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Today’s Hollywood Blasphemy

November 2nd, 2009 | 2 Comments | Posted in Movies, WTF

I’ve been light on blogging due to midterms and thesis projects which I will post images of later, but I couldn’t let this pass without comment. Hollywood, in their truly craptastic wisdom, have decided to remake one of the greatest, and my favorite, movie of all time True Grit

Paramount Pictures and the Oscar-winning writer-director team are moving fast on their re-adaptation of the Charles Portis novel, first reaching out to Jeff Bridges, and now Damon and Brolin, to potentially star. Damon would take on the Glen Campbell role of a Texas Ranger tracking an outlaw along with a gruff U.S. marshal originally played by John Wayne, who won an Oscar for his role in the 1969 Western.

Seriously, is this a fucking joke or something?? Jeff Bridges in John Wayne’s roll? I’m sorry, Jeff Bridges is a good actor and I thought he did a fine job in Iron Man, but he is no John Wayne and to add Matt Damon “I don’t to films with gratuitous violence” in it as well!!! WTF???? Why not throw Pauley Shore in there as well and maybe David Spade as the Texas Ranger instead!

I work in a bookstore, I see TONS of new books on the shelves. Maybe you Hollywood types should go into a bookstore at some point and pick up something new, read it, and then make a movie from that instead of constantly deciding to redo something that was already done right the first time. How many remakes do we really need? OR is this just some really cheap way to make a new movie. You already have the script so you can just cut the writers out of it and work from the original one?

Scott Rudin, who produced the Best Picture winner “No Country,” is producing “Grit” as well, along with Steven Spielberg. Focus Features recently released the Coens’ latest film, “A Serious Man,” after premiering it at the Toronto film festival last month.

Oh good, and Spielberg is involved too, so maybe we can have cheesy flying saucers at the end just like in the last Indiana Jones movie (which sucked too!)

How can anyone ever hope to improve upon this