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Thread #94137   Message #1819351
Posted By: Dave'sWife
26-Aug-06 - 09:14 AM
Thread Name: Wicker Man remake
Subject: RE: Wicker Man remake
fat B****rd - no thank heaven. Dave, my husband hated that remake!

His company mostly does thrillers, action, supernatural, horror, general creepiness and such. They will coming out with The Grudge II soon having done the 1st American remake of Ju-On (The Grudge) as well. I think they did a great job with those but then, they used the original Japanese director and chose to keep the story set in japan. They simply substituted american main characters. In a way, the 2 American movies are more or less non-linear sequesl to the original Japanese film than remakes.

Speaking of Occult and/or High Weirdness films, one film he would LOVE to see done is an adapataion of Sarban's The Sound Of His Horn but there's no way that could be relocated from Europe to the US. Still, they could change the main characters nationality I suppose. He'd also love to get behind a proper remake of Kingsley Amis' The Green Man. He thinks the sex would get toned down too the point of ruining the story though, as in the original attempt to get that story on film.

A recent film he had some input on that is set in Alaska but is being filmed in NZ was one he advocated for a folk/roots music soundtrack but the choice of director made continuing to psuh for that irrelevant. One thing Dave would love for his company to do is produce a film that had a Trad/roots sounding soundtrack or at least a deeply folksie one that would stand as strong as those for say Cold Mountain. It's not something they've ever done. I think I push for these things more than he does though, being more emotionally invested in music. I was for a time a film Development exec and I had more input on the subject of music. Dave is more a story guy and the guy who scans the globe for material to adapt. His role in those areas is very early on, however, with most of his duties involving day to day operations.