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Thor’s Chris Hemsworth Approached For ‘Lethal Weapon’ Reboot
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Posted on 05/10/2014 7:46:18 AM PDT by Perdogg

These days, reboots are all the rage in film. Now it’s believed that Fast & Furious director Justin Lin has his eyes set on a Lethal Weapon reboot. If that news isn’t exciting on its own, then it’s who he has his sights set on that should really be the talk of the industry.

The Tracking Board reports that Lin wants none other than Thor’s Chris Hemsworth to take the lead role in the upcoming reboot for Lethal Weapon. As some of you may or should know, Australian actor Mel Gibson took the title role of Martin Riggs, and it looks like Aussie native Chris Hemsworth may follow in his footsteps.

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1 posted on 05/10/2014 7:46:18 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Fail. Just like all the other 80s reboots.


2 posted on 05/10/2014 7:46:50 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Perdogg

It’s official. Hollywood has run out of new ideas.


3 posted on 05/10/2014 7:50:58 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: DollyCali; Perdogg; EveningStar; Borges; Mr. K; Blondie; altura; mylife; Mama_Bear; Jack Deth; ...

ping


4 posted on 05/10/2014 7:51:04 AM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: dfwgator

Ok how many Mel Gibson leathel movies were they I think 4
Epic fail to remake. . Hollywood is. Void of any new ideas


5 posted on 05/10/2014 7:53:32 AM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: al baby

Didn’t they learn anything from Total Recall and RoboCop?


6 posted on 05/10/2014 7:54:31 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Perdogg

And will he be doing the naked bun shot at the beginning?

Time for Hollywood to shut down, or dynamite the model and start over.


7 posted on 05/10/2014 7:56:02 AM PDT by lurk
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To: vladimir998

“It’s official. Hollywood has run out of new ideas.”

Hollywood themselves may have run out of ideas, but there’s thousands of great books that could be made into powerful, entertaining movies that would make a lot of money if talented screenwriters and directors were utilized.

For example, I’m reading Willa Cather’s “My Ántonia” right now, and both it and her “O Pioneer!” could be made into amazing movies. Likewise, I just finished reading Michael Lewis’s “Flash Boys”, which could be made into an awesome movie as well.

Would love to see some smart money found a new studio dedicated to making movies that tell a story. It really doesn’t matter what the story is or what it is about, just so long as the movie tells a great story.

I think “Hurt Locker” was the last movie I remember that told a story, and that was years ago, and I can’t remember the last movie before that that told a great story.


8 posted on 05/10/2014 8:00:43 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: dfwgator

I can’t see it. Bruce Willis made Die hard with his natural deadpan sardonic humor and I just can’t see Hemsworth pulling that off.


9 posted on 05/10/2014 8:01:33 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: catnipman

I’m really liking “Turn” on AMC about Washington’s Culper spy ring.

http://www.colonybay.net/w/index.php/2014/05/take-turn/


10 posted on 05/10/2014 8:04:56 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Perdogg

Who are they looking at for the Danny Glover part, Jamie Foxx?


11 posted on 05/10/2014 8:06:30 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Perdogg

Lethal weapon one rocked
Lethal weapon two was full of political crap but was still pretty good
The third one sucked
didn’t see any of the others.
Hollywood is dead.


12 posted on 05/10/2014 8:06:46 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: vladimir998

Spike Lee for Murtaugh?


13 posted on 05/10/2014 8:07:27 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: catnipman

“For example, I’m reading Willa Cather’s “My Ántonia” right now...”

DONE! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113892/

“and her “O Pioneer!””

DONE! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0195105/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

And DONE AGAIN: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105038/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

“I just finished reading Michael Lewis’s “Flash Boys”, which could be made into an awesome movie as well.”

On the way: http://www.latimes.com/books/jacketcopy/la-et-jc-michael-lewis-flash-boys-near-movie-deal-20140410-story.html


14 posted on 05/10/2014 8:10:18 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Perdogg

Can’t get much lamer than that.


15 posted on 05/10/2014 8:14:29 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Delta Dawn

“Spike Lee for Murtaugh?”

S-u-r-e, why not? And this time the mega powerful dope dealer will be a good guy selling “medical” marijuana while the bad guy can be a racist Donald Sterling type team owner who...

Oh, never mind.


16 posted on 05/10/2014 8:14:44 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: Perdogg

Communist creativity = ZERO.


17 posted on 05/10/2014 8:14:45 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: dfwgator

Just caught the original total recall the other day it holds up pretty well


18 posted on 05/10/2014 8:19:33 AM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: Perdogg

UGH.


19 posted on 05/10/2014 8:25:29 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Perdogg

Didn’t they see Donald Trump’s youtube video....
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10154122090290725


20 posted on 05/10/2014 8:29:24 AM PDT by Thorliveshere (Minnesota Survivor)
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To: vladimir998
It’s official. Hollywood has run out of new ideas. ----------------------- At first glance yes; real reason is anything wholesome or feel good w/out new age crap, gratuitous GD's, JC's, homosexual heros or gubm't worker heros or corporate villains, is just not made because of course, it just doesn't sell .
21 posted on 05/10/2014 8:30:08 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (A government of the people and by the people...)
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To: Perdogg

They couldn’t get Mel because he’s too busy imploding; and, Glover wasn’t available because he’s still in mourning after the loss of his hero Chavez.


22 posted on 05/10/2014 8:31:09 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (A government of the people and by the people...)
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To: CincyRichieRich

LOL!


23 posted on 05/10/2014 8:37:24 AM PDT by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: catnipman
Hollywood themselves may have run out of ideas, but there’s thousands of great books that could be made into powerful, entertaining movies that would make a lot of money if talented screenwriters and directors were utilized.

You're right. I have a number of books, even a series or two that I'd love to see made into great movies. That is my worry though too. I'm afraid Hollywood would take a great story, full of imagery, character, and values...and apply their "formula" to it. The scenes would be stylized, the characters shallow and easily digestible, the values and morals in the story distorted beyond recognition (even reversed) to conform to current Hollywood fashion.

As much as I'd like to see some of my favorite stories made into movies, I am very, very afraid of what Hollywood would do to them.

24 posted on 05/10/2014 8:55:09 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Perdogg

Hollywood needs to be rebooted.


25 posted on 05/10/2014 9:02:47 AM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: Perdogg; Impy; NFHale; fieldmarshaldj; GSP.FAN; sickoflibs

Ridiculous. Supposedly even “Weird Science” is getting remade. REALLY?!?! Was there a clamoring for that or for a Lethal Weapon remake?

Actually, “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” made both a Lethal Weapon 5 and 6; I’ll say they’re both better than any reboot.


26 posted on 05/10/2014 9:09:54 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Khent is not stable... be advised...)
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To: vladimir998

Not really. I am getting ready to go see “The Neighbors” at 1:20PM. I definitely know they have not done this movie before.


27 posted on 05/10/2014 9:35:16 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Perdogg

can’t come up with original stuff. why see it? by today’s’standards the first one is totally campy. don’t need to see a sideways/darker version. or a new campy one.


28 posted on 05/10/2014 9:59:52 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: al baby

they should have stopped after lw#2. even lw#2 sucked w/ the apartheid bullcrap theme.


29 posted on 05/10/2014 10:00:45 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: dfwgator
Didn’t they learn anything from Total Recall and RoboCop?

Well they spent all sorts on the Stuperman reboots and how about that awesome Lone Stranger and after that fiasco they're going have Hammer help destroy The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Because destroying Get Smart with a reboot wasn't enough they're going to try and crush all our childhood favorites.

30 posted on 05/10/2014 10:04:49 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

They’d better not try to reboot “Dirty Harry.” But I fear it’s only a matter of time.


31 posted on 05/10/2014 10:05:58 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Total Recall was trash. Kate Beckinsale’s looks didn’t hold my attention. Fail.

RoboCop is worth a rental. I had higher hopes for it as the original’s sequels were trash and I wouldn’t mind seeing more of that story in a more gritty light. It wasn’t the turd Total Recall was, but I wasn’t exactly thrilled to pay top buck seeing it in a theater.


32 posted on 05/10/2014 10:15:53 AM PDT by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: ThunderSleeps

You detailed, perfectly, what Hollyweird did to World War Z (that would have made a great TV show ... Far too much material for a movie).


33 posted on 05/10/2014 10:18:55 AM PDT by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: Perdogg

The originals were bad. This can only be worse — beyond bad.


34 posted on 05/10/2014 11:37:28 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Perdogg

Thank you Perdogg, just dropping in to say ‘hi’!


35 posted on 05/10/2014 1:16:46 PM PDT by potlatch ("Dream as if you'll live forever...Live as if you'll die today")
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To: dfwgator; Revolting cat!; GeronL

Time to remake Ishtar.


36 posted on 05/10/2014 2:36:15 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

What’s with all the remakes??


37 posted on 05/10/2014 2:40:48 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Everything seems to be a reboot these days (music, broadway, art that borrows images from other works, movies, tv).

Most of it passes me by. I don’t buy the daily paper, I haven’t had a tv in 5 years, and I haven’t been to a commercial movie theater in over a year (a friend had free passes, it’d be another year or two before that for me). I don’t listen to music on commercial radio and have no idea what movies, tv shows, stars, or songs/bands are “top 10” or even “top 100”.

I still watch movies from Netflix and buy new albums and see concerts by bands touring new material. I just don’t buy into the rest of it. The only time I’m assaulted with hype for other films is when I watch the trailers on a DVD.


38 posted on 05/10/2014 2:47:23 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: GeronL

$$$

Investors won’t fork over the big bucks unless creators can show them some sort of hook. Remakes, so the thinking goes, have a built-in audience that will boost numbers the opening weekend.

Of course, like anything else, sometimes it works and sometimes it flops.


39 posted on 05/10/2014 2:49:39 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: napscoordinator
Not really. I am getting ready to go see “The Neighbors” at 1:20PM. I definitely know they have not done this movie before.


40 posted on 05/10/2014 2:49:39 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Bratch

Reboots also draw renewed interest in the original videos.

In music, cover versions of songs paid off for the producers who owned the publishing on the old material. All sorts of 1920s material hit the charts in the 1950s “rock and roll boom”.

Blueberry Hill
You Can Keep On Knockin’
Are You Lonesome Tonight
etc.


41 posted on 05/10/2014 2:51:45 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

You are not missing anything -unless I win a huge lottery and blow it all making my masterpiece sci-fi epic “Rosebud”


42 posted on 05/10/2014 2:52:52 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: edh

The remake I’d Dredd was horrid, the remake or whatever that was of a Terminator was dreadful....


43 posted on 05/10/2014 2:53:44 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

I had people stand slackjawed staring at me when I told them I’d never seen Avatar.

Then they admitted that they’d seen it in 3-D on a big screen, etc. and really don’t think it’d play well on a television.

So much for timeless stories.


44 posted on 05/10/2014 2:55:31 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

I haven’t been in a theater since I was a kid


45 posted on 05/10/2014 3:03:34 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

There’s a nice one at the local museum. Sometimes they even show something I’d want to see (when they aren’t busy pushing the Latin film festival, the gay film festival, the Palestinian film festival, and the Iranian film festival.

You’d think I’m joking but I’m not.

http://www.mfah.org/films/


46 posted on 05/10/2014 3:06:19 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Bratch

They should hire unknowns and try new things with smaller budgets then.


47 posted on 05/10/2014 3:06:19 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: a fool in paradise

I totally believe it


48 posted on 05/10/2014 3:08:31 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

The characterizations in the second Judge Dredd film were much better than the first (Dredd in name only, that one was) but the story was weak.

They have a LONG history they could draw from. They have epic tales but scaled it back to people sweeping a locked down tower. Yawn.

Robocop borrowed from the Judge Dredd world. So did Road Warrior.

Speaking of which, there is another Mad Max film (taking place between number 2 and 3) due soon.


49 posted on 05/10/2014 3:09:30 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: a fool in paradise

I hope they don’t mess it up!

Btw there was an 80s anime, cleaned up for US kids, that would make a pretty good live action movie. The evil bad guy was a tranny or something. Heh. US version was “Battle Of The Planets”.


50 posted on 05/10/2014 3:14:37 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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