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Invasion Of The Body Snatchers Remake

Postby Marlboroprojects » Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:22 am

Nicole Kidman is going to star in yet another Invasion of the Body Snatchers remake. Does she do anything but remakes these days??? (Bewitched, The Stepford Wives) :? Anyway, here's the article:

A mysterious alien force has altered the behavior of human beings and it's up to Nicole Kidman to save the day.

Not more trouble in Tom Cruise land?

Nope, that's just the plot of her new flick, Invasion.

With her ex coming off the biggest hit of his career with the remake of War of the Worlds, the Oscar-winning Kidman will play a Washington, D.C.-based psychiatrist (what would Tom say about that?) in the update of the classic sci-fi thriller Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

Whereas the original focused on the pod people, the new version will center on Kidman's shrink, who begins to suspect that a strange new epidemic is extraterrestrial in nature and must protect her son, who may hold the key to stopping an alien assault.

Invasion is being produced by Joel Silver and Vertigo Entertainment, the company behind the The Grudge, and is being directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, the German filmmaker whose Downfall, about the last days of Adolf Hitler, raked in more than $87 million worldwide last year.

Unlike Cruise's effects-heavy War of the Worlds, Kidman's Invasion will be close in tone to the creepy 1956 original.

"Invasion gives Nicole an opportunity to bring her depth and range to the kind of gritty action role that we haven't see her play before, as Oliver infuses the film with the brand of provocative, character-driven storytelling he's known for," Silver said.

Directed by Don Siegel, the first Invasion of the Body Snatchers mined Cold War fears of a potential Communist takeover. It followed a small-town doctor who finds his patients--whom he initially diagnosed as suffering from paranoid delusions--are actually being replaced by alien clones bent on taking over the Earth.

Phillip Kaufman helmed a critically acclaimed remake in 1978 that moved the setting to San Francisco and starred Donald Sutherland as one of a group of people whose friends are taken over by E.T.s devoid of emotion.

The second remake, 1993's Body Snatchers, was directed by Abel Ferrara and set the story on a military base.

We can only hope that the third remake turns out better than the previous two that Kidman starred in, last summer's disastrous The Stepford Wives and this summer's equally woeful Bewitched, neither of which endeared itself to critics or moviegoers.

And aliens aren't the only thing invading Kidman's calendar.

The new Invasion will begin filming in late September on location in Baltimore, New York and D.C. It is targeted for release sometime in 2006 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the original.
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Postby Ranchgal » Wed Aug 03, 2005 1:24 am

thanks for the heads up Marlboroprojects---I haven't seen bewitched yet, but have to say I did not care much for Step.W!! And there is only one release of Body Snatchers for me either--I liked the original!!
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Postby Harley » Wed Aug 03, 2005 1:40 am

Oh jesh, the madness never ends! I haven't had any desire to see any of these remakes. To this day I will say the scariest movie I have ever seen is the original "The Haunting" with Julie Harris, the remake was fluff compared to it, and the original Step W. creeped me out.
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Postby Tantive7 » Wed Aug 03, 2005 10:35 am

It is a true state of affairs,when Hollywood's creative community is running out of ideas, that they have to do all these constant remakes?
When will it end, who knows,?? :?:
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Postby back2coney » Thu Aug 04, 2005 12:23 am

How can you make a remake of a remake?
Nothing will stop the money hungry.
Donald Sutherland's performance in 1978 is unbeatable!!! you can't remake that! :evil:
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