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@2movieguys - To answer oplev's question, the reason why you would remake it is for the very reason of what is now available in theaters around the world. While I really like Oplev's swedish version of the film, Finchers version absolutely blows it away in every way imaginable, including cinematography, lighting, pacing, etc.
This goes back to one of my earlier posts, which I still stand which I said "if you give a hundred directors the exact same script, you will still get a hundred very different films". That's why I have absolutely NO problem with remakes.....because for every nine out of ten films that you remake that fail, that one other one will be a masterpiece that absolutely dominates the "original".

And, yes, it's made $60 million domestically *thus far*, but that doesn't include the foreign market, which is currently at $12 million. Therefore, its at $72 million and still going strong....and its been out for less than two weeks.
But here's the real kicker.....this film will be released in 73 countries worldwide. As of right now, January 3rd, it has only been released in 13 of those countries around the world. Most of the countries will receive this film on January 12th. Therefore, this film hasn't even begun to make it's money, yet. It will definitely make back it's budget with ease, plus a LOT more.
@the-movieghost - I know, right?!

He's attached to all the one's I posted EXCEPT for The Devil in the White City.....that was just me wishful thinking. However, in reality, its not at all unrealistic to think that Leonardo would reach out to someone like Fincher, who has an amazing background with thrillers, to make one of his dream projects (and mine) come to life. Considering it's Leo's first "true" bad guy role, a serial killer at that, I would think he wants someone he can trust behind the lens to make it special. Fincher is the guy! So, yeah, I hope they make that happen!
@shuabert - Yeah, he was attached to a Heavy Metal film a couple years back, and still may very well be, but I'm pretty sure that film died out when his plate started overflowing. The last time I remember them reporting on that was sometime back in 2010. I'm pretty sure once the Dragon Tattoo films came into play, plus all the others he's attached to......he probably just said the hell with it.

But that's just a guess. Who knows, maybe it will still happen?
I'm not really sure how I feel about this whole thing. I think I'm torn because I really like Dench as M and it wouldn't be the same without her. Plus, she has been the one classic piece of the puzzle that wasn't lost when it became a reboot......and yes, I call it a reboot because that's exactly what it is (@comicbookfan @ejk1), I dont even think anyone could argue against that one.

However, on the other hand, I find it perhaps more fitting that someone like Ralph Fiennes take over for the head of MI6. Not that Dench isn't good herself.....but considering it is a reboot, mind as well change up everything.

If ever I want my dose of the "classic" M, I can always refer back to the other Bond films Dench has been in, which is quite a few.

I'm intrigued to see how this goes down on screen! Cant wait!! I think this is going to be the best Bond film yet.......or at least the best since Goldeneye.

2012 is HERE!!!!
This is great news.....but its only truly great if Fincher is coming back. That man is a genius and he made GWTDT what it is (dark, brutal, smart and a cunning thriller that is beautiful to watch). If they replace him, I fear this series could come crumbling down.
I really hope he decides to come back but I'm not 100% sure that he will. He's got SO many other GREAT projects in the pipeline right now, including 20,000 leagues under the sea, Rendezvous with Rama, Black Hole and Cleopatra, that I'm not sure he wants to give those up.

However, I'd be willing to bet that Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara are pleading with Fincher, right about now, to come back and direct the sequels.

Time will tell. However, if I had my way, I'd love for him to do 20,000 Leagues next, then film the sequels back to back, then do Devil in the White City with Leonardo DiCaprio, then Rendezvous With Rama with Morgan Freeman (who has been attached for a long time) and THEN do Cleopatra with Angelina Jolie.

I'd also REALLY like to see Fincher return to an extremely dark sci-fi film, in the vein of the Ridley Scott's upcoming Prometheus & the Alien series (which he is obviously familiar with having done Alien 3).....however, I would like to see something completely original.

uh, *sigh* wishful thinking!

That would be a hell of a lineup for the next 5 or 6 years for Fincher!
@bawnian-dexeus @the-movieghost @corey - Yeah, you should check it out.....he's heavily featured in The Making of The Lord of the Rings *Extended Edition* which, by the way, is the single handed best making of doc*mentary on the market (and I'm not saying that because I'm a huge fan, its because it's six discs worth of the most detailed special features I've ever seen on disc). It's literally like film-school on dvd/blu-ray. (For those who dont know it's a 12 disc set and 6 of them are strictly special features......its amazing)

He's also featured a bit on the making of Star Wars. I remember seeing him in the vader suit on the Cloud City set and him talking about it.

Both are great and very informative making of doc*mentaries.....I highly suggest you check them out if you haven't already.
@zanyzap @bawnian-dexeus - You guys need to watch more "making of doc*mentaries". He was a cool dude.

very sad.
@SpaceCowboy - because it was available and relevant at the time. I had already been mentioned in this one 4 times and I hadn't even written anything in it, not to mention about ten thousand other forums over the past couple days, none of which really interested me. I was too lazy to start a new one.
Ironically, I have to tag everyone for this comment, but I just want to get the word out.

Does anyone else agree that maybe we should let up a little bit on the tagging in private forums unless it's important news or something? I dont think we need to tag every single person to let them know that a private forum is active or that someone has recently reviewed a film or that they have a wishlist for the following year.

Trust me, the way I look at it is that we will find it on our own if we are interested. All one has to do is go into the forums section to see what people are talking about.

However, by all means, tag me if you have some cool movie news or links to trailers or something that otherwise may not be on the site because I love that stuff! Also, tag me if the movie forum is actually relevant to me, personally. Otherwise, I feel it's getting a bit overused.

Basically, I think we should keep tags relevant and interesting. Just a thought for the new year.

Feel free to chime in if you feel otherwise.

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K-Man wrote a comment about the news item What Would Ridley Do? Trailer
Not feeling this, at all. In fact, I'm not even sure how this made it to Movieweb. Are we posting amateur/student films, now?

....the only thing it has going for it is the title: I ask myself the same question on a daily basis.

@thesymbiote - Agreed, this is a pretty weak attempt at comedy.
K-Man wrote a comment about the news item Star Trek 2 Wants Bruce Greenwood
He'll take it, there's no reason why he wouldn't... it's a great role.
I agree that more discretion could be used for those who dont want to know spoilers. I, personally, am not really affected by them as much as some people.....but, still, the option to know or not know about spoilers should be there.
eh, whatever.
K-Man wrote a comment about the news item Snow White and the Huntsman International Trailer
Still looking good!
@daveactor7 @ChiRep-1 - Slow down, fellas. I actually agree that this could still be good.....We're just ripping on the marketing strategy thus far and what it has consisted of. There really isn't much debate that what Sony has released so far has been pretty crap....but I'm sure whatever comes next will impress.

......well, it BETTER impress, otherwise they are screwed.

Has what they have released so far, been complete sh*t? Absolutely

Is there potential? Of course

Will the film be good? Who the hell knows

That's the way I look at this so far
That sounds awful. I feel sorry for the German users on this site, if there are any, because you guys are getting a HORRIBLE, non-threatening Bane when it is released.

@b.Alan Orange - I dont know how you consider that an improved version. It sounds like a joke.

Also, yes, Nolan isn't actually changing Bane's voice a whole lot, if any.....regardless of what people thought of the prologue. There is a possibility that he will make some of the words a bit more pronounced by cleaning it up a bit, but the raspy, mechanical voice was intentional and Nolan doesn't want to compromise his vision to make people happy and sacrifice the quality of the character.....he said so himself.

Nolan is proving to be more and more of a genius with each passing film!
@lilzook - Took the words right out of my mouth. Meh is exactly right.

I wonder if Sony is sh*tting themselves right now with the line-up that other studios have, which they will be competing against.

One of there only HUGE summer tent-poles (Spiderman) has yet to impress anyone (I'm speaking for the people I know), therefore, they could *potentially* lose money this coming year if they dont start a decent promotional campaign that shows something other than a kid in laboratory, a kid in a school or a kid in a suit in a school.

K-Man posted in the forum: What did you get for Christmas?
Well, I'm one hour late as I'm writing this but that's because it was so crazy all day......but I just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas
K-Man wrote a comment about the news item Thor 2 Gets Director Alan Taylor
Well, better than Patty Jenkins.....but still not so sure how good of a thing that is overall.

I guess we will find out in about a year and a half.....not that I'm really holding out for it. I'm Not that much of a Thor fan, especially after the first one. But that's just me.