Poseidon Adventure remake?

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  1. Mikel_Cooperman

    Mikel_Cooperman Producer

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    I've heard this rumor and seen it on a site. Is this for real?
    Wolfgang Peterson is supposedly attached.


    I loved the original growing up but why remake it?
     
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    I completely agree! The original, while somewhat cheesy, is still one of the best disaster movies ever. And I think it works still to this day because they used 'real time' special effects, not some over the top CGI stuff.
     
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    And that's what they will do. Use lots of CGI and explosions.
     
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    The article about it that I saw said *I believe* that it will be a TV miniseries.
     
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    Looks a lot better than the horrible tv version.
     
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    X10000
     
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    Well, considering that Peterson has proven that he can do realistic and harrowing water-related peril (The Perfect Storm), and that he knows how to create and maintain suspense while onboard submerged vessels (Das Boot), I have the highest confidence that he will give us remake to be proud of.

    As directors go, they could have done far, far worse than Wolfgang Peterson.
     
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    Ummmm.... no, thanks...
     
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    Is it just me or does everything just look better in HD? I find myself seeing something and thinking "my, that's impressive" and then wondering if it's just because of the video quality.
     
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    It most certainly isn't just you. I could watch paint dry if its in HD [​IMG].
     
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    It's great to see Richard Dreyfuss return to big screen acting. I'll go & see this just because of that guy [​IMG]
     
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    I'm surprised someone hasn't remade The Last Remake of Beau Geste.
     
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    For me, it's Kurt Russell. I'll see about anything ol Jack Burton is in![​IMG]
     
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    Who here thinks that if Poseidon cleans up at the box office, a remake of The Towering Inferno can't be far behind.

    Chris
     
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    I think burning buildings are still taboo, even if there's no terrorism involved.
     
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    I hear you Joel, but I when $$$ are involved, I wouldn't put anything past Hollywood.

    Chris
     
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    What about Ladder 49?
     
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    Looks decent, from what we see of it. I'll definitely at least give it a rental.

    Anyone got a link for a downloadable trailer?
     
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    I wouldn't mind a remake of Earthquake myself, with moderen visuals that would rock...and roll. [​IMG]

    It would also be one of the greatest home theater dvd's I would imagine. [​IMG]
     

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