A Seven Samurai Remake…Blashphemy!

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Of all the people that this is going to make angry, nobody will be more angry than Junk.  Now, I’m sure that this has been kicking around the rumor mill for a while now, and it isn’t like there aren’t other films inspired by Seven Samurai (The Magnificent Seven), but from what I’m understanding this is a full on remake.

The $60 million budgeted remake will be the contemporary version of the 1954 original film. According to Variety, the remake features a town in Northern Thailand recruits seven paramilitary contractors from around the world to defend the town from attacks.

I have a feeling this is going to turn into a weird version of crappy Jason Statham movie really, really quick.  Thanks Weinstein Company.  Thanks.

I will tell you one movie I’m super excited to see though, Takashi Miike’s Thirteen Assassins.

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What do you think?

Thanks Latino Review

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  1. Jon

    OK…I’m Tired of being angry at remakes and reboots and constant lack of originality in Hollywood so here is my new take on this phenomenon. I no longer look at these as “Remakes” I am taking the music approach. I will now refer to these as Covers. In music artists cover songs all the time…usually not as good as the original but sometimes improves upon it and makes it their own. So I am just going to accept this Knowing that the original will always be better, but try to enjoy the COVER version with renewed enthusiasm.

  2. Junk

    Jon, I really liked your thought on this. Eased my anger quite a bit. The reason remakes or “covers” piss me off so damn much is the fact that they rarely give credit to where it is due. If the trailer came out for this remake and said “A retelling of Akira Kurosawa’s epic film, The Seven Samurai” I wouldn’t be pissed at all. The fact that someone remakes a movie or a song is not the thing that pisses me off. In all honesty, I don’t care if studios, bands, artists all remake shit. I’m fine with it. But they had better be DAMN MOTHER FUCKING SURE that they let everyone know that this is not an original idea and give credit to the people who have earned it. Kurosawa did. Watch his old trailers for Ran. The trailers quoted the film as a Japanese retelling of Shakespeare’s McBeth.

    I fucking hate talking to someone and they have no clue the Ring was a Japanese film, or when people were telling how good Deception was but when I bring up Infernal Affairs they stare at my blankly.It’s that kind of shit that makes me want to stab people.

    So… if they remake my all time favorite film into a flash in the pan modern retelling, I’m OK with it, just please be sure to give credit where it is due from the very beginning.

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