Bad news for the forthcoming 'War of the Worlds'

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  1. gargoyle

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    According to AICN, it appears that the forthcoming tom cruise / steven speilberg vehicle - War of the Worlds is on course for a summer 2005 release - great news.
    The bad news (and I truely hope and pray that I'm wrong) is that it looks to be a modern re-telling - if this is true, then this is tragic news as we don't need yet ANOTHER earth invasion movie set in modern day america, you might as well call it independance day 2!
    It would have been really cool to see it from the origional steam driven victorian perspective - I was in particular, looking forward to see the battle between the thunderchild and the tripods but I guess the people behind this reason that if we're having an A list american actor, we might as well give it a modern american setting - this sucks! :mad:
     
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    That is sickening and sad; they have missed a golden opportunity. And agree with every thing you say especially Thunderchild.

    If they can recreate ancient Rome, battle fields of World Wars and brilliant futuristic cities, why not Victorian England. But then again it would have probably have been Victorian New York, but even that would have been preferable to a modern day version.
    Ah well at least I can re-read HG Wells book again, or get my double LP out.
     
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    It is sickening indeed Garrett :( as you say they have the technology to recreate the magic conveyed by the LP but they would rather turn another classic into garbage. When will they learn? :confused:
     
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    Bummer. I expect the studio execs took a look at a couple of recent movies before making their decision...

    LXG = movie with a period setting that pretty much tanked

    Spider-Man 2 = movie with a modern setting that's a smash at the box office


    someone somewhere needs a rrrrrrreally good slap :thumbsdow
     
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    When people stop going to see bad remakes. It'll probably make a billion dollars. :mad:
     
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    Dreamworks exec: "We have the technology. We can rebuild Victorian England in the computer.......but I don't want to spend a lot of money on it."
    Cruise: "Well why not give me that & we can set it present day California!"
    Dreamworks exec: "Cruise, my man, you've still got it!"
     
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    It could have been worse.......they could have set it in Victorian New York, had it star Will Smith (complete with tired one-liners), and given it to the makers of 'Wild Wild West' (probably re-using the legs from that giant spider thingy)

    Dean
     
  8. Gary D

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    i agree Garrett it is sickening - you have the album!!!! :thumbsup:

    Gary
     
  9. mrmcdean

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    Whats steven speilberg doing then, surely he must have some clout with the film companies? youd think that with his reputation hed think he could do a fantastic job from the original story.

    Are they going to subject us to a second crap war of the worlds film ?
     
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    Amen x infinity to all the above me brother :smashin:

    "the soljer's 'll stop 'em"

    My fave book of all time: AMAZING BOOK (though 1984 is good too :devil: )
     
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    Just wane to add that the lp version gives me the willies BIG TIME!!!!! sinister and scary. But the best thing is the atmosphere generated: of the unknown and simple being scared!!!! The bit where the cylinder opens :-() and the oooh llaaa's. NOW THEY ARE JUST PLAIN SCARY!!!!!
     
  12. Gary D

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    so are they doing "War of the Worlds" by HG Wells or are they just remaking the 50's B movie with the giant Hoovers?


    Gary
     
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    I know nothing, but ...

    I have a hunch that they are making the film in Victorian England.

    Or ... Maybe Victorian Paris (eh?). Think Moulin Rouge, think Jean-Luc Picard. When the americans cannot stomach us limeys, they make us French.

    Oh Lord!
     

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