I find this one of the most unnecessary of all of the remakes currently in the process of being produced.Â I love Total Recall, I think its one of the best sci-fi movies I’ve ever seen. I mean,Â I know its cheesy, but it was such a great movie and one of the best that Arnold Schwarzenegger ever made (second to probably Terminator 2: Judgement Day). So, when I first heard about someone wanting to remake the movie (in February, I posted this blog: Remaking Total Recall) I was pissed. I’m still pissed! I mean, how dare they.
I add this to all of the remakes that people seem to have a boner about recently, along with a remake of Cliffhanger. I don’t remember ever liking Cliffhanger that much, but its a movie that clearly does not need to have a remake made.
I didn’t post anything else since, I was kind of hoping that they would stop thinking about remaking this and just leave well enough alone.
If a remake to Psycho didn’t teach us about twelve years ago, classic movies should just simply be left alone.
Moviehole.com has the article:
Total Recall writer tappedAuthor: Clint MorrisÂ Â Â Â Date: Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009 Time: 8:22 pm
Kurt Wimmer (â€œSalt”, “Equilibrium”) has been tapped to write the â€œTotal Recallâ€ remake.
“Total Recall” was resurrected for remake earlier this year by Columbia and producer Neal Moritz (“Fast and the Furious”) and his Original Films banner. Pic will be a contemporized adaptation of the science fiction saga based on the Philip K. Dick story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale.” Knowing how much of a woody Moritz has for Vin Diesel, I’d say there’s a good chance Doug Quaid may be a bald New Yorker this time ’round.
I enjoyed Wimmerâ€™s script for â€œSaltâ€ (which my bud Phil Noyce is directing), and can appreciate the extensive rewrite he had to do on it once the lead character was switched from male to female, but I still donâ€™t think a remake of Paul Verhoevenâ€™s 1990 hit is necessary â€“ not when the current â€œTotal Recallâ€ still holds up as well as a well-built bookshel, do you?
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