I wonder what Ray Harryhausen is saying about this
Further evidence, were it needed, that Hollywood is increasingly incapable, or unwilling, to invest in original material comes with the announcement that Warner Bros is to remake 1981 adventure Clash of the Titans. According to Variety, Steve Norrington will take the helm in his first directorial role since League of …
I wonder if someone affiliated with the studio already owns the rights to these old movies. Imagine, no expensive licensing to a new third-party, no grief from third-party's laywers, everyone's a winner....except Joe Public. I wonder how many struggling writers with real talent, simply give up and go home after the 354th rejection letter from the studio fat-cats.
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A meaning can not be discerned from the literal. One has to read without putting preconceived interpretation on the content. Only then does some form of sense coalesce from what does, to most if not all conventional thinking, seem to be a jumbled mess of disconnected words.
Because of the quantum nature of reality there is a 1 in of 3x10^37 chance of any one of amfms post being acute succinct and gaining Crystal Mark accreditation.
As for the movie: /me shrugs
I concur and the soon more people stop paying for these over-hyped over priced piles of crap the sooner we can get rid of the corporate monstrocities and over payed actors responsible for pushing such dung.
But unfortuately the vast majority of people are sheep and will happily buy what there told to buy, horray for consumerism.
Cynical Mouth :)
"Am I being ignorant or is amanfrommars spouting a load of wank."
I can definitely assure you that it is not a load of wank, Andy Hards. And it is a lot more than just geek stuff.
PS Apparently Creative Ambiguity is presently being sought in Bali re protracted negotiations taking place there.
I trust that reply is not ambiguous. Ignorance though is a bit harsh on yourself as it is only having less than all of the facts and therefore a fractured view on all that is being created in the background/Underground.
You would hardly expect anything less from FlowurPower2, surely? And the Register has had a lot more pieces of the Zigzag Jigsaw than it has Boldly Gone and Shared/Dared 42 Win Win in Print. .....
This confirms that Hollywood with reality. They remake movies or put out sorry movies and wonder why people don't rush to see a movie. The last movie I saw in a theater was the Simpsons movie, and I only saw it once because I, diehard Simpsons fan, wasn't impressed. Before that, it was Spiderman 3.
So Hollywood is looking at dropping attendance. Somebody is at fault. Since people in power don't blame themselves for anything, they try to find a scapegoat. For them, it is illegal file sharers. So they blame them and use that as an excuse to load us up with more DRM, which further alienates the public.
To anyone with half a brain, it makes sense. Better movies = better attendance. To Hollywood, nothing makes sense.
Surely the viewing public is getting tired of endless poor remakes of decent films?
There are just so many great writers creating imaginative and interesting fiction right now that it would be very easy to commission a selection of short stories with the option to make films based on them and find at least one or two potential classics to work up. Imagine what could be created if a set of people like ( to pick an arbitrary selection) China Mieville, Charles Stross, Steph Swainston, John Courtenay Grimwood and Mark Chadbourn were to be comissioned to put together a short story/novella ( novels very rarely make good films ) with the intention of it being made into a film. I'd be willing to bet that the outcome would be more interesting, original and probably more popular than another tiresome remake sully the reputation of the film it was derived from.
bring out a NEW movie... start from scratch generating public interest... remake a classic and the viewing public is already primed to attend... easy peasy eh?
At this rate, come 2020 there will only be remakes of "LoTR"s at the cinema. Think I'll hang this coat up and stay indoors tonight.
No doubt vast swathes of CGA and no plot whatsoever (Rather than vast lumps of plasticene/latex and no plot whatsoever as per the original).
A common theme coming out here? Maybe they should come up with a computer program that can write good plotlines.
Should be a good earner for you embearded ones in the IT business though.
P.s., Why not a movie of Larry Nivens Ringworld, or something by Iain M Banks? There is so much really great stuff out there to blow a few mil on.
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@y Rick Lesniak
>>"I wish they would remake the bad ones!"
>When they run out of good ones, they will.
So, that'll be the remake of the remake of "Clash of the Titans"*, then.
*Granted, it's not Harryhausen's best. OTOH, if remaking that one keeps them busy and away from "Jason and the Argonauts" (a much more enjoyable film), then I can live with it.
I don't mind remakes, since everything is just placed in a different setting, time...
The price to see it is one thing, but the price of, hmm..., popcorn, a pop or anything else is ridiculous. $5 for a popcorn (I can get more for a dollar out of a vending machine and the movie popcorn isn't covered in REAL butter anymore), $3 for a small pop (I can get a COLD, non-watered down version for a dollar out of a vending machine), and all the other wonderful expenses for a simple snack.
Maybe they could remake the first three episodes of Star Wars to make up for the eye candy only originals. At least not make Darth such a pu$$y.
I would love to see a remake - but with Michael Bay or Peter Jackson at the helm.
Oh - and they could do Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, and Jason and the Argonauts - also the Hulk movie and the Spiderman movies were just plain sad, so get them remade and make 'em better as well.
No patronising, no cheese, no condescending, and no cutting out all the good stuff and leaving us with a crap movie like you always do, like you did with Hitchhikers and with The Golden Compass, alright? You listening you dumbass shortsighted inconsiderate studio bosses?
When the writers strikes are over - then they can come up with new movies with new ideas. Maybe.
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