If you’re wondering why they want to remake what many consider a minor action classic, Deadline reports that Ayer, a former Navy man, will bring “real-world spin on this original premise” and that his “protagonist will be less brawny, but more skilled in covert tactics and weaponry.” Considering that much the original film’s appeal was its slightly goofy tone, which would dance up to the boarder of self-parody before moving back, the idea of a more real-world spin on the material sounds counter-intuitive to me.
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