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.
One of the long-range projects that I’ve been keeping an eye on has been the in development remake of the 1956 classic Forbidden Planet. Not only is it one of my favorite films, but the [click for more]
Johnny 5, the robot who gained self-awareness and free will thanks to a bolt of lightening in the 1986 comedy Short Circuit, is set to be reactivated. Rights to a remake of the film have [click for more]