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‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Sequel Is In The Works, Robin Williams & Chris Columbus Will Return

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 17, 2014 9:35 AM
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Mrs. Doubtfire
Wait, didn’t Mrs. Doubtfire die in a fire? True story: I’ve never seen “Mrs. Doubtfire,” the 1993 comedy about a divorced actor so psychotic and unhinged he disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife. And I’d rather take a chainsaw to my scrotum than ever see it, frankly (the painful bits I’ve seen on TV over the years were enough, thank you very much).

Adam Sandler To Star In A Movie About A Suicidal Man Haunted By Ghosts. It's A Comedy.

  • By Jason Guimaron
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  • June 19, 2013 2:15 PM
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Remakes of Asian films about ectoplasm terrorizing the living were popular undertakings in Hollywood a few years ago ("The Ring," "The Grudge," "Pulse," "The Eye," "Dark Water"). But apparently, we are not done yet. The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Adam Sandler and director Chris Columbus will be teaming up to remake the 2010 South Korean film "Hello Ghost." People who are in for a good fright will be disappointed as this is the remake of a comedy that ended being the 9th highest grossing film at the South Korean box office in 2010.

Helen Mirren May Take A 'Hundred-Foot Journey' With Lasse Halstrom; Chris Columbus & Robert Schwentke Line Up Gigs

  • By Jason McDonald
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  • June 4, 2013 11:25 AM
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From books about cooks to pixels on the loose and oil tankers in peril, this batch of news has something to satisfy everyone. Provided, of course, that you aren’t opposed to pixels, tankers, and cooks. And if you have some sort of weird aversion to those three specific things, well, I just don’t know what to say to you reader.

5 Things You Might Not Know About Joe Dante's 'Gremlins'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 8, 2012 3:02 PM
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June 8th, 1984 was a great day for movie nerds, particularly those with an affection for special effects, scares and belly laughs. Not only did they get "Ghostbusters" in theaters that day (as we've already looked at, but they also got "Gremlins," the subversive PG-rated horror-comedy from the A-list trio of writer Chris Columbus, director Joe Dante and producer Steven Spielberg.

Chris Columbus Plays Ball, Michael Rapaport Goes Noir & Brad Peyton Shakes The Earth For New Directing Gigs

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • June 7, 2012 11:19 AM
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No stranger to film adaptations, John Grisham is set to get another check in the mail courtesy of Chris Columbus, who has officially signed on to write and direct the adaptation of the author's “Calico Joe.” The novel, released earlier this year, revolves around the world of baseball and involves a nearly fatal pitch thrown in August 24, 1973 and its implications 30 years later on both the batter, “Calico Joe” Caste, and the pitcher, Warren Tracey. Hopefully this film can match the quality of the last year’s baseball movie, “Moneyball.” [Variety]

'Trollhunter' Director Andre Øvredal To Make Hollywood Debut With 'Carpe Demon: Adventures Of A Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • March 5, 2012 12:58 PM
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With international genre cinema currently in a very healthy state, Hollywood executives are spoiled for choices when it comes to finding foreign filmmakers to bring something fresh to U.S. studio fare. Indeed, stick your head in a multiplex these days and it's hard to find a movie that isn't directed by someone who made their name with a relatively low-budget European horror or crime flick, from "Let The Right One In" director Tomas Alfredson's "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" to "Snabba Cash" helmer Daniel Espinosa's "Safe House."

Chris Columbus Enabling Jerks Who Won't Read Subtitles, Producing American 'Trollhunter' Remake

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • June 10, 2011 4:30 AM
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You can't argue with success. A nearly identical copy of popular Spanish thriller "[Rec]" hit stateside three years ago under the title of "Quarantine," using the English language but barely changing a thing. The picture did $41 million worldwide on a tiny budget, prompting a sequel (coming out theatrically next week! Who knew? Not us). It should stand to reason that foreign horror would be a hot import, as long as we change the language and faces. Which all leads to the director of "Home Alone" bringing us our own version of "Trollhunter."

Korean Remakes: Chris Columbus Takes On 'Hello Ghost'; Mark Waters Helms 'Castaway On The Moon'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 23, 2011 6:19 AM
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It seems that Korean movies are something of a new flavor in Hollywood, as two remakes of recent flicks from the country are now in the works.

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