When it comes to remakes or reboots of classic films or television shows I think the people trying to get the redo going should look at the time and place of the original. Somethings just don’t translate into the modern era.
The most recent example of this is the Farrelly brothers’ attempt to remake The Three Stooges. The Stooges exist in a bubble of TV from a bygone era. That’s why the remake was a failure in my opinion. You can’t capture lightening in a bottle twice, or, the chances of doing so are so slim it’s not worth trying.
What is all this leading up to?
Clint Morris over at Movie Hole has word that Alex Zamm is going to bring us a new Little Rascals adventure.
If you’re not familiar with Zamm, he has directed such cinematic classics as Tooth Fairy 2, Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, Dr. Dolittle: Million Dollar Mutts, Inspector Gadget 2, and a wealth of other direct-to-video sequels of awful movies.
Casting on The Little Rascals is going on now and shooting is expected to start in September.
I don’t like to put down movies before I’ve seen them, but is there any chance this will be good? Didn’t anyone learn anything from Penelope Spheeris’ 1994 attempt?
I guess not.
SOURCE: Movie Hole