1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Another hollywood remake.

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by GalacticaActual, Aug 21, 2005.

  1. GalacticaActual

    GalacticaActual
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2004
    Messages:
    5,607
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Galactica C.I.C.
    Ratings:
    +201
    :eek: Ok, so I have just found out that another remake of invasion of the body snatchers is being done. This time in a slightly different way. :rolleyes:

    Warner Bros. Pictures has cast Daniel Craig in the sci-fi thriller INVASION. The film is directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel. Joel Silver is producing. Craig joins a cast, which already includes Nicole Kidman.

    The sci-fi thriller is about a mysterious epidemic, which alters the behavior of human beings, and the Washington psychiatrist who discovers that its origins are extraterrestrial. She must fight to protect her son, who might hold the key to stopping the invasion. Craig will play the psychiatrist’s colleague and love interest who teams up with her to fight the invasion.

    Now, they might be trying to do it differently with it being a virus of some kind, but come on, does the invasion of the body snatchers really need to be done again? Its alreaday had 3 different incarnations, do we need a 4th and staring Nicole kidman for goodness sake :eek:
     
  2. Razor

    Razor
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2004
    Messages:
    37,547
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +12,504
    I love re-makes, if you dont like the new version you always have the original. There does seem to be allot of old horror remakes lately, have they run out of ideas? [​IMG]
     
  3. GalacticaActual

    GalacticaActual
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2004
    Messages:
    5,607
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Galactica C.I.C.
    Ratings:
    +201
    Well this is what I am thinking. There really seems to be little in the way of inovation in story telling these days.
    I am sure I heard once that there is only something like 7 storys to be told in the world, the rest is just variation on a theme :eek:
    I will see if I can find it :)
     
  4. Gary D

    Gary D
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2002
    Messages:
    7,770
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +826
    out of interest Dave this wouldn't happen to be news would it?


    Gary
     
  5. GalacticaActual

    GalacticaActual
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2004
    Messages:
    5,607
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Galactica C.I.C.
    Ratings:
    +201
    I hope its old news actually. I was redaing it in a magazine the other day while waiting at the doctors. I just think all this hollywood remake fad is getting a bit much, dont you?

    A new version of ALF
    A movie version of dukes of hazard.
    Remake of the Fog.
    American remakes of the ring and the grudge.
    Old george lucas constantly remaking his movies :rotfl:

    I mean thiose are just some examples. I am sure there are more.
     
  6. Razor

    Razor
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2004
    Messages:
    37,547
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +12,504
    I am not fused at about seeing either ALF or Dukes of Hazard.

    :thumbsdow
     
  7. Gary D

    Gary D
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2002
    Messages:
    7,770
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +826
    Go on Razor i've got a bet on in ther bookies :D


    Gary
     
  8. Razor

    Razor
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2004
    Messages:
    37,547
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +12,504

    Sorry mate you've blown your cash... lol :D
     
  9. grimoor

    grimoor
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2005
    Messages:
    379
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +15
    They are remaking Fun with Dick and Jane I remember enjoying the film when I was a kid. But, with Jim Carrey in the remake I'm not so sure.
     
  10. lovemunkey187

    lovemunkey187
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2004
    Messages:
    2,509
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    71
    Location:
    Notts/Sth. Yorks border
    Ratings:
    +29
    Is that the one with the Donkey & Rottweiler or the one with Gerbils and lots of lube :confused:
     
  11. Razor

    Razor
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2004
    Messages:
    37,547
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +12,504


    LOL... :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

    The gerbils tail falls off in the second half. :oops:
     
  12. raigraphixs

    raigraphixs
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2001
    Messages:
    50,559
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +15,670
    I have been putting this one off for ages, as it is another remake, but to my suprise its very good. Assault of Precinct 13, does a good job, and with a stroy slant on JC's original. I enjoyed the direction and sound of this version. The only thing, but very important, it lacked some tension. But worth a watch.

    I did not like the ideai of remakes, but i come around to them now, if the story and characters can be changed and updated. WOTW was a great example of a B-type movie, that a remake was amazingly tense and extremley enjoyable.

    Cant wait for the remake of the cartoon, to the live transformers movie.

    One movie i wish they do not remake a 3rd time is The Thing. JC's is perfect.
     
  13. CrispyXUK

    CrispyXUK
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2003
    Messages:
    3,714
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    71
    Location:
    Land of the Living, Essex
    Ratings:
    +33
    I really wish they'd remake crap films that had good ideas, or just make new films
     
  14. Razor

    Razor
    Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2004
    Messages:
    37,547
    Products Owned:
    2
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +12,504


    I think they are re-doing Judge Dread.

    :D
     
  15. GalacticaActual

    GalacticaActual
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2004
    Messages:
    5,607
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Galactica C.I.C.
    Ratings:
    +201

    Why , the film is just perfect the way it is :D
     
  16. lovemunkey187

    lovemunkey187
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2004
    Messages:
    2,509
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    71
    Location:
    Notts/Sth. Yorks border
    Ratings:
    +29
    Good.

    You're wrong. If they'd got rid of the annoying little snot that goes by the name of Rob "I'm so funny your spleen will rupture. No really I am" Schneider then it would have increased it a whole heck of alot more.

    Of course, not having Dredd wandering around circumsised for 98% of the film would have been better.
     
  17. GalacticaActual

    GalacticaActual
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2004
    Messages:
    5,607
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Galactica C.I.C.
    Ratings:
    +201

    :rotfl:
    Yep, would have to agree there.
    Who would have doing the lead role of Dredd in a reamke then?
     
  18. lovemunkey187

    lovemunkey187
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2004
    Messages:
    2,509
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    71
    Location:
    Notts/Sth. Yorks border
    Ratings:
    +29
    Not sure either an unknown or Jason Statham with someone doing the speaking parts so we don't have to put up with his dodgy mockney accent.

    My other choices are British as well Daniel Craig and Jason Isaacs.

    But JS has a better jawline for showing under the helmet. More like the source material.
     
  19. grimoor

    grimoor
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2005
    Messages:
    379
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +15
    You really want a relatively unknown actor so that he'll wear the helmet for most of the movie. I so hate the way they get a well known star then they have to show their face all the time because of it.
     
  20. lovemunkey187

    lovemunkey187
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2004
    Messages:
    2,509
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    71
    Location:
    Notts/Sth. Yorks border
    Ratings:
    +29
    Agreed, but you do get some big stars that don't mind not getting their face on screen and have enough presence to steal the thunder from the star, ala Edward Norton in Kingdom Of Heaven.
     
  21. lovemunkey187

    lovemunkey187
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2004
    Messages:
    2,509
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    71
    Location:
    Notts/Sth. Yorks border
    Ratings:
    +29
    I read somewhere yesterday that there's going to be a US remake of R-Point!!! :mad:
     
  22. raigraphixs

    raigraphixs
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2001
    Messages:
    50,559
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +15,670
    We already have had loads of remakes and its never ending, as discussed below are a few to be remade/re-imagined by hollywood or other outside studios in 2008.

    Now 1985's classic comedy horror Fright Night is to go through the remake meat grinder. Which i have to admit i love but never found time to revisit in the last 10yrs, shame on me. I will get a copy pronto.

    Their are two sides to these remakes, the generation that grew up with these films feel they would be tainted by remakes, the younger gnerations who have never seen them, are more likely to see a new film than revisit something made 25years ago. We have seen some awful remakes, and some not so bad, but i dont think they do hurt the originals are those would already be in your collection.



    - The Day the earth stood still
    - Hellraiser (by clive barker again)
    - The Warriors
    - Dambusters
    - The Boys From Brazil
    - The Seven Samurai
    - The A-Team
    - Fright Night
     
  23. sore napper

    sore napper
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2006
    Messages:
    3,627
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Co.Antrim
    Ratings:
    +246
    When they made Judge Dredd, I was hoping that Chuck Norris would have gotten the part. I think he may even have been linked to the movie at the time. I'm not a Chuck Norris fan, but I think he would make a great JD. He might just be a little too old now, but JD looks old enough at times.
     
  24. drunkenmaster

    drunkenmaster
    Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2005
    Messages:
    1,567
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Location:
    The Shaolin Temple
    Ratings:
    +44
    Here are a few opinions of the list


    - The Day the earth stood still -Could be done but the calm tension of might be replaced by special fx outweighing acting
    - Hellraiser (by Clive barker again) - Not too bothered
    - The Warriors - I loved this film back in the day, but seems outdated and not worth remaking/re-imagining
    - Dambusters - Another Pearl Harbour!???
    - The Boys From Brazil - Would need pretty fine actors to match, Gregory Peck, James Mason and Lawrence Olivier
    - The Seven Samurai - Just leave this one alone
    - The A-Team - Pity the fool that tries to emulate Mr T
    - Fright Night - Might work , but the humour might become too cliched.

    Whatever next ET?? - Check out the Bollywood version - Koi Mil Gaya - ha ha what a pile of blobs - heres another possibility :D
     
  25. raigraphixs

    raigraphixs
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2001
    Messages:
    50,559
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +15,670
  26. raigraphixs

    raigraphixs
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2001
    Messages:
    50,559
    Products Owned:
    1
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Ratings:
    +15,670
    Dimension Films has acquired the rights to Short Circuit, with the original creators and writers to help with new version. Seems advances in technology is one reason, so a morphing number 5?. Seems very film is being remade :rolleyes:


    .
     
  27. djcla

    djcla
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2005
    Messages:
    7,070
    Products Owned:
    3
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    Gloucestershire
    Ratings:
    +434
    so long as they leave BTTF alone
     
  28. Pincho Paxton

    Pincho Paxton
    Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2006
    Messages:
    14,122
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Ratings:
    +633
    Advancing Technology? No5 looked retro even when the film came out! :D
     
  29. Tequila Sunset

    Tequila Sunset
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2006
    Messages:
    2,584
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Location:
    Nottingham
    Ratings:
    +361
    butch cassidy and the sundance kid to be remade.

    tom cruise and travolta to be the stars
     
  30. shodan

    shodan
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2001
    Messages:
    10,125
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    shoeburyness
    Ratings:
    +4,406
    Tubby Cassidy And The Suntan Kid...:rotfl:
     

Share This Page

Loading...