Aw, goddamnit. That was the first thought that passed through my head when I read the headline on THR this morning that John Carpenter’s classic alien conspiracy film, They Live, is going to be remade. Universal and Strike Entertainment are in negotiations with rights holder Les Moughs to acquire the film rights.
The remake will be executive produced by Moughs and John Carpenter, who’s never been shy about selling off his movies for a quick buck in the past. That’s why we have to live in a world where a horrible remake of The Fog exists.
Hopefully they will do what remakes should do and take what worked in the original and improve upon it, but when was the last time that happened? Honestly I would say the Dawn of the Dead redux which was, encouragingly, also from Universal and Strike Entertainment…
No writers or directors have been mentioned for the project yet, but we’ll keep our eyes and ears open and let you know when we hear more!
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