Clash of the Titans, The Warriors and other movies being remade

todd s

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I just read this at cinescape.com

In an item recounting the triumphs of this week’s ‘it’ writers of the moment, John Glenn and Travis Wright, comes the news the duo, who just finished penning

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for Jerry Bruckheimer, have been tapped by Warner Bros. to write a remake of 1981’s CLASH OF THE TITANS.


As Michael Fleming sketched out their take on the project, “they've dropped the cheesy chessboard manipulation of characters by Zeus and other gods that was part of the original pic. It turns all the action toward Zeus' son, the Ancient Greek soldier Perseus as he tries to procure the head of Medusa to defeat an unstoppable tyrant.”

As the duo told Fleming, “We had a 16-page take that got us the job, and the studio responded to what will be an adventure film with religious elements.”


It seems their plate has been full of remakes lately. They’ve also just finished a script for MTV’s remake of the gang flick THE WARRIORS and another version of JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH for Paramount.
 

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This is getting fucking ridiculous. There are thousands and thousands of young screenwriters in Hollywood. Surely at least one of them has managed to write a decent NEW script.
 

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So they are jus letting some flavor of the month re-write classics like CLASH OF THE TITANS!?!Some of that "cheesy" stuff was very esential to CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT!Who the hell makes these decisions?Id be all for it if this were something other than what seems an attempt at remaking classics into "popcorn fliks" Maybe I seem a little excited,but Clash is one of my favorites of all time.Oh well this wont be the last Im sure.

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Next I suppose they are going to get Ben Affleck to play Perseus. Gimme a break. There is no need to remake this film. The 1981 version is fine to begin with.
 

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Plus, I liked the "cheesy" chessboard manipulations by the Olympians.
 

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Ummm... isn't that what the gods did in Greek/Roman mythology, manipulate humans for their amusement?

Nothing "cheesy" about that at all.

Dan
 

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Dan Hitchman wrote:

I think the real problem the current Hollywood mindset has with the "gods" is that precious screen time would have to be taken away from the young hero and lent to characters played by actors over 30.

Imagine another "Olivier" as Zeus. Today's producers can't.
 

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Aw, crap! It'll be filled with bucket loads of CGI.
 

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Where's the CASABLANCA remake starring Ben Affleck? IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, starring Jim Carrey? PSYCHO, starring- oh, they already did that one!
 

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IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, starring Jim Carrey?
Now, now, don't get your shorts in a wad. You don't have to worry about that one. It's Tom Hanks, not Jim Carrey, in It's a Wonderful Life.
 

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Hell, if they're gonna remake this movie, they should at least make it mythologically accurate :p)
 

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Well I don't mind a remake if it's done well. But with Jerry Bruckheimer at the helm, it's a sure dud.

Still I would like to see CLash of the Titans with update effects (let's face it, it didn't age very well).
 

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Actually, I'm very fond of the Harryheusen effects. The problem with FX today is if it's not first-rate it tends to look just as cheesy, if not more so, than the older stop-motion type.
 

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I used to like stop motion, but it's outdated. I believe digital effects is much better. THe best monster I've seen in recent years is the Balrog in Lord of the Rings. Was it computer generated?
 

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And I was thinking that a re-imagining of clash of the titans could be cool.. until I read "Bruckheimer"

...ohhh, my head.
 

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