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?
Reader Feedback - 12 Comments
No, No, No. I worked at several Hollywood studios, reviewing scripts for producers. The tragedy is that there are amazing, original ideas out there, waiting to be made. Most of the scripts I approved for producer review were rejected because of legal or production issues. That is how most of these great ideas find an early grave in the abyss of dusty shelving at the WGA. I cannot tell you how many times I heard, "Na, we cannot even consider that because of (insert your legal term here)." I believe the only reason these films are being considered is because they are easy to produce. Nothing more. No consideration for audience, tact, or artistc vision. Filmmakers need to bring something new to the mix instead of re-regurgitating the same crap over and over again. The originality is out there and it did get to Hollywood. Producers, grow some balls and invest in something different.
Alex O on Mar 31, 2010
It was bound to happen...theres a WHOLE generation that did'nt experience this movie and its sequels...why not cash in
Trey M on Mar 31, 2010
3d baby surely.
Crapola on Mar 31, 2010
Cody w on Mar 31, 2010
And you'll experience vomit missiles in 3D.
Ravster on Mar 31, 2010
Pretty soon they'll be remaking Pauly Shore movies.
Frightened Inmate #2 on Mar 31, 2010
Baby Genius anyone?
tra la la la la di da on Mar 31, 2010
Nah I think they'll remake the Homeward Bound movies... I'd say Beethoven but they are still kinda making them lol...
ken on Mar 31, 2010
@ 5 hahahahahahahaha...and Jamie Kennedy would star.
Winston on Mar 31, 2010
may the earth swallow the entire set and all on it, children included, if they dare attempt this....there is a limit to how much bullshit the law should allow....
slopshoe smith on Mar 31, 2010
What's the point of a remake, come on Hollywood, get more creative than remaking every damn thing.
M on Mar 31, 2010
@ 1 AMEN to that!
Del on Apr 1, 2010
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