Movie Ideas – Repackaging Old Films

Posted: January 26, 2012 by chuckspears in Film, Humor, Pop Culture

MAKE IT A ROM COM –

Zombies couldn't tear us apart.

Oldboy - The Rom Com   Batman 89 - The Rom Com   Gladiator - The Rom Com

1. Our Love Is Legendary

I Am Legend, a post apocalyptic action drama with Will Smith, his pet dog and a backdrop of New York City, capitol of the world. Oh and zombie/vampire/ghoul creatures that used to be human. But what about love? A few snips here and there and you have a blossoming love story.

2. Love and Dumplings

Oldboy, a Korean film about revenge and redemption is a bit of a mind fuck. Not to spoil the story but American audiences aren’t really good with twisted plots, while most of us do enjoy the occasional plot twist. So edit out the uncomfortable parts and you have a nice little love story.

3. Dancing With The Devil in the Pale Moonlight

Tim Burton‘s 1989 hit Batman had something for everyone. Action, romance, drama, action. But although one of it’s main characters was named The Joker, it wasn’t big on comedy, well it had a morbid kind of comedy. If they would have given more time to the Joker and his love for Vicky Vale and less time to Michael Keaton brooding in a cave, this could have been on par with When Harry Met Sally.

4. Commodus’ Colosseum

Gladiator, garnered Russell Crowe and Academy Award, but it wasn’t exactly a Date Movie. There was a creepy segment in the film where Commodus, the new emperor of Rome falls for his sister. I say play that up for laughs, even make it a musical. While we’re at it let’s leave Maximus out of the whole affair. Sword fight and intrigue have no place in a Rom Com.

MAKE IT AN ART HOUSE FILM

1. The Simplicity of Seducing the Women of  Earth

I can’t say I really remember much about Earth Girls Are Easy, but I can say it  help to launch the careers of Damon Wayans and Jim Carrey. Carrey went on to make more serious films like the Truman Show and Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind. Think of this as David Bowie’s The Man Who Fell From Space, experimental and thought provoking. With Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis rounding out the cast, surefire Art House gold.

2. TMNT – By Akira Kurosawa

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was pretty cheesy, and I’m not just talking about the pizza references. It featured four guys in latex suits performing ninjitsu. But what if it were the product of Akira Kurosawa, the visionary behind Seven Samurai and Ran? What if it was by some guy that was just a casual fan of his and a member of his fan club? Okay there may be no helping this film, but at least you can give it a serious poster.

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