Sci-Fi Remake Newsblast attempts to make sense out of all the silly-ass remaking of the SF movies and TV series. Up yours, original ideas!
20,000 Leagues, Hopefully Without Extraordinary Gentlemen
McG, the director whose name types the quickest, will do a prequel to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
for Disney. It's a new story, and the press release says "the characters come from the Jules Verne novel." That is so nice. That they spelled Verne's name right.
The last time we saw Nautilus was in LXG, the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen movie. It looked like the Love Boat. Sorry for mentioning it. The grief is still fresh.
Prisoner Remake: Magneto vs. Jesus
Generally I'm anti-remake, but this one
looks like something. Ian McKellen is surly Two, and Jim Caviezel is confused Six. It's on AMC as a six-part miniseries. It comes out in November 2009.
Mckellen said, "it's not often you do a script where you know the writer is more intelligent and has thought more about it than you will ever do." Yeah. How do you like that, writers?
If the ending to this one makes a tiny smidgen of sense, that will still be more than the ending to the original. The Prisoner makes Lost look like Brady Bunch
Tron 2 Finds Boxleitner
Olivia Wilde, Thirteen from House
and Garrett Hedlund, Murtagh from Eragon
, are good-looking young people in Tron 2
but never mind them. The guys from original Tron
, Bruce Boxleitner and the Dude are in it, too. That tickles me.
Wilde says it won't be all green-screen, there are real sets. She said Boxleitner told them awesome details about filming the original. The sets were black velvet. Back in 1982, they did things up classy.