Edgar Wright to film The Running Man

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  1. Captaindemotion

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    https://deadline.com/2021/02/edgar-...ctures-simon-kinbergs-genre-films-1234697279/

    I know a lot of people will go “ugh, another remake” or words to that effect but the original book was very different to the Arnie movie, fun as that was. Wright is a very talented filmmaker and I’m interested to see what he does with King/Bachman’s story. Good also to see that Simon Kinberg is only producing and not writing it!
     
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    There will be an inevitable kneejerk "Still too soon!" reaction to the finale, I think. 9-11 does still weigh heavily for some people.
     
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  4. Mr. Adventure

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    This is the role where they should get Arnie to ham it up.
     
  5. Captaindemotion

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    That’s a good point
     
  6. M'rk son of Mogh

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    Edgar Wright can remake Citizen Kane and I'd give it a shot, I'll definitely watch that.
    Besides, as far as I'm concerned, a remake couldn't be any worse than the original as I never cared much for it to begin with.
     
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    That might be difficult. He died in 2012.
     
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  8. Captaindemotion

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    Peter Cushing says hello
     
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  9. valkyrie013

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    huh.. havent read the book, but read the synopsis on the ever so wrong wikipedia...
    If they make it the world hoping version, I think it'll do well, but would still have to deviate from the book as its well. mild crap.
     
  10. Tosk

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    I'm down for it, so long as they really do adapt the book and not the movie. It seems most times that when they say, "No not a remake, we're re-adapting the book!" they do the exact opposite. Remember when they said that about Total Recall, and then they almost completely just remade the original film anyway? (Albeit without a trip to Mars.) They even kept the names from the 1990 movie, even including at least two characters who didn't exist in the short story.

    Oops, mini-rant over. Short version: Hope they adapt the book, not the movie.

    Reality is already closer to this story than we could have known at the time, let's hope we don't get any closer.

    Thankfully, it's a sequence that would be very easy to modify (without changing it too much) so as to avoid that kind of criticism. They'll already be updating all kinds of '80s-isms anyway, what's one more tweak? ;)
     
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    The Ahnuld movie is perfect. Who knew they were successfully predicting the future of television?
     
  12. Ethros

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    But will it's end credits theme be as epic as this?

    Answer- No

    I just hope it's not as completely forgettable & pointless as the remakes of the likes of Total Recall and Robocop were
     
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  13. valkyrie013

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    Well , will it get to the point of gladiator games to the death like ye olden times? Possible.
     
  14. John Clark

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    Enjoyed the first film, but like people have said, it was very different to the book.

    If this one sticks closer to the book, I'll certainly be interested.
     
  15. WarpFactorZ

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    No shit. Are you the only one who can't take a joke?
     
  16. Jayson1

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    So what is the book version like? Jason
     
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    I actually really enjoyed Robocop. But the Total Recall reboot was not very good. And some of those action scenes seemed to inspire the finale of Discovery season 3:lol:
     
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    They should have Arnold play the Killian character this time around!

    Say he was one of the original Stalkers who took over as Host or something.
     
  19. Oddish

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    I like this idea. The Arnold movie was a lot of fun, in its own way. But, it was very different from the King novel. And I loved the book, and feel that it rates faithful adaptation.

    However, I might suggest that given the length and breadth of the book's world, it would work better as a limited-length TV series, maybe 8-12 hours. Can't decide whether to keep the book's grim but epic ending or replace it with something a little happier. Either could work.
     
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  20. WarpFactorZ

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    I never saw the Robocop remake, because you just can't do better than Verhoeven! Some classics weren't meant to be remade. The Total Recall one was pretty lame, I agree. "Get yuh ass to Mars!" made the original.