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DJJasonp 08:41 AM 09-14-2020
This time: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

How can you possibly improve upon the original???

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/w...20loved%20ones.

Will Smith and Kevin Hart will star in and produce a remake of the 1987 road comedy “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” for Paramount Pictures.

The original “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” was directed by John Hughes, and starred Steve Martin and the late John Candy as a pair of mismatched businessmen trying to get home to Chicago for Thanksgiving in the face of a variety of travel disasters.

The remake will be a modern update of the original, with Smith and Hart playing characters who are forced to team up to tackle travel obstacles to get home to their loved ones.

Hart’s HartBeat Productions and Smith’s Westbrook Studios are developing the remake. Aeysha Carr (“Brooklyn 99”) is set to pen the screenplay, marking her feature writing debut. Hart and Smith will produce the film alongside Westbrook Studios co-president and head of motion pictures Jon Mone and HartBeat’s president of film and television Bryan Smiley.
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Buehler445 09:24 AM 09-14-2020
Wow.

Show will be boring as fuck. It’s way easier to travel now than in the early 80s.

For real though. When that movie hits you in the feels it hits you. To their credit Smith and Hart are really good. But there is no way they’ll be able to pull off what Candy did walking away from Dropping Martin off.

But they may do something different. It’s going to have to be pretty contrived to lose both of their phones and have some plot device to keep them away from borrowing anyone’s phone, not having any internet or not being able to stop by a Verizon store or whatever.

Seriously. It’s way easier now than it was then.
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OKchiefs 09:40 AM 09-14-2020
Of course, because they have to continue the trend of taking stories/movies with previously white actors or characters and add color to the cast to make it modern and PC.

I'm a fan of both Smith and Hart, but come on.
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Buehler445 10:03 AM 09-14-2020
The one thing is Hart by himself will make it funnier than that ghost busters schlock.
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Baby Lee 10:09 AM 09-14-2020
Originally Posted by OKchiefs:
Of course, because they have to continue the trend of taking stories/movies with previously white actors or characters and add color to the cast to make it modern and PC.

I'm a fan of both Smith and Hart, but come on.
Wait until you see what they did with the 'those aren't pillows' scene, . . . hint, it starts with brunch and ends with a fixer-upper pied-a-terre in The Village . . .
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backinblack 10:10 AM 09-14-2020
I just don't these two actors touching the comedic brilliance or chemistry of John Candy and Steve Martin, nor having the heart that John Hughes injected into the movie. For a guy who was mostly known for making teen movies at the time(though most of them are really great movies on their own right), he sure did a great job with Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.
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Pasta Giant Meatball 10:34 AM 09-14-2020
Can't wait for Hood Alone...
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Bowser 10:58 AM 09-14-2020
Originally Posted by OKchiefs:
Of course, because they have to continue the trend of taking stories/movies with previously white actors or characters and add color to the cast to make it modern and PC.

I'm a fan of both Smith and Hart, but come on.
Originally Posted by Buehler445:
The one thing is Hart by himself will make it funnier than that ghost busters schlock.
Yep
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eDave 11:17 AM 09-14-2020
It doesn't necessarily shit on the original as the original remains unaffected.
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DJJasonp 11:50 AM 09-14-2020
Originally Posted by Baby Lee:
Wait until you see what they did with the 'those aren't pillows' scene, . . . hint, it starts with brunch and ends with a fixer-upper pied-a-terre in The Village . . .
Nice....that rumor seems to never die! :-)
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displacedinMN 04:45 PM 09-14-2020
I will boycott that too. It will be about as good as "Get Hard"

#dontremaketwister

#endreboots

NSFW

Spoiler!

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vailpass 06:02 PM 09-14-2020
Originally Posted by OKchiefs:
Of course, because they have to continue the trend of taking stories/movies with previously white actors or characters and add color to the cast to make it modern and PC.

I'm a fan of both Smith and Hart, but come on.
All of this.
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DaneMcCloud 06:05 PM 09-14-2020
:-)

You guys are upset about a remake of a 33 year old movie?

Seriously?

Today's audiences most likely know absolutely nothing about the original and even if they do, most wouldn't be able to connect with it.

They're remaking this film in order to attract the 18-49 year old crowd, not the 50+ crowd.
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DaneMcCloud 06:13 PM 09-14-2020
Just for reference, Planes, Trains and Automobiles cost $30 million to make and pulled in only $49 million at the box office, which is absurdly low considering it was released on Thanksgiving and had a theatrical run of 58 total weeks.
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Cheater5 06:33 PM 09-14-2020
Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud:
Just for reference, Planes, Trains and Automobiles cost $30 million to make and pulled in only $49 million at the box office, which is absurdly low considering it was released on Thanksgiving and had a theatrical run of 58 total weeks.


So if it wasn’t successful, why remake it?
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