I can’t say that I have much time now for Kevin Smith these days, be it the way he seems to love every film he sees before changing his mind, or saying that even more comic book movies need to made in a world which is saturated with the things. Anyway, for some time he’s been trying to get a TV series based on the whacko 1984 cult movie The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension off the ground, and a deal had been locked down at Amazon. However, Deadline reported yesterday that the project hit a brick wall when a lawsuit was launched between MGM and the original film’s director Walter D. Richter and writer Earl Mac Rauch regarding the remake rights. Said Smith in a Facebook live video:
“This is not what I signed up for. I was caught off-guard by the lawsuit. I literally had no idea. It blows, man, because that’s the closest I’ve come to having my own show so far. But without those two dudes, I don’t fall in love with that property. I don’t want to make anything unless those two dudes are involved. They had the vision. Like, all we’re doing is taking their amazing vision and making a TV show of it.”
However, Smith fans don’t be too downheartened, because amongst several other projects he’s involved in he also wants to remake Disney’s Bedknobs And Broomsticks, of all things.
“Bedknobs and Broomsticks can be remade today. That movie can so f–king work today. In a world where Disney’s like, Pete’s Dragon!’ and sh-t like that… Hey! I will f–king s-ck d-ck to make the remake of Bedknobs and Broomsticks.”
Disney, are you listening? Actually to be honest I hope that nobody ever remakes Bedknobs and Broomsticks as I love that movie and was most annoyed when its superior extended version wasn’t included on the Disney Blu-ray release. Frankly I’m surprised that Disney haven’t announced a remake of it yet themselves as they seem to be remaking so many of their other propeties.