Friday, July 10, 2009

Remo Returns

Remo Williams rides again--The Hollywood Reporter: Risky Business: "'The Dark Knight” producer Charles Roven and “Transporter” producer Steve Chasman are teaming up to produce “The Destroyer,” a franchise vehicle that brings back ’80s action hero Remo Williams. The pair have set up the project at Columbia.

Charley and Vlas Parlapanides, who are penning the action epic “War of Gods” for Relativity, are on board to write the screenplay.

Warren Murphy and Richard Sapir wrote the initial batch of “Destroyer” adventure tomes, which centered on Williams, a New Jersey cop convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. Williams is sentenced to the electric chair, but his death is faked so he can be reborn as the vigilante character the Destroyer, joining a top-secret assassin squad set up by the government to operate outside the bounds of the law."


Randy Johnson said...

Didn't like the first one. They changed the characters too much and took out much of the satirical humor that made this "men's adventure" series different from all the others.
Will they get it right this time? Doubtful.

Dale said...

I am very happy to hear they are making a new Remo movie but I, too, have doubts they can get it right. Hope springs eternal, nonetheless.

Unknown said...

You have to remember that the first book was "serious." No humor. I have no idea what kind of movie they'll make.

Donna said...

They want to make an origins movie, which is alright. Adventure Begins was 24 years ago.

But if they're basing it on the first book it won't have any of the elements that make The Destroyer fun and good.

I hope Warren or someone would point the screenwriters towards End of the Beginning. It tells a story wrapped around the original Created, and relates some of the history and back story that was developed over time.

And it has Nuihc shadowy in the background, unknown to Remo, but leaving clues that alerts Chiun that he's around.

Knowing Hollywood, of course, they'll probably mess it up, but if a concrete movie in pre-production gets some publishers to notice the series, the movie will have done its job as far as I'm concerned.