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Watch the Short Horror Film “John the Carpenter”, an Homage That Isn’t a Ripoff

From its title, you know a lot about “John the Carpenter” before seeing a single frame. Yes, it’s an homage to director John Carpenter, and a very good one at that. The music is probably its strength; Jared Dymbort (who plays John) has completely nailed that ominous, insistent synth sound that Carpenter (who composes his […]

Did Luc Besson’s “Lockout” Plagiarize “Escape From New York”? French Court Says So

An article at The Guardian contains a recap of one of the most interesting legal rulings we’ve heard in the movie biz. Director John Carpenter sued director Luc Besson’s Europacorp production company, claiming that Besson’s 2012 film Lockout plagiarized Carpenter’s 1981 cult classic Escape From New York—and Carpenter won. RELATED: 5th Element Director Besson Returns […]

The Rock Invites John Carpenter to Be Part of New “Big Trouble in Little China”

When the news came out of a planned remake of the 1986 cult classic Big Trouble in Little China, to star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the reaction from HeavyMetal.com readers was swift and sure: Do not remake this movie. Director John Carpenter’s statements were short and sweet: I am not involved in this. Now The […]

John Carpenter Weighs in on “Big Trouble” Remake. Tersely.

Kudos to Bleeding Cool for this one—director John Carpenter actually responding to an anguished fan’s concern over the planned remake of Big Trouble in Little China with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. It’s a grand total of five sentences (and one of them is “I’m doing fine”): “20th Century Fox owns the rights. I only know […]