Published at: March 19, 2007, 1:22 a.m. CST by quint
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with some interesting news... yet more remake news.
Just how the hell they think they'll do DOLEMITE justice without Rudy Ray Moore is beyond me. He IS Dolemite. Dolemite IS Rudy Ray Moore.
Bill Fishman's Fallout Entertainment has the rights and will be raising the money to produce the flick, currently being written by Jeff Hause and David Hines (ONCE BITTEN).
They have a couple actors attached, including Wayne Brady and Charlie Murphy. Now, if Charlie Murphy is Dolemite, I might give this flick a chance, although he seems a better fit for D'Urville Martin character.
I don't know... the original was just such a product of its time and worked because of the incredibly low budget and the chemistry of Rudy Ray Moore. They're already going after rappers, like Snoop Dogg, to be in the remake and that sends up all kinds of red flags. I don't know if I want to see a Dolemite that belongs in the here and now. I like him in the '70s. What do you folks think?