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Old 02-19-21, 02:53 PM
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The Running Man (D: Edgar Wright)

EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures is making a deal with Edgar Wright to develop to direct a new adaptation of The Running Man, the futuristic novel by Stephen King that the author first published under the pseudonym Richard Bachman. This won’t be a remake of the 1987 film that starred Arnold Schwarzenegger; the Baby Driver writer/director will co-write the story with Michael Bacall, and they will be much more faithful to King’s bestselling novel. Bacall will write the script.

Simon Kinberg and Audrey Chon will produce through his Genre Films banner, alongside Nira Park from Wright’s Complete Fiction banner. Kinberg brought the idea to Emma Watts, based on their long relationship, and then Kinberg courted Wright. While the filmmaker is very selective, the prospect of a new The Running Man is one that has intrigued him; to the point that when asked if he could remake any film, he would choose that one. This was back in 2017. Now it has become real.

This becomes a top priority pic for Paramount, and a novel, which King published as a paperback back in 1982, a dystopian thriller that still feels prescient in the current collision between pop culture and politics, this before social media ratcheted up the stakes.
https://deadline.com/2021/02/edgar-w...234697279/amp/
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Re: The Running Man (D: Edgar Wright)

As fun as the original is, I would love to see a version more faithful to the book (basically he's out in the world running around).

I would also love to see a true-to-the-book version of "The Long Walk" too.
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wow. this could be something. as long as he doesn't cast Simon Pegg in the Schwarzenegger role.
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Pegg in the Schwarzenegger role would be silly. It'll obviously be Nick Frost.

I'm on board with anything Wright.
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i can see it now...Nick Frost running for his life from all these baddies with a twinkie in one hand and various guns in the other...
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Cool! I really like both the book and the movie, though for very different reasons. None of the books in the collection are really that 'blockbustery', so the Schwarzenegger take was quite a surprise.
I need to revisit The Bachman Books.
The Long Walk would be a cool, slow burn movie. As would Roadwork. Don't need to see Rage
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wow. this could be something. as long as he doesn't cast Simon Pegg in the Schwarzenegger role.
Nah, he cast Nick Frost for the role.
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With Wright directing, it will be worth a watch no matter who is cast.
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The Long Walk would be a cool, slow burn movie.
SUPER slow-burn. I would like to see someone try to make an interesting movie out of it.
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SUPER slow-burn. I would like to see someone try to make an interesting movie out of it.
It's in the works:
https://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk...8vredal-2.html
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Another King adaptation that's been in development for fifteen years. And another one to have Darabont drop from. I've been fooled enough times to not get excited.
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Originally Posted by Troy Stiffler View Post
Another King adaptation that's been in development for fifteen years. And another one to have Darabont drop from. I've been fooled enough times to not get excited.
There seems to be three types of Stephen King movies. The first is The 80s and early 90s that play like low budget cheese fests (Christine, Maximum Overdrive, etc.) Number 2 is the “Darabont age” when King movies started to be taken seriously (Shawshank, Green Mile, The Mist). and now we’re in Number 3, where they’ve been in development hell for years and are ultimately thrown out in shoddy form (The Dark Tower, the new version of The Stand, and now this).
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The book was excellent so I'd love to see this.
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I’ll see anything Edgar Wright does. I’m really excited for this. I’m a fan of the book and the Arnold movie.
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With Wright directing, it will be worth a watch no matter who is cast.
Agree. Now will someone please remake "Logan's Run"?

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