Edgar Wright to film The Running Man

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Captaindemotion, Feb 19, 2021.

  1. Oddish

    Oddish Fleet Captain Captain

    Sep 7, 2020
    The Robocop remake was actually all right, because it was different from the original. It told its own story, and it had heart. Verhoeven's version was brutal satire, with little scope for humanity.

    The Total Recall remake was a dumpster fire. It walked right in the footsteps of the original, making it painfully predictable, and instead of reducing the violence to PG-13 levels, it gave us a high body count with highly sanitized fights (in the opening encounter, Arnold kills 4 guys with near-Mortal Kombat levels of brutality, while the new guy takes out 10... but it's the kind of stuff you see on classic Trek).
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  2. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jul 22, 2004
    Arizona, USA
    This has potential. I watched the movie for the first time last year, and I thought it was pretty good. I've never read the book, but Edgar Wright is a great director, so I'm curious to see how he handles this.