Hollywood Take 2: Total Recall Reboot Trailer

7 Apr

Because they missed an earlier evaluation or are just new to your knowledge; many things in Hollywood are being reborn. Events that appeared to slip into the abyss of history have been dusted off to reveal new opportunity in contemporary and future entertainment. Old comedy duos are resurfacing to keep us laughing.  Old film festivals are receiving face-lifts. Technology innovators are receiving overdue praise and recognition.

Essential stories;

1.  Total Recall Reboot’s First Official Trailer.
2.  Bully finally gets the PG-13 rating.
3.  James Murdoch Resigns from BskyB Chairman.
4.  Harry Potter Studio Tour Opens.

Total Recall Reboot’s First Official Trailer

  • The reboot of Total Recall debuted its first trailer this week. This version is said to follow more closely the short story it’s based on, “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale” by Philip K. Dick, than the original film starring Arnold Schwarsenegger made 22 years ago[1]. Directed by Len Wiseman and starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel, the plot centres on a factory worker (Quaid) who goes to alter his memory as a vacation from real life. However, something goes wrong and Quaid finds himself on the run from the police while trying to discover where fantasy ends and real life begins. The film is released on the 3rd of August. [2]

Bully finally gets the PG-13 rating

  • The MPAA has finally lowered Bully’s rating to PG-13 from its original rating of R. This means that the documentary can now be shown in schools. After months of heated debates on whether one scene should be cut to get the PG-13 rating, the film remains in pretty much in its original end product, with only three uses of the f-word to be removed. The documentary now opens wide on the 13th of April.[3]

James Murdoch Resigns form BskyB Chairman

  • Adding to the continuing woes of News Corp, James Murdoch announced his resignation from his chairman position at BSkyB.[4] In doing so he hopes to prevent the scandals from News Corp spilling over to BskyB. This move, however, maybe in vain as Sky News admitted to hacking emails (they insist it was in the public interest) just two days later.[5]

Harry Potter Studio Tour Opens

  • Warner Bros opened its studio tour for the behind the scenes of the Harry Potter movies this week. The series was filmed at Leavesden studios in Watford, England and it was decided that the sets should be opened up to the public when filming ended. The tour takes visitors around the popular sets (the Great Hall, Dumbledore’s office, classrooms, the Weasley house etc.) and also shows how the films were made, including demonstrations of various creatures and items.[6] There will also be a café (with butterbeer on the menu) and shop selling merchandise on site too. Warner Bros have also purchase the rest of the studios and plans to expand to create a UK base for them. It is speculated that in the future, they may include tours of the Sherlock Homes and the Dark Night set franchises.

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2 Responses to “Hollywood Take 2: Total Recall Reboot Trailer”

  1. littlebells April 7, 2012 at 10:37 AM #

    I am EXTREMELY happy to see that “Bully” got it’s rating changed. I still don’t know how well I am going to handle sitting through it because I get so emotional when I read anything about its content. I think it i s incredibly important for all to see and it truly sickens me that young lives are being lost because of other’s atrocious low self-esteem. I can’t even begin to fathom the pain and anguish these family members and friends must be going through. To lose a child is one of the most horrific things that can happen to a parent and when it’s caused by someone else’s taunting…it’s incomprehensible!

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