Thursday, August 16, 2007

No, not Bruce Lee's legacy too!

What's the news: Warner Brothers wants to remake Enter the Dragon as Awaken the Dragon

Why are they doing this: They are morally and creatively bankrupt.

What does this feel like: It seems like they are squatting down and takin' a big ole dump on Bruce Lee's grave.

What I think should happen: All those involved should either be kicked hard in the groin or punched very hard in the head, and then when they are on the ground, they should be kicked mercilessly until they are both bleeding and unconscious.

What is really going to happen: I am going to whine some more about how Hollywood executives are wrecking our cultural heritage by destroying the work of earlier filmmakers by making their own substandard versions of the same stories, and then said films will make enough cash to justify revisiting more films and the cycle will continue until there are no original films being made.

11 comments:

J.D. said...

Why do I think this will star Zac Efron and/or Shia LaBeouf?

sir jorge said...

this has bad news written all over it

MC said...

JD, I think they'll probably go with some relatively unknown martial artist from Hong Kong and try to make him into Bruce Lee. That or they'll cast John Cho.

Jorge: Indeed it is.

J.D. said...

Or if they don't wanna do too much work, they'll get Tony Jaa, and Jet Li will have a cameo.

MC said...

Ooh... you are making my head ache, because now I see them turning it into a cameo-laden flick.

WAT said...

This is the same thing that was done to PSYCHO. Why remake an already classic great film that doesn't need remaking?!

ARGH!

MC said...

Hopefully they don't do shot for shot as well like the aforementioned Psycho. That would make this whole thing that much worse.

Rev. Joseph Qelqoth said...

Sadly, this seems to be the fad these days. Remaking this, that and everything else. It's totally fucking stupid.

But speaking of remakes, I've written an alternative ending to the original Ghostbusters movie on my blog. Which you may find a nice contrast to this bad news surrounding Warner Brothers.

MC said...

I think your ending would have put GB over the top as a comedic classic.

The Foo said...

that's wrong! they can't do it. first of all, who in the world is going to replace bruce lee? only person I can think off is Jet Li but he is carving his own legacy -- plus he has a different fighting style anyways. By the way, where did you hear about this?

MC said...

I believe I read it in Cinematical, but I put "Awaken the Dragon" into Google and a lot of results are popping up in reputable Movie/Hollywood-centered blogs.