into a form that today’s young people can hope to understand, 80s teen idol and probable”24“-actor C. Thomas Howell joined Andrew Garfield and company in Marc Webb‘s Spider-Man. It isn’t precisely known the nature of his role, other than the character’s first name, “Ray.” A quick Wikipedia search tells me that other than the father of Peter Parker’s current comics girlfriend (who won’t be his girlfriend in the movie), there aren’t many important characters in the comic book world of Spider-Man with that particular name (I am NOT a nerd!), so it’s probably safe to assume that this is a character created just for the movie version. Since Spider-Man is largely about teenagers, it’s also safe to assume that C. Thomas Howell will be playing a character’s father or uncle or something – we’ll keep our eyes peeled for announcements regarding the casting of any characters named “Ray, Jr.” (ScreenRant)

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