Monday, February 1, 2010

The Jewison Re-Makes

As I mentioned in my last post, it seems like whenever a re-make is being considered people go to the films of Norman Jewison first. We've already had re-makes of The Thomas Crown Affair (original / re-make) and Rollerball (original / re-make), both of which were re-made by Die Hard and The Hunt for Red October director John McTiernan. And now, along with Jesus Christ Superstar, we are also going to get High Alert, which is a re-make of, or at least inspired by, The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming. I don't think McTiernan is directing either of them.

What is interesting about High Alert is that it's being co-written by Rick Mercer. I believe this is Mercer's first foray into film writing but he's very smart and very funny. I'm actually excited by this one.

1 comment:

J. said...

I can't wait for Tyler Perry's The Heat, based on Jewison's In the Heat of the Night. It will star Chris Rock and Paul Giamatti as Tibbs and Gillespie. Three Six Mafia will do the soundtrack.

I've met Rick Mercer a few times, and he's a dink of the highest order.