With the recent announcement that Nosferatu would be getting a remake, I thought I'd throw together a list of some classic films, often loved by goths, that have been slated for remakes or sequels, along with a few other upcoming films you may be interested in.
The most recent announcement of this list, this incarnation will be the third cinematic version of Nosferatu, after Murnau’s 1922 original and Werner Herzog’s 1979 retelling. The film is being produced by Studio 8, and directed by Robert Eggers, who directed his first film earlier this year, The Witch.
Originally rumored at the end of last year that a sequel to The Labyrinth was in the works, several days later was confirmed to have been false. Would you liked to have seen a sequel or a reboot? Personally I think this is a case where we should leave well enough alone.
On the other hand, a sequel to Tim Burton's Beetlejuice IS in the works. The sequel is seeing a return of Winona Ryder, Tim Burton, and Micheal Keaton. As of now we don't have details on plot or a production schedule, although they are hoping to start shooting this year.
The Crow, in contrast, is not getting a sequel, but rather a reboot. Most recently, the role of Erik Draven is being recast for the second time. Originally Luke Evans was cast to play the role, he then left due to scheduling conflicts. The role was recast with Jack Huston, who also left due to scheduling conflicts. Currently Nicholas Hoult (Max Max: Fury Road) and Jack O'Conell (Unbreakable) are being eyed for the role. The Film has begun pre-production in Wales already, and the director, Corin Hardy, has previously expressed his desire to craft a faithful and worthy adaptation of the graphic novel.
*UPDATE* (7/31/15) As of now, preproduction on The Crow remake has been suspended.
Wesley Snipes had a recent meeting with Marvel, where they discussed reviving the Blade Franchise. A decision on what form this will take has yet to been announced, however there is speculation that it could be Blade 4, or a reboot, or even a Netflix series. Which of these would you prefer?
Underworld 5 is confirmed for filming this fall with actors Kate Beckinsale and Theo James joining the cast to reprise their roles. Filming is set to beging in Prauge this October. The director this time around is Anna Foerster, who has directed The Day After Tomorrow, Aeon Flux, and 10,000 BC. Cory Goodman of The Last Witch Hunter is in charge of the script. The plot has yet to be revealed but they have stated 2 new female characters will be cast in leading roles.
David Lynch is set to direct the limited series event return on Showtime in 2017. The series is set to run for 18 episodes, and will be a sequel to the original series. The series is set 25 years after season 2, and will pick up on several plot threads from the previous series.
If you haven't heard of Guillermo Del Toro's Crimson Peak, do your self a favor and go watch the trailer and take a walk through the mansion. In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds...and remembers. Crimson Peak is a Gothic romance/horror film staring Tom Hiddleston as Sir Thomas Sharpe, Charlie Hunnam as Dr. Alan McMichael, Jessica Chastain as Lady Lucille Sharpe, and Mia Wasikowska as Edith Cushing and will be released October 16th.
This reboot is being directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later) with Jeff Buhler writing. "The characters in this script make some tragic decisions, and the horror is about the ramifications of those decisions," Buhler told Dread Central. "There are still the supernatural aspects of the book, with the pet cemetery and the burial ground from which things come back from the dead."
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children:
Tim Burton’s upcoming movie is based on Ransom Riggs’ book of the same name. Filming for the movie has already begun, interestingly, the location is the same as that of Edward Scissorhands. The movie stars “Penny Dreadful” actress Eva Green, Samuel L. Jackson, Ella Purnell, Allison Janney, Kim Dickens, Rupert Everett, and Terence Stamp.