Given the results of the recent remake of FAHRENHEIT 451, I am not sure how I feel about the proposed remake of SOMETHING WICKED. While not perfect, the original was still a pretty good film with a fine cast. Also, I note this will be the first feature film for the proposed director, Seth Grahame-Smith, who also wrote the novels ABRAHAM LINCOLN, VAMPIRE HUNTER and PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES. (Where is Steven Spielberg when you really need him?) However, I'll keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best.
Yes, I get my hopes up too much that the remakes may improve on any flaws in the originals when often they make them much worse.
So, I have good news and bad news. The good news is Something Wicked This Way Comes is being remade. The bad news is it's the director's first film and he's the guy who did Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.This message has been edited. Last edited by: dandelion,
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This is the film that Bradbury had just seen when he was walking home from the cinema with his wife Maggie when he said to her "I'd love to work with Gene Kelly!" She, as you know, suggested that he pull one of his stories out of the filing cabinet and write a treatment. He went home and did just that with The Black Ferris.
Kelly loved it and said he'd take it to London and Paris to try and raise financing. When he returned, he broke the news to Ray that "there was no money." He apologized. Ray told him not to apologize - that he was happy that he even tried. He then, of course, turned that screenplay into a book called Something Wicked This Way Comes. Twenty-one years later, the Disney Studios finally made the film.
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