I thought I might use this grand stage of Film Experience to zag a little from my normal rantings and talk about a remake I would actually like to see. If you’ve ever been to Lazy Eye Theatre, you know that I’m not a fan of the remake. In fact, I think I’ve alienated close friends and some family members talking about this subject ad nauseam. Don’t believe me? Check here, here, here and here.
There, now if you're still with me and don't consider me too much a blow-hard I would like to talk about a movie worth remaking. And that movie is Westworld. I watched it again recently and thought that it would make a worthy candidate. Not that it’s a bad movie mind you but it could use some nip and tuck work. I think that the original storyline is rich for exploration and I feel Crichton only scratched the surface with his original movie. I would love a new story that explores the characters a bit further and the inner-workings of the adult amusement park as well. Plus with the technology today, the robots would be fantastic.
And I'll take this crazy train I'm on one step further and say that I also think that the Westworld remake would be a great beginning of a fantastic trilogy. If you remember from the original movie, the adult amusement park is actually divided into three worlds. There's Westworld, Medievalworld and Romanworld. Just imagine one movie dedicated to each world. And each movie covers the same incident, but tells it through different characters. I'm getting all goose-pimply thinking about it already.
So here's the good news. It seems Hollywood is already on it. At least with the Westworld remake. It's due to be released in 2009 with the director Tarsem Singh (The Cell) attached. The trilogy idea is mine and I'm currently copyrighting it so I stand to make millions if Hollywood decides to jump on it. And I'm sure after they read this, they will.