Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Film Friday (on a Tuesday) for 7/31

It's the end of the month and if you are a long time reader of this blog, you know what that means...that's right, time to recap the remakes, sequels and TV adaptations announced from the studios this month. No idea is too bad to remake or too good to sequelize. So, without further ado, I give you the roundup:

  • Road House 2 - The month started of weak and it wasn't until two weeks in we got our first news of a sequel, but boy what a sequel it is!
  • Hollow Man 2 - Didn't realize this one needed a sequel, but apparently, I was wrong. I love that they casually mention this "might" go to home video. I'm thinking that's a definite yes.
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer 3 - The best part of this sequel is coming up with a good title...I Know What You Did Two Summers Ago That Was Really Five Summers Ago. Maybe they'll just know something else someone did a previous summer...
  • Summer School - I'm guess Mark Harmon will not reprise his role in the remake, which is a shame, because I think he's available.
  • Untitled Smurf Movie - A SMURF MOVIE?? How did I miss this news? Stop the presses -- we must shout out to the world the smurftacular news! Smurfy!! Better yet, it's planned as a trilogy. Lord of the Smurfs, anyone (One Smurf to Rule Them All...okay, I'll stop)
  • The Omen 666 - Haley Joel Osment is too old so I guess they'll have to find an unknown to play Damien.
  • Voltron: Defender of the Universe - Saturday morning cartoons of the 80's had a good month!
  • Charlie Chan - But, but, there's a twist, see. It's his granddaughter! Played by Lucy Liu. Can't be too un-PC if she's doing it!
A little light this month, but fear not. We've already heard that the casting is rolling on the Invasion of the Body Snatchers remake, so you know Hollywood is still finding ways to remake what once was good into something...not so good. Glad to know all is right with the world.

1 comment:

kristen said...

This brought me right out of my vacation. I just have to comment --

Invasion of the Body Snatchers??? That's already been made at least twice. I can't believe they'd go for yet another one. I'm sure the reasoning is the same as all the others -- nobody can relate to Brooke Adams and Donald Sutherland, they're not sexy enough -- let's replace them with the cast of The Dukes of Hazzard...

Ugh. This has gone far enough. I guess the new rule of thumb is to remake a movie every 15-25 years.

Time for a boycott!