Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Hog On Ice

Good grief. Just had to post about this. We've already had word recently there are movies in the pipe that are remakes of MacGyver, The A-Team, and Missing In Action. Really, how are they going to fill the boots of Richard Dean Anderson, Mr. T, and Chuck Norris?! I don't think we really need remakes of these shows/movies, but whatever, we already know they'll probably suck the high wind (see Dukes of Hazzard movie, Starsky and Hutch movie, Bewitched, etc).

But now they've gone TOO far! They've announced the Coen brothers are remaking True Grit. What?! For starters, John Wayne movies don't need to be remade. (I'm ignoring the fact Rio Bravo was remade three times, twice starring Wayne, and one of the remakes has been remade. Don't ask.) But come on, this is unnecessary.

Granted, if anyone could pull this off, it'd be the Coens, but I just can't really see any current actor being able to successfully utter the famous line:

"Fill your hand, you sonuvabitch!"

Comments on "A Hog On Ice"


Blogger Keanan Brand said ... (March 25, 2009 10:53 PM) : 

WHAT?!? Sacrilege! When I was a kid, I read the book several times, and watched the movie in school. (Yeah, in school, can you believe it?) Now I live in a small town outside of Fort Smith, Arkansas, where some of the action in True Grit takes place.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (March 26, 2009 12:45 AM) : 

I might, maybe, possibly, could be tempted to see an A-Team remake, because I love it when a plan comes together. But who would play Hannibal Smith??

Searching around the net, I see rumours of Bruce Willis as Smith. As long as he plays the role with a big smile, I think that could work pretty well. Maybe even really well.

Murdock is the other one that will be hard to get right. He's potentially the smartest guy on the team, yet uses those skills and creativity to make people underestimate him for his own advantage. He is a strong background character, and he likes it that way. This is not a Jim Carrey role, and I don't even think it is a Woody Harrelson role. This is more of a Kevin Smith on a diet role. In a modern remake, casting should think of a geek who's not afraid to wear a tutu just becase a gamma ray happened to tickle that part of his brain.

There's not much special about Face or B.A. (Ok OK! Stop throwing the tomatoes!) Any modern hollywooder could play those parts. :-)



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