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Title: MANIMAL reboot
Post by: Toyland Chairman on July 22, 2014, 02:55:34 PM
http://www.thewrap.com/will-ferrell-and-adam-mckay-producing-remake-of-manimal/

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Jimmy Miller's Mosaic and Will Ferrell and Adam McKay‘s Gary Sanchez Productions have partnered to produce a remake of 1980s short-lived crime series “Manimal,” McKay revealed on Tuesday.

The original series starred Simon MacCorkindale as Dr. Jonathan Chase, a man who had the ability to transform into any animal, and used his ability to help police solve crimes. The new film, from Sony Pictures Animation, will unsurprisingly have comedic elements in addition to action, and will feature heavy special effects as well as animated elements.

Miller, Ferrell and McKay previously teamed up to produce “The Other Guys,” “Step Brothers” and “Talladega Nights.” The producers will now search for a director for “Manimal.”

Never saw this show. Would more emphasis on comedy be a good thing?
Title: Re: MANIMAL reboot
Post by: Darth Geek on July 22, 2014, 03:13:29 PM
I can hear Brad Jones (The Cinema Snob) squeeing already.
Title: Re: MANIMAL reboot
Post by: Henry88 on July 22, 2014, 05:56:34 PM
What's with taking a serious property and turning into a comedy these days?
Title: Re: MANIMAL reboot
Post by: Nunyerbiz on July 22, 2014, 09:54:04 PM
First 21 Jump Street and now Manimal!?!

STOP RAPING MY CHILDHOOD GEORGE LUCAS!!!!
Title: Re: MANIMAL reboot
Post by: Sideswipe on July 23, 2014, 08:31:55 AM
I want to see the opposite, some comedies turned into dark and gritty dramas.
Title: Re: MANIMAL reboot
Post by: The Lurker on July 23, 2014, 08:48:50 AM
I want to see the opposite, some comedies turned into dark and gritty dramas.
Isn't that what happened with the Brady Bunch follow-up show?
Title: Re: MANIMAL reboot
Post by: Sideswipe on July 23, 2014, 08:51:01 AM
You would have to ask some one who has a least one fuck to give about the Brady Bunch.
Title: Re: MANIMAL reboot
Post by: Toyland Chairman on July 23, 2014, 03:17:48 PM
I want to see the opposite, some comedies turned into dark and gritty dramas.
INSPECTOR GADGET Robocop style would rock.
Title: Re: MANIMAL reboot
Post by: Nunyerbiz on July 24, 2014, 05:55:49 AM
You would have to ask some one who has a least one fuck to give about the Brady Bunch.

As somebody who grew up watching Brady Bunch reruns as a kid, I though the movie spoof / comedy had a lot of funny bits. I know this is a backhanded compliment, but it was one of the best "let's make a silly comedy based on an old TV show" genre that was all the rage for awhile in the 90s.
Title: Re: MANIMAL reboot
Post by: goflyblind on July 24, 2014, 06:05:57 AM
needs more will arnett:

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Title: Re: MANIMAL reboot
Post by: RoninFox on July 24, 2014, 06:07:45 AM
Doesn't everything?
Title: Re: MANIMAL reboot
Post by: Sideswipe on July 24, 2014, 06:29:12 AM
No.
Title: Re: MANIMAL reboot
Post by: Soguru on July 24, 2014, 09:18:04 AM
As Brad Jones said, it should be Aaron Eckhart portraying Dr Jonathan Chase... or if they changed his name, it should still be Aaron Eckhart playing Manimal.
Title: Re: MANIMAL reboot
Post by: Toyland Chairman on July 24, 2014, 12:50:47 PM
As Brad Jones said, it should be Aaron Eckhart portraying Dr Jonathan Chase... or if they changed his name, it should still be Aaron Eckhart playing Manimal.

Aaron Eckhart would be a good choice. Not for a comedy reboot like it'll probably be, though.
Title: Re: MANIMAL reboot
Post by: Soguru on July 24, 2014, 06:25:00 PM
As Brad Jones said, it should be Aaron Eckhart portraying Dr Jonathan Chase... or if they changed his name, it should still be Aaron Eckhart playing Manimal.

Aaron Eckhart would be a good choice. Not for a comedy reboot like it'll probably be, though.
Simon Mccorkindale is rolling over in his grave.  :(
Title: Re: MANIMAL reboot
Post by: KidFlash on July 24, 2014, 07:20:57 PM
This sounds like perfect Ferrell/McKay material.

Somewhere, Rex Smith is trying desperately to get ahold of producers for his new comedy about a talking motorcycle.
Title: Re: MANIMAL reboot
Post by: Darth Geek on July 24, 2014, 07:31:01 PM
This sounds like perfect Ferrell/McKay material.
I do think this will be good. I've been a big fan of the other Ferrell/McKay movies. And this has an inherently silly premis, so it does lend itself to a comedy. But the original wasn't. So it doesn't HAVE to be a comedy in order to work. So I can understand someone who is a fan of the original show feeling disappointed.
Title: Re: MANIMAL reboot
Post by: KidFlash on July 24, 2014, 09:30:53 PM
I do think this will be good. I've been a big fan of the other Ferrell/McKay movies. And this has an inherently silly premis, so it does lend itself to a comedy. But the original wasn't. So it doesn't HAVE to be a comedy in order to work. So I can understand someone who is a fan of the original show feeling disappointed.

Honestly, it's such a cult thing that was (as I recall) treated like a joke when I was growing up in the late 80s, so I'd look weird at anyone wanting a straight-edge adventure out of a premise that lasted all of <checks Wikipedia> eight episodes when people were a lot less cynical. (For the record, I'd say the same thing about other titles if this succeeds and all of a sudden, there's this influx of short-lived 80s shows getting reboots. Just keep the original Street Hawk theme, 'kay?)

And for the record, can Aaron Eckhart be funny? The movie would work best if the new Chase was the only one not in the joke, and all around him were the Ferrell/McKay regulars. (Kristen Wiig! Rashida Jones! Craig Robinson!)
Title: Re: MANIMAL reboot
Post by: Johnny Unusual on July 25, 2014, 07:51:07 AM
Oh, I'd watch a movie with Craig Robinson as Manimal.
Title: Re: MANIMAL reboot
Post by: Darth Geek on July 25, 2014, 10:35:09 AM
I do think this will be good. I've been a big fan of the other Ferrell/McKay movies. And this has an inherently silly premis, so it does lend itself to a comedy. But the original wasn't. So it doesn't HAVE to be a comedy in order to work. So I can understand someone who is a fan of the original show feeling disappointed.

Honestly, it's such a cult thing that was (as I recall) treated like a joke when I was growing up in the late 80s, so I'd look weird at anyone wanting a straight-edge adventure out of a premise that lasted all of <checks Wikipedia> eight episodes when people were a lot less cynical. (For the record, I'd say the same thing about other titles if this succeeds and all of a sudden, there's this influx of short-lived 80s shows getting reboots. Just keep the original Street Hawk theme, 'kay?)
Now it won't seem so strange when Kevin Smith announces he is making a big budget gritty movie of Desmond Pfeiffer.