Category Archives: Remake

This Is How the Team Behind The Taking of Pelham 123 Made a Realistic Thriller: What You Need to Know

This Is How the Team Behind The Taking of Pelham 123 Made a Realistic Thriller: What You Need to Know

The Taking of Pelham 123, released in 2009, is an adaptation of a novel that had previously been adapted for both the small and big screen. The filmmakers behind the project kept the story fresh by exploring how new technologies would impact the narrative. The fact of the matter is, the characters (both the antagonists… Read More…

What You Need to Know about the Making of 3:10 to Yuma

What You Need to Know about the Making of 3:10 to Yuma

Anyone who works in the film industry knows that getting a movie made isn’t always easy. While films based on popular comic book characters, YA novels, and other successful properties tend to get greenlit fairly quickly, other types of projects can take some time to bring to the screen. Thus, it can be interesting to… Read More…

This Is Why The Taking of Pelham 123 Is a Standout Remake

This Is Why The Taking of Pelham 123 Is a Standout Remake

There are many legitimate reasons to remake a film. Often, filmmakers produce a remake because the original film had a strong concept, but the execution was somehow lacking. However, there are instances in which filmmakers can justify remaking an already strong movie. The Taking of Pelham 123 is one such example. Released in 2009, the… Read More…

This Is Why Brick Mansions Is an Important Action Film

This Is Why Brick Mansions Is an Important Action Film

Brick Mansions, the 2014 remake of the 2004 French film District B13, is an example of a thrilling movie made by people who understand what audiences are looking for in an action film. Starring David Belle (reprising his role from the original) as a former criminal trying to rescue his girlfriend, the late Paul Walker… Read More…

This Is How Death Race Brought Back a Forgotten Genre

This Is How Death Race Brought Back a Forgotten Genre

Death Race, 2008’s remake of/prequel to the 1975 cult classic Death Race 2000, is the kind of sci-fi movie that rarely gets made these days. In the past, films like The Terminator and Robocop were relatively common. These movies depicted bleak visions of the future, packaged in adrenaline-fueled entertainment. However, what’s most unique about these… Read More…

This Is How All the King’s Men Teaches an Important Lesson about Remakes

This Is How All the King’s Men Teaches an Important Lesson about Remakes

All the King’s Men is Robert Penn Warren’s classic American novel about politics, redemption, and corruption. Based loosely on the political career of Huey Long, the novel, narrated by the character Jack Burden, explores the rise of Willie Stark, a passionate and idealistic lawyer who transforms into an unabashedly corrupt governor. The novel was first… Read More…