Seriously, Neal Moritz Wants to Remake Look Who's Talking?
Kill it with fire! That's the only response that comes to mind when I hear from Pajiba that Neal Moritz, the producer behind films like I Am Legend and the upcoming Green Hornet and Jack the Giant Killer, is now heading to the complete other end of the spectrum with a remake of Look Who's Talking. I'll be the first to admit that as a kid, I enjoyed the first film, which had Kirstie Alley, John Travolta, and a bastard child (voiced by Bruce Willis) that spouted witticisms inside his head that no one could actually hear. The project is out to writers and there's no director yet so the only thing attached to this project is complete stupidity.
This is just sad. There's no other way to describe it. They're remaking a 1989 comedy that should've been a one-hit wonder, yet it spawned two unnecessary sequels, one that inexplicably moved the inner monologue comedic thoughts to a couple of dogs. WTFuck? This isn't the worst news though, as Pajiba points out this inside information from their industry insider is hot on the tails of news that 20th Century Fox is apparently developing a movie based on the E*Trade talking baby commercials which will be a “mission movie,” about a group of talking babies trying to make their way across the playground. Isn't that just a live action "Rugrats" movie? So now we'll have to contend with two talking baby movies being in development while somewhere out there spectacular, original ideas are crying. Anyone want to start a riot with me in Hollywood?