THE WESTERN VERSION
Yasujiro Ozu's 1949 Japanese masterpiece about a father and daughter in post-war Japan is beautifully refashioned as a rites of passage story. Reluctant to leave home to chase her dreams as a counter-culture street artist, the father urges his daughter to throw caution to the wind and follow her bliss. Drama. Watch the trailer. Available from April 2021
THE UNDISCOVERED VERSION
Alexander Korda's classic 1942 film version of Rudyard Kipling's timeless tale, with Sabu as Mowgli, is majestically reimagined and retold from the point of view of Kaa, the magical python who mentors Mowgli, bringing an enchanting new perspective to a story we thought we knew. Fantasy. Watch the English trailer. Watch the Hindi trailer. Available from May 2021.
THE ASSASSINATION OF
Adapted from the 1954 noir film “Suddenly”, starring Frank Sinatra and Sterling Hayden, this bold reworking tells the (fictional) story of an assassination attempt on a young Stanley Kubrick. The year is 1962. Following the release of Kubrick's controversial screen version of “Lolita”, a secret sect plot to show their disapproval, by hiring a sniper to eliminate the director when he rolls into a small mid-west town on a press tour. Thriller. Watch the trailer.
Available from May 2021.
HEART OF DARKNESS:
The 1961 cult drama “Night Tide” starring a young Dennis Hopper, is transformed into a prequel to the Joseph Conrad book which inspired Francis Coppola's “Apocalypse Now”. Hopper is Marlow, re-imagined in this version as a troubled sailor obsessed with tracking down a mysterious ivory trader in Africa named Kurtz. A daring new backstory to Conrad's immortal tale of Mankind's inner duality. Drama. Watch the trailer. Available from June 2021.
THE TIME TRAVEL VERSION
Starring Marlon Brando, in the only film he directed. In this ingenious reworking, Brando's outlaw has travelled back in time in a quest to prevent a future corporate family from terrorising the world in the 23rd century. But when he falls in love with the young woman who will spawn the future villains, he starts to have second thoughts. Fantasy / Western.
Watch the trailer. Available from July 2021
HIS GIRL FRIDAY:
THE POLITICALLY CORRECT VERSION
This 1940 classic is deftly re-imagined as a tongue-in-cheek homage to modern day political correctness. In this version, screen icon Cary Grant (playing himself) discovers that one of his old movies is about to feature on a new TV channel, but only after its original story is changed to fit a politically correct narrative. But when he decides to make those changes himself, the fate of the movie is anybody's guess. Comedy / Satire. Available from September 2021.
Adapted from 1978's acclaimed hidden gem "Absolution", starring Richard Burton at his simmering best and featuring a young Billy Connolly. A former professional torturer masquerading as a priest (Burton) tries to find his redemption whilst presiding over the barely concealed psychosis of those under his care in this scorching tale of murder, mystery and fierce faith. Drama. Watch the trailer. Available from October 2021.
THE FEMININE VERSION
Grigori Kozintsev's 1971 Soviet-bloc classic is, in this version, seen through the eyes of the three daughters who are set to inherit the ageing monarch's kingdom. Marvel at Shakespeare's epic tale told from an unexpected perspective. Drama. Watch the trailer. Available from November 2021.
THE HIDDEN VERSION
Akira Kurosawa's towering study of four people with different versions of a man's murder and the rape of his wife is blown apart by an alternative point of view which, in this version, was previously hidden. Revisit the 1950 scorcher from a radical new perspective. Drama. Available from December 2021.
THE SPY WHO KNEW
It's June 1945. Hitler's Germany has fallen. American spies across Europe are making their exit plans, seeking a return to normal. But for one spy, the secrets he uncovered won't let him rest. Drawn from the 1946 noir thriller "The Stranger", directed by and starring the legendary Orson Welles. Thriller. Available from January 2022.
THE MICROCHIP VERSION
This 1950 classic is widely considered to be one of the best film noirs of all time. The story of a man trying to discover who poisoned him before the toxin finishes him off is reworked to the backdrop of a vicious pandemic where everyone on the planet recovers, except for one man. Thriller / Mystery. Watch the trailer. Available now.
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD:
THE ORANGE MAN VERSION
George Romero's 1968 horror classic gets a clever, satirical makeover, with the story being recut and set to the backdrop of the 2016 US Presidential election. When Trump gets elected, leftists lose their minds and resort to witchcraft to wreak revenge, with horrifying consequences for Trump voters. Horror / Satire. Watch the trailer. Also Brexit version. Both available now.
THE LITTLE SHOP
THE BIG BOLD VEGAN VERSION
Jack Nicholson's star turn as a wacky undertaker anchors this witty re-imagining of the 1960 cult classic, which is now spun as a spoof on the plant-based food industry. In the new “green” world where everyone's sense of self-worth depends on their consumption of plants, what happens when things get taken a little too far? Comedy / Satire. Watch the trailer. Available now.
THE GREAT GATSBY:
THE RESURRECTED VERSION
F. Scott's Fitzgerald's iconic character miraculously returns to life following his infamous murder, but looks and sounds nothing like his original self. Buoyed by his resurrection into a new persona, Gatsby sets out to win the heart of Daisy Buchanan, under the guise of an aspiring novelist who pens a bestseller about the afterlife. Smartly composed from vintage film material, starring the legendary Kirk Douglas as Gatsby. Fantasy / Drama. Available from June 2021.
A Sioux Indian spared from execution by Abraham Lincoln for his part in the 1862 Dakota War teams up with a black soldier to make a pilgrimage to Lincoln's tomb in 1867. They want to pay their respects, but find themselves hunted by a demented band of John Wilkes-Booth supporters. Adapted from the cult 1973 western "Charley One-Eye" starring 1970s superstar Richard Roundtree, with surprise cameos from other stars of the era. Drama / Western. Watch the trailer. Available from August 2021.
THE RED PILL VERSION
Sharply adapted from Ed Wood's 1956 trash classic "The Violent Years", comes a refashioning of Alcott's novel guaranteed to shock the senses. In this sparky revamp, the four sisters are 1950s teen queens who go off the rails after finding out the world is not quite the wholesome affair they were led to believe as sheltered children. Drama / Satire. Watch the trailer. Available from October 2021.
A hotel located in the remote countryside opens just once a year, on Halloween, by invitation only. Nobody has ever left a review and the hotel gains a reputation for being a sacrificial kill site. When a group of Satanists are invited to stay, they set out to turn the tables on the hotel owner. But have they met their match? Starring Vincent Price. Reworked from the cult 1959 chiller "House on Haunted Hill". Horror. Available from October 2021.
THE BETA MALE VERSION
Abel Ferrara's blistering 1979 directorial debut gets its gory layers peeled back with this intelligent, avant-garde reworking, which explores the hidden motivation and damaged psyche of the drill-loving artist. Drama. Watch the Trailer. Available from November 2021.
WOKE SIDE STORY
Competing nerd groups trade their social media trolling for a gangland makeover as they square up to decide whose worldview should reign supreme. Brilliantly composed into a seamless narrative from a slew of hip 1970s martial arts classics, this high kicking homage to 'woke culture' bursts with originality and wacky fun. Action / Satire. Available from December 2021.
THE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE VERSION
In the year 2050, all films are remastered by A.I. robots to reflect a version of history that A.I. would prefer us to learn. The first film the bots reinvent is Buster Keaton's "The General", now re-imagined as the story of an 1860s pacifist train driver who tries to ban firearms when the US Civil War erupts. Comedy / Dystopia. Available from January 2022.
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