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Got a "Clue"? Well you'll have another chance


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#1 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 11:36 PM

Clue, a fun movie of 1985 (with a great cast) is being remade? (Why? I liked the first one!)

http://popwatch.ew.c...ie remake? Why?!

Gore Verbinski Vidal from Pirates of the Caribbean fame, looks to be the current director (you know how these things can change...) :)

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Edited by Tom Robertson, 26 February 2009 - 10:59 AM.
oops, my bad...

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 11:52 PM

I can't believe it either. But for the exact opposite reason as you.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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#3 OFFLINE   Steve615

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 11:57 PM

Hollywood seems content with doing remakes,regardless of public opinion.
I guess as long as the studios continue to do "break even" business or better at the box office,the trend will continue.
Take the recent remake of Friday the 13th for example...it was widely reported that the film owns the box office record for best opening weekend ever for a horror film.

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 06:31 AM

Gore Vidal from Pirates of the Caribbean fame, looks to be the current director (you know how these things can change...) :)


They sure can! Let's change Vidal to Verbinski...:)

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 09:07 AM

Hollywood seems content with doing remakes,regardless of public opinion.
I guess as long as the studios continue to do "break even" business or better at the box office,the trend will continue.
Take the recent remake of Friday the 13th for example...it was widely reported that the film owns the box office record for best opening weekend ever for a horror film.


There is your public opinion. People go see remakes and since the studios want to make money they'll continue with them.
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#6 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 09:26 AM

Of course they're remaking anything and everything, but this isn't new. Back before VCRs, films were routinely remade and there were no complaints. When films went from silent to talking, films were remade, and when they went from b&w to color, they were remade... The Front Page, a 1931 film, was remade as His Girl Friday, The Front Page, and Switching Channels. It's been 20 years, I'm surprised no one has remade it again.

For those with shorter memories and fewer Y-chromosomes, Mrs. Shadow tells me that Her Best Friend's Wedding was remade as Made Of Honor by switching genders around... and does anyone else think Chocolat was a remake of Footloose? Let's not even discuss The Producers which was made into a play and then a movie musical!

Point is, remakes happen all the time, it's not exclusive to our time, and while I enjoyed Clue, it's not such a singular triumph of cinema that no one dares attempt to improve on the concept. Now... remake The Godfather and we'll have words.
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#7 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 11:00 AM

They sure can! Let's change Vidal to Verbinski...:)


Done... Thanks for catching that. (and thanks for the humorous way to point it out.) :)

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Posted 26 February 2009 - 12:13 PM

Point is, remakes happen all the time, it's not exclusive to our time, and while I enjoyed Clue, it's not such a singular triumph of cinema that no one dares attempt to improve on the concept.


Perhaps, but it'll be tough to improve upon Tim Curry's performnace.




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