Well, it is a new year, and with it a new slew of highly-anticipated Hollywood blockbusters, not to mention more regular content from the site. No doubt many of you have kept up with the rumor mill of Hollywood; oodles and boodles of remakes, reboots and superhero sagas are being planned for the big screen.
Which ones are you eagerly awaiting? Which ones are you eagerly awaiting to hate on? Following the jump are some of the films we’re most excited for, and some that we’re complaining about already.
In 2009, Swedish film Let The Right One In opened in the U.S. and achieved a considerable amount of success critically, as well as commercially (as far as foreign films are concerned). This year, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo conquered the literary world and made quite an impact on the big screen. Needless to say, it’s been a very good few years for the Swedish film industry.
Last week, Sam Raimi walked away from his contract with Sony to make the next three Spiderman films, and took the film series’ principle cast with him. As a result, Sony is planning to reboot the series entirely.
Citing disagreements over deadlines and creative differences, Raimi decided to leave the project in Sony’s hands. Currently, Sony has given screenwriter James Vanderbilt (The Rundown, Zodiac) the task of re-writing Spiderman. Vanderbilt’s script reportedly focuses more on character than Raimi’s version, and will follow Peter Parker as he deals with the responsibilities of his newfound powers along with the everyday problems of being a high school student. That’s right, Peter Parker is going back to high school.