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Old 04-26-12, 06:31 PM   #76
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Re: What movie would you remake?

Birth of a Nation...maybe not make The Klan the good guys this time around...
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Old 04-26-12, 06:40 PM   #77
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I understand where you're coming from. Here are three potential reasons that immediately come to mind:

- Different idea/vision of an already well-respected and enjoyed story
- Increases notoriety of the original for younger audiences who haven't seen it
- New filmmaker may think it can be adopted successfully for modern times

and of course for $$$.
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I agree with the notion of remaking BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA. I always thought it was made too soon. Imagine if it had been made 12-14 years later with Jet Li or Jackie Chan and with an American audience much more primed for Hong Kong-style action and with Tsui Hark or someone like him directing instead of Carpenter. I was never crazy about Carpenter's approach. Granted, I didn't see it until after I'd seen all the Hong Kong films that inspired it, so it was bound to pale in comparison.
Now you guys got me wanting to see a remake of BTILC directed by Tsui Hark. Add Guy Pearce as Jack Burton and Wu Jing as Wang Chi and...
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Old 04-26-12, 07:21 PM   #78
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You'd still keep the farting and testicles right?
I said I'd edit the useless crap not the comedy gold!
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Old 04-26-12, 07:58 PM   #79
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I don't think Running Man is a very apt comparison to Battle Royale.
Perhaps not. As I said, I haven't seen Battle Royale. I see the resemblance in plot/idea between the other three I mentioned (Hunger Games, Running Man, Condemned)
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Old 04-26-12, 07:59 PM   #80
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Now you guys got me wanting to see a remake of BTILC directed by Tsui Hark. Add Guy Pearce as Jack Burton and Wu Jing as Wang Chi and...
I've actually never seen BTILC. Now that we're talking about a remake though, will have to check out.
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Old 04-26-12, 08:42 PM   #81
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Re: What movie would you remake?

My memory is terrible on this so perhaps some of you can help.

Dolph Lundgren did a movie back in the late 80s called 'I Come in Peace,' where the concept was one alien baddie was hiding out here and living large as a drug dealer on this primitive planet, while a cop from his world chasing him teamed with Lundgren, a police officer, both trying to take the bad guy down. I thought it was a really cool idea but poorly executed.

A cop buddy flick, one human, one alien, trying to take down an alien pretending to be human, has all kinds of fun potential. Or at the very least something interesting.

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Old 04-26-12, 08:48 PM   #82
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Solarbabies should be remade. Post-apocalyptic rollerskating would bring in big bucks at today's box office.
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Old 04-26-12, 09:05 PM   #83
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I can't believe I forgot to mention Transformers. I'd love to see those remade as the current Michael Bay versions are god awful. I can only imagine what James Cameron could have done in his place.
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Old 04-26-12, 09:45 PM   #84
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Land of the Lost. Just like the tv show, but more serious. Unlike the Will Ferrel version.

Electric Dreams.
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Old 04-26-12, 10:59 PM   #85
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Birth of a Nation...maybe not make The Klan the good guys this time around...
Gone With The Wind not done as a southern fairy tale of happy slaves.
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Old 04-26-12, 11:27 PM   #86
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Sidekicks. Now that Chuck Norris is an internet legend. Use the inflated internet goofiness.
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Old 04-26-12, 11:37 PM   #87
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I wouldn't mind taking on a new Masters of the Universe. The mythology is already there, it just needs a certain stylized portrayal to make it work.
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Old 04-26-12, 11:44 PM   #88
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Sidekicks. Now that Chuck Norris is an internet legend. Use the inflated internet goofiness.
I cannot find this movie on DVD or streaming for the life of me.
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Old 04-26-12, 11:47 PM   #89
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Zack Snyder to remake Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Stay true the original but update it.
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Old 04-26-12, 11:48 PM   #90
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Old 04-26-12, 11:50 PM   #91
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Come on Hollywood, it's been over 50 years!
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Old 04-27-12, 12:13 AM   #92
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It was remade a few years back, IIRC.
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Old 04-27-12, 01:07 AM   #93
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Electric Dreams.
This one would be interesting with the changes in technology. I hope it would be about an actual geek and not just some guy who uses Facebook or an iPad. It would have to be a guy that knows computers well enough that when it talks to him, it's something he can't believe, and not just some voice recognition app.

Get Ryan Gosling as Miles (Moles) and Nicholas Winding Refn to direct, with that 80s vibe he had in Drive. Obviously the tone would be lighter though. Natalie Portman seems like a good fit for the girl. She seems like the smart type that would play the cello, or perhaps another instrument.
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Old 04-27-12, 02:37 AM   #94
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Come on Hollywood, it's been over 50 years!
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It was remade a few years back, IIRC.
Yeah, it was. It's been remade at least 3 times.
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Old 04-27-12, 04:31 AM   #95
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Old 04-27-12, 04:50 AM   #96
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The Running Man but true to Stephen King's (as Bachman) original story, which is a hard-boiled crackerjack thriller.

I would love a Westworld remake, although I think the late Michael Crichton's version is very good.

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

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Old 04-27-12, 05:48 AM   #97
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The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T, starring Johnny Depp and directed by Tim Burton.

Or Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with the same two guys.
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Old 04-27-12, 08:35 AM   #98
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This one would be interesting with the changes in technology. I hope it would be about an actual geek and not just some guy who uses Facebook or an iPad. It would have to be a guy that knows computers well enough that when it talks to him, it's something he can't believe, and not just some voice recognition app.

Get Ryan Gosling as Miles (Moles) and Nicholas Winding Refn to direct, with that 80s vibe he had in Drive. Obviously the tone would be lighter though. Natalie Portman seems like a good fit for the girl. She seems like the smart type that would play the cello, or perhaps another instrument.
That's a great idea. I would definitely see this.
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Old 04-27-12, 08:56 AM   #99
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Dolph Lundgren did a movie back in the late 80s called 'I Come in Peace,'
"You go in pieces!"

Never saw the movie, but remember the trailer.
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Come on Hollywood, it's been over 50 years!


No kidding. I swear every now and again I come across yet ANOTHER version that I didn't even know was made. I still hold that 1994's The Puppet Masters kicks ass, though.
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