is it time?


Time for a remake? I love A Tale of Two Cities, and I think it would be great if it was made today.

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Yes! There are at least a dozen different versions of the film, from silent to 1980's, but I think there should be a really good version, made for theatrical release not TV, made today. It's my dream. : )

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director? peter jackson
lol
yeah, a remake would be awesome
but for the love of god
please dont be keanue reaves or leonardo decaprio in ti

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There was a 1958 remake with Dirk Bogarde and Dorothy Tutin. The film was a colossal bomb. Imagine weakening the part of Madame DeFarge! Charles Dickens must have turned over and he deserved to because he was an anti-semite.
The 1935 film is absolutely fabulous. Nothing can come close to it. That Jack Conway had some material in actors and actresses to work with. Should have easily been the best picture of 1935.

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When Roman Polanski made his version of "Oliver Twist" a couple of years ago, I thought "It's a decent enough film. But wouldn't he be better suited to direct the long-overdue latest theatrical version of "A Tale of Two Cities"?



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I'm not saying I would support it but think what a remake of A Tale Of Two Cities would be like if directed by Tim Burton. yay or nay?

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Dickens antisemitic? What utter drivel.

The Bogarde/Tutin film knocks this sentimental travesty into a cocked hat.

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I would love to see a remake. I have listened to this book on tape about six times and love it each time. I would how ever be very disappointed if it wasn't very true to the book. While I liked the recent Marie Antoinette, I would hate to see this done in that style at all. I think I would want people with the real accents as well.

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I don't agree with this - I think that both versions are excellent and that preference is a matter of personal opinion. I love the Bogarde version and consider his performance as Carton to be superb, but prefer the Ronald Colman version because I think that he really captures the role as nobody else has done, before or since. Also both versions sport absolutely magnificent casts -Basil Rathbone and Christopher Lee as Evremonde, Elizabeth Allen and Dorothy Tutin as Lucy, Edna May Oliver and Athene Seyler as Miss Pross, Blanche Yurka and Rosalie Crutchley as Mme Defarge, Isabel Jewell and Marie Versini as the seamstress - it just goes on and on. Two really great films about the same subject - you can't go wrong with either of them.

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I agree. I think they should make a remake with Gabriel Bryne as Sydney Carton.

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Ahh! This is actually my dream film to make - I've already adapted and rewritten the script at least half a dozen times. I hope they don't remake it yet!

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I say if they film it, Ewan McGreggor has to star!

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Ohhhh, He would be good; you're right. either him or Gabriel bryne( although he might be too old for the part)

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oh i could so see ewan as sydney!



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Can anyone help on this? I just saw a Youtube which indicates that there is a new A Tale of Two Cities coming out. Hugh Jackman, JereMy Northam, Gwenyth Paltrow and Russell Crowe. However, it is not listed anywhere on IMDB.

Thoughts?

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Can you link to the trailer? I checked on YT and didn't see it.

I highly doubt this is happening, I follow Hugh on Twitter and he hasn't said a thing about it.

I agree a new version would be great, but you'd have to cast some big stars to make it pay, as it would be very expensive. James McAvoy would make an interesting Sydney, I think. And you'd need Ian McKellan in there somewhere...

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If Polanski (as some other poster has already said) did the remake, it would probably be awesome.

If just about anyone else did it - or it was remade in mainstream Hollywood - it would probably be as dreadfully awful and terrible as Sofia Copola's recent Marie Antoinette.

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Why? Why would it be " great"? Most of what comes out of Hollywood is utter excrement. But you think a re make of this classic would be "great". -- Please.

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This was published last August:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/netflix-eyes-charles-dickens-dra ma-726731

"Netflix is in talks to co-produce a TV adaptation of a Charles Dickens drama with British broadcaster Channel 4.

For the U.S. streaming video giant, which continues to raise its profile in Europe with subscriber growth and content deals, a co-production agreement could be the most significant partnership with a U.K. broadcaster, Broadcast magazine reported.

Netflix typically orders its own originals or buys them from others rather than partnering with a major network.

The company does have a co-production partnership for Lilyhammer, though, which airs on Norwegian broadcaster NRK. It also partnered with Channel 4 on Derek from Ricky Gervais, for which Netflix has the rights outside the U.K.

The model has seemed to work well for Netflix in Europe, with industry observers expecting more possible co-productions once the streaming service launches next month in France, Germany and four other European markets.

The Channel 4 adaptation of A Tale of Two Cities will be made by independent producer Mammoth Screen, the company behind BBC and HBO miniseries Parade's End, which starred Benedict Cumberbatch in the story of a love triangle set during World War I. Broadcast magazine reported that the network is looking for a U.S. partner, with Netflix being a leading contender."

No idea if this is still happening, though.

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No way. Nothing could beat the original.

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