Monday, May 07, 2007

Plop Plop, Fizz Fizz: The Motion Picture

It is impossible to satirize Hollywood. Tonight, The Simpsons came up with “Frankenberry: The Movie,” but this morning’s NYT mentioned a live-action Underdog movie coming this summer.

Actually, stupid Hollywood remake ideas has been a theme of mine over the years. Some of the ones I heard mentioned have been made (Bewitched, Charlie’s Angels, The Manchurian Candidate, The Honeymooners), some have not, or at least not yet. Since it was a slow news weekend, let’s recap:

The Prisoner, with Mel Gibson (I believe there are again plans for this, without Gibson).

Barbarella, with Drew Barrymore.

Dr. Who, directed by the Blair Witch Project people.

Kind Hearts and Coronets, with Will Smith and Robin Williams.

Hawaii Five-0.

The Dukes of Hazzard, with Britney Spears.

A live-action Speed Racer.


Kung Fu.

Welcome Back Kotter, with Ice-Cube as Kotter.

I do like the Simpsons idea of adapting characters from commercials. Let’s Get Mikey: The Movie. You’re Soaking In It: The Movie. I’d Like To Buy the World a Coke: The Motion Picture. Where’s The Beef?, starring Eddie Murphy or possibly Martin Lawrence, because one recurring theme is to remake old tv shows and movies with black actors in formerly white roles. I’m telling you, 20 years from now the movie remake of The Sopranos will be a broad comedy and Toni Soprano will be a large sassy black woman.

Anyone else have movie remake ideas?

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