Let's just wait and see how this will turn out.
Where have I heard that before? Eh. Something with Recall... something with Elm Street... something with "Fog"... "Wolfman"... "Arthur"... something about a rolling ball and dogs made of straw... Yeah, I guess this will be good, too!!!
It's getting old, just don't mess with the classics.
Death to Videodrome Remake! Long live the Old Flesh!
And wouldn't it be Facebook-Drome these days?
The original Fly isn't that great. It's campy, it's goofy, it's fun, but no one ever thought it was great.
Cronenberg wasn't a noob at that point in his career either. He'd made 9 movies by that point, several of them genre classics.
I loved that film and I'm officially excited.
And Ehren Krueger, why are people jumping the gun?
> Skeleton Key
> The Ring
> ARLINGTON ROAD (!!!)
Yeah, sure he wrote Transformers. But ANYONE in the movie industry can tell you for the majority of blockbusters? Screenwriters don't have much say. We're brought in to write and try to make sense of what a director wants. That's ALL Michael Bay.
This guy as a writer... Skeleton Key, alright - it was kind of boring but that ending gave me chills. The Ring is the only remake to ever give me nightmares. And Arlington Road still thrills me as much as the first time I saw it and THAT is his original screenplay.
So, that said - this guy? Knows thrillers. He has solid work in this genre behind him. For those saying "TRANSFORMERS!!!" as said, he was just another writer brought on to service the director. The Transformers films aren't his vision - it's Bays. He was simply brought on with "I want this as the beginning, middle and end, I want explosions here here here here here, I want these characters to do this this this and that." As said, go to his other non-Bay works and sure some disappointments here and there... but also some solid films backing him up.
NOW as to the director? That commercial really gave me the chills and I loved the reveal at the end. If he was completely behind that and that's his personal visual flair and approach? (No other helping hands) Then I'd say it's safe there as well.
So combine that 'short, The Ring, and the sense of paranoia from Arlington Road? I see the potential.
the director works as a CGI artist? what was his job in this commercial? deciding where the camera moves?
I know remakes can be harmless because the original will still be there for anyone to watch. But it’s just wrong. It’s wrong for Berg and Kruger to be so lazy that they want to hop on someone else’s hard work, and then completely miss the point of what that work seeks out to accomplish. If they really want to make a movie about “the possibilities of nano-technology and blow it up into a large-scale sci-fi action thriller,” then they don’t have to attach the name Videodrome to it. It’s not like the name “Videodrome” will draw a mainstream audience. The only people it will draw are the people who don’t want to see a remake of Videodrome. For Kruger and Berg to name their movie “Videodrome” simply comes off as ill-conceived at best and parasitic at worst.