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Old 08-18-20, 10:50 AM
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Planes, Trains and Automobiles remake with Will Smith and Kevin Hart

https://deadline.com/2020/08/planes-...5171/#comments

Paramount Pictures has set a remake of the classic John Hughes 1987 road trip comedy Planes, Trains & Automobiles as a star vehicle for Will Smith and Kevin Hart. Hartís Hartbeat Productions and Smithís Westbrook Studios will produce. In her feature debut, Aeysha Carr will write the script. Her TV credits include Brooklyn 99 and the upcoming Hulu series Woke.

Even this line from the article seemingly contradicts itself:

The film seems like an ideal one for a new version from Paramount: it was very funny, but writer/director Hughes made it exceptionally touching considering the high concept road trip premise. He caught two superb physical comic actors at the peak of their powers.

Um, yeah. So why would it seem ideal for a new version?

What an awful idea. Some films are already perfect, and just need to be left alone.

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Old 08-18-20, 11:16 AM
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Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles remake with Will Smith and Kevin Hart

As long as it doesn't destroy all the existing copies of the original movie, I'm fine with this. Might be fun, might be forgettable. Doesn't affect the original at all.
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Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles remake with Will Smith and Kevin Hart

Sounds embarrassing and forgettable. I'll be sure to miss it.
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Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles remake with Will Smith and Kevin Hart

The original is one of my favorites of all time. You canít replace John Candy, and heís a big part of what makes the original so memorable/endearing. I just donít see this being nearly as good. I like Kevin Hart and Will Smith in some things but meh.

Plus wasnít there already a pseudo attempt at a remake of this with Due Date starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zack Galifianakis? Not the exact same film and a different title, but I seem to remember comparisons being drawn at the time and it having a similar premise.
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Old 08-18-20, 12:57 PM
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Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles remake with Will Smith and Kevin Hart

The only way I would be interested in this is if they switched roles (Kevin Hart as the uptight one, Will Smith as the manic one).
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Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles remake with Will Smith and Kevin Hart

The only decent "remake" of Plains Trains and Automobiles was Due Date a few years ago.
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Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles remake with Will Smith and Kevin Hart

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The only way I would be interested in this is if they switched roles (Kevin Hart as the uptight one, Will Smith as the manic one).
Iíd actually be down for that. Casting against type could work in this movies favor.

I like Kevin Hart but imagining him playing the John Candy role makes me think that while Candy played it as annoying but lovable, Hart will just play it as annoying.
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Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles remake with Will Smith and Kevin Hart

A new level of desperation for Will Smith.



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Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles remake with Will Smith and Kevin Hart

Will Smith and Kevin Hart are the 2 most marginally talented actors (businessmen) in Hollywood who have turned their minimal talent into monster success. Ugh. Fuck everyone who has anything to do with this.
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Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles remake with Will Smith and Kevin Hart

Sounds like as good of an idea as The Hustle...
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Originally Posted by Hazel Motes
Will Smith and Kevin Hart are the 2 most marginally talented actors (businessmen) in Hollywood who have turned their minimal talent into monster success. Ugh. Fuck everyone who has anything to do with this.
Agree, fuck all of this. And I loathe Kevin Hart with a passion. I like Smith a little more, but only in small doses. This is the worst idea from Hollywood in I don't know how long. Hope if flops hard.
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No wonder Hollywood does not make comedies anymore if this is what they can come up.

You would think with all the comedians getting their own Netflix specials these days and the comedy podcasts you could find some new talent and give them their own movies and let them write and direct and maybe find new stars and better movies.
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Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles remake with Will Smith and Kevin Hart

I am kinda surprised Adam Sandler and Kevin James didn't think to steal do this. Vomit.
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Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles remake with Will Smith and Kevin Hart

While it's not my favorite John Hughes movie, it does have some very funny moments and a lot of heart. No way they can approach the original. Not even close.
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I can't imagine either of them in either of the roles
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Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles remake with Will Smith and Kevin Hart

Drew Barrymore Wants to Make 'Planes, Trains and Automobiles' Reboot with Cameron Diaz
Drew Barrymore told Adam Sandler she wants to play John Candy's character in a reboot of the 1987 classic

https://people.com/movies/drew-barry...-cameron-diaz/

Drew Barrymore is keen to remake a holiday classic!

During Adam Sandler's appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show Tuesday, Barrymore, 47, revealed that she and her longtime best friend Cameron Diaz have spoken about rebooting 1987's Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

The talk show host and 50 First Dates star indicated her intentions for the project when Sandler, 56, asked Barrymore to say hello to her friend for him.

"Her and I did discuss remaking Planes, Trains and Automobiles, and I was like, 'well, you know, Adam and I talk about that,' " Barrymore said, noting that she and Sandler, who have costarred in multiple movies together, have also spoken of the idea in the past.

"Yeah, I'd let you do that," Sandler told Barrymore during the segment.

The actress knows exactly what part she would want to play in her reboot of the Steve Martin and John Candy comedy classic.

"But also… I want to play John Candy," Barrymore told Sandler.

"Well... you could do a good Candy," Sandler acknowledged in the clip.

While Barrymore has made her intentions clear, it appears there already is a remake of the John Hughes film — which celebrated its 35th anniversary this year — in the works from Kevin Hart and Will Smith.

Deadline reported in August 2020 that the duo will star in a reimagining of the classic film for Paramount Pictures, with Hart's Hartbeat Productions and Smith's Westbrook Studios set to produce and Aeysha Carr (Woke, Uncoupled) writing a script.

Me and Will have been talking about doing a movie for the longest time and we just [couldn't] put our finger on what that movie was," Hart told Entertainment Tonight in October 2020 about the project. "So, for us to get to a point where we agree that said material was our project — because our personalities not only fit, but we could really pop in this situation — it was just a no-brainer." Kevin Hart Says Doing Trains, Planes and Automobiles Remake with Will Smith Was 'No-Brainer'"Remaking this movie is something we are excited about," he continued. "We can't wait to do it."

"The studio's happy and it's about rolling my sleeves up and getting the script to where it's supposed to be," Hart added at the time.

43-year-old Hart and 54-year-old Smith's own version of the movie, which starred Steve Martin and the late Candy as a pair of ill-assorted men who share a three-day journey full of various misadventures while trying to get home to Chicago for Thanksgiving, appears to still be in development.
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Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles remake with Will Smith and Kevin Hart

Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore in bed together would have a different energy.
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Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles remake with Will Smith and Kevin Hart

I like Kevin Hart, but Iíd be more likely to watch this if it was Will Smith and Chris Rock.
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Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles remake with Will Smith and Kevin Hart

The plot of PTA would not make sense today. The obstacles thrown at the travelers in the 1980s would be avoided or overcome with the phone everybody carries in their pocket.
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Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles remake with Will Smith and Kevin Hart

Agree with a lot of the comments here. This seems completely unnecessary. I'd rather see Hollywood take a 'meh' movie and (attempt to) remake it into something better rather than embarrass themselves trying to improve on an already near-perfect classic. A Del Griffith gonch facewash to whoever thought this was a good idea.
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Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles remake with Will Smith and Kevin Hart

I would rather watch puppies and kittens being drowned than a remake of PT&A.
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Old 12-12-22, 01:22 AM
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Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles remake with Will Smith and Kevin Hart

I would rather see Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz, but still I think there is zero point in remaking this.
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Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles remake with Will Smith and Kevin Hart

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I would rather see Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz, but still I think there is zero point in remaking this.
Those AREN'T pillows
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Old 12-12-22, 04:49 PM
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Re: Planes, Trains and Automobiles remake with Will Smith and Kevin Hart

Originally Posted by stvn1974
I would rather watch puppies and kittens being drowned than a remake of PT&A.
This. The original is a classic, how about we leave it the fuck alone and come up with some new stories, Hollywood? (I know it's difficult but give it a shot).

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This. The original is a classic, how about we leave it the fuck alone and come up with some new stories, Hollywood? (I know it's difficult but give it a shot).
Just look at something like Due Date with Robert Downey and Zack Galfianakis. It had a similar premise, but wasn't a remake. Just make a road movie with some funny actors, but leave this classic alone.

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