I keep hearing about remakes of classic movies and it is totally driving me insane. I don’t know if the producers in Hollywood actually believe that they can make an improvement to an already awesome thing. Or maybe the studios just want to save money by re-producing the scripts they already own. Either way- it’s really starting to make me angry.
Yesterday I read in the NY Daily News that Dirty Dancing is getting a remake. Ah hells no. I will laugh til my head falls off the day I see Zach Effron trying to emulate the sexiness that is Patrick Swayze’s hips. And with him being sick, I doubt the last thing Swayze wants to hear is that Hollywood is trying to replace him before he’s even gone. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if they are putting this in production to try to capitalize off of the ailing Patrick Swayze, God forbid something happen to him.
As if this news didn’t make me angry enough, I hear today that Robert Zemickis (who I actually love) has struck a deal with Disney to remake the trippy Beatles classic, Yellow Submarine. Yes, I actually did just link to a Wikipedia page. While Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Forest Gump) is one of my favorite directors of all time, I hold strong to the fact nobody, NOBODY should touch this film. And if he does, he better make the Blue Meanies so scary that everyone wants to watch the original, still scary Blue Meanies instead.