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Remakes discussion Thread

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Yep, apparently it is being done. Todd Lincoln (first time director) is directing it. Nikki Griffin and Neil James are starring...
 
Why are they remaking it? The Fly was good.
 
crap, I hope it bombs. Nothing wrong with the Jeff Goldblum one
 
Wasn't the one with Jeff Goldblum a remake of a even earlier Fly film?
 
If they remake Ghostbuster I am going be pissed
 
ROFL they BETTER stay away from

Spaceballs
Flight Of The Navigator
The Monster Squad
 
The cycle between remakes is shrinking. It shouldn't be too long before they remake Thelma and Louise.
 
Buy your favorite Classics on DVD now guys before they are ruined & forgotten :down
 
The best way to ensure half-assed remakes aren't made is to not support the bad ones in anyway.

If a really good job is done, than it should be rewarded. If a bad job is done, let it burn, burn, burn.
 
I'm getting really tired of remakes. How long before they remake Spider-Man? Or Alien? Or the entire Friday The 13th series? Hollywood needs to get some ORIGINAL ideas, which is what made the films they keep rehashing so successful to begin with: they were ORIGINAL!

jag
 
i actually would like a remake of spiderman 1. the first sucked ass.
 
jaguarr said:
I'm getting really tired of remakes. How long before they remake Spider-Man? Or Alien? Or the entire Friday The 13th series? Hollywood needs to get some ORIGINAL ideas, which is what made the films they keep rehashing so successful to begin with: they were ORIGINAL!

jag

They won't remake Friday the 13th, they'll just keep making new movies of it and recycling all the old storylines.
 
I'm still waiting for the politically correct remake of Gone With The Wind along with a remake of King Kong VS Godzilla.

Another Fly remake would suck. The one with Jeff Goldblum was as good as it could get.

I hear that they've retitled the Invasion of the Body Snatchers remake as "The Visiting". Starring Nicole Kidman, currently shooting here in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Plot or lack there of: As a Washington psychiatrist (Kidman) unearths the origin of an alien epidemic, she also discovers her son might be the only way it can be stopped.
 
I have nothing about remakes, there are movies that need one, or are opened enough to have a re-imagine.
Sure, it might suck, but we still have the original...or the remake of the original (in this case).

But, enough is enough, this remake craziness is getting out of hand and becoming ridiculous by the minute.
The Fly....Predator...WTF??
 
Everything gets remade eventually. If they can open fire on Hitchcock, they'll remake the Fly yet again.

At this point, I'm kind of getting used to the fact that Hollywood's sense of creativity has been flatlined so long it's beyond defibrillation. I just wish if they were gonna continue to bleed this stuff dry, whoever's writing the remakes should try to put more of the unexpected into the old mix without totally mangling the hell out of it.

Case in point: the original Fly had the poor shlub being turned into a half-fly-thing right out of the teleporter. In the Goldblum version, the process is slow and more harrowing. Maybe this time they could make him a werewolf or Hulk type of gag and have him shift into insectoid mode when he gets angry or when the moon rises or something of that nature, then back after he's liquified a couple of hapless shmucks.

Another thing I'd try: what do flies do? They hang around dead things and pick up all sorts of tasty diseases. Now imagine what a human-sized fly could do. I bet that'd make things interesting having a walking biohazard infecting everyone around him just by touching them.

Oh, and just to be sick, I'd take the birth sequence in the Goldblum movie and make that the end of my version of The Fly. Of course, this time it wouldn't be a dream.
 
Has it ever occurred to Hollywood, that if they do make a remake, they remake something bad, that way they can improve upon it?
 
Obsidian said:
Has it ever occurred to Hollywood, that if they do make a remake, they remake something bad, that way they can improve upon it?
Hollywood probably figures they can get more money out of a remake of a film that was considered good or great back in its heyday. Still, it would be preferable to see a bad film remade good.
 
Jeff Goldblum's Fly was sweet.
 
So now Hollywood is remaking remakes? What's next, the Thing (John Carpenter)?
 

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