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#1 Posted on 31.1.02 2151.13
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I guess the answer's in the $hit.


From Yahoo! News:

``Pearl Harbor'' director Michael Bay's new low-budget production company is developing a remake of the horror cult classic ``The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.''


AND


If film studio MGM has its way, ``Rocky: the Musical'' may just be Broadway's next big hit, rivaling Brooks' current smash ''The Producers'' as the hottest ticket in town.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. said on Wednesday it has launched a new initiative under long-time business and legal executive Darcie Denkert to develop new products, starting with Broadway shows, from its huge library of old films.

AND

I've heard that Steven Soderburgh is trying to remake my all-time favorite "Solaris." "Solaris"?!!!! Someone wants to remake a friggin work of art?!!!

It's official, I guess. There are no new stories anymore (witness:Rollerball).

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#2 Posted on 31.1.02 2356.58
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Witness: Bedazzled, Witness: Planet of the Apes, Witness: The Time Machine, Witness: Seemingly one out of every two damn movies released anymore. If Hollywood is so strapped for ideas, why don't they make my zombie/ninja action movie/romantic comedy? And unless people stop going to these horrible, horrible remakes, they're gonna keep making them. Rent the original.



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#3 Posted on 1.2.02 0555.23
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Not that I care about Rollerball, but wasn't it postponed for over a year? What's up with that?



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#4 Posted on 1.2.02 0610.34
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Ofcourse this is a rehash too but it sounds interesting;
Kevin Smith will be making a new Fletch movie.
With Jason Lee playing Fletch..
Should be fun. Jason is a great actor.



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#5 Posted on 1.2.02 0741.03
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I agree, Lee would make an excellent Fletch, and Smith would make a great Fletch movie. However . . .

He's been talking about making a new Fletch movie for YEARS. (He's been talking about it since mid-98). I love the man's movies, but I'm not holding my breath. He just finished the first draft for Jersey Girl a few days ago (according to his own posts on his message board), and he says he hopes to have that out in a year or so. He's also got the last few Green Arrow scripts to finish, his Black Cat/Spider-Man miniseries and then regular series to write, then there's his Brave & the Bold series he wants to write, but has pushed back to finish the previously mentioned stuff.

Of course, he did deliver J&SBSB when he said he would, so maybe his record is improving. I certainly hope so. Maybe he's waiting for Chevy to start drawing Social Security so no one will care if he bitches about not being involved ;-)

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#6 Posted on 1.2.02 0746.41
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A new “Fletch” movie? Bloody hell. LOL...

You know what really, really disturbs me?

Ben Affleck playing the role of Jack Ryan in the new Tom Clancy flick.

Unmarried, to boot.

Enough to make a devoted “Ryan series” reader like me sick to my stomach.



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#7 Posted on 1.2.02 0820.45
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    Originally posted by ekedolphin
    Ben Affleck playing the role of Jack Ryan in the new Tom Clancy flick.

    Unmarried, to boot.




To steal a phrase, tell me you did not just say that.

And I wouldn't mind all these comic book adaptations if they were actually, you know, produced.

I thought Rollerball was supposed to come out last year as well, but I think it fell victim to "The Scorpion King Syndrome": the preview showings flopped so re-shoots were necessary. I'm not sure if the preview showings for The Scorpion King flopped, but from what I've read, it seems it has. Poor Rocky.

And The Time Machine actually looks more interesting than any recent remakes....but it'll probably suck as well.
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#8 Posted on 1.2.02 0823.47
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And unless people stop going to these horrible, horrible remakes, they're gonna keep making them. Rent the original.

If the movie sucks, just don't go.

OH YOU ALL WATCHED THE CRITIC, JUST SPEAK UP.


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#9 Posted on 1.2.02 0847.33
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Not sure if this belongs in this thread, but they should leave history alone. Pearl Harbor, U571, The Patriot, hell even frickin Pocahontas: all revisionist tripe.

The average Joe beleives what Hollywood pumps out as fact. There's a saying that if we don't learn from history we are doomed to repeat it. How are you supposed to learn if these guys blatantly alter it for the mass market?

And that stuff about Afleck as Ryan blows chunks.



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#10 Posted on 1.2.02 0917.00
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I would love to see a new Fletch movie... as long as it's true to the spirit of the books. Chevy Chase was funny in the original, but the screenplay emasculated the original character and text. A lot of Fletch's morally questionable behavior and nastiness were cut out, and the fine art of investigative journalism became a funny-face-and-fake-teeth caper. Chase wasn't bad, but the script needed more bite and less mugging.

"Fletch Lives" wasn't even based on the McDonald books, fer cryin' out loud. We'll conveniently forget it and quietly move on.

"Fletch Won" is a logical starting point for a run of "serious" Fletch films, as it's the start of his career. I'd love to see "Confess, Fletch" made someday, just to see who they could cast who'd do justice to Flynn and the Countess de Grassi...





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#11 Posted on 1.2.02 1141.58
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The Time Machine remake bothers me a lot, as it's done by Wells' grandson, who decided to MAKE A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT MOVIE AND CALL IT THE TIME MACHINE. There is no shitty love story in the novel, the elum (eloi, what the fuck were they called?) didn't have cities in the novel. They couldn't even talk! It seems that some producer got a shitty script about a time machine, and decided that it would be better as a "remake" of a movie/novel that it has very little to do with.



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#12 Posted on 1.2.02 1302.26
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Ben Affleck as Jack Ryan? Ridiculous. I love those books, and I don't think the movies will ever be as good as the books. Although they have done pretty well so far on making good movies. But Ben Affleck? Jack Ryan in at least in his 40's. In the newer books, he is probably at least 50. Alec Baldwin did a decent job in THFRO, but the definitive Jack Ryan image I have is of Harrison Ford. Somehow he fits the descriptions given by Clancy. I will be going to see the movie, however, because I can't get enough of Tommy Clancy.



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#13 Posted on 1.2.02 1311.02
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Harrison Ford can fit the bill for Jack Ryan so easily, because he can play both the Intelligence Analyst and the Badass Hero. Just look at Indiana Jones, he switches from stodgy professor to action hero at the blink of an eye. I'm sure originally that Alec Baldwin was fine in The Hunt for Red October, but I didn't see that movie until after I saw Patriot Games, and just that Baldwin was a dud compared to Ford.

Didn't Ford skip out on Sum of All Fears, because the script was a dud? I read the book, and I remember thinking, "This would be really hard to turn into a good movie" mainly because there really wasn't all the much action going on.

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#14 Posted on 1.2.02 1612.25
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    Originally posted by Qubber
    Not sure if this belongs in this thread, but they should leave history alone. Pearl Harbor, U571, The Patriot, hell even frickin Pocahontas: all revisionist tripe.

    The average Joe beleives what Hollywood pumps out as fact. There's a saying that if we don't learn from history we are doomed to repeat it. How are you supposed to learn if these guys blatantly alter it for the mass market?

    And that stuff about Afleck as Ryan blows chunks.



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At least if you 'change' history you don't repeat it.

Seriously. As long as it's said that this is an adaption I think it is alright.
It can actually trigger people to go read about the original. It is what I have done several times.

However, it has bugged me with the Disney cartoons alot. They ran out of bros Grim (not taker and Kane) and those kinda stories so now they are taking 'legends' and raping them to fit their standards.




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#15 Posted on 1.2.02 1735.01
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Witness: Bedazzled, Witness: Planet of the Apes, Witness: The Time Machine, Witness: Seemingly one out of every two damn movies released anymore. If Hollywood is so strapped for ideas, why don't they make my zombie/ninja action movie/romantic comedy? And unless people stop going to these horrible, horrible remakes, they're gonna keep making them. Rent the original.

Like most movie directors in Hollywood I was too lazy to make my own post so I just remade eviljon's. So screw his original and read mine instead!!



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#16 Posted on 2.2.02 0005.47
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if it was a remake of mine, I would be a badass, and have some sort of sappy love interest, and there'd be a "suprise ending" to the post.



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#17 Posted on 2.2.02 0059.17
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I think I found the answer...thanks to Comedy Central and The Critic.

The reason why there are so many movie remakes and sequels is because people keep going to them. Because people pay so much to see these movies, they tend to make a lot money-which results in movie companies to make MORE remakes and sequels to make money (because that's what all companies try to do: make money). So to quote (I hope I get this right) Jay Sherman from the Critic: "IF THE MOVIE STINKS, JUST DON'T GO. If a series is past number two, give it a rest. If it's based on a classic, SEE THE CLASSIC!"

Just my 35 cents.



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#18 Posted on 2.2.02 0221.01
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I'm just waiting for someone to get the rights to 'Catcher in the Rye' and fuck that up.
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#19 Posted on 3.2.02 1629.24
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And myself, I'm miffed Affleck landed the role of Matt Murdock in the adaptation of the comic book Daredevil. "Hi, I'm Ben Affleck, blind lawyer. By the way, I'm a vigilante. I fight crime!"

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#20 Posted on 3.2.02 2127.34
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Why doesn't Affleck just be in every single movie until his death?

Ugh.
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