It's "remake central" on the film scene today, with announcements that both the 2000 thriller Memento and the 1982 sci-fi favourite Blade Runner are getting reboots, and Canadian favourite Ryan Gosling is set to star in the latter. Also, Julianne Moore will reunite with director Todd Haynes (yes, he who helped her garner an Oscar nod in the past!) for Wonderstruck. And the future of the Fast and Furious franchise is a long one indeed.
Canadians unite! Ryan Gosling has confirmed that he's taking on a role in the Blade Runner sequel, helmed by fellow Canuck Denis Villeneuve. According to Collider, Ryan's part is still undisclosed. "There's a chip in me and if I say anything more I'll explode," he joked. What we do know is that Harrison Ford's character from the 1982 original "comes in in the third act," according to Ridley Scott, who will act as executive producer.
JULIANNE AND TODD REUNITE
Julianne Moore is teaming up with director Todd Haynes once again for Wonderstruck, based on a children's story by Brian Selznick (The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which became Hugo), according to Deadline. Their last project together, Far From Heaven, garnered Julianne an Oscar nomination. The story brings together two deaf children from different decades on a quest to solve the mystery that connects them.
Andrew Iervolino and Monika Bacardi, who threw one of TIFF's most star-studded events, are producing a remake of the 2000 thriller Memento under their AMBI Pictures, says the Hollywood Reporter. The original, which stars Guy Pearce, followed a man plagued by memory loss on a mission to track down his wife's killer, and the story was presented in reverse order.
FUTURE OF FAST & FURIOUS
Variety has reported that a number of prequels and spinoffs to the Fast and Furious franchise are in the works, says star and producer Vin Diesel. There has been no confirmation regarding which characters will star in the spinoffs, and the franchise is first focused on a trio of additional sequels before looking to additional opportunities.