Short Circuited [rant] [F]
During a birthday party I attended yesterday, there were a fair few conversations throughout the night on the topic of prequels, remakes and reboots of classic films; mostly science fiction films. Blade Runner, Total Recall, Prometheus, et cetera. Nothing heated, just shared opinions about our understanding of why Hollywood has been pretty shit in that department lately.
Whether studios are faithfully trying to recapture the essence of what made such films great and feel good or are just trying to create a new way of looking at the same world/story, Hollywood just seems to fail every time and appear to be in it only for our money. I don’t like the idea of cloning; if something unique exists/existed why exploit that? Need Input!
Just now, I came across an article about “Short Circuit” (1986) and how it will be rewritten for a potential family movie franchise remake by Matt Lieberman… Who is he you ask? Why he’s the genius head writer and story dude behind the 2008 direct-to-video flop ‘Dr. Dolittle: Tail to the Chief’ …Can’t wait…