Monday, March 09, 2020

Today's Blind Items - A Family Crime Part 2 - The Remake That Wasn't

Speaking of that family-owned studio, a few years back there was an attempt to remake one of their earlier films. They didn’t produce this film - a famous musical family had backed its production - but when the studio picked up the video rights, they hacked it to pieces in order to make it line up with the beliefs of the wealthy religious organization that pulls the studio’s strings, completely breaking its narrative in the process. The director took his name off of it.

Due to its subject matter, the remake attracted the attention of this former child actor who, a decade ago, had a major role in one of this infamous disgraced director’s many superhero films. It also attracted the interest of disadvantaged children's foundations interested in funding it.

The studio had bizarre demands if they were to allow the remake. Police couldn’t carry guns, for instance, and no character under any circumstances could tell a lie. It got so absurd the remake was shelved. With the latest developments regarding the studio, however, it appears the remake may be back on.

29 comments:

sandybrook said...

Shia LaDouche for the ex-teen actor?

Moose said...

Family owned studio - Cinespace?

Do Tell said...

I think it's Troma

Tricia13 said...

Whose Strings does Scio pull?

Tricia13 said...

Is the director James Gunn?Brendan Belknap was in his SH film “Super” in 2010

Do Tell said...

Toxic Avenger was turned into a fairly successful musical, I wonder if there is buzz for a movie remake.

John the peon said...

What religious org. Has a problem with police guns or the bad guys being liars?
For shits and grins I will say Spielberg ( for digitally removing FBI guns from ET) or the ghost of the sheriff of Mayberry ,the cop without a full-time gun whose deputy has one bullet in his pocket.🤔🤔😝😝😝😝

Angela said...

@Do Tell

Because Troma has a history with removing guns and lies from their scripts?

Anyway, this is an extremely poorly told story.

A film where the company with the video rights reedits the entire thing? It isn't a film, it's a TV film or a direct to video film, and the remake was apparently never seen anyway.

The "infamous disgraced director" would be Bryan Singer (four X-Men entries plus Superman Returns), except that Singer didn't direct a superhero film between 2006 (Superman Returns) and 2014 (X-Men: Days of Future Past).

mermaidmaenad said...
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mermaidmaenad said...

Could this be the osmonds by some chance? I think they own a studio.

Rob Zero said...

Troma is not family owned.

allejay said...

Wouldn’t family-owned studio be Fox (Murdochs) and recent developments with the studio is that now its part of Disney.

Unknown said...

Yeah aren't they Morons...sorry Mormons?

Bradford said...

Director - Brian Singer, Former child actor - James Marsden

davetheslave said...

Studio: Warner Bros. Movie remake:Goonies. Musical family:(?The Smiths??) Religion: Scientology (surprise!) Disgraced director: Bryan Singer (surprise!) Former child actor: Kevin Bacon/James Mcavoy. Superhero movie: X-men: First Class.

Henriette said...

Davetheslave got it! It's the Goonies.

David Andrews said...

Since when does anyone named Warner own Warner Bros? If it weren't for old Humphrey Bogart movies, the name would have changed decades ago.

Angela said...

Bryan Singer had no involvement with X-Men: First Class apart from a courtesy producer credit. It was written and directed by Matthew Vaughn.
Vaughn wanted to make a trilogy with the cast of First Class. The sequel would have taken place during the seventies, involving a young Wolverine. And then, Days of Future Past would have put together both casts and timelines as the third part of the trilogy.
Fox was much more interested by Days of Future Past, so he left the project, and Bryan Singer took the opportunity to return.

gauloise said...
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intercerebellar said...

These guys aren't major, we can say that much. But they are in MAJOR legal trouble right now. Federal legal trouble. Read the first item we wrote.

As for what's being remade? If you're over 30, it's a good bet that someone you know, or perhaps a school you went to, definitely had this movie on VHS.

MeliticusBee said...

For anyone who doesn't wanna wade back through a weeks worth of blinds
Part 1 is here
https://www.crazydaysandnights.net/2020/03/todays-blind-items-family-crime.html

MeliticusBee said...

The remake...
The Sound of Music?
Has been buzzed about several times but never happened.

in any case - the musical family would be The Osmonds - so the Mormon Church?

STN said...

@MeliticusBee That would be hilarious as the Osmonds are devout Mormons and the Von Trapp Family were devout Roman Catholics.

Chickenhouse said...

Trininty Broadcast Network, maybe Kirk Cameron for actor?

MissDavie said...

The Sound of Music remade with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. You know somebody's pitched it! Angelina Jolie as the Baroness and Bette Midler as Mother Superior. Ugh. Justin Bieber as the NZword boy lol. It's actually starting to soubd pretty good.

BRAD PITT said...

he was — and still is — so powerful he could ruin careers

Corey said, ‘No one would ever believe me!

this person would use his star power to intimidate, threaten, and muzzle those around him.”

a household name

revered by millions around the globe

family-man facade

an evil monster

an extraordinarily twisted double-life.

the “kingpin” of a child sex ring

has children of his own

would be one of the biggest scandals in America’s history

Unknown said...

Steven Speilberg

David Andrews said...

Martin Sheen

Rob Zero said...

Hey Intercerebellar: Any more hints? This one's been haunting me. I spent way too much time on IMDB Pro trying to uncover it, but coming up blank.

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