Who: Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders and Britt Robertson
What: An affable underachiever finds out he’s fathered 533 children through anonymous donations to a fertility clinic 20 years ago.
When: November 22nd
Why: It’s not very often that a director chooses to remake his own movie, but Canadian filmmaker Ken Scott has done exactly that with his 2011 comedy “Starbuck,” now called “Delivery Man” with Vince Vaughn in the lead role. To be honest, it’s been awhile since Vaughn has done anything that’s even remotely interested me, but this looks like it might actually be a lot of fun. The story is original (apart from the fact that it’s a remake) and Vaughn has seemingly matured a bit in regards to his borderline annoying, ad-lib crazy performances. Plus, it also features Chris Pratt in a supporting role, and as you probably already know, the “Parks and Recreation” star makes everything better.
Who: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Sharlto Copley and Samuel L. Jackson
What: Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked up into solitary confinement for 20 years without reason.
When: November 28th
Why: An American remake of Chan-wook Park’s cult revenge thriller has been in development for several years, with Will Smith rumored to be attached at one point, and I’m really interested to see how Spike Lee manages to make it his own. Though I’ve never been a fan of Lee’s work, the polarizing director has certainly piqued my interest with the first trailer for the film, which doesn’t seem to stray too far from the original. Whether or not Lee will follow through with the controversial ending remains to be seen, but the bigger question is how mainstream audiences will react to something so dark and twisted. It’s hard to imagine the movie topping Chan-wook Park’s version, but the cast is good enough that you’d be silly not to give it a shot.