AND THE LATEST REMAKE IS….’SPLASH’….WITH CHANNING TATUM AS THE MERMAN





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Disney seem to be intent on remaking all their properties, with Pete’s Dragon the latest one soon to be in cinemas, but I must confess I was surprised when Splash was the latest to be chosen, and even more surprised with the spin Disney are doing on it. The 1984 romantic comedy [which itself was inspired by Miranda and others] remains an enjoyable bit of fluff with some charm. It isn’t really the kind of film that’s often done well these days – if it’s done at all – but Disney are going to try. The original Tom Hanks/Daryl Hannah starrer was written by Brian Grazer and directed by Ron Howard. The two are apparently involved with this remake, though Maria Lewis-Ryan is writing the script which changes genders so that the story is now about a girl who falls in love with a merman. Gillian Bell is the girl and Channing Tatum, who played opposite Bell in 22 Jump Street the merman. No director yet.

I guess this could work….but I really hope that the dreadful [though not at all because it starred women] Ghostbusters remake isn’t going to lead to a wave of gender switching remakes.

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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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