Monday, September 19, 2005

Another Remake that Didn't Need to Be Made, but I Will See Anyway.

According to Contact Music the classic horror film The Omen is being remade. This time starring Liev Schreiber (He's dreamy!)and Julia Stiles as the happy parents of the Devil's child.

The original starred Hollywood heavy Gregory Peck and was directed by Richard Donner back when he could still direct (Superman, Ladyhawke, Lethal Weapon, The Omen...a list anyone would be proud of). Sadly, Donner appears to have lost the ability to direct anything appealing. Case in point? Timeline. Little had I known that 14th Century European cities looked like cheap sets. I thought they looked more like this (that the "Middle Ages" weren't primative was a point of the novel):



Anyway...the new movie will be directed by John Moore (Behind Enemy Lines and the Flight of the Phoenix remake), so this version might become an action packed extravaganza. Well...based on Behind Enemy Lines at least.
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