Should The Shadow be remade?

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  1. Tg11

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    The Shadow (1994) was an underrated superhero classic and it seems that no one back then was ready for a film like that. It definitely was one of my favorite films growing up. Plus I just love the character of Ying-Ko/Lamont Cranston/The Shadow

    Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows

    That being said I really do hope that it does get remade
     
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    As a film?

    Meh...

    As a streaming show? Yes. The film was, sorry 90's kids, a great looking but really bad movie. A series would allow for the cast around the Shadow to be fleshed out, and since the Shadow saving lives and having people pledge their service to him is a big part of his schtick then that sort of thing works better in a multi episode series than a two hour or less movie.
     
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    Plus the original Shadow had such a great 30s vibe to it so why shouldn't it be recreated
     
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    Milk Tray Guy 70s Man of Action

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    I liked that movie. I'd like to see someone give it another go.
     
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    Sure, the Shadow is awesome. I like the movie, the comics, and the old radio shows. They're all great.

    I doubt it'll ever happen, but I would be down.
     
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    One of the most atmospheric CBMs. If they can recreate or expand on that - please do.
     
  7. Deck Rickard

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    I still say they should adapt the “Masks” series. That could really be something. I feel like a lot of those characters might not be popular enough to carry a movie on their own but a team up? Hell yeah.
     
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    It will happen sooner or later.
     
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    YES! A THOUSAND TIMES YES!
    It almost happened a few years back with Sam Raimi attached.
     
  10. DarkKnight88

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    Not a remake of the movie, no.

    But a new adaptation of the comics, yes. The character’s been around so since before Batman and Superman.
     
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    Who should play the new Lamont
     
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    I would love if they did an animated movie or show. I think a nice 8 episode season would be really cool.
     
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    A mature 8-10 episode TV series would be amazing.
     
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    A long format best suits this character especially if you want his supporting cast to have some depth and that to me is a compelling part of The Shadow, his network of compatriots who work with him in his war on crime. Then there is the back story , whichever one they go with, which also benefits from a longer serialized format.
     
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    You need someone with a deep compelling voice. I’d say Benedict Cumberbatch if he already wasn’t playing Doctor Strange.
     
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    I would go for Jon Hamm, Adrien Brody, Oscar Isaac, Jake Gyllenhaal, Joel Edgerton or Zachary Quinto
     
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    In other words... No discernable through line what so ever in conception of the character just a random grab bag of actors that have fanboy cache... And Brody cuz of his schnozz.
     
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    As a streaming or TV series, sure. As a movie, no.
     
  19. C. Lee

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    Adam Baldwin's THE SHADOW is one of my favorite films. I don't think it necessarily needs to be remade....but there definitely needs to be more Shadow films/TV shows made.
     
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    They should remake the Shadow with Alec Baldwin as Trump. He can cast a dark shadow across the land. :o
     
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    Bringing The Shadow back as a limited series would be a good idea. Play up the 30s setting and noire storytelling. Could be a lot of fun, I'd definitely watch it.
     
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    I’d prefer a big movie, but if the interest isn’t as large TV works too. Just not a fan of superhero TV myself.
     

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