Monthly archives "October 2014"

Eli Roth Gives Approval for Cabin Fever Remake

Cabin Fever introduced the world to a little known director by the name of Eli Roth. Roth co-wrote the film, appeared in a pivotal role and directed the film as well. He later wrote and directed several horror films and produced the Netflix original series Hemlock Grove before acting in films such as Piranha, Aftershock and Rock of Edges. Roth recently announced with Mike Livak that he approved plans for a remake of his original hit film.

Cabin Fever Sequels

Though Roth had little input on the sequels in the Cabin Fever story, there were three sequels made. The second film followed the events of the first film and even featured the same character played by Ryder Strong in the original. All of the sequels received mixed reviews, and all of those films went right to DVD. Filmed for less than $2 million, the original Cabin Fever grossed more than $21 million in the United States.

Remaking the Original

Horror movie remakes are nothing new. Nightmare on Elm Street, The Omen, The Amityville Horror and Friday the 13th all saw remakes in the recent past. Cabin Fever landed in theaters in 2002, which led some to wonder if enough time has passed for a remake. According to Simon Brewer, the film will tell the same story and even use the same script Roth used for the first film. Though it won’t likely be a shot for shot remake of that movie, it will include many of the same elements and feature the same characters. Roth plans to return as producer and is eager to see the finished film, and some fans might feel the same.

Ghostbusting Women: Paul Feig Imagines a Female-Led “Ghostbusters”

Paul Feig confirmed that he will be directing the next sequel to the classic supernatural comedy movie Ghostbusters on his Twitter on Wednesday. Feig, the same man who directed the hit comedy films Bridesmaids and The Heat, expressed that “hilarious women” will be in the next Ghostbusters.

The talks to revive the famous horror comedy classic have been there for years. At that time Ivan Reitman, the original director of Ghostbusters, was set to direct the movie. But the death of one of its main actors, and fellow writer, Harold Ramis made Reitman decide not to direct the sequel. The future of Ghostbusters was in statis until Feig tweeted that he’ll be directing the movie. Then, this Vine by Jared Haftel quickly followed. Do as you will with it.

According to a report in Entertainment Weekly, Feig was in a meeting with Sony, but was a little hesitant at first towards taking on the project, thinking of where the film should pick up. Finally, Feig decided to take the movie into a whole new direction, casting women as the main characters.

In Feig’s own words: “My favorite thing to do is work with funny women. I was like, what if it was an all female cast? If they were all women? Suddenly, my mind kind of exploded: that would be really fun.” He intends to bring this new cast into a new Ghostbusters universe.

The whole concept of the movie is totally out of the Ghostbuster universe. Feig believed that it is difficult to direct a great movie, noting that they’ll not do a remake, but their very own take on the classic film.

Best Games At EGX London 2014

This years EGX had a ton of great indie games. But some of the best were pretty surprising. There are some unique and pretty spectacular games on the horizon, and here are a few we thought were the best:

  1. How to be a Tree

This game looks sort of fantastic. It’s literally a game about how to be a tree. In order to play the game properly, you simply sit back and stare at your tree, not moving. Should you choose to use the controls, and be a rebel, and the game will have hilariously entertaining ways to reprimand you for not conforming to what’s expected of a tree.

  1. Elite: Dangerous

This spectacular space flight sim is being developed with the Oculus Rift in mind. Complete with controls and game design that are meant to bring out the best of virtual reality.

  1. The Magic Circle

A delightful adventure that’s all about smashing the fourth wall. Putting you in the shoes of someone trapped inside an unfinished videogame. Complete with horrible textures, a lack of color, and unfinished mechanics. Your job is to either finish the game, or destroy everything from within.

Dracula Untold Provides A Different View of the Prince of Darkness

Dracula has always been the most famous of the vampires. Plus, he’s been done to death. So finding a new and unique way to bring the myth to life was always going to be challenging. But that’s exactly what Dracula Untold manages to do with some brilliant plot decisions.

After kicking around Genesis Diamonds, a few of my friends and I decided to go to an advance screening. The trailers looked good, but we wanted to see if Dracula Untold actually did have anything new to bring to the table.

Such as combining history with the fantasy. Here we meet Vlad the Impaler, but he’s not like in the legends. He’s not a foul or evil man, he’s just trying to protect his people in Transylvania. The Turks are threatening to attack, unless Vlad and his people turn over 1000 of their children, to fill the ranks of the Turkish army.

The film doesn’t always work, but for the most part it’s an entertaining spectacle, and a worthy entrant into the Vampire horror genre. Luke Evans makes the most of his screen time, and I’m definitely interested to see if this turns into a franchise.