Normally remakes of European movies are made in the US but Nicholas Winding Refn’s 1996 movie Pusher got to the UK and decided to do the double, with two remakes in the past three years. The first was a British Indian take, while this new one brings across a Spanish director for a London-set version of the story. [Read more…]
The first trailer has now arrived for the British/Irish creature feature Grabbers, which follows Ciarán O’Shea, a charming but heavy-drinking local Garda who is tasked with greeting Lisa Nolan, a straight-laced young officer who has just arrived at a small fishing village off the West coast of Ireland. Strange doings are afoot though: the crew of a fishing boat disappears, whales start appearing dead on the shore, a local lobsterman catches a strange tentacled creature in his trap. Soon it becomes clear to Garda O’Shea and Nolan that there’s something big out there, and that it’s hungry.
Before Bronson and Drive, director Nicholas Winding Refn first made his name with him 1996 Danish movie, Pusher. 16 years on it’s getting a Brit flick remake, with Richard Coyle playing a drug pusher who grows increasingly desperate after a botched deal leaves him with a large debt to a ruthless drug lord. While redos aren’t usually that great, there’s cause for hope as Refn himself has helped shepherd the movie as a producer. The film also features Bronson Webb, Paul Kaye and Agyness Deyn and will hit UK cinema screens in May.