"They Live" getting the remake treatment.

Details here.

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

No Roddy Piper, no movie.

Can't you just wait for the blurry, jump cut version of the alleyway glasses fight?

A They Live remake? Screw the bailout and collapsing economy: Now I'm mad.

Looks like it's time to chew bubblegum and kick some ass. But I'm ... well, you know the rest.

I'm not clicking that link, for it must be kitty cat dance or rick roll'd or something because they wouldn't do that. They wouldn't.

It can't be as bad as a Romancing the Stone remake though right? Right?

Why do they remake movies? Why not just release the original in the theaters again? I'd go see it.

I'm actually not against a remake, but who in the hell can substitute Rowdy Roddy Piper?

JoeBedurndurn wrote:
Can't you just wait for the blurry, jump cut version of the alleyway glasses fight?

Oh puke, that's enough right there to justify NOT doing the remake.

MaxShrek wrote:
No Roddy Piper, no movie.

That's really all that needs to be said.

muttonchop wrote:
MaxShrek wrote:
No Roddy Piper, no movie.

That's really all that needs to be said.

Imagine that Shai Lebouf thing as the hero, almost as believable as Keanu Reeves as Klaatu.
Oh wait.
Hmm they entice me with John Cleese.. don't think it'll work.

Oh, and it says they're remaking The Thing, which is news to me.

Hands off our films!

Doesn't anybody make new movies anymore?

ApplepieChamploo wrote:
Oh, and it says they're remaking The Thing, which is news to me.

Hands off our films! :old:

I believe the Thing remake is actually going to be a prequel that shows what happens to the first group of scientists.

Never going to be as good as the original. Might rent it a few years from now just to see how Hollywood has gone downhill.

Botswana wrote:
Why do they remake movies? Why not just release the original in the theaters again?

Because the audience is smaller for a theatrical rerelease than for a complete remake, especially if they can hook the remake to a high profile director or actor. A theatrical rerelease of a movie will generally only draw fans of the original; curious viewers who haven't seen the movie will likely prefer to rent the movie or, at most, purchase the DVD rather than pay for tickets. A remake will draw most of the fans of the original---the number of fans who will see a remake of a beloved movie is greater than the number who will skip it; in the case of science fiction, horror, and fantasy movies, the fans who see the movie are often going to be ones who want to see the lousy old special effects done with modern technology---new viewers who might have never seen the original or don't have an opinion about it, and a few of the people who saw and didn't like the original. If you can attach the remake to a hot new property, in the way that the Footloose remake is starring Zac Efron, then you'll draw fans of the hot new property with the added name recognition of the classic property.

Really what it boils down to is that people are more likely to spend money on a new version of an entertainment title they've enjoyed in the past, either as a sequel or as a remake, whose name they recognize than they are to take a chance on a new title that they potentially might not enjoy as much. This is the same reason why you're seeing old games like Ninja Gaiden, Bionic Commando, and Prince of Persia "reimagined" every couple consoles, and this is the same reason why you're going to soon be faced with another Guitar Hero and another Resident Evil instead of a new music game and a new survival horror game.

ApplepieChamploo wrote:
Oh, and it says they're remaking The Thing, which is news to me.

Hands off our films! :old:

Now, now - sometimes a remake can be an improvement over the original.

That said, I am not looking forward to a new They Live. The original is definitely one of my favorites.

Rat Boy wrote:
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

I agree and add:

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I don't like this one bit. Not one bit.

Come on guys, it'll be just as good as the Fog, and Assault on prescient 13 remakes, golly gee!

If more Carpenter movies are getting remade, they should be thinking about Dark Star.

Dammit, that was one of my favorite movies back in the day. What's next, a remake of Rocky Horror Picture Show?

MeatMan wrote:
What's next, a remake of Rocky Horror Picture Show?

Don't even say that!
This is bad enough.

MeatMan wrote:
Dammit, that was one of my favorite movies back in the day. What's next, a remake of Rocky Horror Picture Show?

Shh! Don't let them hear y...

Damn, too late.

MeatMan wrote:
What's next, a remake of Rocky Horror Picture Show?

Not quite the exact same, but that has more or less all ready happened. With Paris Hilton no less.

At least we'll get renewed interest in the original and hopefully a new DVD.

No Piper and more importantly no Keith David. This is going to be terrible, as I imagine the rest of the 80's remakes in the pipeline will be...

The Thing
Robocop
Red Dawn
Escape from New York
and on and on...

Eh, I'll watch the old one and pretend the new one doesn't exist.

It's a strategy I find myself employing more and more often these days.

Sinatar wrote:
No Piper and more importantly no Keith David. This is going to be terrible, as I imagine the rest of the 80's remakes in the pipeline will be...

The Thing
Robocop
Red Dawn
Escape from New York
and on and on...

Hey, they could make it good this time.

I wouldn't mind Red Dawn. I think there should be a Red Dawn made every decade but updated for the biggest threats of the day.

Grenn wrote:
I wouldn't mind Red Dawn. I think there should be a Red Dawn made every decade but updated for the biggest threats of the day.

Then they would be Bond movies.

Paleocon wrote:
Grenn wrote:
I wouldn't mind Red Dawn. I think there should be a Red Dawn made every decade but updated for the biggest threats of the day.

Then they would be Bond movies.

Not enough teenage angst.