Friday, April 19, 2013

Weird Science Is Getting A Remake

I have mixed feelings about the announcement that the same person who wrote the 21 Jump Street movie is now writing a remake of Weird Science. Remaking a John Hughes movie? From that time period? You want to remake Curly Sue go right ahead, but Weird Science? I have very warm spot in my heart from any movie in that time period. Sure, Weird Science is a little strange, but it has everyone in it (Robert Downey Jr., Bill Paxton, and Michael Berryman) and a great performance by Anthony Michael Hall with some help from Kelly LeBrock. This is a woman who voluntarily married Steven Seagal. I know, I know. Hughes' version was PG-13. The remake would be R, but part of the fun of the PG-13 version is that it felt like an R without having to go that far.

36 comments:

All about Eve said...

Why??? You can't improve on perfection!

VIPblonde said...

My feelings about this remake

Charlotte. said...

The worst transgression of all was a Rocky Horror Show remake, which I thankfully haven't heard about since MTV announced it or I might have gone stabby.

Stefa-fa said...

Disgusted! I hope it tanks. Honestly Hollywood, quit remaking and sequel-ing everything to death.

FSP said...

No. No. No. No. No.

timebob said...

horrible idea, John Hughes is spinning in his grave over this.

Sugar said...

You're stewed, buttwad!
God how I love that movie! I know the whole thing by heart! Xo Weird Science!!

Mama Ray said...

Love, Love, Love Weird Science!

Cassandra Kelly said...

Bad idea! Leave these classic 80's movies alone!!!

Erin B said...

Deplorable! I hope this falls through.

libby said...

I've seen that movie like 100 times, literally. Back in the '80's, in HBO's infancy, my stepfather worked for the cable company and all the sudden we had MOVIES AT HOME!

This is one from that magical time, that HBO showed over & over.

Fun Fact--My cousin in Florida had 'Mike Hall' (AMH) heavily pursuing her during this time (she was a model), when he was so famous. She thought he was a DORK & too cocky; she didn't care about his fame. She always had good values & taste, even though she DOES look very 'trophy-ish' her whole life.

Gypsy said...

I hate whoever is behind this.

discoflux said...

Fuck you, Hollywood. Fuck. You. Right in the ass.

dee123 said...

They'll probably ask RDJ if he wants to do a cameo. Hopefully he'll tell them to go jump.

Meanie Reese said...

@discoflux said it best: Fuck you, Hollywood!!! ;(

Renoblondee said...

What you all just said!

kelli_girl said...

This article has me so upset I just floated a massive air biscuit. Also, went to see this flick at the theater with my sister. We got into a fight in the lobby and I ended up sitting by myself. I was mortified but the movie was so funny, I totally forgot how embarrassed I was.

PS Super long time reader, first time poster...hi everybody!

Izzie said...

@disco - with a Persian missile!!

Robert said...

I hate remakes. The only one I've ever seen (and I've seen several) that was worth a spit was the JJ Abrams remake/reboot of "Star Trek." To me, all the others have proved is that Hollywood filmmakers cannot or will not employ screenwriters who are actually capable of original thought. The best they can come up with is to try to ride the coattails of what someone else has already done.

Jeneral said...

This is my favorite John Hughes movie. It cannot be improved upon, so why even try?

Xander Dyle said...

I own the 12 inch Vinyl extended remix of Oingo Boingo's Weird Science theme song.
I transferred it to digital, so now it's on my ipod and kindle.
In the playlist "Party Mix".
I know you are all jealous. ;-P

Jason Blue Eyes said...

If they cast an actual talented actress in the Kelly LeBrock role it probably could work. However, I think they'll cast fucking Kate Upton or somebody like that.

HolidayinCambodia said...

Gary? Who's Gary?

lazyday603 said...

I'm OK with it. If it was Sixteen Candles or Ferris Bueller I might have called blasphemy. But Weird Science is the silliest of the John Hughes canon. And 21 Jump Street was an incredibly funny script.

MadLyb said...

No. :(

feraltart said...

Hi kelli_girl, welcome to commenting.

Majik said...

Sacrilege. What's next, Meatballs?

Nothanksdarlin said...

Noooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!

Nothanksdarlin said...

Ditto what disco said

Horseloving Gal said...

I refuse to ever watch the remake.

Tempestuous Grape said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

:::Chet:::

Alicia said...

Dont hate me because I'm beautiful. I wash my hair just like you.

parissucksliterally said...

I don't understand why they just don't re-release the damn movie. It still holds up, I watched it with a couple of 12 year olds I know a month ago, and they LOVED it.

Jenna Leigh said...

This movie was just the best. Leave it alone, Hollywood funsuckers!

Henriette said...

I hope touch The Breakfast Club or Sixteen Candles. Those are the movies of my teenage years.

SeƱior Seamhead said...

+1

This is wrong on so many levels