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Lazarus and the Gimp
04-08-2008, 17:11:50
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1226273/

Martin Campbell directed the original BBC serial, and he's hot property after "Casino Royale". With Mel Gibson on board, it looks like a goer.

Pros-

Mel Gibson can do subtlety, so he could carry it off.
Same director as the original.


Cons-

Mel Gibson doesn't usually do subtlety.
Could be hit by an anti-Gibson backlash
Editing it down from 6 hours is going to lose an awful lot of story.

Morte
06-08-2008, 13:50:22
Pah, if it doesn't have Joe Don Baker in it, i'm not interested.

It seems a strange choice for a remake especially from Hollywood. However the writer did write the screenplay for The Departed (Hooray) but also did the screenplay for Kingdom of Heaven (Boo).

Venom
06-08-2008, 13:58:50
Could be hit by an anti-Gibson backlash? I think that's very likely.

Lazarus and the Gimp
06-08-2008, 16:12:21
Originally posted by Morte
Pah, if it doesn't have Joe Don Baker in it, i'm not interested.




I'm betting that, as part of the process of editing it down to feature-film length, they'll merge the characters of Craven and Jedburgh into one lead role.

In doing so, they'll be giving Gibson a more overtly action-oriented role, and give their star the big plutonium rod sequence (assuming it stays in- I'm hoping it does, because it's a classic scene).

Lazarus and the Gimp
01-10-2008, 19:55:30
Updated.

Looks like I'm wrong. Jedburgh is still in it, but as he'll be played by Ray Winstone (replacing De Niro), the token American of the TV serial is now an token Englishman.

Some Serbian unknown is playing Emma. It's all a bit light on famous names.

MOBIUS
01-10-2008, 20:15:37
It's going to be crap then.

MoSe
02-10-2008, 07:23:13
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
Some ... unknown is playing ...

DOE plays EOD?

Lazarus and the Gimp
02-10-2008, 17:59:53
Duke of Edinburgh?

Lazarus and the Gimp
25-01-2010, 20:24:04
Well, it's out on the 29th January.

I'd be interested to hear from anyone seeing it, especially if they're familiar with the original version (relevant thread here- http://www.counterglow.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13491)

MOBIUS
25-01-2010, 21:46:23
Well, I will see it anyway. The original was awesome - I think they have it at the library.

MOBIUS
02-02-2010, 01:10:08
Tomorrow for this.

MOBIUS
03-02-2010, 15:17:03
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1226273/

Martin Campbell directed the original BBC serial, and he's hot property after "Casino Royale". With Mel Gibson on board, it looks like a goer.

Pros-

Mel Gibson can do subtlety, so he could carry it off.
Same director as the original.


Cons-

Mel Gibson doesn't usually do subtlety.
Could be hit by an anti-Gibson backlash
Editing it down from 6 hours is going to lose an awful lot of story.

Saw this last night and on the whole liked it.

From my fuzzy recollections (itís been at least 20 years since seeing the original), the the film had a similar sort of feel to it but, apart from the names and the general direction of the overarching plot, the story threads are different or have been jumbled up.

Mel was not subtle in this.

7/10

MOBIUS
03-02-2010, 15:27:31
Wow, just reread the plot to the original. The remake is about a 2/10 compared to the original. Think I'll get it from the library for the weekend...

King_Ghidra
04-02-2010, 15:19:22
the original is very good.