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blue_lion -> Remake : The Running Man (22/6/2012 3:04:10 PM)

One of the best Arnie films, but looks so dated and corny now, rather than remake a classic like "Total Recall" which I am amazed they done, why not remake "The Running Man" which would play so well and be uterly entertaining to a modern audience !




darthbane -> RE: Remake : The Running Man (22/6/2012 4:15:23 PM)

I'm usually quite open remakes, after all if you don't like them you can always watch the originals.
I think that The Running Man is remembered fondly but its true to day that its very limited in terms of budget, scale and in some cases, acting.
Making the stalkers more than just wrestlers in lycra would be a must though. Perhaps making them augmented or mutated, and amping up the sci-fi a bit would be cool. A remake would certainly benefit from more modern technologies used with the story, online interactive Running Man? A good size budget could also invite some great set designs and looks. Imagine very specific looking zones for each stalker. I know this was done to some extent in the original, but a remake could be done in a kind of 'Sucker Punch' style. Not the greatest film, but the visuals were stunning, with each segment having a very distinctive feel.
Having said all that, maybe wd've already had a Running Man remake in Gamer, which had many similar ideas. Add to that, The Hunger Games, would people want another, characters kill each other in live tv, film?




rich -> RE: Remake : The Running Man (23/6/2012 2:02:27 AM)

There are enough movies with this kind of premise, no need.




Lazarus munkey -> RE: Remake : The Running Man (23/6/2012 2:15:56 AM)

They already remade it. It's called The Hunger Games.




Scruffybobby -> RE: Remake : The Running Man (24/6/2012 12:34:25 AM)

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ORIGINAL: rich

There are enough movies with this kind of premise, no need.


Agreed.

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they already remade it. It's called The Hunger Games.


Not agreed.




Lazarus munkey -> RE: Remake : The Running Man (24/6/2012 1:18:02 AM)


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ORIGINAL: Scruffybobby

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ORIGINAL: rich

There are enough movies with this kind of premise, no need.


Agreed.

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they already remade it. It's called The Hunger Games.


Not agreed.


It's close enough in premise and far superior to The Running Man.




jackcarter -> RE: Remake : The Running Man (24/6/2012 1:25:05 PM)

forget a remake and do a sequel! - bring back Arnie as Ben Richards and get Starsky to direct again




drews -> RE: Remake : The Running Man (24/6/2012 10:13:44 PM)

The Running Man ROCKS!!!




gunstar -> RE: Remake : The Running Man (25/6/2012 11:36:09 AM)

I think an adaptation of the original Stephen King story would be interesting. However, as others have said, it may be the case that the market for this type of thing has become saturated.




BudBaxter -> RE: Remake : The Running Man (25/6/2012 11:50:33 AM)


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ORIGINAL: gunstar

I think an adaptation of the original Stephen King story would be interesting. However, as others have said, it may be the case that the market for this type of thing has become saturated.


Agreed.

They'd never have the balls to use King's original ending though, even 11 years after 9/11.




st3veebee -> RE: Remake : The Running Man (25/6/2012 12:04:01 PM)

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ORIGINAL: BudBaxter


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ORIGINAL: gunstar

I think an adaptation of the original Stephen King story would be interesting. However, as others have said, it may be the case that the market for this type of thing has become saturated.


Agreed.

They'd never have the balls to use King's original ending though, even 11 years after 9/11.


Just about to say this: great book too.




Spaldron -> RE: Remake : The Running Man (25/6/2012 3:00:15 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Lazarus munkey

It's close enough in premise and far superior to The Running Man.


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Russ Whitfield -> RE: Remake : The Running Man (25/6/2012 3:23:29 PM)

Good thread. I've got to score some steroids.




sharkboy -> RE: Remake : The Running Man (25/6/2012 3:27:47 PM)

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ORIGINAL: st3veebee

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ORIGINAL: BudBaxter


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ORIGINAL: gunstar

I think an adaptation of the original Stephen King story would be interesting. However, as others have said, it may be the case that the market for this type of thing has become saturated.


Agreed.

They'd never have the balls to use King's original ending though, even 11 years after 9/11.


Just about to say this: great book too.


Yeah, sod the Arnie version, give us the Bachman tale.  Yeah, they'd have to rewrite the ending, but on the whole it is a much better tale than the one that appeared on celluloid - much more The Fugitive than Battle Royal




horribleives -> RE: Remake : The Running Man (25/6/2012 3:31:56 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Spaldron


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ORIGINAL: Lazarus munkey

It's close enough in premise and far superior to The Running Man.


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I haven't seen The Hunger Games yet but it still bests The Running Man by virtue of not having Mick soddding Fleetwood in it.




Lazarus munkey -> RE: Remake : The Running Man (25/6/2012 3:47:22 PM)

It was shit in '87 and it's shit now. All the nostalgia in the world can't save the corniest script I can remember.




Spaldron -> RE: Remake : The Running Man (25/6/2012 4:07:12 PM)


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ORIGINAL: Lazarus munkey

It was shit in '87 and it's shit now. All the nostalgia in the world can't save the corniest script I can remember.


Still better than The Hunger Lame's.




DancingClown -> RE: Remake : The Running Man (25/6/2012 5:16:13 PM)

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"Hey, light-head! Hey, christmas tree! Follow me light-bulb!"

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I always thought that they were fairly ineffectual as taunts.




clownfoot -> RE: Remake : The Running Man (25/6/2012 5:26:45 PM)

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ORIGINAL: horribleives


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ORIGINAL: Spaldron


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ORIGINAL: Lazarus munkey

It's close enough in premise and far superior to The Running Man.


[sm=happy07.gif][sm=happy07.gif][sm=happy07.gif]


I haven't seen The Hunger Games yet but it still bests The Running Man by virtue of not having Mick soddding Fleetwood in it.


Yeah, but Mick Fleetwood's appearance is rectified by Jesse Ventura's hairpiece and Arnie's Hawaiian shirt.




OPEN YOUR EYES -> RE: Remake : The Running Man (26/6/2012 11:29:33 AM)

I watched this last night on Youtube and I was pleasantly surprised.
The concept is good,the effects were good and the acting was decent (Richard Dawson steals the show[:D]).

Is it in a need of a ramake?
Yes and No.The concept is probaly alittle outdated/overused as we've seen Films leap onto this films gladiator style premise in recent years ie Hunger Games,Gamer,Death Race etc.
But maybe The Running Man could bring something different to the fore.What that is I dont know.
Like all remakes/prequels it is dependant on a solid Idea and in this case something fresh I think is needed.
And knowing Hollywood that we do a Running Man Remake/Sequel probaly isn't far in the minds of these Exec's.




st3veebee -> RE: Remake : The Running Man (26/6/2012 11:57:29 AM)

Let's presume it gets remade.

Casting?

If somebody says the Rock for Arnie...so help me.




DancingClown -> RE: Remake : The Running Man (26/6/2012 12:05:00 PM)

Gerard Butler? Statham?




Lazarus munkey -> RE: Remake : The Running Man (26/6/2012 11:01:54 PM)

Matthew Lillard.




blue_lion -> RE: Remake : The Running Man (29/6/2012 12:49:32 PM)

For the leading role, Ben Richard Vin Diesel with Eva Mendes in the leading female role ?! Steve Carrel as Damon Killian !




doc1014 -> RE: Remake : The Running Man (13/7/2012 7:03:24 AM)

Ok, no joke I only joined this forum because I wanted to reply to this thread, since it's not too old and I have some thoughts and feelings about it. Anyone who's suggested they should remake The Running Man according to the Stephen King story is right. If you haven't read it, don't think you have an opinion on it,because you don't. It's barely 100 pages long, and you should go read it right now. If Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Aldous Huxley and George Orwell had gotten together to collaborate on a projective future shock tale instead of separately writing The Running Man, Fahrenheit 451, Brave New World and 1984, they'd have produced a wretchedly accurate picture of our world today and where it's headed, sooner and not later. My only disagreement is that the ending would/ should be changed. Fuck 9/11 sympathy and sensitivity. That kind of susceptibility to appeal to emotion is part of what allowed that event to become such a dominant part of our terrible fear culture. It's the same reason another excellent social commentary that should be a meticulously developed major motion picture isn't; Chuck Palahniuk's Survivor. Film is the modern novel as much as the modern novel is the modern novel. Media is, and should be, important, and these are important works. The Running Man is one of the most profoundly disturbing, honest and accurate futuristic stories I ever read. It was written in 1982, just before I was born, and it is about the world I am living in and entering as an adult. I read it when I was around 12 or 13, and it's stuck with me since. No other Arnold Schwarzenegger movie ever needs to be revisited, including Total Recall. Think harder, be smarter.




xombi -> RE: Remake : The Running Man (24/11/2012 10:48:44 PM)

Hi,

I had not seen the movie for some time until today and the reason I decided to watch it today is because a friend lent me the book which I started reading while travelling this morning and I was so engrossed that the whole book was read by the end of the day. However vaguely recalling the movie and thinking it seemed fairly different I decided to rewatch it tonight and I also think this is long due a remake. I have a few observations however

1) do not go for a watered down rating just to get the teens in keep it as at least a uk 15 equivalent (Whatever that equates to in american terms)

2) stick as closely to the source material as possible, without giving too much away give us his motivations as per the book start him off in one frame of mind and gradually show us the change as the movie goes on as this is one of the better aspects of the book imho.

3) The ending.... Now I am in two minds on this I kind of like the ending to a point however I would have liked a little bit more perhaps a epilogue showing that what happened had some kind of impact in the world.

Not sure who I would like to see cast perhaps a lesser known actor I think.




Mister Coe -> RE: Remake : The Running Man (24/11/2012 11:15:42 PM)

A lot of talk about The Hunger Games...

That film was fucking awful, as dull as muddy river-water.

Can't understand the terrific reviews for it, quite frankly.




rich -> RE: Remake : The Running Man (25/11/2012 4:01:40 PM)

Hunger Games was a big load of nothing.




ElephantBoy -> RE: Remake : The Running Man (1/12/2012 3:27:32 PM)


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ORIGINAL: rich

Hunger Games was a big load of nothing.

Incorrect it was a very entertaining, but thought provoking modern film with a strong cast and it was well directed. Hunger Games will stand the taste of time much better than the Running Man. The idea has been done to death but chances are a remake would be an improvement.




carleslempner -> RE: Remake : The Running Man (3/12/2012 2:36:02 AM)

Just like Total Recall, I think Arnold should not be in this remake. The younger generation does not have the same impression of him as the 80s and 90s generations did.




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