October 21, 2009 at 5:57 pm #4555
So we all know Hollywood is out of ideas and that there is a number of successful remake, reboots, etc of the past few years and future years (I for one cant wait for the A-Team movie). So what do you peg the odds at for a new movie in the next few years. Id say pretty damn goodOctober 21, 2009 at 8:05 pm #4556
Ah, this discussion again. I actually concluded recently that Spielberg has enough clout mainly with Universal and with other studios that a remake probably won’t happen. Otherwise, someone would have already remade Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T., or even The Sugarland Express by now. If Uni tried to remake Jaws behind Spielberg’s back, there would be chaotic fireworks; especially since Uni respects Spielberg so much for giving them two of the most successful films of all time (three if you count producing Back to the Future). Spielberg would probably only go with a remake if there was some angle behind it that he thought was worth telling again, but it’s hard to think what else it could be but a simple redressing of Jaws. Both Stanley Kubrick and William Friedkin abandoned movie ideas of their own when Spielberg had already begun his own interpretation of a similar premise, J.J. Abrams was brought on to direct the Star Trek reboot because Spielberg suggested him, and even recently the director of Paranormal Activity changed his ending after Spielberg made a suggestion to him. Everyone listens to Spielberg, so I think a Jaws remake/reboot would be up to him absolutely.October 22, 2009 at 11:03 am #4557
Please please please never remake Jaws.
I can see it now… Brad Pitt as Chief Brody, Meg Ryan as his wife and Nic Cage as Quint. Ahhh, the horror!!! Remember what they did with Psycho!!!October 22, 2009 at 1:24 pm #4558
I think they should remake Jaws the Revenge.October 22, 2009 at 2:59 pm #4559
They should use the budget they’d blow on a Jaws re-make and invest in some sort of ‘Men in Black’ mind eraser. Then they could put it to work on everyone who had the great misfortune to watch Jaws the Revenge. ‘Bloody hell! The breath on that thing!’October 24, 2009 at 2:19 pm #4560
speeeakin of the A-Team…whammy
it doesnt show all of it for some reason
[url=http://www.movieline.com/images/ATEAM_REV_01_10-10-09.jpg]April 2, 2010 at 9:09 pm #4561
If jaws were remade today the special effects would be great but that is not what made jaws great.Jaws was a great movie probably because special effects weren't very good at the time.Filmakers had to rely on plot development, casting the right actors and character development.Jaws was also a movie of it's time few people outside the scientific world new much about sharks at the time they still had a mysteriousness about them.I think universal could make a lot of money on a jaws remake. The summer movies are mostly mindless special effect films aimed at younger viewers and with todays dvd and merchendise market there is no telling what kinds of profits could be made. For those of us that are real fans of jaws however we know why we liked jaws and we know that there are few films in history that can compare.April 8, 2010 at 1:03 pm #4562
I don't know. Certain movies can be remade because even the original wasn't as special as Jaws was. Two things made Jaws.
1. John Williams
2. The fact that Bruce never worked forcing Speilberg to use the camera as the shark's POV.
We would lose the magic because technology and CGI have come so far we would see way too much of the shark. What made Jaws work so well is that you never new where the shark was save the appearance of the barels, music or lack of thus creating a certain sense of dread. Plus in today's day and age, you know Hollywood would tweak it to hell. There would be poor casting, too much humor, way too much of the shark, the inevitable love story and way too many WB type actors. I do not want to see Dawson's Creek meets One Tree Hill vs. Jaws.April 11, 2010 at 2:51 am #4563
Hi everyone. Noob here.
Wanna stop the JAWS remake train? Then somebody needs to make a decent new $100-million-plus Great White shark movie. The remake talk will always continue as long as the commercial power of that fish appears to be locked inside that franchise.
[i](Deep Blue Sea = wrong shark species and the whole movie was kinda weak. Open Water = good respectable show. But it wasn't nearly big enough to satisfy Hollywood's urges for another JAWS.)[/i]
For my money I wouldn't mind seeing them try to remake it. Of course it would probably be a joke compared to the original but so what? "Phantom Menace" doesn't make me enjoy "New Hope" less. "Crystal Skull" doesn't hurt my enjoyment of "Raiders". "Terminator Salvation" doesn't hurt my enjoyment of "Terminator".
There is one peculiar thing about remaking JAWS today that nobody ever seems to recognize: [i][b]It would be relatively cheap![/b][/i]
Think about it – Shooting a few weeks on a New England beach? Some small time actors? An animatronic shark attacking a 38-foot wooden boat? None of this stuff is very expensive relative to what is spent on a typical summer blockbuster. If they didn't pay tons of expensive actors then the whole show could probably be done well inside of $100 million. That's hardly even big enough for "summer movie" status anymore.
The only things about the original that really drove up the budget were the long production schedule and the practicalites of working Bruce & the Orca out in the open ocean. And the schedule was mostly a product of the latter issues.
These days you could get the Orca & Bruce all contained inside a studio tank/lake somewhere, and then composite the footage out into the open ocean in post production. That would solve so many problems from 1975 it's not even funny. No salt water, no need for multiple support boats, no weather issues, no bribing other boaters out of the frame . . .
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