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    Beverly Hills Cop #4 is in production.

    https://variety.com/2022/film/news/b...el-1235379225/

    Why?

    I never saw 3 (and I don’t think a lot of people did; it only made money because of the foreign market and just barely).

    According to Wikipedia, this film has been trying to get made since the mid-90s, with numerous starts and stops…
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    On the Fletch tip, I watched the trailer for that new Jon Hamm starring one and found it lackluster and uninspired.
    I was also surprised to see that it got a theatrical release (it’s playing at several cineplexes in Reno).
    Go figure.
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    RS giving high praise to Confess, Fletch and lamenting the current state of cinema:

    https://www.rollingstone.com/tv-movi...mm-1234599812/
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    Two that are better than the originals:

    Night of the Living Dead 1990
    The Thing 1982

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    Casablanca II - you know there' somebody trying to sell this.

    While I would agree that 1982 version of The Thing was very good, I would hesitate to compare it to the original (also very good) because it was sooooo different. Critical element: a remake should not actually be a remake, it should depart significantly while still keeping the underlying premise.

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    In regards to The Thing From Another World (1951) and John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982), I’mma be a pedantic putz and point out that, like the Fletch films, they are both based on a piece of literature, in this case the 1938 novella Who Goes There? written by John W. Campbell.
    So, technically speaking, Carpenter’s version isn’t really a remake so much as a new interpretation of the source material.
    Although, Carpemter is an unabashed Howard Hawks (director of the 1951 film) fanboy…
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    Quote Originally Posted by PB View Post
    Critical element: a remake should not actually be a remake, it should depart significantly while still keeping the underlying premise.
    Then it wouldn’t really be a remake would it?
    (You’ve just defined “reboot”, btw…)


    But I could also make the argument that you can have a remake that’s a reboot and vice/versa (a reboot that’s a remake).
    I think.

    Shit, now I’m confused…

    I’mma stick with Brodie’s breakdown (which is really Kevin Smith’s breakdown since he wrote the script):
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    Where does adaptation fit in??

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    Quote Originally Posted by PB View Post
    Where does adaptation fit in??
    Great movie but was it a remake?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MagnificentUnicorn View Post
    Great movie but was it a remake?


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    Technically, it was a loose adaptation…
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    Quote Originally Posted by MagnificentUnicorn View Post
    Great movie but was it a remake?


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    Please note, I did NOT capitalize adaptation. My argument is that the best remakes are actually adaptations.
    Please be serious, Shirley.

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    “The great thing about genre directors in the 80s, they were thinking ‘What can we make?,’ not ‘What can we remake?’
    We’re in a degenerate era today where all they think about is ‘What can we remake?,’ often titles from the 80s…”

    - Joe Bob Briggs from an interview in the documentary In Search of Darkness
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