September 14, 2009

The Least Justifiable Remake in Hollywood History Is...

Total Recall, currently being developed by Columbia Pictures, although the original version is less than 20 years old, hasn't become dated, and contains thrilling effects and memorable performances, including the first widely noticed one of Sharon Stone's career.

I'm pleased to say that fans are already condemning, reviling, execrating, and opprobriating the remake, and that one of them points out the irony of the production company's name: Original Films.

If only Philip K. Dick were still alive to haul in the cash, and perhaps to write a story about a man who discovers that everything he touches becomes a remake of itself.

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