Isao Takahata's 'Grave of the Fireflies' Getting Live-Action Treatment

If you’re an anime fan, and further familiar with the films of Studio Ghibli, you’ll know Grave of the Fireflies is one of the best (but also the most depressing) animated films of all time. The story follows two siblings, 14 year old Seita and his 4 year old sister Setsuko, struggling to survive in the aftermath […]

First Look – Japanese Remake of 'Unforgiven'

This Summer we reported about Clint Eastwood’s Oscar-winning Western Unforgiven being remade and set in Japan. Taking the lead for the film is celebrated Japanese actor Ken Watanabe playing the iconic Eastwood role. Lee Sang-il is set to direct the film which takes place in 1880 around the time that the country is (like The Last Samurai) becoming more […]

Sweet (Teaser) Trailer…Fede Alvarez's 'Evil Dead'

Sam Raimi‘s original Evil Dead is getting an overhaul from one Fede Alvarez. Based on the buzz from NY Comic-Con and the insanity of this teaser trailer, it looks like this might impress all the naysayers…like every. single. one. Now necessity of remakes are subjective and an argument best held elsewhere because today we’re just […]

Ken Watanabe Cast In Japanese Remake of 'Unforgiven'

Japanese actor Ken Watanabe, of hit films like Inception and The Last Samurai, has just signed on to Warner Bros’ remake of Clint Eastwood‘s western Unforgiven. Likened to a film like Seven Samurai being adapted into The Magnificent Seven for Western audiences, this time the source material is going to be transplanted and set in Japan. […]

Sweet Trailer…'Hara-Kiri: Death Of A Samurai'

Takashi Miike isn’t known for pulling his punches and his films aren’t for the faint of heart. In 2010, the man who gave us Ichi The Killer and Audition did a 180 and gave us one of the most surprising remakes in the last few years with his version of 13 Assassins. Well it’s good […]

Hugh Laurie Cast In MGM/Sony Remake of 'RoboCop'

TV’s one and only “shock Doc” Hugh Laurie has been officially cast in  and Jose Padilha’s remake of Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 classic RoboCop. Laurie, 53, now free from the enormously successful “House M.D.”, will be playing the villain/super-rich CEO of  Omni Corp. For those who missed out on the paragon of 80’s awesomeness that is Robocop (so awesome in fact that it’s […]

G-S-T Review…The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

In film circles there’s that age old remake question: How do you take something that already has a following and in one sweep appease fans of the original and bring on a whole new audience? Well, most directors would find themselves painted in a corner, but not David Fincher. With his first stab at a […]

Sweet (4 Minute) Trailer…'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'

Earlier this year the red band trailer for the remake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo hit the web. It surprised most everyone and received quite a lot of praise (even so far as to inspire a brilliant parody trailer). As it’s one of our most anticipated films this Winter we at G-S-T decided to ignore […]

G-S-T Review…Straw Dogs

Let’s get the first bits out of the way; Straw Dogs is a remake and like any remake it’s all about going beyond what was established with the original and how can the basic story be improved/retooled for a newer audience. Usually I do my homework before seeing any remake however I just couldn’t find the time. So while […]

Newest Additions To 'Total Recall' Remake (UPDATED)

While I still just don’t understand the need for this remake, one of the latest actors cast really intrigues me. For months there has been development on the remake of the sci-fi actioner Total Recall and recent news has just about summed up the major casting. Kate Beckinsale, it has been confirmed will play Lori, […]

Sweet (Official) Trailer…'The Mechanic'

Earlier this year we posted the promotional looking trailer for the remake of Charles Bronson’s The Mechanic. It was interesting but still rough. Since then a lot has changed (possibly some story by the looks of it) and this final product has a very refined feel to it. Starring Jason Statham and the increasingly awesome […]