Obscure Remakes

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  1. MichaelBA

    MichaelBA Supporting Actor

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    Looks like remake fever in Hollywood not abating any time soon (unfortunately, IMO). But these remakes are getting QUITE obscure.

    The latest I've seen is Queen Latifah/Wayne Wang in a remake of the old Alec Guinness/J.B. Priestly film LAST HOLIDAY.

    From Guinness and Priestly to Queen and Wang. Oy.

    Any other obscure remakes out recently or upcoming?
     
  2. Shawn_KE

    Shawn_KE Screenwriter

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    They are remaking Back to School with Cedric the Entertainer. What a disgrace to Rodney Dangerfield.

    Another white comedian movie made with black comedian. Could you imagine if they made a movie of say Good Time with Jim Carey as JJ?
     
  3. Edwin-S

    Edwin-S Producer
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    No......but I'm sure someone in Hollywood will. [​IMG]
     
  4. Jason Roer

    Jason Roer Supporting Actor

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    Shawn,

    Shh! Don't encourage them. There's an executive at Universal right now saying to himself, "Hey maybe I can divert the whole Kong fiasco with a remake of Good Times! Hey wait a sec! Jim Carrey as JJ! That's it!"

    Cheers,

    Jason
     
  5. EricSchulz

    EricSchulz Producer

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    "Fiasco"??? PLEASE explain!
     
  6. MichaelBA

    MichaelBA Supporting Actor

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    I think Jason's statement about the new Kong "fiasco" is self-explanatory... but then my overt skepticism about this film helped shut down the original Jackson Kong thread, so I'll just keep quiet.[​IMG]
     
  7. Jason Roer

    Jason Roer Supporting Actor

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    Sorry guys. Just making a little joke regarding all that has been said about Kong's imminent failure at the box office. Sometimes I think I'm funnier than I actually am - a small blunder in my personality of which I'm sure my wife will attest to.

    Cheers,

    Jason
     
  8. MichaelBA

    MichaelBA Supporting Actor

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    Maybe the new version of YOURS, MINE AND OURS qualifies as an obscure remake. I'm not sure how many non-movie buffs or younger viewers, especially, know about the original with Fonda and Ball... or even who Fonda and Ball were![​IMG]
     
  9. Seth Paxton

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    Generally they aren't as obscure though many are outside the knowledge of non-film buffs, but Turner Classics is featuring originals of remakes this month. So you get Shop Around the Corner, Death Takes a Holiday, etc. The month is jam packed with them.
     
  10. MichaelBA

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    FUN WITH DICK AND JANE was originally a 1977 with George Segal and Jane Fonda. Just screaming to be remade...!

    Oh, and CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN 2 is the sequel to the remake of an old film from 1950, starring Clifton Webb and Myrna Loy.
     

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