Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Back to the Sematary

George Clooney has reportedly signed on to appear in the second film adaptation of Stephen King's Pet Sematary. Let's hope he doesn't hire Fred Gwynne's Maine dialect coach.

(BTW, for an overview of bad Maine accents on film, see this 2005 San Diego Union-Tribune article.)


Michelle said...

Wow. Remake, remake, remake, remake... these Hollywood addlepates don't know how to write anything new, do they?

What do you want to bet it won't even be filmed in Maine?

Hmm... I feel like I'm repeating myself.

Jim said...

While Hollywood has always had a penchant for maximizing a cash cow (i.e. remakes), it does seem that the dribble has now turned into a deluge.

The popularity of 70s retro visited upon us the updated Dukes of Hazzard w/ Jessica Simpson utilizing her only two attributes ('gotta love those "famous" parents) to the max to update Daisy Duke for the targeted demographic, as well as Mission Impossible, to name just two. Now, whatever nostalgia we had for Crockett and Tubbs in the original Miami Vice is being dashed in another studio's mad dash for cash.

I agree with you when you wrote that Hollywood's addlepates, "don't know how to write anything new..."!

Anonymous said...

It was a good movie based on a book that frightened me on a whole other level. Leave it alone. Sometimes dead is better.