|Hollywood Rapes Its Own Corpse
||[Dec. 11th, 2007|11:08 am]
International Bon Vivant and Raconteur
Evidently at a loss for any more classic movies and TV shows to remake into new films, Hollywood has decided to reach all the way back to the dawn of the cinema itself to find its next remake abomination. This is somewhat akin to robbing your own grave, except you would have to know how to handle a shovel to do that, and none of the decision makers in Hollywood have enough brainspace to learn after dropping all that acid and having the bouncy leprechauns tell them every decision they make is brilliant.
Producer Thomas Schuehly (Alexander) has acquired the remake rights to Fritz Lang's classic SF movie Metropolis and is partnering with Mario Kassar on an updated version of the 1927 movie, Variety reported.
Watch for the original film's theme of class struggle between the workers and the wealthy to change, too. My guess is the oppressive leisure class will be replaced as villains by a single bad guy who heads up a corporation called MetropoCorp.