Jaime King Cast in My Bloody Valentine Remake
Stop with the remakes, please! I love Eli Roth's enthusiasm for cult classic horror flicks like this, but now we've gone too far. Yes, every last holiday has a horror movie made about it - even Valentine's Day. Bombshell beauty Jaime King has been cast as the lead in Lionsgate's My Bloody Valentine 3D. The film is a remake of the 1981 film My Bloody Valentine that's about, you guessed it, a murderer who goes around killing those who celebrate Valentine's Day. Hasn't Hollywood learned its lesson about horror remakes yet?
Long-time film editor and Dracula 2000 director Patrick Lussier will be taking on a script written by first-timer Zane Smith. Production will begin on May 12th for a release date of January 23rd, 2009. Jaime King, known most for playing Goldie in Sin City and Angela Patton in Slackers, will play the character Sarah Palmer, a woman who marries her teenage sweetheart's nemesis (that spells d-o-o-m for them!). "When she and her first love are reunited, it becomes clear that she still carries a torch for the man." What?
Not only does this already sound as bad as the Prom Night remake due out in April this year, but its going to be in 3D?! Really, what has Hollywood come to? I hope these continue to flop so that they realize it's a pointless waste to continue making them. The original films they're based off of are classic for being campy - it doesn't help to try and remake them with a serious tone! I rarely rant like this, but this time I've got to let it out. Anyone care to fight for the other side and try and convince me that this could be good?
Reader Feedback - 10 Comments
REAL6 on Mar 25, 2008
Unfortunately, remakes are a driving force in Hollywood these days. However, with so many remakes falling WAY short of their respective originals, I'm leery about this one too. Jaime King is pretty hot and I'm sure she'll do a good job. Eli Roth's involvement, however, doesn't bode well for this production, especially if he's the director. Torture porn anyone? YAWN! The script seems so sub-par it's following the blueprint of "Prom Night"---another flop-in-waiting. But worst of all, 3-D? Clearly the producers plan to use this gimmick to compensate for it's shortcomings. This also doesn't bode well for the 3-D format, which is bound to out wear its return so quickly. My hopes and suggestions would be to leave this one alone. Let the original be!!!
Spider on Mar 25, 2008
What the f**k?!?! I don't mind a remake but a remake in 3D?!?! Step Up and Adventure to the Center of the Earth are "reasonably acceptable" to be in 3D I think "Final Destination 4" will be cool in 3D, but this?!?! Come on!
Ryan on Mar 25, 2008
With a remake you really have to get an A list writer/director to take the reigns and give it a fresh perspective. This also makes it marketable, but if done wrong could ruin the movie for generations who haven't yet experienced it.
Matt on Mar 25, 2008
It's all about the money kids. If they throw a piece of crap together for $10 million (toss in a recognizable face or two plus the name recognizability of the title) and another $10 million for marketing etc, that's only $20 million they need to make to break even. After domestic box office, foreign box office, pay-per-view, cable rights and DVD sales, they make a $20 million profit. Even though it made maybe $8 million at the box office (a bomb), it still made a tidy profit. That's it, end of story. As Jeff Goldblum said in Jurassic Park...everyone was so busy asking COULD we do this that nobody bothered to ask SHOULD we do this. I'll get off my soapbox now. FYI - I've read the script...it is crap.
Steve on Mar 25, 2008
I'm tired of people sticking 3D at the end of a movie title and thinking that this somehow makes the movie better. If it sucked in 2D, it'll suck in 3D.
Mel on Mar 25, 2008
You're kidding right. I thought well ok here goes a remake that will have mixed reviews' but in 3-D?! Come on Hollywood...
silver on Mar 25, 2008
how can anyone be stupid enough to do a remake of a movie that was shit to begin with??? do they think that by recyclintg shit it will come out the second time as something other than shit???I thought there were people in Hollywood who were paid big $$$ to come up with NEW ideas for movies....and just what can you call remade shit??? is there a word for it??? maybe I can buy a monkey, put him in front of a keyboard and just sit back and wait a few weeks for him to type out a million dollar script....just a thought....
cornholio_by_the_sea on Mar 25, 2008
First, let’s acknowledge the snotty emails. Yes. My Bloody Valentine is a remake. No. Choosing what movies are and are not made is not up to me. How about we all ease up on poor ol’ Toddly. Yes. I’ve a brainfull of new ideas but Hollywood don’t want original right now. They want safe, name recognizable remakes and sequels. And as much as I hate Corprate Hollywood the numbers don’t lie. The Descent was a grrreat movie. But nobody went to see it. Slither was a grrreat movie but nobody went to see it. That said, between Zane Smith, Patrick Lussier and yours frakking truly, My Bloody Valentine is a grrreat script. And trust me, that’s not been easy. It would be a very safe bet that along the way we have avoided more than a dozen dungbombs lobbed at the story. Welcome to the new Hollywood. And speaking of dreamy…Jensen Ackles. Good lord. No fella should be that good looking. And that deep voice of his? Swoon. Mel adored him on Smallville, which led to our watching Supernatural where I was introduced to his talent. I like Supernatural. I like him in the show. But I just didn’t expect the performances I’ve been seeing. I guess I was prejudging the good looks. Sue me. We’re all bastards in our own way. His role is one of those challenging rolls that can be played vanilla or stunning. It’s a risk for an actor to take on a roll like this. I once saw an actor not only lose his job but I personally rewrote his character out of the script because the actor had gone with vanilla. Jensen went with stunning. I watched him shoot a scene on night two that gave me goosebumps. Patrick refers to him as a young Steve McQueen.
Joanna on Aug 20, 2008
It was time someone mentioned Jensen.. God's sake he is in the leading role.. I dont know about the film, but as Joanna said he is an angel on earth. I had misjudged his good looks as well.I never thought he could be such an amazing actor but if u see his performance in SUPERNATURAL you will be amazed. i agree that most remakes suck..I saw the trailer of the old movie and i didn't really like it 'cause of the poor performances of the actors It was mainly a film made by the hilarious supposingly terrified screams of the actors.. Now the actors are real good. Except the Mcdreamey & Mcsteamy Jensen ackles (;p) that is surrounded by female funs all the time, Jaime King will also star in this and i know a lot of men that are going to see the film no matter what just because of her, and girls will do the same for Jensen.. I know nothing about the script but i am trusting the choices of Jensen!!!
Victoriaa on Aug 20, 2008
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