There's no point in bitching about unnecessary Hollywood remakes. Still! I'm getting increasingly annoyed after reading various reports on the latest version of The Taking of Pelham One Two Three being filmed around town. With the hyperactive Tony Scott directing, I can only imagine how schlocky and over-the-top this will be. (The Hunger aside, just look at some of the stuff he has done.) The remake also stars Denzzzel Washington, John Ravolta (playing the bad guy, uh-oh) and James Gandullfini as the mayor. (Mayor McCheese, I presume.)
Here's one of the many videos I found on the new shoot:
Anyway, please tell me you've seen the original. (I'm actually surprised by how many people tell me they haven't seen it.)
Here's what you need to know:
Oh, and let's not forget the 1998 made-for TV version with Edward James Olmos, Vincent D'Onofrio and Donnie Wahlberg. Well, maybe we should forget it.