Welcome back to the round up of news about adaptations, remakes, and reboots. Each month, Lost in Translation brings a selection of links to news items related to the focus of the column. Enjoy!
Lifetime to air sequel to The Omen
Lifetime, of all networks, is working with The Walking Dead showrunner Glen Mazzara to create Damien, which follows the young terror of The Omen as an adult as he faces his destiny.
The Omen is to be remade again. This will be the second remake from Fox, the previous being the 2006 version. I got nothing here.
Predator also getting a remake/reboot.
Shane Black, of Lethal Weapon and Iron Man 3 fame, will write the treatment and then pass on the writing to Fred Dekker. Black is also slated to direct the reboot.
Audition getting an American treatment.
Takashi Miike’s Audition will have an English langauage remake with Mario Kassar, one of the people behind the Terminator franchise. The Japanese horror movie was originally based on a novel by Ryu Murakami, about a lonely man who holds fake auditions to find a girlfriend.
NBC’s Peter Pan musical announces casting for Captain Hook.
Christopher Walken will play Hook in the musical. NBC saw success with The Sound of Music last November, giving the network confidence in further musical adaptations. Walken started in musicals and can be seen dancing in Fat Boy Slim’s video for “Weapon of Choice“.
Trailer for Ouija out.
In the scraping-the-bottom-of-the-barrel adaptations, a movie based on the Ouija board seems like a weak premise. The trailer for the Michael Bay-helmed adaption isn’t helping.
HBO’s Westwood remake adds to cast.
Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood are joining the cast of the remake of the Yul Brynner film. The switch from feature film to TV series will give writers time to explore the ramifications of Westworld.
Sinister Six gets release date.
Sony, following in Marvel Studio’s footsteps, is branching off the Spider-Man license and spinning off Sinister Six, to hit theatres November 2016. Sony also announced The Amazing Spider-Man 3 for 2018. The Sinister Six are a group of villains in Spider-Man’s rogues gallery.
You’re tearing me apart!
Oh, hi there! Tommy Wiseau, creator and star of The Room is getting his follow up, The Neighbors made as a sitcom. The show, which has an official website, is supposed to be out in September. The Room, which can be seen at repertory cinemas, is considered to be one of the worst films ever.
Amazon places order for The Man in the High Castle
Amazon has picked up the Philip K. Dick novel after the SyFy Channel‘s plans fell through. The original novel won a Hugo in 1962.