Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Blind Item #2

A movie is going to be released later this year. A remake of a film from a few decades ago that's considered a classic in its genre. The remake is being produced by an A+ list writer/director/producer who started in another job and is well regarded in that same genre. There was a test screening for the movie recently. The movie was not liked by the audience. No one is talking about it because it is apparently bad and will need to be reworked.

49 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Woody Allen?

Thot Crimes said...

Fantasy Island?

Tricia13 said...

He’s doing “Take The Money and Run” reboot I think

Tricia13 said...

Jon Favreau maybe?

SummertimeRolls said...

Top Gun

nmnibor said...

West Side Story. Speilberg.

Gils12 said...

Ghostbusters

Derp said...

Possible guesses:

Dune
West side story
Death on the Nile
The witches

No idea which one got tested. My vote on west side story.

It could also be Dune, to my chagrin. We finally have the technology to pull the story off but it’s a dense story.

Humor Me said...

This has to be Spielberg / West Side Story.
Speilberg is famous for directing - WWS would his first musical.

MDAnderson said...

Candyman and Jordan peele is producing

FrenchGirl said...

Villeneuve with Dune.

JL said...

+1. Think the genre clue gives it to Peele. Sometimes the it, golden-boys of the moment hit snags.

JL said...

That was +1 to MD

ZZZedMaster said...

No one asked

kiki71 said...

Ghostbusters was already re-inveted and TOP GUN MAVERICK is a sequel not a remake. Fantasy Island looks ENTIRELY re-done and very tongue in cheek and is it considered a classic. WEST SIDE STORY it is!

J said...

All-female Apocalypse Now.

cc423 said...

West Side Story was way longer ago than "a few decades."

Brayson87 said...

I think Derp has the right list. Now which of those best matches with an A+ list writer/director/producer who started in another job and is well regarded in that same genre?

Me said...

West Side Story

Spielberg displayed major balls going after this movie. Special effects can be covered, spliced, and inserted. Scenes can be reshot. Fixing a musical? That is an entirely different ballgame.

West Side Story is essentially Romeo & Juliet with street gangs. If you cannot create magnetism between Tony and Maria, you're done. It will fall flat.

Then there is getting the music & choreography right.

Spielberg apparently has his "Cats". Good for him. He chose this film for entirely political reasons.

Brayson87 said...

Dune is notoriously difficult to bring to screen. But yeah hopefully if they threw in a bunch of special effects and a$$ kicking these marvelized audiences wouldn't notice if it was sh!tty.

Unknown said...

My only thought re: West Side Story is that the timing in the blind, at least if I’m interpreting it right, is off. The OG WSS was released almost 60 years ago, lol. That’s a bit more than a few decades?

Ivana Havitoff said...

Death on the Nile.

Brayson87 said...

It should be pointed out that Enty will sometimes change some of the details not to make the blind too obvious.

Simon Jenkin said...

spielberg did not start in another job. this really fits with peele's candyman reboot/remake because it's from a few decades ago, is a classic in its genre, peele is also well-regarded in that genre, and he is an A+ list writer/director/producer, who started in a different job (acting).

mind you, enty also said little women would be a disaster and it has very much not been so who even knows with these blinds

Unknown said...

I think MD nailed this one, Peele/candyman.

Derp said...

That threw me off. Is it really considered a “classic”?

P keel said...

Spiral/saw remake chris rock

PhillyWilly said...

J, that was spit-take worthy. I wouldn’t put it past them. Altho another stab at the “little women”, reworked
As “little men” is probably in the works first.

Brayson87 said...

Horror remakes are difficult to pull off. Really if the original was a classic the remake is most likely a cash grab.

Rosemary Young said...

+1 MD
West Side Story is a classic, period, not just "within its genre." (And I'd argue, the 2020 version is not even a "remake" but a new adaptation of the stage play.) Spielberg is not a writer but is directing WSS. Peele is a writer who is producing but not directing the Candyman remake. Peele it is.

Christopher Gilson said...

Candyman. It's produced by Jordan Peele & directed by indie filmmaker Nia DaCosta. It's coming out in four months but not one teaser trailer or poster. At this point Universal will probably delay the release from June to September & have Peele handle the reshoots while letting Nia keep the directing credit for good grace & publicity.

Unknown said...

Bill & Ted Face the Music

Brayson87 said...

@Unknown, Wash your mouth out with soap! Bill & Ted will be awesome. Plus it's a sequel not a remake 😅

Brayson87 said...

@Chris, Good point, producers are only in charge of finding the money and couching the actresses. It's the director's job to make a good movie but they let some unknown handle it.

Lisa said...

Candyman is considered a horror classic by fans of the genre.

OKay said...

Reading the blind with Peele and Candyman in mind makes for a very good fit.

Gator said...

Top Gun

Unknown said...

Jordan Peele's comic acting in Key & Peele is genius and Get Out was good but Us was pretty bad. I wanted to love it but I was left so confused and underwhelmed. Tone was completely off and it suffered from major plot holes. Hope he can get it together and sycophants haven't toppled his talent / focus.

Magnolia Melee said...

Chris Rock's 'Saw' remake: Spiral?

Marie said...

Top Gun. It looks stupid and boring.

Ron Dynatron said...

Sometimes the "it" folks need to steal ideas from no-names and then give themselves the credit.

Bleu said...

I saw still photos of this months ago and no way in hell anyone under the age of 80 will want to see that thing.

Bleu said...

Maybe so but West Side Story will bomb. With it following Cats we probably won't get another musical for 25+ years.

notthisagain said...

100% this is Peele & Candyman

Mahogany1 said...

Tyler Perry Madea resurrection.. Lol

GOLD 1984 said...

This has to be The West Side Story Remake.

Which I to this day don't understand why Steven Spielberg thought it would be a great idea to touch This Film.

And I find it really funny that He Shit's on Netflix left and right but will gladly butcher a Film Classic.

Because it's Real Cinema - Even though He's literally ruining The Classic Films Legacy.

dee123 said...

I know you all want it to be WWS but Spielberg isn't an actor.

shakey said...

No one will top Virginia Madsen's "Caaaannndy Man".

catblue said...

sounds like Candyman to me, which makes me sad. I like Peele's work a lot.

to add to the comments about musicals, we are getting at least one this year no matter what happens to WSS or anything else. In The Heights, and what I've seen of it so far looks great. (crosses fingers)

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