Well, I guess it could be said they are picking better movies...continuing the trend of remaking, revisioning, and/or rebooting anything not already nailed down, New Line is launching a remake or 1979's Going in Style, featuring George Burns, Art Carney, and Lee Strasberg as seniors who decide to rob a bank out of boredom. Damn shame they weren't retired bank execs, or they would have already been bored by robbing banks.
Ted Melfi (writer/director of the upcoming Bill Murray flick St. Vincent de Van Nuys) is attached on script, and Martin Brest (Beverly Hills Cop) is set to direct. Tony Bill, the producer of the original, will executive produce this time around.
Sigh...just so long as they keep with the theme. Personally, I could see it with Christopher Walken, Chuck Norris (against type, more Dale Gribble from King of the Hill than Walker, Texas Ranger), and what the hell, Ed O'Neill toeing the mark just this side shy of Al Bundy. Better yet, wrangle up three of Hollywood's more seasoned actresses for a Set it Off for the AARP set.
I can hope, I can dream, although I save my dreams for better things than movie remakes. That said, I sincerely hope they don't pooch this like 99 of every 100 remade films. Gus Van Sant's Psycho, anyone? Jim Carrey's hot Grinch mess?Didn't think so...
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