Should a new Popeye film see the light of day?

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  1. FVD

    FVD Ascendant Here On

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    Having just watched the old Robin Williams film last night for the first time in years actually got me thinking. Would a new Popeye film reach a new audience with the kids of today? Don't get me wrong the Robin Williams film was great for it's time but still if a new movie were to come I'd certainly get in line. Just so long as there are no fart jokes etc I'll be happy.

    And who would you cast in each of their prospective roles. It was also a surprise seeing Linda Hunt in the old film too.

    I wouldn't actually mind Peter Jackson have a go at this. I think with Grant Major in Production Design, Sweethaven would look amazing IMHO.

    EDIT: Ah well I guess I may as well scrap that as I've just learned of Sony with Avi Arad is planning a CGI film in 3D. :(

    http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118016768.html?categoryid=10&cs=1&query=popeye

    Still I welcome a little discussion for a live film adaptation though. :)
     
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  2. Octoberist

    Octoberist point blank

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    you know what? as long as Popeye gets exposure to the next generation, I'm fine by it. That way, Popeye will never die.
     
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    Helmer moves Sony's 3D 'Popeye' forward - attached to cartoon adaptation
     
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    Yes, but it should be a gritty sci-fi reboot.

    Olive Oyl wears a low-cut dress to show off her ample bosom. Bluto has robot arms. Wimpy Burger rides a Harley hoverbike. "Spinach" is a designer drug that gives Popeye a massive increase in strength and endurance--at the cost of his sanity. Can Popeye sail his airship through air pirate territory to rescue his son Sweet Pea? Or will Bluto and his air marauders succeed in using the babe's unique genetic profile to birth a race of clone supermen?!

    POP EYE

    Directed by Michael Bay

    COMING 2018
     
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  6. The Shredder

    The Shredder Sharp Dressed Man

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    Sure. I would be game.

    The 1933-1943 theatrical shorts collection (highly recommended) are excellent, and are still very much fun to watch to this day. If the film is anywhere near as entertaining, and creates some new fans of Popeye, it's a win-win.
     
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  7. NewYorkSpider

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    I would love to see a new Popeye film.
     
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  8. terry78

    terry78 I'm gonna need more rope

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    If he gets Robin Williams to voice him again, that would seal the deal. I forgot who does his voice currently though.
     
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    I Yam What I Yam: A 'Popeye' Movie Preview
     
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    [​IMG]

    Something like this would be too gritty maybe, but it's cool anyway.
     
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  12. terry78

    terry78 I'm gonna need more rope

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    Good Lord.
     
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  13. Tanin

    Tanin Vladeck

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    I'd love a new film. :D
     
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  14. the dmg

    the dmg The Funky Homosapien

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    Hopefully in this movie, Genndy will have more control.
     
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  15. Godzilla2000

    Godzilla2000 Dollar Store Diva

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    I personally don't think the source material caters very well to the live action medium. It would be much better to be an all CGI movie.
     
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  16. BlueLightning

    BlueLightning Caballero de la Luz

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    The style of animation of Hotel Transylvania won me over. I'm looking forward to see this if only for Tartakovsky involvement.
     
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  17. Eddie Dean

    Eddie Dean Mr. Jackpots

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    After seeing The Master, Joaquin Phoenix would make a good Popeye.
     
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  18. Airwings

    Airwings Waves of air

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    Looks better than I would have expected. But I want this film to be quite violent, and not overly slap stick or aimed at children.

    Suggestion for villain - Bluto or Sea Hag?
     
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  19. gwynplaine

    gwynplaine L'homme qui rit.

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    Sea Hag all the way. I just wish they would return to the source, with the more supernatural elements like Eugene the Jeep or Sea Hag.
    There was also a very special, kind of twisted, almost surreal humor that I hope they can keep. Wimpy is such an amazing character.
    Altman's movie didn't do justice at all to the masterpiece created by Segar.
    The art direction was kinda nice but that's about it.
    And I really hope it's not a freaking musical this time around. lol wtf?
     
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  20. Baramos

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    Perfectly fits in with my vision from earlier, indeed.
     
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  21. DarkKnight88

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    Yeah, just scare the hell out of all the kids coming to see your movie.
     
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    It looks like the hulk in mid morph
     
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  23. RustyCage

    RustyCage Come what may..

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    I'd love to see DreamWorks do a 3D animated one. I think that would resonate great today. :up:
     
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  24. Airwings

    Airwings Waves of air

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    They should be used to scary stuff, they are the Potter generation
     
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  25. Hypestyle

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    heh. I'd like to see a well made CGI film. i'm agnostic on a new live-action film. I have fond regards for the Robin Williams version, whatever its faults in retrospect.
     
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