Star Wars: The Last Jedi was, without a doubt, the most successful blockbuster of 2017, with a domestic total of over $531 by January 1st. And the saga continues in 2018 and beyond: Solo: A Star Wars story is surely on our list of 10 new blockbuster movies we can’t wait to see in 2018, and Rian Johnson’s brand new Star Wars trilogy is set to begin filming sooner than you think. The new year will come with a series of brand new stories told on the silver screen, many new movies to look forward to – and some that shouldn’t be made at all. Like the ones below.
There are multiple reasons for which “The Crow”, Alex Proyas’ big screen adaptation of the graphic novel with the same title, has become a cult classic. Among them, the deep, sentimental story, the unique, dark visuals, and the tragedy that has made the movie a memorable one: during its filming, star Brandon Lee lost his life in a freak accident. Filmmakers have tried and failed to recreate its unique atmosphere in the past – and it seems that they didn’t learn their lessons, as a new remake of the 1994 classic is in the works as we speak.
Called “The Crow Reborn”, the movie will tell the story of Eric (Jason Momoa), a poetic guitarist, is brought back to life by a crow a year after he and his fiancé are murdered. The project is filming right now, with “The Hallow” director Corin Hardy attached, despite the pleas of numerous fans and even director Alex Proyas to leave it alone.
“Overboard” was a 1987 rom-com starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. Hawn plays Joanna, an heiress that hires a carpenter but constantly mocks him and even cheats him – but the tables turn when she becomes amnesiac after an accident. Dean (Russell) finds her and decides it’s time for some payback: he introduces her to his regular life, pretending she is his wife and mother to his four kids.
The remake of the movie, set to be released in April, tells pretty much the same story – but this time, the heiress turns into an heir (Eugenio Derbez), and the mistreated employee Kate is played by Anna Faris. Will they be able to recreate the chemistry between the two actors above? Well… are you truly curious to see?
Day of the Dead: Bloodline
“Day of the Dead” tells the story of a small group of scientists and soldiers living in a bunker in Florida while the world above is overrun by zombies. It’s a George A. Romero zombie movie, and this means that it’s more than it seems: as usual, it has a deeper message about humanity as a whole. And it’s just been remade.
“Day of the Dead: Bloodline” has been released on VOD this January, directed by relative newcomer Hèctor Hernández Vicens. The story is pretty much the same as above – but will it live up to the fame of the original?