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Bkfast Club remake

Feb. 29, 2008by: Omar Aviles

The Breakfast Club Ok, everybody, take a deep breath and relax. You're gonna wanna sit down for this one. THE BREAKFAST CLUB, the John Hughes directed teen angst classic, is being remade. Don't shoot the messenger! The film, titled BUMPED, comes from veteran producer Bridget Johnson and will be under "McG protege" (seriously?) Anna Mastro from a script by Lizzy Weiss and will, of course, center on five twenty-somethings who would never associate with each other in real life who become stranded at Chicago's O'Hare Airport when they're all bumped from a flight. Expect a Molly Ringwald cameo, at the very least. Hell, if they can get an Ally Sheedy cameo then my hat's off to them. They plan to shoot independently then take it to studios once it's done. However, shooting won't start until after the looming SAG strike situation is resolved.

Extra Tidbit: Molly Ringwald originally wanted to play Ally Sheedy's character.

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12:43PM on 03/03/2008
Well, it's official. Hollywood no longer has anyone in it with an original thought or any imagination. When can we start getting ORIGINAL ideas instead of retreads of everything that has ever been done?? Is Hollywood really that devoid of talent now a days???
Well, it's official. Hollywood no longer has anyone in it with an original thought or any imagination. When can we start getting ORIGINAL ideas instead of retreads of everything that has ever been done?? Is Hollywood really that devoid of talent now a days???
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2:12PM on 03/03/2008

Hey, hey, hey, hey

Yeah, The Breakfast Club is very cheesy at certain times. But Simple Minds were the shit in 1985. Well, pretty much now also since music generally sucks more today than Ginger Lynn did back then.

If "Don't You (Forget About Me)" is not in this remake, may the director die in phthisis. Wait... I got a better idea. Cancel the movie.
Yeah, The Breakfast Club is very cheesy at certain times. But Simple Minds were the shit in 1985. Well, pretty much now also since music generally sucks more today than Ginger Lynn did back then.

If "Don't You (Forget About Me)" is not in this remake, may the director die in phthisis. Wait... I got a better idea. Cancel the movie.
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12:41PM on 03/03/2008

meh

Sounds more like a copy off the "BClub"`s concept than a remake.
Sounds more like a copy off the "BClub"`s concept than a remake.
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6:49AM on 03/03/2008
Fire the idiot who decided this was a good idea.

I thought Halloween was the worst remake idea ever. I now stand corrected.
Fire the idiot who decided this was a good idea.

I thought Halloween was the worst remake idea ever. I now stand corrected.
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12:38AM on 03/02/2008
Doesn't sound like a "remake" to me, just sounds like an asshole attempt to capitalize on the popularity of one of best teen movies ever made.

Hollywood: That annoying asshole you went to school with who started copying things the cooler kids were doing and claiming that they were their own original inventions. Stop being so... so...

Blah.
Doesn't sound like a "remake" to me, just sounds like an asshole attempt to capitalize on the popularity of one of best teen movies ever made.

Hollywood: That annoying asshole you went to school with who started copying things the cooler kids were doing and claiming that they were their own original inventions. Stop being so... so...

Blah.
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4:59PM on 03/01/2008

How is this a remake?

I'm agreeing with bigred - I don't understand how this is even being called a remake. It's twentysomethings, it's in an airport...

From what I've read, calling this a remake of The Breakfast Club is like calling the Breakfast Club a remake of 12 Angry Men.
I'm agreeing with bigred - I don't understand how this is even being called a remake. It's twentysomethings, it's in an airport...

From what I've read, calling this a remake of The Breakfast Club is like calling the Breakfast Club a remake of 12 Angry Men.
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4:15PM on 03/01/2008
Yet another remake I will not be seeing.
Yet another remake I will not be seeing.
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11:24AM on 03/01/2008

Remake?

How is this a remake of THE BREAKFAST CLUB? Unless the characters and the setting are the same, then this is just a new movie with a plot similarity, which happens all the time in Hollywood. You might as well call this a remake of BEFORE SUNRISE and THE TERMINAL while you're at it.
How is this a remake of THE BREAKFAST CLUB? Unless the characters and the setting are the same, then this is just a new movie with a plot similarity, which happens all the time in Hollywood. You might as well call this a remake of BEFORE SUNRISE and THE TERMINAL while you're at it.
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3:27AM on 03/01/2008

good call deadshot

I agree that the Breakfast Club is a way overrated movie and except for a few stand-out moments, sucks in comparison to Hughes' other works. DaForce nailed it on the head with
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LONG LIVE DETENTION!
BUMPED? SOUNDS LIKE A SEQUAL TO 'BLOW'
I agree that the Breakfast Club is a way overrated movie and except for a few stand-out moments, sucks in comparison to Hughes' other works. DaForce nailed it on the head with
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LONG LIVE DETENTION!
BUMPED? SOUNDS LIKE A SEQUAL TO 'BLOW'
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11:04PM on 02/29/2008
Direct.
To.
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Direct.
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Video.
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9:48PM on 02/29/2008

How is this a remake?

A) McG is a terrible director, so any 'protege' of his will more than likely suck also, B) how is any part of this movie a remake? Part of what makes the Breakfast Club so good is that at leats they all sort of knew each other, eveyrone in high schol hears about everyone else, etc. WTF? Should I just kill myself now? Really?
A) McG is a terrible director, so any 'protege' of his will more than likely suck also, B) how is any part of this movie a remake? Part of what makes the Breakfast Club so good is that at leats they all sort of knew each other, eveyrone in high schol hears about everyone else, etc. WTF? Should I just kill myself now? Really?
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8:58PM on 02/29/2008

damn...

I was hoping this would be a remake. Why? Because THE BREAKFAST CLUB blows. Aside from Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall and Judd Nelson, the performances suck... the writing sucks... Hughes was so much better when he did straight-up comedy. SIXTEEN CANDLES and WEIRD SCIENCE are classics. The rest of his class-struggle angsty films that he was involved in just suck ass.

As far as this film is concerned, it sounds like this'll blow too.
I was hoping this would be a remake. Why? Because THE BREAKFAST CLUB blows. Aside from Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall and Judd Nelson, the performances suck... the writing sucks... Hughes was so much better when he did straight-up comedy. SIXTEEN CANDLES and WEIRD SCIENCE are classics. The rest of his class-struggle angsty films that he was involved in just suck ass.

As far as this film is concerned, it sounds like this'll blow too.
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6:48PM on 02/29/2008
"So we meet again McG.. my old nemesis"

Well at lest it isnt a straight up remake, it's more like a modern retelling... like Baz Luhrams Romeo + julient. In the end there's nothing wrong with that.
"So we meet again McG.. my old nemesis"

Well at lest it isnt a straight up remake, it's more like a modern retelling... like Baz Luhrams Romeo + julient. In the end there's nothing wrong with that.
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6:29PM on 02/29/2008

AAARRGH!!

This is just more edification that there are no good ideas in Hollywood anymore. I've got an idea! Why not remake Bratz: 4 Real? Hell, it's only been less than a year since it came out! It could be remade starring CGI pigs in a barnyard. Sheesh...
This is just more edification that there are no good ideas in Hollywood anymore. I've got an idea! Why not remake Bratz: 4 Real? Hell, it's only been less than a year since it came out! It could be remade starring CGI pigs in a barnyard. Sheesh...
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5:46PM on 02/29/2008
How is this a remake if they're in an airport?

What's the "principal" character going to be?
How is this a remake if they're in an airport?

What's the "principal" character going to be?
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5:44PM on 02/29/2008

Remake?

Why, oh why, am I not surprise at this and of all the films they should remake, why Breakfast Club? Why not Sixteen Candels or Revenge of the Nerds? Those I can past and wouldn't mind being remade, but Breakfast Club? Defintally a pass because I can't take this anymore, these useless remakes, what's next Cheech and Chong Remake?
Why, oh why, am I not surprise at this and of all the films they should remake, why Breakfast Club? Why not Sixteen Candels or Revenge of the Nerds? Those I can past and wouldn't mind being remade, but Breakfast Club? Defintally a pass because I can't take this anymore, these useless remakes, what's next Cheech and Chong Remake?
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5:11PM on 02/29/2008
great way to get some publicity...
if you make a film that has a sort of similar approach to a classic..call it a remake..
and people will talk about your shitty little movie
great way to get some publicity...
if you make a film that has a sort of similar approach to a classic..call it a remake..
and people will talk about your shitty little movie
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4:58PM on 02/29/2008
You guys act like it'll change the original... if you guys don't like it, ignore it. Is nothing sacred? Obviously not, but you if you don't care for the idea of a remake, why act it?
You guys act like it'll change the original... if you guys don't like it, ignore it. Is nothing sacred? Obviously not, but you if you don't care for the idea of a remake, why act it?
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4:12PM on 02/29/2008

remake?

Same theme, different film. Based on what's said here calling this a remake is a stretch.

Have the same characters but as adults in the given situation and we can begin screaming.
Same theme, different film. Based on what's said here calling this a remake is a stretch.

Have the same characters but as adults in the given situation and we can begin screaming.
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4:08PM on 02/29/2008

Why?

Why even call this a remake if it doesn't even follow the same plot? They'd be better off pretending it isn't a remake because then they won't have to deal with all of the backlash that goes along with remaking The Breakfast Club.

Maybe it was a script that had similar tones and characters and they just decided they'd rework it a tad bit and CALL it a remake to try and generate more buzz.
Why even call this a remake if it doesn't even follow the same plot? They'd be better off pretending it isn't a remake because then they won't have to deal with all of the backlash that goes along with remaking The Breakfast Club.

Maybe it was a script that had similar tones and characters and they just decided they'd rework it a tad bit and CALL it a remake to try and generate more buzz.
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3:58PM on 02/29/2008

.........

My pills are in the drawer next to me....all of them....so close...it's so tempting.
My pills are in the drawer next to me....all of them....so close...it's so tempting.
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3:38PM on 02/29/2008

AHHH

yeah, it sounds like a ripoff than an actual remake, which is good for the already perfect Bkfast Club
yeah, it sounds like a ripoff than an actual remake, which is good for the already perfect Bkfast Club
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3:28PM on 02/29/2008
I am actually speechless. Atleast they arent having it be a direct remake with high schoolers. Because that would be even more ludicrous
I am actually speechless. Atleast they arent having it be a direct remake with high schoolers. Because that would be even more ludicrous
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3:09PM on 02/29/2008
This is great for two reasons.

One, this will hopefully make people wise up about how UTTERLY POINTLESS remakes are.

And two, since this doesn't sound like an ACTUAL remake, but just a terrible, terrible ripoff, maybe that'll be enough to help make the movie bomb.

Why are these things good? The movie can't possibly do well; it'll simply trickle down as foul ichor onto the heads and shoulders of producers everywhere and make them think, Hmmm, maybe we should try ORIGINAL movies.

I'm
This is great for two reasons.

One, this will hopefully make people wise up about how UTTERLY POINTLESS remakes are.

And two, since this doesn't sound like an ACTUAL remake, but just a terrible, terrible ripoff, maybe that'll be enough to help make the movie bomb.

Why are these things good? The movie can't possibly do well; it'll simply trickle down as foul ichor onto the heads and shoulders of producers everywhere and make them think, Hmmm, maybe we should try ORIGINAL movies.

I'm hip to this news - because now they've reached THE truest all-time low.
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3:07PM on 02/29/2008
Why Lord Why. Whats the point of this whats next Fast Times at ridgemont High or Dazed and Confused. Stop with the remakes please.
Why Lord Why. Whats the point of this whats next Fast Times at ridgemont High or Dazed and Confused. Stop with the remakes please.
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2:49PM on 02/29/2008

HORRIBLE

Ugh. Dear God, please no.
Ugh. Dear God, please no.
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2:40PM on 02/29/2008

uh oh

This is the worst idea in movie history. I'm ok with remakes of shitty fucking movies, but remaking a classic is horrible. This is going to start a chain reaction of remakes.. can you imagine?....

"We must remake JAWS. The CGI today is even more realistic then we could imagine.. lets cast Adam Brody as Cheif Brody.. yes!"

this is a step towards the end of the world.
This is the worst idea in movie history. I'm ok with remakes of shitty fucking movies, but remaking a classic is horrible. This is going to start a chain reaction of remakes.. can you imagine?....

"We must remake JAWS. The CGI today is even more realistic then we could imagine.. lets cast Adam Brody as Cheif Brody.. yes!"

this is a step towards the end of the world.
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