MGM’s Upcoming Slate

Three remakes pepper the list of films coming down the pike.

Last Updated: August 18, 2009 @ 11:51 AM

"Fame"

Release date: September 25, 2009

Starring: Kelsey Grammar, Megan Mullallay, Naturi Naughton

What happens: A group of gifted students at the New York Academy of Performing Arts train to be actors and singers in this updated version of the 1980 musical.

 

"Cabin in The Woods"

Release date: February 5, 2010

Starring: Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford

What happens: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" writers Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard are keeping the plot line of their comedy-horror-thriller-romance under wraps, though Parent calls the script "one of the most clever and original" she’s ever read.

 

"Hot Tub Time Machine"

Release date: February 26, 2010

Starring: John Cusack, Kate Walsh, Chevy Chase

What happens: Adults who are past their prime spend a night drinking Red Bulls and vodka in a hot tub and are then mysteriously transported back in time to rediscover the "mojo" they had during their heyday. 

 

"Red Dawn"

Release date: September 24, 2010

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas

What happens: A band of teenagers try to save their town from an invasion of Chinese and Russian soldiers in the revamp of the 1984 action movie.

 

"The Zookeeper"

Release date: October 8, 2010

Voiced by: Kevin James, Adam Sandler, Sylvester Stallone, Jon Favreau

What happens: A lonely zookeeper wants to leave his job because he can’t meet a girl but the animals he looks after intervene on his behalf.

 

"Poltergeist"

Release date: November 24, 2010

Starring: TBA

What happens: A group of ghosts start communicating with a five-year-old via static on the TV and eventually kidnap her in this remake of the 1982 film.