ugh...just like 'The Raid' another TIFF success story gets bought, not for the release of the original French version, but for the Bastard American version. Jayzus.
SLEEPLESS NIGHT Remake in the Works
Sleepless Night was a big hit in the Midnight Madness portion of the festival—Matt called it “one of the most exciting films” he’s seen at TIFF. Hopefully both versions will eventually be available to us here in the U.S. Hit the jump for the official synopsis.
A gunshot shatters the early-morning silence on the streets of Paris as two men in balaclavas intercept a car on a drug run. In the rushed heist that follows, one of the drug carriers in the vehicle is shot. The other escapes, but not before getting a glimpse of one of the men unmasked.
The next day, one of the thieves, Vincent (Tomer Sisley of Largo Winch), is addressed as lieutenant in the bathroom at work. This reveal — that the robbers are really cops — is the first of many in Frédéric Jardin’s SleeplessNight, which peels back layers of deceit one by one as the film plunges forward.
Vincent’s bag of coke belongs to a nightclub owner named Jose Marciano (Serge Riaboukine). When Jose learns he’s been double-crossed by the police, he kidnaps Vincent’s son, using the boy as a means to reclaim his stolen property. He tells Vincent the stash must be returned to his club by the end of the night. No drugs, and the cop will never see his son again.
Vincent enters Jose’s club — a dizzying complex that heaves with music and crowds — unaware that he’s being tailed by a rookie female officer working the drug robbery. From here, he is plunged into a perverse labyrinth of corruption and betrayal as he races against the clock to save his child.
i still don't get this thing about old movies being "dated", you wanna have them go in and replace the boom boxes with ipods?
Yeah, but The Lawnmover Man is so delightfully bad, lol! But, yeah, that's definitely one that could improve with the use of modern technology since so much of the story hinges on computer graphics, but then again, who is to say that it wouldn't look silly and dated in a few years too.
I bought the Goonies not too long ago and watched it for the first time in ages, and yeah, it's slow, and not perfect, but still, the story and the cast are part of the charm. I could imagine just how lame a remake would be.
And for the record, I have never watched Buckaroo Banzaii. Is that bad?
And you guys are criticizing Lawnmower man for being outdated tech wise...Adgy, what say you about the original Tron? Why do movies have to be refurbished???? People used to bitch about Turner'CLASSICS' colorizing b&w flicks...how is this different?
Michael Fassbender Considered for ROBOCOP
will distract Adgy from the whole adorable/not adorable thread...what's gonna win out? His Man-crush or his HIPSTER-crush...only time will tell.
IS it too soon to remake X-Men first class as "Magento : Nazi Hunter" starring Fassbender?
I have been reading some stuff about Buckaroo Banzaii and yeah, it does seem like something that I would really enjoy and if anything I am surprised that I have never watched it. Orphy fail.
I also want to watch Liquid Sky, which I have never heard of. That Duran Duran-ish picture that they have on that site has wet my appetite, lol.
The difference is that Lawnmower Man sucked. Let me be clear, I'm not a fan of the idea of remakes at all. Not in any way, shape or form. I wish studios and people and **** would stick to original material and try to do something different. Blah blah blah. All I'm saying is that sometimes a great story/screenplay/idea gets wasted in a ****ty movie and it seems like a shame. That's all.And you guys are criticizing Lawnmower man for being outdated tech wise...Adgy, what say you about the original Tron? Why do movies have to be refurbished???? People used to bitch about Turner'CLASSICS' colorizing b&w flicks...how is this different?
I don't really give a **** anymore if someone wants to remake Tron or Goonies or Oldboy or any movie that I love. As long as I have the original on Blu-Ray, it's not going to matter. Having said that, though, there are plenty of people who love the original Tron. Not so many who love Lawnmower Man. And I know that right there is exactly why Lawnmower Man will never get remade and stuff like Tron does (sequel-ized, if not remade), but it's why I think it would be more ok.