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Universal set to remake Weird Science

The remake train rolls on, with Universal revealing their plans to update John Hughes’ Weird Science. According to Deadline, Universal Pictures will team with Silver Pictures for a modern reboot of the raunchy 1985 flick. Michael Bacall (21 Jump Street, Project X) will script the feature, concerning a duo of nerdy teens who create their dream […]

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21 Jump Street sequel in the works

When we spoke to 21 Jump Street directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord last week about a potential sequel to their buddy comedy, they said they had to “wait and see if planet Earth likes it as much as we do.” Well, it seems planet Earth does. The picture opened to an impressive $35 million in the […]

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Warner Bros want a Project X sequel

That didn’t take long at all! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros were so impressed by the opening weekend grosses of low-budget found-footage flick Project X they have recruited screenwriter Michael Bacall to begin work on a sequel. Project X concerns three dorky high school kids who throw the party of a lifetime. It ends with a […]

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Party down – Project X review

Project X – Starring Thomas Mann, Oliver Cooper, and Jonathan Daniel Brown. Directed by Nima Nourizadeh. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. I had hoped Project X would have a happy ending, but then all the characters didn’t burn to death in a house fire. Welcome to a world inhabited by more hateful human beings than […]

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The Les Grossman movie is still happening

Some thought it had all been a beautiful dream. Others felt they were trapped in a waking nightmare. Such was the polarising effect of the news that Les Grossman – the hirsute, foul-mouthed studio exec played by Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder – would be getting his own spin-off. MTV interviewed Bill Hader – who […]

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