It's definitely remake time.


This is one of the best fusion films to come out in ages and really needs to be remade. Can you just hear Russell Crowe saying, "No one's got a mortgage on my soul." You gotta admit it would make a great counterpoint to Harry Potter.

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Russell Crowe? I don't know about that. A remake would be a grand idea though.

Hmm. . . casting ideas?

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I don't know about a straight remake. Maybe Joe Doughtery could pen a reboot, though - start the franchise over again for feature films.

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What is the obsession with remaking films that were fine in their original versions? Is it because you are too young to relate to the original actors, and want to see it with contemporary ones? Are you so shallow that you rate actors by their celebrity instead of their performance? If you think a film is good, why do you immediately want to see it remade with the "actors du jour"?

Fame & beauty don't equal talent, and popularity and spectacle don't equal quality. Scarlett Johansson and Tom Cruise are both famous and physically attractive, but neither one could act their way out of a wet paper bag. And the list of popular movie spectaculars that are terrible films is too numerous to mention, although Star Wars I, II, & III immediately come to mind.


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True words (except for Scarlett Johansson)...!

I think that the film did not live up to its potential though.
So I would welcome a continuation of the Noir Fantasy idea instead of a remake of any sorts.

I think this film was a bit too tame and mainstream and could be done much better.
But it wouldn't take questionable "stars" to do the trick.

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I do prefer the film as it is, but I would also prefer for it to gain a new and wider audience. And please, do not ascribe qualities to unknown others based merely upon a few sentences. After all, you wouldn't want someone to think you were a sententious git who worships at the temple of his/her own narcissism whenever you drift into cocktail party French, would you?

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I like this movie and I don't think the main performances could be improved. I do, however, wish the special effects had been better. The creature effects are just no on the same level as the acting and really transport me from a steamy noir-ish horror flick to a saturday morning live action show like H.R. Puffenstuff. I wish they had just not shown the creatures if they didn't have the budget to do them right. Leave them in the shadows and give impressions - that is more consistent with noir and lovecraft anyway.

It would be nice to see that aspect of the movie improved with a budget and schedule that would allow it.

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Keep Russell Crowe as far away from this story as possible!!

Sorry, but I just can't stand that guy. He's far too morose for this job, which would take a nimble wit. Come to think of it, what would be the point of a remake? It's fine the way it is! Nobody could possibly beat Fred Ward at the hard-boiled detective game - he's a classic 40's style actor.

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I love this movie - in fact, I consider it one of the best movies I've ever seen - but I'm absolutely opposed to it being remade in any way.

Part of why it worked is because it was filled with quality actors. Not "name" actors, or actors whose look was more important than their craft, or even actors who play it over-the-top. Even minor roles were anchored by strong actors, and pretty much any role of importance to the plot certainly was. And I don't see that sort of casting ever happening a second time. It was probably sheer luck it worked out so well the first time.

It's one of the reasons why I think Witch Hunt is such a disappointment compared to this one - the casting wasn't even remotely as strong, and in some cases, was actually detrimental to the mood.

I don't see a movie like this ever being remade for the better. And given the choice of having it remain an unknown gem or being remade as utter garbage, I'd prefer the former to the latter.

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copy that my friend

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No it doesn't! As I have said before another movie based on the two already made would be great but no more bloody re-makes.

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Well, Paradox starring Kevin Sorbo is very much along the same lines although not a remake as such.


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Russell Crowe can't touch Fred Ward. Neither can many other contemporary actors. It's a shame that he wasn't given as many choice rolls as he deserved.
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I enjoyed the original film very much. It inspired my script Spellbound. I wouldn't like to see a remake of this, but I would like to see more films like this one.

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I'd be happy with a UK release of the DVD of the original

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It was remade years ago by HBO with Dennis Hopper

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That wasn't a remake, that was a sequel. I guess they couldn't get the original actor back, which is a shame. Nothing against Dennis Hopper, but I don't much like recasts.

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sorry. it was a remake, the same story twice.


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No, it wasn't a remake. Calling a table a pumpkin doesn't make it one, Sparky.

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