MOVIE NEWS ROUND-UP: TUESDAY 26TH JULY
The Amazing Spider-Man gets a second (more exciting) teaser poster, Bonnie & Clyde remakes in the pipeline and Chilean Miners story comes to the big screen.
Sony has released a second teaser poster for The Amazing Spider-Man, the Andrew Garfield reboot scheduled for released next year - and it's, well, marginally better than the previous one.
The poster reveals nothing more than a close-up of Spidey's very shiny suit, which we have in fact already seen in the stills floating around the web.
The previous poster showed nothing but the title and release date though, so clearly some studio bigwigs have taken the view that less is more.
However, fans writing online today complaned that "teasers" of this sort, that gave away next to nothing, were pointless, with many clamouring for a glimpse of Rhys Ifans's villain, The Lizard, or of Emma Stone's love interest.
BONNIE & CLYDE TO GET A REMAKE (OR TWO)
Hollywood is all about the remakes right now. Even Spider-Man, which got a reboot less than a decade ago, is getting a makeover under the watchful eye of Marc Webb.
But it’s not just the money-spinning comic book franchises that attract rewrites: Daniel Radcliffe is filming The Woman in the Water, a horror classic, and now it seems that Bonnie & Clyde, the 1967 Arthur Penn-directed classic could be getting a remake with Limitless director Neil Burger at the helm.
Up in the Air scriptwriter Sheldon Turner will pen the screenplay, working from Jeff Guinn’s book We Both Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde – a much darker version of the tale of the doomed bank robbing lovers than the arguably romanticized 1967 film.
By the by, there is also a Hilary Duff film about the pair coming out next year entitled The Story of Bonnie & Clyde, with Duff as the lead.
One imagines somehow that this will not be quite as dark as Burger’s interpretation.
CHILEAN MINERS BROUGHT TO THE BIG SCREEN
The story of the Chilean miners who were trapped underground for more than two months is on its way to a multiplex near you.
The 33 miners have sold the rights to their story to producer Mike Medavoy, whose credits include Shutter Island and Black Swan. The planned film will recount the remarkable story of the miners who were trapped for 69 days after the San Jose mine they were working in collapsed near Copiapo, Chile.
Screenwriter Jose Rivera, who penned The Motorcycle Diaries, is also on board. Medavoy, who previously lived in Chile for 10 years, said he couldn't think of a better story to bring to the screen. “Like millions of people around the world, I was completely engrossed watching the rescue at Copiapo," he told the Hollywood Reporter.
"At its heart, this is a story about the triumph of the human spirit and a testament to the courage and perseverance of the Chilean people."