I’ve been reading a lot of blogs lately that mention movie remakes, like the omen. It has been interesting for me, because I have been noticing for a long time now that remakes seem to be very much the Hollywood thing, these days. The reason that it has been interesting for me is that I now realize that I am not alone in being tired of having tired old remakes forced upon me.
Unfortunately we can all only expect more of the same – probably with digital imaging of course. It is looking like the Hitchcock classic, The Birds, is another film that is destined for a more modern approach. I mean, how can anyone improve on a film like that? In my book, newer doesn’t necessarily mean better and there are some things that should be left alone.
There are loads more too. Do you remember The Changeling? Now that was a scary film! I thought so anyway. And, yes, it does look like it is going to be another one. In fact there are so many on the cards that I can hardly believe it. Yet the thing is that there are books out there by the truckload, and by bestselling authors that have will probably never see the silver screen. Crazy aint it?