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  • Macbeth
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    #151988

    Another pointless Hollywood remake is set to take place, and this time it is a classic epic. Mark Burnett and Roma Downey are set to produce a 2016, which will be directed by Timur Bekmambetov 

    I don’t have much faith in this project to be honest – Bekmambetov isn’t a great director, and this will probably end up a hot mess.

    But nevertheless, who is your pick to play Judah Ben-Hur? In a perfect world, a proper actor like Christian Bale or Brad Pitt would play the part, but knowing how much of an epic fail (see what I did there?) this will be, I’m guessing we can see Kellan Lutz or The Rock in the title role  

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    Laactingnyc
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    #151990

    No. No. No.

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    #151991

    Remakes! Because Hollywood screenwriters are too lazy to come up with original ideas!

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    Macbeth
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    #151992

    Remakes! Because Hollywood screenwriters are too lazy to come up with original ideas!

    And sadly this is apparently written by John Ridley, who just won an Oscar  

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    Scottferguson
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    This will be a remake of a remake. The first one, the 1959 version, the most overrated BP winner ever, was bad enough. This one will be overseen by Burnett and Roma, the creators of the phony-baloney faith-based “The Bible”/Son of God, so it will likely be cheesy (if not as boring as the 1959 film).

    The 1925 version remains the best. 

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    DamianWayne
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    #151994

    So they’ll cut the running time in half and focus more on the Jesus parts.

    No thanks.

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    Cheshire
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    #151995

    I don’t care at this point. The original’s don’t all of a sudden melt like The Wicked Witch of the West. So remake it I don’t care.

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    vinny
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    #151996

    Yeah……they should end this now. Leave this movie alone! This movie is perfect the way it is.

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    Scottferguson
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    #151997

    I don’t see anyway this can be worse than the first remake (1959’s). At least it won’t be boring. Still, I agree with the idea that this sounds stupid,

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    #151998

    This will be a remake of a remake. The first one, the 1959 version, the most overrated BP winner ever, was bad enough. This one will be overseen by Burnett and Roma, the creators of the phony-baloney faith-based “The Bible”/Son of God, so it will likely be cheesy (if not as boring as the 1959 film).

    The 1925 version remains the best. 

    I disagree; the 1959 version was not “boring,” only because it had that delicious gay subtext of Messala’s infatuation with Judah Ben-Hur, not to mention hours of right-wing pin-up boy Charlton Heston clad only in a loincloth. On a serious note, Wiliam Wyler was a decent director.

    Is it art or is it pornography?

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    #151999

    The 1959 Ben Hur is surprisingly wonderful.

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    Well, I’m no big fan of the first one (Heston) etc where death and mayhem occurred. Plus, they’ll likely use slave horses once again.

    It’s a religious film, in keeping with the trend for religious films at the moment. With the financial success they are seeing, they wont stop until every chapter of the King James Bible is made into a movie.

    How about the bears, maidens, and sacred oil? Wouldnt we all love to see young women eaten up?

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    Scottferguson
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    William Wyler was thousands of miles away and in a different continent when the one good scene in the 1959 remake – the chariot race – was shot by the great Yakima Canutt.

    Yes, the gay subtext to that version is a sometime hoot, but doesn’t make up for the hours of sullen boredom that permeates most of the film.

    DeMille’s 10 Commandments was hardly a great film, but vastly more entertaining. This might have been the sometimes OK Wyler’s worst film.

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    #152002

    And in the hands of religious right wing zealots like Downey and Burnett make this an automatic must-miss.  Not EVERY movie has to be redone, does it? 

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    #152003

    ^

    O yes. And with a “G” rating, because. Watch and see.

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