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Dec. 24, 2008by:

Michael Cera So, surprise, surprise, there's a remake of "Gilligan's Island" in the works. However, creator Sherwood Schwartz, and his son Lloyd Schwartz recently spoke to "TV Guide" and mentioned that they'd like none other than lovable geek Michael Cera to play the bumbling, red shirt and white hat wearing Gilligan. And if that wasn't surprising enough, they also want bootylicious pop empress Beyonce Knowles to play movie star Ginger. While speaking with "TV Guide" during his induction into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, he further mentioned that a deal "just happened in the last 48 hours." What kinda deal? Who knows but the adventures of some peeps stranded on a desert island may just be coming to a theater near you in the near future. With Michael Cera. And Beyonce.

Extra Tidbit: Cera's middle name is Austin.
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7:17AM on 12/29/2008

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I couldn't give a shit about any Gilligan's remake unless they cast Ernest Borgnine as the skipper. What's next, Leave it to Beaver?
I couldn't give a shit about any Gilligan's remake unless they cast Ernest Borgnine as the skipper. What's next, Leave it to Beaver?
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3:19AM on 12/28/2008

brechtsky

Actually there is a Filipino girl at my school who looks like a feminine Speed Racer the way her hair is styled. For me, the character Speed screams 'Asian character'...

To s1rus:

Well, we're discussing people not the differences between a VW and a Bumblebee. (Moreover, last I checked cars are not part of a race); I think some of us, s1rus, need to differentiate between fiction and reality.

Too, I don't see myself traveling miles to New Zealand to continue talking on a subject such as
Actually there is a Filipino girl at my school who looks like a feminine Speed Racer the way her hair is styled. For me, the character Speed screams 'Asian character'...

To s1rus:

Well, we're discussing people not the differences between a VW and a Bumblebee. (Moreover, last I checked cars are not part of a race); I think some of us, s1rus, need to differentiate between fiction and reality.

Too, I don't see myself traveling miles to New Zealand to continue talking on a subject such as this. (I think that will denote a lot of time on my hands, which I don't have; time that can be spent on more productive matters).
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12:39AM on 12/28/2008

Joel

i never ever thought speed racer looked japanese at all.... his eyes alone scream "not asian", not to mention his italian plumber of a father.
i never ever thought speed racer looked japanese at all.... his eyes alone scream "not asian", not to mention his italian plumber of a father.
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8:46PM on 12/27/2008
Hollywood corporate whores update classics for the "modern audiences." [link]
Hollywood corporate whores update classics for the "modern audiences." [link]
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8:43PM on 12/27/2008

**sigh**

Fine, let me spell it out fo you and show you what it looks like when the coked out
Fine, let me spell it out fo you and show you what it looks like when the coked out
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4:38PM on 12/27/2008

This is gettin serious

Im going to bounce iv lost interest. Have a good new years and what not im out. Cause at the end of the day if it happens it happens. If people dont want to watch it they wont. And as for the whole anime thing. They look nothing like asian people and the reason being is so they can market it in the U.S and around the world. Krylin looks like a guy who has a skin head. And as for the hair any one can get a hairstyle like that. I didnt say they looked white i said they didnt look asian. I liked
Im going to bounce iv lost interest. Have a good new years and what not im out. Cause at the end of the day if it happens it happens. If people dont want to watch it they wont. And as for the whole anime thing. They look nothing like asian people and the reason being is so they can market it in the U.S and around the world. Krylin looks like a guy who has a skin head. And as for the hair any one can get a hairstyle like that. I didnt say they looked white i said they didnt look asian. I liked Shaft and the MOD squad. Next thing you know people will be like nah nah fuck that Bumble Bee was not a VW thats racist against cars man. Its a endless battle that no one will win take care. I would sure like to discuss this in person though. If your ever in New Zealand holla for a dolla
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12:40PM on 12/27/2008

S1RUSly

I think Beyonce is fine for the role because it's a comedy and you can mess around with it more. I'm not interested in seeing Tom Cruise play Malcolm X or Brad Pitt as Gandhi though. Serious subject matter warrants serious/accurate portrayals and Gilligan's Island is far from serious! I think race is only important when the film is based on fact. Happy Holidays Schmoes!
I think Beyonce is fine for the role because it's a comedy and you can mess around with it more. I'm not interested in seeing Tom Cruise play Malcolm X or Brad Pitt as Gandhi though. Serious subject matter warrants serious/accurate portrayals and Gilligan's Island is far from serious! I think race is only important when the film is based on fact. Happy Holidays Schmoes!
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11:36AM on 12/27/2008

s1rus

Speed Racer looked Japanese, Goku (especially with that name) looks Asian--the eyes, the hair; and Krylin (sp?) looks like a Chinese guru.

They definitely DO NOT look white. The only character who looked WHITE was one of the androids in the series whom Krilin married.

As for MOD squad: Who cares? They switch racial backgrounds all time--look at I, Spy the film adaptation (even though that sucked); Alexander Scott was a white guy, and Kelly Robinson was now a black guy.

Battlestar
Speed Racer looked Japanese, Goku (especially with that name) looks Asian--the eyes, the hair; and Krylin (sp?) looks like a Chinese guru.

They definitely DO NOT look white. The only character who looked WHITE was one of the androids in the series whom Krilin married.

As for MOD squad: Who cares? They switch racial backgrounds all time--look at I, Spy the film adaptation (even though that sucked); Alexander Scott was a white guy, and Kelly Robinson was now a black guy.

Battlestar Galactica changed a black character to an Asian female (Boomer), a white character to an Hispanic male (Adama), and another black character with a white character (Tigh)...as well as changing two male characters into female characters (Starbuck and Admiral Cain).

Salli Richardson, a BLACK actress, was mistaken for a Persian. Jake Gyllenhaal, a WHITE actor, I don't think would be mistaken for a Persian.

John Wayne portrayed an Asian leader, Genghis Khan, in yellowface. (Horrible, horrible, horrible).

And as for Shaft: Samuel L. Jackson wasn't Shaft. The movie sucked. The direction, script sucked.

Mr. Jackson IS NOT Shaft.

And you said this:
"I think you will find people that dont want black people to play white roles, will also find that they dont want white people to play black roles. I dont think its racism. People just want to see a remake thats faithful to what they watched when they were kids."

That's bullcrap.

To have every anime, video game, or Asian film remake/adaptation starring white actors, is not being faithful.

Yes, it is racism when you have those upset when black actors portray roles originally white; and those same individuals dont have any issues with white actors portraying roles that can go to Asian or non-white actors, ESPECIALLY if the characters look non-white.
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5:31PM on 12/26/2008

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Capturing a character on film isnt about what color they are. ginger was a hollywood sex bomb with very very little depth... Beyonce is a Hollywood sex bomb with very very little depth. SCORE.

Most of you can't even name the actress that played ginger without googling. Yet you have this militant attachment to her being white.

you';re all so in love with your old school shows that actually pre-date equality in the media. Should every single remake and comic book movie star all
Capturing a character on film isnt about what color they are. ginger was a hollywood sex bomb with very very little depth... Beyonce is a Hollywood sex bomb with very very little depth. SCORE.

Most of you can't even name the actress that played ginger without googling. Yet you have this militant attachment to her being white.

you';re all so in love with your old school shows that actually pre-date equality in the media. Should every single remake and comic book movie star all white, all anglo peeps? Are [link] paying to see these movies? YES. are there actors better suited for certain roles despite their race? YES.

Maybe you'd come off a lot less racist is you got just as worked up over all of the inconstitencies in other adaptaions.

and to s1rus - about a white dude playing BA in th A-Team... I'd buy Chuck Liddell in that role. BA's character wasn't written around race... he was just played by a black actor who sounded black. but his main components were: Bad Attitude, fear of flying, ass kicking.
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3:54PM on 12/26/2008

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I would Mr Jackson is the only that could pull it off.

And as for drgaon ball, how could you tell Goku was asian? he didnt have any of the major charecteristic's that the asian people have. So how could you tell he was asian? And Prince of Persia he actually looks like the Prince. I mean dont you think it would be weird if they didnt have a black guy in the MOD Squad movie? What if they replaced him with a white guy, would it still be the MOD Squad? What if they had a white guy play BA in
I would Mr Jackson is the only that could pull it off.

And as for drgaon ball, how could you tell Goku was asian? he didnt have any of the major charecteristic's that the asian people have. So how could you tell he was asian? And Prince of Persia he actually looks like the Prince. I mean dont you think it would be weird if they didnt have a black guy in the MOD Squad movie? What if they replaced him with a white guy, would it still be the MOD Squad? What if they had a white guy play BA in the A Team remake?

I think you will find people that dont want black people to play white roles, will also find that they dont want white people to play black roles. I dont think its racism. People just want to see a remake thats faithful to what they watched when they were kids.
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9:07AM on 12/26/2008

To s1rus

Vin Diesel as Shaft?

Nothing wrong there, since Vin Diesel is a mixed individual. (Newsflash: Diesel isn't 'white').

As for Beyonce being Ginger? I don't care.

I DO find it interesting, however, that there are double standards internet bigots, where they have no problem with whites playing roles that were originally Asian(i.e. Dragonball, Speed Racer or even Prince of Persia)...but have a huge issue with blacks playing roles that were originally white (sometimes roles that anyone can
Vin Diesel as Shaft?

Nothing wrong there, since Vin Diesel is a mixed individual. (Newsflash: Diesel isn't 'white').

As for Beyonce being Ginger? I don't care.

I DO find it interesting, however, that there are double standards internet bigots, where they have no problem with whites playing roles that were originally Asian(i.e. Dragonball, Speed Racer or even Prince of Persia)...but have a huge issue with blacks playing roles that were originally white (sometimes roles that anyone can portray).

Anywho, it took a long while for the Gilligan's Island remake to into fruitition(sp?)

I always thought Jamie Kennedy would make a good Gilligan.

However, like clockworkhorror brought out in her post, this movie isn't going to be too good as tv to film adaptations are rarely noteworthy in a positive way.




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9:06AM on 12/26/2008
you should never fuck with a classic, remeber when they changed the formula of coke??? what a blow up that was. if you do gilligan ginger should be white and well kinda slutty likeshe was on tv, though mary ann was sexier by far. I kind of expected mike myers in this. i think john goodman would be great as the skipper. just because beyonce sang i'm a survivor doesn't mean she belongs in an island cast a way pick.
you should never fuck with a classic, remeber when they changed the formula of coke??? what a blow up that was. if you do gilligan ginger should be white and well kinda slutty likeshe was on tv, though mary ann was sexier by far. I kind of expected mike myers in this. i think john goodman would be great as the skipper. just because beyonce sang i'm a survivor doesn't mean she belongs in an island cast a way pick.
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8:50AM on 12/26/2008
Man Sherwood is off his rocker if hes even considering Beyonce as Ginger. Whos playing Mr and Mrs Howell? Brad and Angelina?????

I cant wait till they start remaking shows like Whats Happening and cast Jack Black as ReRun.
Man Sherwood is off his rocker if hes even considering Beyonce as Ginger. Whos playing Mr and Mrs Howell? Brad and Angelina?????

I cant wait till they start remaking shows like Whats Happening and cast Jack Black as ReRun.
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4:15AM on 12/26/2008
i love Michael Cera and this sounds like a definite career ruiner.
tv to movie adaptations are rarely ever good. Bewitched, Dukes of Hazzard, Charlie's Angels. i can probably think of a lot more but i'll stop there.

run michael while you can, run far away!!
i love Michael Cera and this sounds like a definite career ruiner.
tv to movie adaptations are rarely ever good. Bewitched, Dukes of Hazzard, Charlie's Angels. i can probably think of a lot more but i'll stop there.

run michael while you can, run far away!!
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1:01AM on 12/26/2008

WTF FOX????

FUCK THIS SHIT----
FUCKING WATCHMEN IS GETTING ASSRAPED BY FOX RIGHT NOW!
FUCK THIS SHIT----
FUCKING WATCHMEN IS GETTING ASSRAPED BY FOX RIGHT NOW!
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8:09PM on 12/25/2008
i really hope Beyonce isnt in this movie... as i am not a fan of her acting or anything... she always comes off as a very fake individual in her real life, and her acting comes off as Acting... this isnt just about this flick, but all flicks!
i really hope Beyonce isnt in this movie... as i am not a fan of her acting or anything... she always comes off as a very fake individual in her real life, and her acting comes off as Acting... this isnt just about this flick, but all flicks!
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5:13PM on 12/25/2008

Hunglowman

it has nothing tho do with race. its all about staying faithful to the characters. like say the show Good Times or Whats Happening with an all white cast. I would be the first person to say that that would suck, no way would I go see them.

For the record Tom Cruise in Valkyrie sucked!!!! with all the moneny that guy makes where the fuck is the german accent!?!?! the movie should have been in german with subtitles to begin with!!!!

As far as will smith plaing the Cap. I would boycot that
it has nothing tho do with race. its all about staying faithful to the characters. like say the show Good Times or Whats Happening with an all white cast. I would be the first person to say that that would suck, no way would I go see them.

For the record Tom Cruise in Valkyrie sucked!!!! with all the moneny that guy makes where the fuck is the german accent!?!?! the movie should have been in german with subtitles to begin with!!!!

As far as will smith plaing the Cap. I would boycot that movie. If that happens the people at Marvel should be shot!!!!
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5:00PM on 12/25/2008

Its not that she is Black

Its not faitful to the past material. Im sure every one would throw a massive fit if Vin Diesal, was going to play shaft i know i would.
Its not faitful to the past material. Im sure every one would throw a massive fit if Vin Diesal, was going to play shaft i know i would.
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3:57PM on 12/25/2008

resurerected, joey tomatoes, tenebre, XSsoCX= not intelligent

wow, there are a lot of slow thinkers posting here who can't get over race. meanwhile this page is plastered with tom cruise playing a german nazi.

Beyonce can't act... true. but her race doesn't disqualify her from playing a one note character any more than Cera's light hair as compared to gilligans dark hair.

and bringing up the black honeymooners? that movie just sucked.

but how about the black nutty professor? BIG BUCKS.
How about black i am Legend remake? BIG BUCKS


I
wow, there are a lot of slow thinkers posting here who can't get over race. meanwhile this page is plastered with tom cruise playing a german nazi.

Beyonce can't act... true. but her race doesn't disqualify her from playing a one note character any more than Cera's light hair as compared to gilligans dark hair.

and bringing up the black honeymooners? that movie just sucked.

but how about the black nutty professor? BIG BUCKS.
How about black i am Legend remake? BIG BUCKS


I can't wait until Will Smith plays Captain America so your empty heads can explode with hate. You probably couldn't picture a black president until Morgan Freeman played one.
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1:53PM on 12/25/2008

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Fuck Beyonce. If she is in this movie I won't see it, I dnt care who the rest of the cast is. Ginger is a red headed white girl. Not a stuck up cunt pop star!!! See what happened when they made the honneymooners!! Fuck this PC bull shit. STAY TRUE TO THE CHARACTERS. What's next they make Wonder Woman Black!!!!
Fuck Beyonce. If she is in this movie I won't see it, I dnt care who the rest of the cast is. Ginger is a red headed white girl. Not a stuck up cunt pop star!!! See what happened when they made the honneymooners!! Fuck this PC bull shit. STAY TRUE TO THE CHARACTERS. What's next they make Wonder Woman Black!!!!
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1:45PM on 12/25/2008

Dear Hollywood: Fuck You!

I could really care less about Gilligans Island, it's not like your raping any childhoods there. But fuck Beyonce and fuck stunt casting.
Remake Good Times with a mexican family or something like that, see how far that'll fly.
I could really care less about Gilligans Island, it's not like your raping any childhoods there. But fuck Beyonce and fuck stunt casting.
Remake Good Times with a mexican family or something like that, see how far that'll fly.
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1:25PM on 12/25/2008

Beyonce a red-head?

Michael Cera as Gilligan? I'd actually pay to see that.

But Beyonce as Ginger? Unless she has red hair I don't think the character's name should even be Ginger. So we have Beyonce playing a red-haired sex bomb. Yeah, that makes a lot of sense.

Next up, a Munsters movie with Tony Cox as Eddie Munster.
Michael Cera as Gilligan? I'd actually pay to see that.

But Beyonce as Ginger? Unless she has red hair I don't think the character's name should even be Ginger. So we have Beyonce playing a red-haired sex bomb. Yeah, that makes a lot of sense.

Next up, a Munsters movie with Tony Cox as Eddie Munster.
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12:46PM on 12/25/2008
Beyonce being Um Ginger........

For some reason that sounds weird......

How'd the black Honeymooners remake work? Ya.........
Beyonce being Um Ginger........

For some reason that sounds weird......

How'd the black Honeymooners remake work? Ya.........
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11:34AM on 12/25/2008

Huh...

It could work. Kristen Bell as brunette could be a great Mary Ann...
It could work. Kristen Bell as brunette could be a great Mary Ann...
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8:55AM on 12/25/2008
Finally, a role Beyonce can't botch...

a one dimensional sex bomb and the least funny member of an ensemble cast
Finally, a role Beyonce can't botch...

a one dimensional sex bomb and the least funny member of an ensemble cast
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3:49AM on 12/25/2008
I am over Cera's shtick.
I am over Cera's shtick.
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1:32AM on 12/25/2008
yeah like we need him to act exactly the same in another role!!
yeah like we need him to act exactly the same in another role!!
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11:55PM on 12/24/2008

COME ON MIKEY!

I have a tremendous amount of respect for Michael Cera, his craft, and his career choices. I have faith that he will be smart enough to not even consider doing this.

To me it's like Brad Pitt being offered the lead in a film adaptation of TJ Hooker. Of course he would say NO!!!
I have a tremendous amount of respect for Michael Cera, his craft, and his career choices. I have faith that he will be smart enough to not even consider doing this.

To me it's like Brad Pitt being offered the lead in a film adaptation of TJ Hooker. Of course he would say NO!!!
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10:45PM on 12/24/2008
Awful, awful, awful, awful, and awful to Cera and Beyonce.
Awful, awful, awful, awful, and awful to Cera and Beyonce.
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10:21PM on 12/24/2008
Cera: A resounding YES!!!

Beyonce: A resounding, are you fucking kidding me?!
Cera: A resounding YES!!!

Beyonce: A resounding, are you fucking kidding me?!
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10:20PM on 12/24/2008
What the fuck? Is this some sort of sick joke? It honestly sounds like an over-the-top Hollywood-esque parody.
What the fuck? Is this some sort of sick joke? It honestly sounds like an over-the-top Hollywood-esque parody.
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10:07PM on 12/24/2008
I was slightly interested until I saw that they wanted Beyonce in it. Can we please get her banned from making films?
I was slightly interested until I saw that they wanted Beyonce in it. Can we please get her banned from making films?
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9:26PM on 12/24/2008

Could be fun!

Could be fun, if done properly.
Seth Rogen as the Skipper
Micheal Cera as Gilligan
Megan Fox as Mary-Ann
I would prefer to see Scarlett Johanson as Ginger.
Jeff Daniels as the Professor
And for good measure Jack Nickelson and Diane Keaton as the Howells!
This would make good entertainment!

However this cast will never happen in a million years but one can only wish.
Could be fun, if done properly.
Seth Rogen as the Skipper
Micheal Cera as Gilligan
Megan Fox as Mary-Ann
I would prefer to see Scarlett Johanson as Ginger.
Jeff Daniels as the Professor
And for good measure Jack Nickelson and Diane Keaton as the Howells!
This would make good entertainment!

However this cast will never happen in a million years but one can only wish.
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9:24PM on 12/24/2008
Hey hey... watch it with the "give me a break" shit. If the execs at hollywood heard that they might make a live action, big screen version of a fucking Kit Kat bar commercial.

Does anyone else remember talks from about 15 years ago of a Gilligan's Island movie with Adam Sandler as Gilligan and Chris Farley as the Skipper? I think i heard that on Entertainment tonight.
Hey hey... watch it with the "give me a break" shit. If the execs at hollywood heard that they might make a live action, big screen version of a fucking Kit Kat bar commercial.

Does anyone else remember talks from about 15 years ago of a Gilligan's Island movie with Adam Sandler as Gilligan and Chris Farley as the Skipper? I think i heard that on Entertainment tonight.
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8:24PM on 12/24/2008
Theres no way Cera would be in this and NOT and Arrested Development movie.
Theres no way Cera would be in this and NOT and Arrested Development movie.
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8:20PM on 12/24/2008

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nooo i think you just gave them another idea for a show to remake "gimme a break" :( lol...this sucks tho
nooo i think you just gave them another idea for a show to remake "gimme a break" :( lol...this sucks tho
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8:16PM on 12/24/2008
Fuck me in the ass.
Fuck me in the ass.
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8:08PM on 12/24/2008
Oh my God...give me a break...

WHY?!?!?!
Oh my God...give me a break...

WHY?!?!?!
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