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MGM hints at redos

"Red Dawn," John Milius' 1984 tale of a group of American rebels fighting Soviet forces, is a candidate for a remake, studio toppers Harry Sloan and Mary Parent said Saturday at the American Pavilion in Cannes. They also confirmed that 1987's "Robocop" could resurface in a new version. As for all the bad buzz surrounding "Valkyrie," from MGM subsidiary UA, Sloan said that photos of an eyepatch-clad Tom Cruise as an SS office were "a little bit unfortunate" but were released to reassure the German government about the seriousness of the project. MGM/UA is prepared to prevail over the naysayers. "We've had image problems before," Sloan said. "The film will speak for itself."

Barnes goes 'Gray'

Ben Barnes, the title character in "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian," has been cast as Oscar Wilde's iconic character in an adaptation of the author's "The Picture of Dorian Gray." Producer Barnaby Thompson and director Oliver Parker, who teamed to make "An Ideal Husband" and "The Importance of Being Earnest" and most recently co-directed "St. Trinian's," will make "Gray" at the end of July.
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