Jon Hurwitz

Note: I got a little wordy with this post. If you don’t care to read my rant, then here’s the gist of it: The dudes the made Harold and Kumar (writer-directors Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg) want to reboot Back to the Future. I’m not sure if they’re are serious, or if they are just trolling. If they are not kidding, then join with me as I make a call the Cthulhu.

I’ve come to a realization that Hollywood will not stop with remaking and rebooting popular movie franchises. It’s a reality I’ve come expect and accept.  Put it this way its as if dominatrix hogties you with nylon rope, hangs you from the ceiling and then proceeds to introduce your anus with the biggest, angriest looking dildo you’ve ever seen… and there’s nothing you can do about it. But there comes a time when you simply gotta fight! Sometimes you just gotta bite through that nylon rope, drop yourself from that ceiling (like a suave Spider-Man) and disembowel the bitch that plans to rape you. Hostel style.This is one of those times…

Robert ZemeckisBack to the Future  was, is and always will be a true Sci-Fi classic. It’s one of the rare big-budget entertainments that’s improved with time (no pun intended). Anyway, two Hollywood douche canoes want to remake it. With  American Reunion about to hit theaters and —and A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas making some bank, writer-directors Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg have made a splash at Universal. These two have basically been given carte blanche to do whatever the hell they want and Universal will make it happen.

Our friends at Moviehole asked these fartknockers what pickings from Universal’s catalog they’d like to get their hands on, they eventually came clean about their Back to the Future dream. Schlossberg said the following:

“I wouldn’t want to do it now because people would be like, ‘Oh, there’s no way it will be as good as the original.’ But 30 years from now when Spielberg’s, like, 90 and those guys are kind of on their way out, and those movies just look really old because we’re watching movies that are old, literally in two dimensions or something, it would be great to have all these classics that you’re able to remake.”

OK, so maybe all my vehement talk of killing and disembowelment was a little extreme. These guys  obviously aren’t making any immediate plans to update BTTF. However, fuck them for considering it and shit on their chin for planting the seed. My anger is completely warranted. I don’t how dated BTTF will be 30’s years from now, you don’t freaking touche this film!

Source: Moviehole

 

 

By now we’ve learned what television shows succeeded and which didn’t this season, but it’s never too soon to start speculating about what new shows the networks will try out next. In the works right now is a drama series based on Hannibal Lecter, of Silence of the Lambs fame, cleverly named Hannibal and an animated series based on those munchie-lovin’ stoners, Harold & Kumar.

The Hannibal series has been picked up by NBC and is being developed by Bryan Fuller, producer of Dead Like Me and Pushing Daisies. The show will follow Lector’s early days as a serial killer, and in particular his time facing off against FBI agent, Will Graham.

Deadline is reporting,

Fuller is developing a script against a 13-episode commitment, meaning that the project won’t go through a pilot stage but straight to series if NBC brass like the script. The network has a short window after receiving Fuller’s script to pick it up.

Sounds good to me. If a series like Dexter, about a serial killer working for good, can succeed like it has I have high hopes for Hannibal Lector. He’s only one of the most famous, fictional serial killers out there. I’ll be curious to see who they’ll cast for Lector. I mean, Anthony Hopkin’s performance is iconic, it’ll be a tough job filling those shoes.

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas opened this passed weekend and is only the third film of the series. For a franchise that began seven years agos we haven’t seen too much from the lovable stoners. But that could change if the animated series Lionsgate is shopping around gets picked up. As of right now Comedy Central and MTV are interested parties.

The best news about a Harold & Kumar animated series is not only are original writers Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg signed on but John Cho and Kal Penn are on board as well! No word on Neil Patrick Harris, but he’d better at least be included as a recurring role. It wouldn’t be the same without him!

Stoked to see either of these shows come to fruition?

Sources: Geek Tyrant (2)