Posted on 14th August 2013 by aaron in News - Tags: , , , , , , , ,


Say it ain’t so, Universal! Say it ain’t so! In news that will probably have everyone cringing this morning, a casting call went out on the website Mandy for a reboot to the 1975 film JAWS.

From the site:

We are seeking all crew positions for the upcoming Jaws reboot. We will need to build sets quite early therefore we will be hiring partially prior to the official pre-production. Please submit all job queries via in the US Film Crew Section. Please leave a message there directly with the studio PM (production manager)

Of everything I’ve ever written about on this site, this has to be one of the most terrifying (something I initially chalked up to the Evil Dead remake). It could be fake. Who knows? I’ve never personally used the website Mandy, but it looks as though just about anyone could meaning that someone could be playing a horrible, horrible prank on all of us. Fingers crossed.


No doubt about it, due to films and their overall nature and form, Sharks are one of the most terrifying animals on the planet (probably only second behind man). Richard Dreyfuss said it as best in JAWS as Hooper, “Mr. Vaughn, what we are dealing with here is a perfect engine. An eating machine. It’s really a miracle of evolution. All this machine does is swim and eat and make little sharks and that’s all.” Speaking of JAWS, it recently hit Blu-ray and can now be seen and heard in the highest, purest resolution of all time. For those of us who have been transfixed by this film since first viewing it as children, this release, including all the fantastic bonus features, is a fantastic event.

To celebrate the blu-ray release of the film, along with Shark Week, running currently, The Huffington Post has released a video compilation of the greatest shark attacks in film history. So, without further ado, check out the video below for wave after wave of shark attack mayhem. You know you wanna…


On June 20th, 1975, a film opened that was so frightening, it made people think twice about that summer vacation to the beach. That film was JAWS, an absolute masterpiece of terror and rated amongst the most horrifying films of all time. Directed by Stephen Spielberg, based on a novel by Peter Benchley, what was initially thought by studio executives would be a small little B-Movie brought horror into the mainstream.

Now JAWS – the landmark motion picture that still makes audiences afraid to go in the water – comes to Blu-ray  for the first time ever on August 14th, 2012. Featuring an all-new, digitally remastered and fully restored picture, as well as 7.1 surround sound, the JAWS Blu-ray Combo Pack with DVD, Digital Copy and UltraViolet gives fans the ultimate way to watch the breathtaking and terrifying action-thriller. In celebration of the release, below are two digitally remastered, high definition clips from the Blu-ray release.


Directed by Academy Award® winner Steven Spielberg, JAWS set the standard for edge-of-your seat suspense quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the movie industry. When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town’s chief of police (Roy Scheider), a young marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a grizzled shark hunter (Robert Shaw) embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again. Featuring an unforgettable score that evokes pure terror, JAWS remains one of the most influential and gripping adventures in motion picture history.

Read on after the break for the immense amount of bonus content included with the JAWS Blu-ray release.


Posted on 9th February 2010 by aaron in News - Tags: , , , , , , ,

Source: Cinema Blend

Ok…what?  I’m fairly certain there was ALREADY a JAWS 3-D flick, but with the added popularity of AVATAR in 3-D, among many others, it seems that UNIVERSAL has decided to jump on the bandwagon.  In a way, if done correctly (for example, if JAMES CAMERON did it), this could be interesting.  Right now, this seems to be a rumor, but here’s the beef from Cinema Blend:

A source of ours over at Universal Pictures says the studio is strongly considering a remake of the summer blockbuster in hopes of dazzling younger audiences with new special effects. Their claim is that people now expect more, visually, from their film-going experience. So, Hollywood studios are inclined to take some of their tried and true franchise names like Jaws and bring them into the 3D world.

Our insider says Tracy Morgan was at one point being considered for the part of Matt Hooper, previously played by Richard Dreyfuss. While it’s uncertain whether that’s still the plan, it does indicate that they seem to be taking a more comedic direction with the part.

This is just a rumor, from a source we’ve spoken with, but never used before. We’re working on some sort of official confirmation. In the meantime file this under gossip which, let’s face it, isn’t hard to believe. Universal already busted out a few laughable Jaws sequels in the 80’s. They even tried their hand at a 3-D version of the shark with 1983’s Jaws 3-D. It only makes sense to come back to the idea now that they have the technology to do it right.

Wait, WHAT THE FUCK?!?!?! TRACY FUCKING MORGAN?!?!?!?!  NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!111!1!!!!1!  Ah fuck, you remember all that I said about the potential awesomeness?  Yeah, out the fucking window.  It also makes me think this HAS to be a rumor.  PLEASE let it be a rumor if they’re looking at that kind of casting.

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