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Mmmm……not sure what to make of some of the prequels/sequels/remakes that will grace the silver screens over the next couple of months to a year. It seems there will be more “bad news” coming down the line by the looks of things. Lets have a quick look at my top 5 Movies that will be back again for no apparent reason.

1. Carrie (2013)

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A sheltered high school girl unleashes her newly developed telekinetic powers (again!) after she is pushed too far by her peers. This will be the second attempt at remaking the original 1976 cult classic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Carrie is Stephen King’s first published novel (1974), better known for Brian De Palma’s film adaptation starring Sissy Spacek as the troubled teenager Carrie. Most of you are probably somewhat familiar with the most famous scenes from the supernatural horror-drama film which pins Carrie as a troubled teen with telekinetic powers that seem to manifest when she becomes angry. Tormented by her peers and finding it difficult to fit in, her situation soon becomes more challenging as she discovers that she possesses powerful telekinetic abilities that can lead to death and destruction.

Chloë Grace Moretz better know as “Hit-Girl” from Kick-Ass will portray Carrie White

Chloë Grace Moretz better know as “Hit-Girl” from Kick-Ass will portray Carrie White

The new take on Stephen King’s Carrie has the talented Chloë Grace Moretz (Hit-Girl in Kick-Ass) cast as the troubled teen. The multi-award winning actress is more than capable of bringing to life one of the most iconic films produced in the 70’s.

“Boys Don’t Cry” helmer Kimberly Peirce is behind the lens directing the new take on Stephen King’s Carrie. One thing that stood out from the trailer is the full forced destruction of the town instead of just the the high school and those inside it. This closely resembles the ending of the book which will defiantly add more spice to the ending of the modern remake.

Back in 2012 Wired.com reported that during the New York Comic-Con 2012 Peirce addressed fans saying :

“I didn’t take anything from [Brian De Palma]‘s movie. This is such a fantastic story and […] I need to bring it to life in a modern way. […] Our thing is naturally its own thing.”

Even though it appears that Peirce’s remake will be made with her own visual style and thematic emphasis, one can’t remove the fact that it fails to really show how this new version will win over fans of the 1976 cult classic. So many people know the story beat-for-beat and one can only hope that the final product will produce the shock factor and really showcase Moretz’s acting ability.

The March 15 release date for the anticipated film has been postponed to October 18. Just in time for Halloween.

Watch the official trailer for Carrie (2013)

 

2. Godzilla (2014)

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A giant radioactive monster called Godzilla awakens from eons of sleep and attacks a city. Basically a giant lizard is pissed-off and tries to kill everyone in it’s way…really! Maybe P.Diddy will make another terrible song (which was a remake as well by the way) for us to snap our fingers too whist enjoying another catastrophic attempt at this “comedy”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update:

The new take on the iconic monster franchise “Godzilla”, looks much darker and captivating than Roland Emmerich’s 1998 installment.  The film was negatively reviewed by fans and critics, winning Golden Raspberry Awards for Worst Supporting Actress for Pitillo and Worst Re-Make or Sequel. The film was also nominated for Worst Picture, Worst Director, and Worst Screenplay. The iguana design of the 1998 creature coupled with Emmerich’s baby Godzillas didn’t really help to win over the already disappointed fan base expecting a big budget blockbuster with all the bells and whistles. The idea of another remake/reboot wasn’t exactly at the top of our priority list, especially after the disastrous Emmerich run in 1998. Come to think if it, that should be the main reason to remake this film, provided you have the right people with the vision and passion to pay homage to our favorite city destroyer.

Comic Con 2013 Godzilla Concept Art

Director of the new Godzilla, Gareth Edwards, seems to have a firm grip on what is expected of him considering the disappointing Emmerich version which left a lot to be desired. He has released many statements and sat through countless interviews to reassure everyone that we can expect something spectacular.

Edwards  spoke with Shock Till You Drop  back in 2011 and gave some insight regarding his vision for the film moving forward:

“I’m a big fan,”  ”I guess I will say I’m highly aware – and everyone involved is incredibly aware – of everyone’s opinions on what this film has to do and what it has to be. And no one will do anything but the right thing. Without addressing anything specific, everyone knows how important is to get it right.”

Edwards clarified his approach during an interview with Total Film saying:

“I’ve always been interested in Godzilla and the ideas around him. I really wanted to see another Godzilla film and jumped at the opportunity. My main idea was to imagine ‘If this really happened, what would it be like?’ I want to take a grounded, realistic approach to a Godzilla film.”

Comic Con 2013 Godzilla Concept Art

He admits he was not immediately attracted to the franchise for specific reasons, saying:

“My earliest memories was channel 4, they showed them every Friday night. As a kid I wasn’t quite sure about the dubbing, the English-dubbed versions. They threw me for a bit. I love science fiction and, well I call them B movies but they’re not, but I love ’60s and ’70s sci-fi. But these would come on and be dubbed and it would take my kid brain to adjust to the dubbing. It took me some time to get through that.”

While at the San DiegoComic-Con 2013, according to Godzilla-movies.com, Edwards will place focus from an “emotional point of view“:

“I think the trick is not to think of the special effects or anything – and just think that this is really happening and there are giant monsters. Ask, ‘What would be the best story to tell that always involves humans?’ I don’t separate the two in my mind. You just picture the movie. What was so refreshing was that we would shoot scenes that sometimes had the creature in it and sometimes didn’t, but we would desperately try to make it work from an emotional point of view. Then, in the evenings, I would go to review things with the effects companies who are starting to put the visual effects in, and you’re like, ‘I completely forgot there’s a whole other layer to this!’ We have been painstakingly worrying about the characters and their journey and on top of that is this spectacle embedded in the whole film – and it makes you feel really good.”

Wow, finally a director that will get it right! Godzilla will be a smash hit with general moviegoers, critics and die-hard fans by die look of things. Hopefully Edwards can deliver on his vision and bring to life one of the most iconic monsters in movie history. The film is set to be released on May 16, 2014.

The first sneak peaks for Godzilla has leaked online:

3. Romeo and Juliet (2013)

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When the star-crossed lovers of two enemy families meet, forbidden love ensues……and we fall asleep whilst sitting through this William Shakespeare classic, again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Machete Kills (2013)

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Machete, written and directed by Robert Rodriguez was not bad, starring Danny Trejo – scoring hot chicks and swinging his famous blade. It was, to an extent, watchable and fun, however another angle on the original might be as difficult to digest, as your fourth consecutive tequila shot on your bachelors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Robert Rodriguez fans can prepare themselves for another film with a deliberately ludicrous plot, and well rounded fun film with crazy violent kills.

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“Machete. A madman has a missile aimed at Washington. Go kick some ass.”

Screenrant.com summarized the tone set for the sequel perfectly as we have to agree with the author H. Shaw-Williams, that Machete’s tricks and clever quirks may be played out. Screenrant has the following to say:

“…the cinematography and production design in general seems to lack the intentionally low-budget aesthetic of the first movie – and instead just looks cheap in a, well… cheap way. Similarly, the one-liners in the first Machete flick were sufficiently cheesy and self-aware, but the back-catalogue referencing in the sequel (like the “Machete don’t Tweet!” joke) give me reason to wonder: did the Machete character already use every magic trick in his bag in the first movie?”

Many may agree that helmer Robert Rodriguez  purposefully pieced together the pulpy picture to feature his famous fingerprint left on this production. One can’t deny the obvious fun factor and ridiculously hot leading ladies to set the stage for the anticipated sequel. We will have to wait and see what in store when the movie is launched next month.

Rodriguez himself is featured in one of three new promotional stills for Machete Kills. The star studded cast includes Amber Heard, Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Zoe Saldana, Alexa Vega, the star of the franchise Danny Trejo and more.

This time round Machete Kills tones down the political overtones of its predecessor, however the film will still explore politically-charged undertones with Trejo as the main man hired by the government to take down a madman revolutionary and an eccentric billionaire arms dealer who has hatched a plan to spread war and anarchy across the planet.

Machete Kills has been pushed back from September 13th to October 11th, 2013.

Check out the 2nd red band trailer:

 

5. Riddick  (2013)

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The 2004 action/adventure “The Chronicles of Riddick” started the way that all great storytelling should: with a voice-over by an old British woman. The star’s cool-guy poses and one-liners will not be able to carry another 2 hours of ridiculously expensive special effects and weak plot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Update:

“Riddick” stole the number one spot at the box-office in North America during its first weekend with $18.7 million. Financially the film has paved the way for future installments to be developed, however fans are not as impressed with the sequel as initially anticipated. “Riddick” is rated 62% (at the time of this article update) by the general moviegoers, the lowest score in the franchise ever based on 61984 reviewers (courtesy of Rottentomatoes.com).

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“Riddick” promised to be darker than its predecessors

Since the release of the red-band trailer at the San Diego Comic-Con, fans couldn’t hardly wait to see the final product, directed by returning helmer David Twohy. The first trailer did not deliver on the direction the film promised to take, however the red-band trailer had many sci-fi fans at the edge of their seats. “Riddick” promised to be darker than its predecessors and will be more in line with the very popular “Pitch Black” made in 2000. ”

“Riddick” serves as a direct sequel to “The Chronicles of Riddick”, with the anti-hero abandoning the Necromonger throne on a mission to find his homeworld, Furya. The Necromongers agree to escort him on his journey to find Furya where eventually they end up on an unknown planet with highly evolved animal life with extraordinary hunting skills. Left for dead and desperate to find and activate an emergency beacon, Riddick faces his toughest fight for survival yet.

“Riddick” also serves as a reboot of the franchise to pave the way for at least two more sequels that delve more into the “Chronicles of Riddick” mythos. In an interview with SFX, both David Twohy and Vin Diesel discussed plans for the movies beyond the new one.

Watch the Red-Band Trailer

Also see: 10 Movie Reboots to Look Forward to 

 

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  • Blazer

    You really think GODZILLA is gonna be a bad film? Dude, seriously have you been following this film and its news at all? Because seemingly so, it doesn’t look like its gonna be just that.

  • Blazer

    After searching your site, I can openly see that you haven’t. Which would explain the smell of illogical ignorance emitting from the article. So your choice, (and among a few other movies) isn’t really surprising.

  • http://Geekshizzle.com TheFran

    @Blazer… From what we know about it thus far, it sure ain’t looking good. Give me a few reasons why this will be a great reboot?

  • http://Geekshizzle.com TheMac

    For starter we have the Power Rangers Megaforce (TV series) director, Gareth Edwards, at the helm of the project. Let’s have a look at the cast: Elizabeth Olsen (the Olsen twins baby sister), Bryan Cranston, David Strathairn and Juliette Binoche to name a few. The first Godzilla is so poorly written and so un-original a remix of a Vanilla Ice song would be more exiting. The original was considered a disappointment at the box office, you will have a better chance of getting somewhere flogging a dead horse than rebooting a huge disappointment. It will be fair to say no one wants to see this movie fail, however the bits we know so far is not very positive. You don’t have to search GeekShizzle to identify the gaps in this reboot; it seems pretty obvious considering the facts.

  • Godsleftnut

    What in the f***?! You’re not looking forward to Riddick and Machete Kills?

    You suck

    • http://Geekshizzle.com TheMac

      Godsleftnut: “You suck” Not sure if you missed the question mark. Hope it’s not an invite. Are you aroused by sitting next to the “pipe”? Your side kick must be the right nut. Your daddy must be the “pipe”?

      Machete:

      Whilst the original Machete had its moments, we’re hoping that Machete Kills will bring it home this time round. The cast selection is interesting however there are some loopholes with the release of the sequel, the below mentioned points threw me off:
      1. The U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space……how original.
      2. The producers of the film took action against the filmmaker’s production company, many films failed to produce the goods with early signs of trouble at the office.
      3. Robert Rodriguez had his attention divided with “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” releasing at more or less the same time.
      4. There are talks for a third film set to take Machete to space; the guys are running out of ideas.

      Riddick:

      Actor Karl Urban is reason enough to watch this however they stuck with David Twohy as director. The Chronicles of Riddick didn’t do especially well on cinema with most success on DVD. Unfortunately with the same director one would expect a similar result.
      Audiences were so unimpressed, Vin Diesel was nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Actor at the 2004 Golden Raspberry Awards.

      • johnkzin

        I thought Riddick was going to be a sequel (to complete the trilogy), not a reboot?

        • http://Geekshizzle.com TheMac

          Johnkzin: You are correct. As stated “not sure what to make of some of the prequels/sequels/remakes”. We will have to wait see if Vinny can redeem himself.

  • RJ Tapia

    “5 Rebooted Movies I’m Not Looking Forward To… Because I suck C**K!”
    Clearly sir, you are F***ING retarded.

    • http://Geekshizzle.com TheMac

      RJ Tapia: “…because I suck C**K!” You do? You should meet with “Godsleftnut”. You can be the right nut and enjoy a “pipe” together.

      You are the real life version of Sheldon Cooper. Feel free to correct us at any time, free QA is encouraged. Thanks for your educated reply kind sir. Keep your Oxford dictionary handy for your next reply please. Free education will set the world free, knowledge is power!

  • Dave

    Not that I’m a fan but P Diddy sampled a Zepplin song. It wasn’t a remake. And this would be the first attempt at a CARRIE remake as the one starring the kid from HONE IMPROVEMENT was a sequel. Just saying

    • http://Geekshizzle.com TheMac

      Haha you are right Dave, it’s been a while since I have heard that song. I really hope they do not manage to screw this up. I am not a fan of cult classic remakes, I do however like Chloë Grace Moretz, she really impressed me in “Let me in” and “Kick Ass”.

    • http://Geekshizzle.com TheMac

      Dave: BTW I forgot to mention, in 2002 there was a made-for-T.V. remake of Carrie hence my comment.

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  • http://www.degeneratenews.com Shawsome

    You (the site) are looking forward to a remake of It and The Stand but pick these five movies?

    Carrie is the only one I can somewhat understand, even though I don’t agree. Here is why.

    1: Just a fact check. This is the first remake. The other Carrie movie was a horrible sequel.

    2: Why not remake it after the mess that Matthew Broderick made of it. Godzilla is like a horror/sci-fi staple. It will always come back, much like Dracula and Dr. Who. ANYTHING will be better than the travesty that was the 1998 version. Worst case we get to see Walter White and the hot Olson on the big screen for two hours.

    3. This shouldn’t surprise you at all. Shakespeare movies will always be made. Even bringing this up is like complaining that there are Charlie Sheen sitcoms on television. Just don’t see it. I guess what I’m saying is it feels like a cheap shot to get five movies.

    4. Robert Rodriguez is directing…check.
    Awesome cast in cheesy grindhouse…check.
    Danny Trejo reprising his role…check.

    Cheesy sequels are a part of the grindhouse culture. Maybe you weren’t alive to experience it. I say two thumbs up to RR for keep with the tradition unlike his partner in crime QT. They had a vision and RR is sticking to it.

    5. Riddick is the only reason I had to say something. Just though I would give my 2 cents on the rest. In case you didn’t know, the whole Riddick storyline was supposed to be a trilogy. I have been afraid that this move WASN’T going to get made.

    Mind you, I was worried when I saw some of the pictures. But after the teaser, I am back to being excited. It looks like the perfect blend of the last two movies. Also, I HATE Vin Diesel for the most part. I respect his hard work but I’m not a real big fan. I am a fan of the Riddick movies.

    Anyway, just had to vent. Good luck with the site.

    • http://www.degeneratenews.com Shawsome

      Just saw your post on the carrie 2002. Fair enough and my bad on that. If anything though, I agree with you on that one.

    • http://Geekshizzle.com TheMac

      Shawsome: Thank you for your comments.
      1. Carrie might surprise us with Chloë Grace Moretz on-board, she really impressed me in “Let me in” and “Kick Ass”. She is one of the rising stars in Hollywood.

      2. I see IMAX announced that the film will also be released in IMAX 3D. Akira Takarada (the legendary actor who’s appeared in seven Godzilla movies) has filmed his cameo for Godzilla 2014. According to movie-moron.com the film received a $200 million budget. I truthfully hope they end up making this film the way most fans expect it to be. I hated everything about the 1998 version of Godzilla.

      3. They had a swing at Romeo and Juliet so many times. Your comment is valid, if we like it or not Shakespeare movies will always be made. Romeo and Juliet have been labored too many times though.

      4. Unfortunately the awesome cast in cheesy films approach is not always a winning concept. Movie 43 is a prime example. I do however enjoy RR’s films and one should always appreciate his work for “what it is”. Machete was an enjoyable watch however the “add-ons” may not be as appealing. Mind you, seeing Jessica Alba again and Sofía Vergara wearing the contraption on the movie cover might be reason enough to watch this film.

      5. I am also a fan of the Riddick however I was not blown away by the first two films. I like Vinny just never pictured him as Richard B. Riddick. The Riddick film series is very successful on DVD, where it gained a cult following. Life is odd considering the films were a box office disappointment. I watched the trailer this morning and I have to agree, we may need to be more exited for the third installment.

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  • Bobby Qualman

    Carrie needed a proper remake badly. I watched the original recently, for the first time, and there was nothing I liked about it at all. I’ve read the book and I know I like the story, but I can not sit through and enjoy older horror films. To me, they are overdramatic without anything big happening most of the time. It, Pet Semetary, Carrie, Halloween, Poltergeist, and many others, I watched them and just wanted them to be over already or simply turned them off…I think it’s great to give new audiences a chance to love the stories that earlier generations became such rabid fans of, because as audiences who were raised with modern cinema and have grown used to better effects and quicker pacing, lots of us can’t really enjoy the originals, and definitely not as much as earlier generations were able to.

    • http://Geekshizzle.com TheMac

      Bobby Qualman: We were discussing this a couple of weeks ago, how some of the older “generations” are reacting to some of our favorite cult classic movies that have been earmarked for a reboot/remake. Aaah…the good old days when we stayed up late to watch a “scary” film , whilst the parents were fast asleep….. spark a sense of nostalgia. Unfortunately for some of us, we will have to accept that some of our favorite films will be remade.

      There are some reboots we are looking forward to http://geekshizzle.com/2013/04/28/10-movie-reboots-to-look-forward-to/, computers have impacted the way that movies are made now, with better CGI most older films stand a change of getting the “makeover” they deserve. At the same time a broader, younger audience can be targeted to introduce a dormant franchise.

    • johnkzin

      It’s not just “older generations” vs “the ritalin generation”. The faster pacing of movies (or “movies for people with ADHD”) seems to affect everyone. I go back and watch MANY older movies, not just horror ones, and they seem like they’ve got lots of dead time.

      Nothing as bad as “Manos, Hands of Fate”, mind you… but it just seems like we’ve all gotten used to the pace of story telling that crams more in to the same amount of time … and taught us to be less patient and less interested in things that establish character and character development.

      And, like I said, it’s not just horror movies. It actually started with Action movies, if I recall correctly. More explosions and gunshots per minute was a goal in the (early 90′s?). Directors were actually wanting audiences to be exhausted, from a 90 minute adrenaline rush, by the time the movie was done. Horror movies followed suit. But you can see it in movie remakes where the original wasn’t even an action movie nor horror movie (and, having said that, I can’t think of a good example off the top of my head, but if it comes to mind later today, I’ll follow up with some names).

      • http://Geekshizzle.com TheMac

        johnkzin: You make a very good point. Capturing the audience and keeping them intrigued is a challenge. We are confronted with audiences who need to be entertained by the minute, myself included. Generally speaking my closest network of friends and family have the attention span of a goldfish.

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    Charlie Sheen: U.S. president – First ‘Machete Kills’ Trailer
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  • bearmon2010

    Godzilla, Riddick, and Carries are what I am looking forward. You dont know what you are saying, geekshizzle.com.

    • http://Geekshizzle.com TheFran

      bearmon2010: We truly hope these films surprise us, but as we’ve stated… the writing’s against the wall. Have a look at Riddick’s plot and convince me it does no look like a redo of Pitch Black. As for Carrie, the trailer does look darn good, so hopefully we’re wrong. and Godzilla… apart from a huge budget and Akira Takarada (the legendary actor who’s appeared in seven Godzilla movies) filming his cameo for Godzilla 2014, its not blown us away at all.

    • http://Geekshizzle.com TheMac

      bearmon2010: “You dont know what you are saying”. Your opinion will be appreciated, a quick dart and nothing to back it up? Poor form sir.

      Call it a “stake in the ground” for lack of better words. I can’t say that I am overly excited about the films mentioned, however there has been quite a number of developments that lead us to believe (as commented, movie updates…) we may be in for more than we bargained for. Needless to say we are anxiously waiting for the release dates.

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  • Machete

    Wow, so you are supposed to be a movie buff? Then please explain how you can confuse reboots with sequels as 2 of the 5 “reboots” on here are not even reboots, but sequels.

    • http://Geekshizzle.com TheFran

      Machete: You obviously didn’t read the first sentence of this post. Please do so then we’ll chat again.

      • Machete

        Stop with the misleading article titles. I don’t give a rats ass about your description of it.

        • johnkzin

          “movies that will be back … again” … I don’t see how that precludes sequels.

          The only problem I see here is that you clearly failed basic manners in kindergarten. You might want to work on that.

    • http://Geekshizzle.com TheMac

      Machete: “Mmmm……not sure what to make of some of the prequels/sequels/remakes that will grace the silver screens over the next couple of months to a year”

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  • http://Geekshizzle.com TheMac

    http://geekshizzle.com/2013/07/21/comic-con-news-riddick-delivers-anticipated-red-band-trailer/

    It seems we find ourselves with hat in hand this time round as we initially slated Riddick, a squeal we are not excited about. Previous trailers did not indicate the direction the film will take as promised, which left us with much to be desired.

    The San Diego Comic-Con got even hotter when Vin Diesel, along with co-star Katee Sackhoff and director David Twohy, took the stage to present the first official red-band trailer.

    GeekShizzle’s enthusiasm was curbed due to the poor performance and let down of the predecessor, The Chronicles of Riddick. The trailer promises the film will be darker than its predecessors as Riddick and a monster showcase their brutal skills.

    Riddick represents a return to the R-rated form of the original Pitch Black, and Twohy discussed the making of the film, his plans for future installments, his personal feelings on 3D, and the creative freedom that working outside the traditional studio system allows.

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