Deleted scene from the longer cut of TSISW – JAWS Sequels, featuring producers Zanuck and Brown, production designer Joe Alves, screenwriter Carl Gottlieb, and others:
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Mike Lorenz, the talented creator of the very popular JAWS custom action figures, has also created a custom Orca as well, big enough for his son to command. Check out the pictures below, and keep an eye out for an upcoming interview with Mike. Thanks, Mike! Comments are welcome below.
The internet was abuzz recently about the news of an upcoming JAWS reboot to be done in 3D. After the massive success of James Cameron’s Avatar, Hollywood is all over 3D, so this really comes as no surprise. The surprise though was that Tracy Morgan, of the NBC sitcom “30 Rock” was rumored to be playing Matt Hooper, which would make the remake a comedy? No!
Over at Cinema Blend, this is what was said:
“A source of ours over at Universal Pictures says the studio is strongly considering a remake of the summer blockbuster in hopes of dazzling younger audiences with new special effects. Their claim is that people now expect more, visually, from their movie going experience. So, Hollywood studios are inclined to take some of their tried and true franchise names like Jaws and bring them into the 3D world.Our insider says Tracy Morgan was at one point being considered for the part of Matt Hooper, previously played by Richard Dreyfuss. While itâ€™s uncertain whether thatâ€™s still the plan, it does indicate that they seem to be taking a more comedic direction with the part.”
MTV caught up with Tracy Morgan at the premiere of Cop Out and asked him about the Jaws remake. Morgan: “I would love to do a ‘Jaws’ movie. That was a great, great franchise. I would love to do ‘Jaws.'” But when asked if anyone has ever spoken to him about it, he answered: “Not yet.”
Video clip via MTV below:
Hollywood loves remakes, so there is no doubt in my mind that a JAWS reboot in 3D will be coming, and as much as I, and other fans are not in favor of it, we will all plunk down our hard earned cash and see it. Universal knows this — there is a lot of money to be made. My hope is that they treat it seriously, and not make it a comedy or a jokey action flick. The original JAWS is a classic, with Oscar-nominated actors providing perfect performances. Please don’t cheapen the legacy of JAWS any more than 1983’s JAWS 3-D and 1987’s JAWS the Revenge already have.
What do you think? Do you think a remake of JAWS could actually work? Who would YOU like to see in the roles of Hooper, Brody and Quint (and Mayor Vaughn, Ellen Brody and Bad Hat Harry)? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
David Brown, who produced JAWS with Richard Zanuck in 1975, has passed away. He was 93. Legendary Producer Brown also produced The Sting , Cocoon, The Verdict, Road to Perdition and Driving Miss Daisy. Â Brown received four Oscar nominations. Â His sole survivor is his wife of over 50 years, Helen Gurley Brown.
A public funeral will be held onÂ Thursday, February 4 atÂ 3:30 p.m. at the Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel (1076 Madison Avenue at 81st Street) inÂ New York City.
We were fortunate to interview Mr. Brown for The Shark is Still Working.
After reporting last week that the event was on for this fall, it is now delayed until 2011.
This past week, JAWSÂ© celebration event promoter Susan Sigel Goldsmith received the official response from Universal Studios to her request for permission to develop and promote â€˜Jaws35 : The Tributeâ€™ in fall of 2010. The request was denied for that time period. Universal indicated this denial was due to a new release for JAWS currently being scheduled in 2011. Sigel Goldsmith indicated it seems likely that permission would be granted for celebration timed with the new release in 2011, thereby creating an anticipated delay of roughly 6 months.
â€œWhile we are disappointed that we will not be able to deliver an event to the fans in 2010, we are overjoyed at the possibility of having Universal Studios involved in a way similar to JawsFest â€˜05â€, says Sigel Goldsmith who co-directed the event with the MV Chamber of Commerce in 2005. We will spend the next few days communicating with supporters who have been helping lay the foundation for the event and will be looking at how to use these extra few months to make the celebration a more compelling experience for those who come to Amity in 2011….
The talks with Universal to have this event as an official “GO” should be over in about a week!!! The scheduled dates for the event on Martha’s Vineyard are Sept 30, Oct 1 and Oct 2, 2010!!!
Save the dates, but HOLD off on getting airline tickets until the official announcement is made which (with fingers crossed) should be in about a week. They are also working on complete packages that will include event bracelets, transportation while on Island, and rooms at a variety of price points. These will be the â€œbest-valueâ€ deals.
The official site, which will launch upon approval from Universal, is atÂ http://www.jaws35.com and will come live as soon as talks with Universal are final.
Also, as the event is a tribute, they will be launchingÂ http://www.JawsTribute.com where you can post 2000 words about what the film has meant to you. They will be collecting these Web submissions over the months preceding the event and plan to compile them into books to give to the families, cast and crew as a memorial. You can work on your submission while they work on getting approval from Universal.
More fine artwork from Erik Hollander!
You can also get a SantaJAWS Hat:
Jaws poster made from LEGO created by Craig Lyons, please visit his flickr page to see more of his LEGO movie posters : http://www.flickr.com/photos/craiglyons/
This is a pretty fantastic version of JAWS done in Lego, created by Dan Parks:
Another funny JAWS short by Gradius Mojo aka Bowlegged Brody: