Friday, May 27, 2005

Film Friday for 5/27

It is almost the end of the month, so it's time to recap all of the new sequels, spin-offs, tv shows made into films and remakes that were given deals this month. All info can be found at Done Deals. So, what do we have for May?

  • Rush Hour 3 - apparently we need more Chris Tucker paired with Brett Ratner. At this time, Jackie Chan has not signed on. Perhaps he's had his fill of Michael Jackson impersonations?
  • All of Me - Originally this was made in 1984 with Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin. Now Wanda Sykes will star. I think I'll pass.
  • The Prone Gunman, Rider on the Rain and Honor Among Thieves - I've grouped them together because I had never heard of them. They are remake projects all being produced by John Woo and appear to all have starred Charles Bronson in the 50s and 60s.
  • Kung Fu Hustle 2 - I guess it did well.
  • The Power of the Dark Crystal - I'd list this as one of the more interesting projects for the month. I really loved The Dark Crystal as a kid, so there's a little geek part of me that is happy. We'll see if it actually gets made.
  • Tekken - Video game adaptation. This is in rewrite.
  • The Rum Diary - While not technically a sequel, since Johnny Depp is going to Play Hunter Thompson again in this adaptation of Thompson's book, I'll throw it in here.
  • Shutter - remake of a scary Thai film. Asian horror films are still hot!
  • Day of the Dead - Sure, why not, we keep recycling all the other Romero zombie films.
  • Adventures in Babysitting - NO NO NO!! And to think I respected Lynda Obst! This is a travesty, and if Hilary Duff gets anywhere near it, I'm gouging her eyes out.
  • The Ring 3 - Hey! New character, same stupid girl in the tape!

That's it for this month. I'll update if there are any relevant deals on Tuesday, but it looks like a trend is developing, a very unsettling trend. The studios are now dipping into the 80's for remakes. This can only bring very bad things. If anyone breathes a word about remaking 'Ferris Bueller' for a new generation, I'll sic Ed Rooney on them. Ed will teach them a lesson.


Scott said...

They have been threatening a BREAKFAST CLUB remake for years and I cringe every time I here that.

Anonymous said...

My horror is coming home and asking the wife what her favourite classic do-not-touch movie is, and then breaking the news I just got the re-write re-make job on it...having said that, I have my eye on a 70s film, a cult one, that is not even remotely on anyone's radar yet. Maybe one day someone will ask me what I want to do and it can become my personal pet project