Remakes Of ‘80s Classics ARTHUR, THEY LIVE And ROMANCING THE STONE Move Forward!!
Published at: Dec. 4, 2008, 2:07 a.m. CST by hercules
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1) The “Arthur” remake could star Russell Brand (Kristen Bell’s rock star boyfriend in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”). The 1981 Dudley Moore-Liza Minelli-John Geilgud comedy is about a drunk who must choose between keeping the not-rich girl he likes or keeping his mammoth fortune. Read The Hollywood Reporter’s story on the matter here.
2) The “Romancing the Stone” remake is being written by Daniel McDermott (“Eagle Eye”). The 1984 Michael Douglas-Kathleen Turner-Danny DeVito comedy-adventure is about a romance novelist who hires a soldier of fortune to get her out of Colombia. Read The Hollywood Reporter’s story on the matter here.
3) The “They Live” remake is from Strike Entertainment (the “Dawn of the Dead” remake), a company that's also working on a remake of John Carpenter’s “The Thing.” The 1988 Roddy Piper-Meg Foster-Keith David sci-fi thriller is about a construction worker who finds special sunglasses that allow him to see the hideous extraterrestrials who intend to conquer Earth. Read The Hollywood Reporter’s story on the matter here.