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Old September 19 2012, 01:14 AM   #1
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Yep, they're Making a 'Manimal' Movie

Decide for yourself. Is this the greatest news ever or a sign of the apocalypse?

According to The Hollywood Reporter, they are making a movie version of one of the most notorious short-lived shows of the '80s.

Manimal

Manimal followed Dr. Jonathan Chase, a wealthy doctor with a mysterious past, who morphed into animals in order to help the police fight crime.
I honestly don't know what to say about this one.
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Old September 19 2012, 02:22 AM   #2
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Re: Yep, they're Making a 'Manimal' Movie

The Cinema Snob will be pleased...or maybe not.
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Old September 19 2012, 12:16 PM   #3
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Re: Yep, they're Making a 'Manimal' Movie

Personally I'd rather Hollywood took an idea that failed/was badly realised in the first place and tried to improve it, than they continue to take classic tv/films and making pooer revisions of them.
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Old September 19 2012, 05:38 PM   #4
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Re: Yep, they're Making a 'Manimal' Movie

i remember that the man to animal transformations taking ages to complete on the show.

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Old September 19 2012, 06:48 PM   #5
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Re: Yep, they're Making a 'Manimal' Movie

They've finally scraped through the arse of the barrel!
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Old September 19 2012, 07:19 PM   #6
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Re: Yep, they're Making a 'Manimal' Movie

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They've finally scraped through the arse of the barrel!
That won't truly be the case until the made-for-tv movie wherein KITT from Knight Rider marries Gladys, the 1928 "Porter" from My Mother the Car.
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Old September 19 2012, 07:23 PM   #7
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Ooh! "Car on car" action!!!

Vroom! Vroom!!!



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Old September 19 2012, 07:33 PM   #8
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i remember that the man to animal transformations taking ages to complete on the show.
That matches my recollection. Those effects sequences were expensive, they had to show them off.

Can a Misfits of Science movie be far behind?

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Old September 19 2012, 07:46 PM   #9
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They've finally scraped through the arse of the barrel!
That won't truly be the case until the made-for-tv movie wherein KITT from Knight Rider marries Gladys, the 1928 "Porter" from My Mother the Car.
I'd watch that!
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Old September 19 2012, 09:12 PM   #10
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Re: Yep, they're Making a 'Manimal' Movie

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Personally I'd rather Hollywood took an idea that failed/was badly realised in the first place and tried to improve it, than they continue to take classic tv/films and making pooer revisions of them.
Yep.

So the real question is: Are they going to take a concept and treat it right to try to make it work the way it didn't before, or are they just going to do what they usually do and turn it into a shitty "comedy" with a has-been star and no laughs?

(I confess I can practically see them remaking Rob Schneider's The Animal and just adding morphs to the actual animals he impersonated)
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Old September 19 2012, 09:44 PM   #11
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Will the needless recycling ever end? I swear, remaking every movie ever made/making every half-successful TV show into a movie started about 20 years ago, and that train's been a chuggin' ever since. Choo-Choo!
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Old September 19 2012, 09:49 PM   #12
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They've finally scraped through the arse of the barrel!
Oh, trust me. They'll find something else. After all of the remakes get done, then will come the remade remakes, and then the remade remakes of the remakes. I think it will be on an every 10 year cycle so every new generation can have their own movie. It's not just movies, but television too. 90210 was remade, and I'm sure casting for the new Saved By the Bell will begin soon.
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Old September 19 2012, 09:59 PM   #13
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I always say, eventually they will make an honest to God Bluntman and Chronic film...
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Old September 19 2012, 10:52 PM   #14
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I'd bet on Automan being next...
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Old September 19 2012, 11:13 PM   #15
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Personally I'd rather Hollywood took an idea that failed/was badly realised in the first place...
You mean like Manimal?
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