Tuesday, March 22, 2011

First Robocop, Now Soapdish

OK, this one is right up there with Robocop in the silly remakes category.

I read last night that producers are working on a remake of Soapdish for a 2015 release.

You know, a movie that a) came out when soap operas were still relevant and b) had a cast which even today could sell a movie.

I mean, think about it, if someone told you they were making a comedy about the behind-the-scenes machinations on a soap opera and it was going to feature Sally Field, Kevin Kline, Robert Downey Jr, Teri Hatcher, Cathy Moriarty, Whoopi Goldberg and Elizabeth Shue, you could still sell that very movie today.

Honestly, what new thing could these people possibly bring to this material... and what kind of star power would you get for it to equal what has already been made?

I know Soapdish isn't the greatest movie ever made, but the original is still going to be a very hard act to follow.

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