Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sorry, Not Interested


I'm getting a bit tired of remakes:

I have very good information from a top source that tells me another GREMLINS movie is coming to the silver screens and it will be in stereoscopic 3D! It is in the early stages with still lots of hurdles to pass, but it is being developed. This is not a 3D conversion of the original to be clear.

Seems like a good idea to me - especially in light of the GHOSTBUSTERS newswe broke on Wednesday. The original GREMLINS was directed by THE HOLE's Joe Dante, with executive producer STEVEN SPIELBERG and writer CHRIS COLUMBUS.

The story centered around a pet purchased at a curious shop in NYC's Chinatown which had some quirks, namely rapid reproduction when introduced to water (one new creature per drop of water) and turning into gremlins after midnight if they feed.

No, I really don't need to see that done all over again. The story is as old as the hills--don't mess with Mother Nature! Yawn.

If there's one thing you can count on, no one will learn the lesson of James Cameron's Avatar: steal the story of Pocahontas, come up with some great special effects, and, whatever you do, don't cast an American actor as the lead character unless it is Sigourney Weaver.

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