Showing posts with label needless remakes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label needless remakes. Show all posts

Friday, June 5, 2009

Posts that I never got around to posting: The trailer for the "Bad Lieutenant" remake

The Vulture over at New York magazine has information and the trailer for Werner Herzog's Nicolas Cage–starring remake of "Bad Lieutenant."

Does this make you feel any better about the project?

Monday, April 13, 2009

The Remaking of Pelham 123

We did a little moaning hereabouts at this time last year over the remaking of one of our favorite NYC films, "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three."

Anyway, the posters are up and the trailers are out for the Denzel-Travolta remake coming June 12. We don't feel much better about this.

And the original trailer from 1974...

For further reading on EV Grieve:
New York City subway films of the 1970s

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The ransacking of Pelham One Two Three

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.