You know what we need? We really need the Hollywood machine to make us more remakes. If there is one thing that pisses me off more and more is Hollywood’s need to give their money to talented young up and coming directors, rather then remaking classics. Oh sh*t wait a minute that is the complete opposite of what is happening…. my bad.
Now that my clearly sarcastic feelings are known lets take a minute and talk about yet another remake that is in the works. Deadline is reporting that Matt Reeves who directed Cloverfield and the remake of Let the Right One In is once again heading back to remake land. He will be remaking the ultimate cheesefest John Carpenters They Live.
Matt Reeves will both write and direct the project for Strike Entertainment and Universal Pictures. The original film is b-movie scifi magic and tells the story of a man who finds a set of glasses which reveal that the whole world is taken over by aliens. Matt Reeves really feels he can make the movie his own and even uses the words ‘romance’ in it. He tells Deadline quote;
“I saw an opportunity to do a movie that was very point-of-view driven, a psychological science fiction thriller that explores this guy’s nightmare,” Reeves told me. “There could be a desperate love story at the center of this. Carpenter took a satirical view of the material and the larger political implication that we’re being controlled. I am very drawn to the emotional side, the nightmare experience with the paranoia of Invasion of the Body Snatchersor a Roman Polanski-style film.”
No word on whether the 15minute alley fight over the sunglasses will be ripped off as well. I would assume that Roddy Roddy Piper will not be returning but hopefully like with the Nightmare on Elm Street remake they will base the casting entirely on the new lead looking like the old lead. What are your thoughts? I am actually a fan of Matt Reeves Let Me In Remake its one of the better hollywood remakes but just don’t get the need to even try and remake They Live. The original film that John Carpenter directed was based off Ray Nelson’s short story 8 O’Clock in the Morning. Checkout the trailer below.