Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. It's another lovely morning so you know what that means! That's right! A new remake story! Bryan Singer and Warner Bros are apparently closing the deal on a remake of John Boorman's EXCALIBUR according to Variety's Mike Fleming.
Hey, I can see the appeal of telling a hardcore King Arthur tale... sure... blood and swords and magic and incest... all the makings of a nice family outing. But what sense does it make to spend the money for the remake rights to EXCALIBUR when it's a pretty straight (yet very well done) harder adaptation of the King Arthur legend?
Fleming states that Warners owns some of the Excalibur rights already so maybe it was cheaper to just get whatever percentage Boorman owned. I don't know... What I do know is that if you change the title and play with some of the focus you will avoid the comparison to the original, right? Can they get hotter than Helen Mirren? Can they get a crazier, funnier and creepily scary Merlin than Nicol Williamson? Nawwww.
Could Singer make a kick-ass Arthurian legend flick? Yeah, sure. I guess a comparison is inevitable, but it doesn't have to be invited is all I'm saying.
Singer's not contracted to direct at this point and we know he's lining up BATTLESTAR GALACTICA and flirting with another X-MEN movie, so who knows what's going to happen. But that's the word.
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