Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Don't (re)tread on me

I find it hard to believe that there is so little original good content out there.

But there must be. Because how else to explain that The Weinstein Company is remaking Seven Samurai (RT: 100)? Which, in case they don't know, has been done once already on this side of the Pacific (The Magnificent Seven, RT: 94).

It gets better. Along with "Shanghai," an original screenplay by Hossein Amini starring Jon Cusack, Gong Li and Ken Watanabe, and "Forbidden Kingdom," written by John Fusco, and starring Jet Li and Jackie Chan, the Seven Samurai remake will, and this is a quote from the Harv-man himself, "blaze the trail for high-quality, action-packed, Asian-themed adventures."

Wow. I couldn't say it better than cinemablend.com:

Seven Samurai described as an action-packed, Asian-themed adventure? Kill me.

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