Hollywood just can’t come up with something original anymore because they are going back to the ’70s for their latest movie. According to Deadline Sony Pictures wants to resurrect their sitcom Good Times and make it into a feature film. The studio has hired Phil Johnston, who wrote Wreck-It-Ralph and Cedar Rapids, to write the screenplay. And I want to know what the hell they are thinking because this is not a Dy-no-mite idea. I really hope that J.J. paints the studio the picture where they see how dumb this is.
Please Norman Lear protect your legacy and stop this project before it gets off the ground. You know if you don’t they will wind up casting Will Smith and his whole gang to star as the Evans family. I just shed a tear because I can actually see them doing that, can’t you?
So to get me through this tough news, I am going to watch Good Times on AntennaTV because that is where it is at it’s best…on TV.
The teaser trailer is out for the Carrie remake and it actually looks like it might do the original one justice. I just hope they don’t over CGI it because it was the ’70s special effects that made that flick so special!
So will I be there to see it when it comes out on March 15th? I’ll let you know when we see the full trailer.
Nigel Lythgoe has been doing reality TV since he came to The States, and now he going to try doing scripted television by remaking Fame according to Playbill. The 1980 movie was brought back to the big screen in 2009 and it bombed, but yet MGM thinks the 1982 series has a better chance of making it under his lead. Something that has proven not to work not once but twice before. Back in 1997 Fame LA aired for one whole season and then in 2003 NBC tried a reality version of it that lasted just one summer.
What bothers me about Nigel at the helm is I bet the show would be cast with American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance rejects. Yes they can sing and dance, but can they act. A big part of scripted television is acting and I am not sure a lot those contestants can do it. Plus he has an ego as big as his teeth and I think he will ruin a perfectly good bad show by thinking he can do something better with it and he won’t be able to. His ideas for improving shows like Idol and SYTYCD have actually made me give them up instead of watching them more often. I used to love SYTYCD and now every time I see a commercial for it, I cringe.
Greetings earthlings, ALF is back and looks like he is coming to the big screen so hide your cats! According to The Hollywood Reporter the guy who brought The Smurfs to the big screen is working with the creators of ALF to do the same with the Alien Life Form. As happy I as I am about this news, I am sad that just like the little blue guys they want to make ALF computer animated. I hope they reconsider because what made the out-of-this-world sitcom so awesome was they way they brought him to life. He was so cute and huggable, and that is why everyone wanted a stuff animal of him. I don’t think we would get that same lovable feeling from a CGI version of Gordon Shumway.
Just like Saturday Night Fever, Footloose, Hairspray, The Producers, Lion King and Sister Act, Animal House is getting the musical treatment. According to The NY Times Universal Pictures Stage Productions is working on turning the classic movie into a stage musical. Not much is known about it because it is still in the works, but Barenaked Ladies is working on the score. Part of me is curious to see what they can do with it, but then the other part of me is like there is no way they can do the original justice because it is perfect the way it was. Plus I am so scared that when it eventually gets adapted to the big screen, they will wind up casting the overrated Seth Rogen in John Belushi’s role and he is no John Belushi.
Hey Hollywood it’s not hip to remake American Psycho because no one can come close to doing it as well as Christian Bale did. That and the movie is barely a decade old. But I guess Lionsgate is out of ideas because even though the film is was made in this century they hired a writer to redo it according to Variety.
Please Hollywood go all Patrick Bateman on this remake and kill it!
Just when I think that Hollywood can’t come up with a more ludicrous ideas for movie, The Hollywood Reporter says that MGM has bought the rights to make Where’s Waldo?. Not much more is known, but the film will be a live action family adventure.
Oh and you don’t have to be smart enough to find Waldo to know this movie is going to be stupid.
Last week Footloose and came out and thankfully barely anyone saw it. Well now that it is week two someone very important saw it and that person is Ren McCormack himself. That’s right Kevin Bacon wasted money on the remake and here is what he said about it, “F-Loose! Just saw it. Congrats to Craig, Kenny, Julianne, Dennis,Andie, Miles, and the rest of the cast. U guys rocked it!” He is a bigger man than me because like most moviegoers, I refuse to give this remake any of my hard earned money.
General Motors is thinking of getting into the movie business and they are thinking of starting by remaking the ’70s classic The Cannonball Run according to Vulture. But the news get worse because they want Guy Ritchie direct it and he wants Brad Pitt to be the new Burt Reynolds. Since I am still not over how Swept Away is one of the very worst movies ever made, I bet Madonna’s ex would want Seth Rogen to take over James Coco’s role. Can I tell you I just shed a tear thinking about everything I just typed.
All I have to say to this news, is that I am grateful and proud to drive a Toyota!
UPDATE: A spokesperson from General Motors Tweeted me this statement, “I’m a GM spokesman. This is baseless speculation/rumor. GM wouldn’t condone a project portraying reckless/drunken driving.” Sometimes you have to wonder where crazy rumors like this get their drive!!! At least this one was stopped before the road got too bumpy!!!
A few years ago Family Guy did a hilarious bit where Stewie flew all the way to LA to punch Will Ferrell in the face for starring in the sh!tty big screen version of Bewitched and now he might have to do it again if CBS gets their way. The Hollywood Reporter says that the Eye network has hired the same husband and wife team who produced that piece of sh!t movie to work their (black) magic again with a small screen version of the ’60s sitcom. Yes CBS struck silver with Hawaii Five-O, but do they really think they can do it again with The Stephens? I really think and pray not.
But the bad news doesn’t stop there, because The Hollywood Reporter says NBC is hoping lightening with strike the same place twice (or whatever number we are up to) with an updated version of Frankenstein. On this I will site a CBS show and that show was Moonlight. Mythological monsters do better on the big because the small screen never does them justice on network TV.
Thankfully both shows are just in the script stage of development and hopefully they will stay that way. Because neither the witch and her mortal husband or Dr Frankenstein’s creature need to come back to television.
Seriously what happened to originality?