CARRIE remake moving forward

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  1. Dream

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    http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=77777

    The original film got a sequel and also another tv remake. You know that Hollywood has ran out of ideas when they start remaking movies that already had a remake.:rommie:
     
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  2. Nerys Myk

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    Nope, that's business as usual in Hollywood almost since day one.
     
  3. Prydonian

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    Example: The 1941 version of The Maltese Falcon starring Bogart was the third adaptation of Hammett's novel in 10 years. A remake of a remake. :)
     
  4. Samurai8472

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    "Nikita"

    -French version

    -American version

    -TV show

    -Remake of TV show
     
  5. Obiwanshinobi

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    Wasn't the movie Point of No Return with Bridget Fonda, essentially La Femme Nikkita too? Or was that the american version you were referring to?

    Luc Besson must be really obsessed with this premise.


    Also the most recent movie, Hanna and upcoming movie Columbiana with Zoe Saldana?

    As for a Carrie remake. Good luck with that one! I'd much rather see a movie about tomorrow's "Rapture" and the 153 days of Judgement Day in October.
     
  6. HAL.9000

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    It's going to SUCK!!!!

    Hollywood is more about making money than making good cinema.

    Seems to be the trend these days. Take News outlets...they are more about their political agenda than reporting the news accurately and without bias.

    We are living in the dark ages again.
     
  7. Goliath

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    Well, as with all remakes, I say: bring it on--if it's good.

    But it will have to be a pretty good movie to measure up to DePalma's.

    And frankly, most of the remakes of 70s horror classics that I've seen have been pretty weak. So I'm not all that optimistic.
     
  8. marillion

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    Geez...

    What made the original Carrie work was how creepy Suzy Spacek (sp?) was already.. She looked the part already and acted incredibly in the role.

    To do this again right (but since when has that mattered 'see the Amityville Horror remake with Ryan Reynolds'), they would have to find an actress who already has that creepy vibe... Putting a flavor of the month pretty face into the role ain't gonna cut it..

    The sequel that Amy Irving starred in had its moments... Especially when she was offed toward the end.. Didn't see that coming at all..
     
  9. Electric Coleslaw

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    I see this movie turning into a CGI overload during the prom scenes.
     
  10. Nerys Myk

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    So...Dakota Fanning, then?;)
     
  11. Argus Skyhawk

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    I haven't really thought of Dakota as creepy, but I'll admit I can picture her being a really good choice for the role.
     
  12. Kestrel

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    ^ Agreed. Never thought of her as creepy but she could do the job very well.
     
  13. CorporalClegg

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    Maybe they should go TV given that article in Gen discussing the networks' current love of period pieces.

    The 70s were great years.
     
  14. Nerys Myk

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    Sissy Spacek should play the mother.
     
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  16. Obiwanshinobi

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    I take it you love that suggestion!
     
  17. startrekwatcher

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    I say this over and over and over and over but enough with the crappy remakes. They never do well. What made them favorites originally can't be recaptured--the writers, the actors, the specific point in time they came out. They never live up to the original and are always(BSG excepted) inferior--Karate Kid, Charlies Angels, Bionic Woman, Lone Ranger, Three Stooges, Flintstones, V, Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, 90210, Melrose Place, Knight Rider, A-Team, Hawaii 5-0, Lethal Weapon, Munsters, Friday the 13th, The Rockford Files, Dallas and the list goes on and on.

    Here's an idea come up with a new idea that fans will be nostalgic over in 2 decades the way these shows/films have been rather than ruining a show by resurrecting it. They seem to think that by using a show fans enjoyed once upon a time that it will somehow cover up the crappy writing--newsflash crappy writing is still crappy writing. And I hate the way they try to give them the shallow sensibilities of our contemporary pop culture. The 70s, 80s and 90s had a certain pizzazz to them that is noticeably lacking in the 00s--everything is fast, flashy, artifical with a heavy emphasis on reaching out to the dumb girl generation who loves My Super Sweet 16, Lindsey Lohan and Facebook.
     
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  18. marillion

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    +1

    If it's gotta be made, I could see that... And having Ms. Fanning as the lead might not be a bad idea...
     
  19. Kestrel

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    Congratulations, you've managed to destroy your own argument.
     
  20. ManOnTheWave

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    A REMAKE?!? LET THE PICKETING BEGIN!!!