Now i know this is a touchy subject due to the first iconic and surprising original. But does anyone feel anyone could make an updated version that is more faithful to the book?
I know it must be sacrilege to even say such a thing being such great movies have been destroyed by Horrible People (Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, Etc..)
I think if a really good script was evolved and a serious budget and producer were included. I think with today’s technology and special effects (less cgi) i think it could look amazing.
Now for those of you who haven’t read the book, there’s A LOT more to it than what we see in the film. It’s just a pipe dream really. Especially in this day were you could really scare people with really manufacturing a shark attack.
Tweentee8 The only way I would want a Jaws remake is if the emphasis was on acting and script. But you and I both know that those would take a back seat to CGI effects. Sure the shark would seem more life like and real but without intelligent characters with whom we could indentify what would be the point. I do think a good remake could be done but I have absolutely no faith that anyone in Hollywood would make it a good movie. I think a couple of things would have to be in place for it to be good .First I think the setting should be a small northeast coastal town or island in the 70s as it was in the book and the movie.If the film was set in present day I think the threat of a shark would loose some of its credibility due to all the technology and knowledge we have today..Brody could just call for help on a cell phone or via the internet etc.Also I think the small town or island setting gives the film a sense of isolation.My fear is though that todays filmakers would want to try to appeal to as many young viewers as possible.As a result the film would probably be set in present day Miami beach.The cast would include many teens and twentysomething “Movie Stars” rather than good actors and their woul be be a pathetic amount of CGI and probably more than one shark.