The Fear Monger: Michael Bay Making A New Omen Remake, Monstrumologist Adaptation In The Works
Good day, approachers of all things glowing and doorway-shaped. The scariest story of the week is that Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction netted the biggest weekend gross of 2014 thus far, and has already earned back its budget and then some with a $300 million global weekend. When one considers the thousands upon thousands of people randomly murdered by all the demolition on the big screen in that movie, it counts as horror, right?
The skies were alight with less robotic things this week, as Universal’s long-delayed remake Loft has been dropped from their release schedule, with John Erick Dowdle’s catacombs horror As Above, So Below taking its August 29th spot. In Blu-ray news, The Exorcist: The Complete Anthology is coming on September 23, while Leprechaun: The Complete Collection will be released on September 30th to coincide with the prequel Leprechaun: Origins. Finally, below is the first look at prolific director Takashi Miike’s vampire yakuza flick Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War of the Underworld, starring The Raid: Redemption stand-out Yayan Ruhian.
And now – sadly – more remake news.
The Omen is Getting Remade AgainDespite the fact that Richard Donner’s 1976 classic The Omen was already remade in 2006 by John Moore – not to mention Lifetime’s upcoming televised remake of Damien: The Omen II – Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Fox and Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes are coming together to wring out another Omen remake, presumably also about a young boy with a numerical birthmark who happens to be a living, breathing antichrist. The only thing they can do to change it at this point would be to make the central character a different race, but that would probably raise a bunch of issues in and of itself.
Platinum Dunes, you might remember, has been behind the largely godawful remakes of Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Amityville Horror. So feel free to have absolutely zero faith in this one. Plus, the 2006 version, which was a success when all was said and done, had the added marketing bonus of being released on 06-06-06. Maybe they’ll put this new remake out on 06-06-16, just with that pesky "1" scratched out.
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