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« on: March 13, 2007, 09:30:55 AM »

The Day The Earth Stood Still - Remake

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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2007, 06:10:20 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2007, 08:35:23 AM »

I hate you Mr. Briggs.   Smile


The Day The Earth Stood Still was an amazing film, and one that was a childhood favorite of mine.  I can't imagine someone remaking it.  The appeal of the original was that it was so understated.  It's a very talky film with only a small amount of the robot.  I have a feeling it will turn out as IRobot did.

But, I believe the films message rings true today.  Nuclear threats seem to be on the news every single day,  so the message will still ring true.
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2007, 11:38:58 AM »

WHY!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2007, 04:21:24 PM »

*super headdesk*

I say we all hide in a hole in the ground until people stop being idiots and remaking perfectly good movies, into horrible pieces of sh*t. Who's with me? *Starts digging a hole in the ground*
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2007, 10:04:17 PM »

Again, another needless remake. I know stories and such have been remade since time began but at least it seems like if someone feels like a theme or a storyline needs updating than take the story and remake it into a totally new monster without the use of the title.
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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2007, 01:04:41 PM »

Why do companies always feel the need to remake good films? They'd stand a better chance of improving quality on bad movies. We should submit a list of bad movies to Paramount, Fox, and the rest so that they can remake stuff like Sisters of Death, Devil's Rain, Manos, and Glen or Glenda.
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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2007, 01:39:48 PM »

Why do companies always feel the need to remake good films? They'd stand a better chance of improving quality on bad movies. We should submit a list of bad movies to Paramount, Fox, and the rest so that they can remake stuff like Sisters of Death, Devil's Rain, Manos, and Glen or Glenda.

Or Gigli

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« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2007, 02:03:01 PM »

 I refuse to see it.
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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2007, 02:10:05 PM »

Where's ya'll's sense of ad-ven-ture in movie making?  TDTESS is long overdue for a remake.  I'm surprised it took this long.

Just imagine, Will Smith as Klaatu.  He could give it that special 'urban' charm he oozes so well.  Add to that depth some cheese, visually uninteresting CGI space-war effects showing the backstory about why he made the trip to earth in the first place and you've got a cinematic gold mine.  Finally, the moral could underscore the war on terror and how we often 'become just like them.'  Lots to do with this folks, and we can only hope Rob Cohen directs.
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« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2007, 02:28:12 PM »

Mebbe they could get Paris Hilton to play the Coffee  Lady's role? And instead of turning off all the electricity,mebbe just the TV sets and computers? That would REALLY freak people out!
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« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2007, 02:40:27 PM »

It's been confirmed. Personally I think  this is one classic that does not need to be re-done.

Apparently Box Office Mojo, the best website for all things box office earnings, has updated their schedule for summer 2008 and included a listing of The Day the Earth Stood Still to open on May 9th, 2008 (one week after Iron Man). The original is a sci-fi classic 1951 movie about an alien and a robot that land on Earth to try and save the world from being destroyed. IMDB doesn't even have a listing for this remake, but Box Office Mojo claims it's being produced by Fox, fast-tracked for a spot in 2008′s busy summer.

Is this real? We don't know yet, but we'll put in some requests with Fox to find out. I can bet if it is real, it's going to be directed by someone who will give all sci-fi geeks quite a tingle. This movie is a very well-known classic and I don't think they'd risk screwing up a remake - like War of the Worlds, another 50′s classic, fortunately they did a pretty good job with that. Updated inside!


Update: Fox confirmed with us that this is true and the date is correct, meaning a The Day the Earth Stood Still remake is definitely underway for summer 2008!
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« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2007, 05:57:38 PM »

Does anyone think they'll go with an anti-war message this time around? Or will it be basically just Gort on a rampage against the world? I honestly think maybe they should take off from where the original ended with Klaatu doing what he threatened to in the first one: sending in an army of Gorts to stop people on Earth from destroying themselves. At least it would be its own animal then.
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« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2007, 09:29:28 PM »

Why do companies always feel the need to remake good films? They'd stand a better chance of improving quality on bad movies. We should submit a list of bad movies to Paramount, Fox, and the rest so that they can remake stuff like Sisters of Death, Devil's Rain, Manos, and Glen or Glenda.

Or Gigli

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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2007, 02:03:09 AM »

Well, this could either be a half-decent film, or a rancid piece of crap. Either way, it won't be anywhere near as good as the original. Sadly, the "peice of crap" turnout is the more likely.
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