Thursday, December 04, 2008

Uh-Oh

'They Live' to be reincarnated: "'They Live' is finding life again.

John Carpenter's cult 1988 film is getting the remake treatment from Universal and studio-based Strike Entertainment, which are in negotiations to acquire the film rights with rights holder Les Mougins."

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

One question: why?


Jeff

Bill Crider said...

It's Chinatown, er, Hollywood, Jeff.

Randy Johnson said...

Uh-oh is right.
While no great classic, it was a fun little movie. Maybe we should sick Rowdy Roddy on them.

Randy Johnson said...

Whoops on the "K."

Todd Mason said...

Well, a real film of Ray Nelson's "Eight O'Clock in the Morning" would be fine. It would probably also be fifteen minutes long.

Maybe this thing, if it gets made, will help get a collected works of Nelson out in the marketplace (a man can dream).

Bill Crider said...

That would be a good thing, all right.

Fred Blosser said...

Ditto on a Nelson collection, but a remake of THEY LIVE isn't a completely bad idea. If they keep the same characters and up the budget, I guess the Roddy Piper guy would be played by Dwayne the Rock Johnson, and the Keith David guy by Sam Jackson.

Dave Zeltserman said...

Maybe this is more of a guilty pleasure, but I really liked this movie. A LOT. I'd even put it in a top ten list of my favorite sci-fi movies, right behind Carpenter's The Thing!