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Old 10-25-2010, 12:55 AM   #1
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Sam Raimi to possibly direct Day of the Triffids remake!

Just came across this bit of news and thought folks might be interested.

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/185...-the-triffids-

I really like the 1963 film and think that Raimi might be able to do a good job with this film. He is supposed to produce and possibly direct a remake of the John Wyndham novel.

I would go to see this if this project comes to light. What do you think?
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Old 10-25-2010, 12:57 AM   #2
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While I'd be happy to check it out, I'd much prefer to have the 1963 movie that's been restored get released for people to see.
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:03 AM   #3
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Honestly, I don't find the original 60's picture all that great. I've heard the BBC series is better. Sam Raimi putting his spin on a story involving killer plants taking over the earth sounds good to me.
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Old 10-25-2010, 03:32 AM   #4
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Honestly, I don't find the original 60's picture all that great. I've heard the BBC series is better.
Wasn't keen on the movie myself, either. First BBC series was IMO pretty good (enough so I bought it on DVD), and was a fair bit closer to Wyndham's book. Haven't seen the second series, heard pretty bad things about it.

I'm don't know why Raimi favors an average film over a better book for his inspiration, although I can see cause for deviating from the book (the 'society devolves and adapts' ending is best left unfilmed, and the 'main character wakes up in a hospital' start - a near original for the book - is now passe having been cloned by 28 Days Later and The Walking Dead). But it's probably a good indicator I won't be interested in seeing the results.
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:48 AM   #5
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Wasn't keen on the movie myself, either. First BBC series was IMO pretty good (enough so I bought it on DVD), and was a fair bit closer to Wyndham's book. Haven't seen the second series, heard pretty bad things about it.

I'm don't know why Raimi favors an average film over a better book for his inspiration, although I can see cause for deviating from the book (the 'society devolves and adapts' ending is best left unfilmed, and the 'main character wakes up in a hospital' start - a near original for the book - is now passe having been cloned by 28 Days Later and The Walking Dead). But it's probably a good indicator I won't be interested in seeing the results.
I'm guessing it's something he grew up with. Plus, something average can me improved upon. It is a strange one for a remake. I'm still hoping he's going to do The Shadow. That was a film adaptation that most certainly could be improved upon.
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:56 AM   #6
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The Killer tree genre leaves me pretty cold.
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:59 AM   #7
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Awesome news! I grew up with the 1963 movie and have fond memories of it, but it maybe getting slightly long in the tooth. The triffid design could certainly be improved upon, and when was the last time we got a good carnivorous plant movie?

I have one wish, though: Please don't make the triffids super fast.
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Old 10-25-2010, 12:41 PM   #8
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I have one wish, though: Please don't make the triffids super fast.
Yeah..I agree. There is the potential of making the triffids really wicked and deadly if they should get ahold of you, but not super fast. If I remember correctly, in the 1963 film, the triffids had an element of surprise to them..blending in with their surroundings and sneaking up on folks. For those of you who enjoyed the BBC versions, what where the triffids like in those films? I've never seen the BBC versions. I have to admit that I am kinda shocked that Raimi would potentially choose this film to redo, but I agree with the comment that it could be something that he fondly liked growing up.
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:23 PM   #9
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I had the BBC series from the library, and it pretty much sticks to the novel more than the 1963 movie did.You have to really enjoy British television shows and old shot-on-video programs or you might have a hard time getting into it. I think the series I watched was from 1980.
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:04 PM   #10
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I love me some triffids! Bring it on!
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:13 PM   #11
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What about this remake from 2009?

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What about this remake from 2009?

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Old 10-26-2010, 03:14 PM   #13
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The point was that it was remade already, not including the series.

Zero need for a reboot.... AGAIN.
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Old 10-26-2010, 04:28 PM   #14
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i havent even heard of the original D:
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Old 10-26-2010, 04:41 PM   #15
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This is one of my favorite childhood movies!! Looked everywhere for it a few years back, could only find it in vhs. Glad it's getting some attention after all these years!!!
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