The Next Big Names in Science Fiction Movie-Making

There's no shortage of praise for Ridley Scott, Peter Jackson, Steven Spielberg and the rest of Hollywood's science fiction and fantasy titans. But who are the next generation of myth-makers? Who should you be keeping an eye on? Who will make the genre-defining movies that everyone else will feverishly race to copy? » 8/24/11 3:41pm 8/24/11 3:41pm

Is Jeremy Renner the next Snake Plissken?

Breck Eisner's Escape From New York remake just took a strange and interesting twist. Rumor has it, Jeremy Renner is being courted for Snake Plissken... Say what? » 11/08/10 8:00am 11/08/10 8:00am

Timothy Olyphant for Snake Plissken. It could happen!

Director Breck Eisner is itching to work with his Crazies lead Timothy Olyphant again, but does this mean there's a spot for him in Eisner's upcoming Escape From New York remake? Sounds like there's a chance. » 6/24/10 7:00am 6/24/10 7:00am

The Crazies director wants the Blood of the Innocent

Breck Eisner is already lining up his next project, after his Escape From New York remake. Next up, a live adaptation of the Dracula-meets-Jack-the-Ripper comic Blood of the Innocent. Sadly, this may mean pushing his Flash Gordon to 2012. [Fear.net] » 6/14/10 10:00am 6/14/10 10:00am

"The Crazies" Reinvents Military Horror For The 21st Century

On paper, The Crazies sounds like a B-grade cliche: Bioweapons-made zombies terrorize small town. But the movie defies expectations. The Crazies is a scary, smart thriller that tweaks its tropes and offers a non-preachy fable about the military's dark side. » 2/26/10 3:31pm 2/26/10 3:31pm

How The New Crazies Is Scarier Than Romero's Original

We talked infectious diseases with The Crazies director Breck Eisner. And learned the great pains he took to make sure George Romero's film was updated correctly. Rule number one: These people aren't zombies, they're alive — and full of rage! » 2/25/10 4:52pm 2/25/10 4:52pm

Sophisticated Flash Gordon Revamp Keeps Lionman And Hawkmen

Breck Eisner, director of The Crazies, is currently heavily involved bringing a new, non-campy, 3-D Flash Gordon film to life. But how do you take the cheese out of Flash Gordon, with all its winged and furry-faced co-stars? Eisner explains. » 2/24/10 4:52pm 2/24/10 4:52pm

The Creature From The Black Lagoon Reemerges Gill By Gill

The Creature From The Black Lagoon's fish-man is back, in a new remake of the 1954 classic. And the new version of the Creature has already been designed. Director Breck Eisner wants the new movie to be as scary as the original, but also wants you to empathize with the misunderstood and woman-craving mutant Gilly. » 5/06/08 11:50am 5/06/08 11:50am