As we reported earlier, the CW is rebooting the adored, classic Ron Perlman/Linda Hamilton urban fantasy series, Beauty and the Beast. Which isn't the worst idea in the world, really. But if this is the plan ...
Robert Heinlein's somewhat controversial 1959 book was made into Paul Verhoeven's rather divisive 1997 movie: Some saw it as an insightful satire on the media-readiness of modern war, while others saw it as a candy-colored betrayal. But now Sony has retained the writers of Thor and X-Men: First Class to fashion a new take on a classic tale.
Let's put aside, for the moment, the need for another version of Stephen King's first best-seller—a need that King himself isn't sure exists: Director Kimberly Pierce is zeroing in who'll be playing her damaged, vengeful telekinetic.
Everyone has those movies that they love from their sepia-toned childhoods. And if you grow up to be a filmmaker, you might find yourself in the position to demonstrate that love by remaking that beloved flick. For the Harold and Kumar guys, that film is Robert Zemeckis' Back to the Future and their collective dream might come true.