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Eraser: Reborn (2022)

EXCLUSIVE: Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments and Penny Dreadful: City of Angels star Dominic Sherwood is starring in a Warner Bros reboot of its 1996 Arnold Schwarzenegger action pic Eraser.

Eraser: Reborn was shot under-the-radar this summer with cast also including Jacky Lai (V-Wars), McKinley Belcher III (Ozark) and Eddie Ramos (Animal Kingdom). John Pogue (Deep Blue Sea 3) directed.

The film follows U.S. Marshal Mason Pollard who specializes in engineering the fake deaths of witnesses that need to leave no trace of their existence.

Producers are The Last of the Mohicans and First Knight producer Hunt Lowry and Patty Reed (Deep Blue Sea 3). Lowry has had a longtime connection with Warner Bros via his Roserock Films banner.

The movie, which is now in post-production, has been made for Warner Bros Home Entertainment (but not for HBO Max, we understand) for a probable release in spring 2022. We hear there will be windows after the home entertainment release.

In the 1996 original, produced by Arnold Kopelson, Schwarzenegger starred as the witness protection specialist who becomes suspicious of his co-workers when dealing with a case involving high-tech weapons.

The Chuck Russell-directed action-thriller grossed around $240 million off an estimated $100M budget and scored an Academy Award nomination for Best Sound Effects. Also starring were Vanessa Williams, James Caan and James Coburn.

Sherwoodís feature credits include Vampire Academy and Donít Sleep.
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Really? I'm sure the millions of fans who loved the first film will be super excited for this one.
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I'm sure clearancing won't fuck up this time over the name of the evil corporation.
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This just seems like a pointless remake, and this film being from the director of Deep Blue Sea 3 has me being pretty meh on the film. Put it this way, I am a fan of the film Eraser having seen it in theaters and at least 2 more time on home video/cable. Also, my brother in law did most of the last minute fixes to make sure that all the instances of viewing Cyrex in the film were changed to Cyrez and for his hard work in getting this done in a timely manner he was able to get an Erasure Theatrical Poster signed by Schwarzenegger, the director of the film and one other person involved in producing the movie. Due to his wife not feeling it fit their home aesthetic, I took the poster off his hands and it has been hanging on my wall in the kitchen nook section of my apartment for many years now.

At best, this remake will just be a dumb action film that kills around 2 hours of ones day.
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So Eraser is going the Deep Blue Sea route. Moderate WB property being turned into a DTV franchise.
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Also, my brother in law did most of the last minute fixes to make sure that all the instances of viewing Cyrex in the film were changed to Cyrez and for his hard work in getting this done in a timely manner he was able to get an Erasure Theatrical Poster signed by Schwarzenegger, the director of the film and one other person involved in producing the movie. Due to his wife not feeling it fit their home aesthetic, I took the poster off his hands and it has been hanging on my wall in the kitchen nook section of my apartment for many years now.
I worked for Warner Digital Studios at the time and we did the rail gun vfx. I ended up with the Eraser poster signed by Chuck Russell (he came in a signed a few). I will say Arnold is a very appreciative person to everyone working on his films, he came to our crew screening to thank everyone. That's when I was like.. whoa, he's not that tall.
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Oof, this thread and movie idea smells.
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No poorly rendered CGI alligators, no sale!
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The CGI alligators are literally all that I remember about Eraser.

Well them, and Vanessa Williams
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No poorly rendered CGI alligators, no sale!
ILM's Scorpion King team probably.. WDS didn't do the 'gators.
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I remember Eraser being the pivotal movie for me where I "outgrew" the typical dumb 80's and 90's action movies. I remember watching it in theaters and thinking how dumb and generic basically the whole genre was while before I loved all the cheesy action movies. Of course now we have a lot more variety in the action genre and I love those movies for what they are. I don't think they could have picked a worse movie to make a sequel for. It's pretty forgettable. Does the general public even really remember this movie?
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^ Iím guessing that itís not so much how memorable of loved the original Eraser is (Itís not). Iím guessing itís more about the potential for a sequel to continue with the movies premise with other characters. A man whoís an expert at erasing a persons past and keeping them safe from shady characters seems ripe for a film series or TV show.

Thereís potential there for various stories. Whether or not any of them are any good remains to be seen.

Of course, if they stick with the subtitle of Reborn I suspect theyíre already out of original ideas.
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Never saw the original, so, to me, really doesn't matter what they do with it.
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I watched the rotted laserdisc of the original early this year haha. I think I'd only seen bits and pieces of the movie until then.
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It's too bad Robert Pastorelli is no long with us to be the token returning character.
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I forgot that Pastorelli passed away (RIP, did not watch a lot of Murphy Brown but he was indeed great on that show), as I was definitely thinking that his character could have popped up in this film. Heck, Vanessa Williams character can certainly put in an appearance (turn her into a character that pays it forward and now helps to "erase" folks).

I suspect that any ideas we come up with for a sequel in this thread will probably be more interesting than what we end up with in the film, lol.

ETA: Funny that the laserdisc version of this film is brought up, as that is definitely one of the laserdiscs I watched when I acquired a LD player. I was late to the LD party, but I still ended up watching quite a few films on LD, the LD format is where I first watched the Criterion edition of Hard Boiled, all three versions of Aliens from that deluxe LD set, and of course just films on LD that I liked such as The Relic.

Anyway, sometimes DTV films can be a pleasant surprise, and other times they come out like The Hidden 2 (my go to when folks ask the question of what do I consider one of the worst DTV films I have watched). We shall see.

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Re: Eraser: Reborn (2022)

Originally Posted by Obi-Wanma
The CGI alligators are literally all that I remember about Eraser.

Well them, and Vanessa Williams
I somehow only watched this for the first time a month or two ago. Those are also the only two things I remember from the movie.
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Eraser was on my Vizio. Because you know, the internet spies on you. So I watched it tonight. It was fun to catch up on it. Chuck Russell had a pretty good streak of enjoyable movies. This was right after The Mask was huge.

Itís always fun for me to look back and think about older movies in time frames. There were probably only 10 really timeless action escapism movies of the 80s and 90s.
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I have the BD for the original Eraser, but I haven't seen the movie in many years. I did like it at the time, but it's not one of Arnold's most memorable movies.
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I forgot that Pastorelli passed away (RIP, did not watch a lot of Murphy Brown but he was indeed great on that show), as I was definitely thinking that his character could have popped up in this film. Heck, Vanessa Williams character can certainly put in an appearance (turn her into a character that pays it forward and now helps to "erase" folks).

I suspect that any ideas we come up with for a sequel in this thread will probably be more interesting than what we end up with in the film, lol.

ETA: Funny that the laserdisc version of this film is brought up, as that is definitely one of the laserdiscs I watched when I acquired a LD player. I was late to the LD party, but I still ended up watching quite a few films on LD, the LD format is where I first watched the Criterion edition of Hard Boiled, all three versions of Aliens from that deluxe LD set, and of course just films on LD that I liked such as The Relic.

Anyway, sometimes DTV films can be a pleasant surprise, and other times they come out like The Hidden 2 (my go to when folks ask the question of what do I consider one of the worst DTV films I have watched). We shall see.
My laserdisc is unwatchable because of the laser rot(or what ever it's called).
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My laserdisc is unwatchable because of the laser rot(or what ever it's called).
*Austrian accent* Itís beenÖ.Erased! *Austrian accent*
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Originally Posted by DJariya
I have the BD for the original Eraser, but I haven't seen the movie in many years. I did like it at the time, but it's not one of Arnold's most memorable movies.
It's probably full on mid-tier Arnold. It's definitely not as good as the top ones, but it's more entertaining that some of the dreck.
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Blu-ray, DVD, Digital - June 7th. HBO Max in the fall.


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Wow, that does not look promising.

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