April 7, 2010

'Real Genius' becomes the latest film to get the unnecessary remake treatment...

...and if I sound mildly bitter, it's only because it's one of my all time favorite movies. Here's the applicable part of the story from Pajiba:

We’ll start with the molestation of your childhood memories remake: Columbia Pictures and Imagine Entertainment (oh, Ron Howard, how could you?) are developing a remake of Real Genius. Yes, that one. The Val Kilmer movie that everyone over the age of 30 loves. Except Communists and trash humpers. It’s about the youngest kid to be accepted into a program for geniuses who teams up with his roommates to develop a high-powered laser, which is stolen by the military and used as a weapon. But, of course, it was so much more than about that. In 1985 it was a satire. In 2010, no one knows what the hell a satire is or what it even means. The second take on the script is now out to writers, and soon, the “Mythbusters” guys may have to find a new movie to pattern their lives after.

Jesus. It just won’t be the same without the ’80s soundtrack. Also, the original made $13 million at the box office. Why would they remake this movie? (Note: This is not the sequel that was rumored years ago. This is a remake. Val Kilmer’s participation is unknown.)

-I'll see it, just in the hopes it doesn't suck, but I highly recommend seeking out the original...thoughts?

1 comment:

  1. The original is one of my dad and I's most quoted films around the dinner table, much to the chagrin of my mother...