Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Useless Remake Alert

According to Variety, Hilary Duff will be starring in The Story of Bonnie and Clyde, an indie that it swears is not a remake of the Warren Beatty/Faye Dunaway classic Bonnie and Clyde. No, this movie will be about the same people and the same story, but that doesn't make it a remake.

You know the last time I heard that? When Tim Burton said his Charlie and the Chocolate Factory would be a return to the Roald Dahl book. However he marketed it, the movie still shouldn't have been made.

So, ok, fine, we're getting a Bonnie and Clyde remake. But with Hilary Duff? Why not have Zac Efron in the Warren Beatty part? The original Bonnie and Clyde was one of the most controversial movies of its decade, and now we're getting Lizzie McGuire?

So what do you think? Better or worse than the once-rumored Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid remake with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon? I'd say not quite as bad, only because I like Butch Cassidy better. But seriously, stop remaking classics when there's so many bad movies to fix. Go take another crack at Dune instead.

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