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'Day Of The Dead' Remake Gets A Director, Melanie Laurent Preps Second Feature As Helmer & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • November 26, 2013 1:04 PM
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No, you’re not imagining things. Just five years from a 2008 direct-to-DVD low-budget remake, a new cheap remake of George A. Romero’s “Day Of The Dead” is shuffling across our screens next year courtesy of Millennium Films and Campbell Grobman Films.

'Anchorman' Director Adam McKay To Helm 'Uptown Saturday Night' Remake With Will Smith & Denzel Washington

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2012 7:08 PM
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This is a project that has been in development so long we figured it was simply never going to happen. First picked up way back in 2002 by Warner Bros. as a starring vehicle for Will Smith, the project has been kicked around for over a decade and David Dobkin ("Wedding Crashers") was long attached to direct. A year ago, there was some fresh movement when "Role Models" scribe Timothy Dowling was brought on to give the script a fresh rewrite, with Denzel Washington now linked to the project. And it was only in March that the writer teased the remake of the 1974 would -- for better or worse -- be in the vein of "The Hangover" in the tone it was aiming for. Hmm...maybe it's going for "The Other Guys" instead?

'Uptown Saturday Night' Remake Writer Tim Dowling Says It Will Be Like 'The Hangover'

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • March 2, 2012 10:25 AM
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Are we the only ones struggling to picture this film: Will Smith and Denzel Washington stepping into roles previously inhabited by Sidney Poitier and Bill Cosby...and it has a "The Hangover" vibe. Whaaaaa? The film in question is a remake of 1974's "Uptown Saturday Night," and at present David Dobkin ("Wedding Crashers" and the unfairly underrated "The Change-Up") is attached to direct and Tim Dowling ("Role Models," "Just Go With It") is writing the script.

Tim Dowling Takes Pen To 'Uptown Saturday Night' Remake; Will Smith & Denzel Washington May Star

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 24, 2011 7:30 AM
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'Wedding Crashers' Helmer David Dobkin Still Attached To DirectDevelopment hell can be torture for whoever wants to see their pet project brought to the big screen, so good news for the folks behind "Uptown Saturday Night" remake. Movement is happening once again.

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