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Commando remake?

06.03.2009

Remember when I promised to remake you last? I lied.

Hollywood is slowly working its way through history (distant or recent) for material to remake, revamp or reboot, and even a masterpiece like COMMANDO is not immune.

'Katy' forwarded us a sidebar bit from an Aussie mag called RCI, claiming that COMMANDO was being eyeballed for the redo treatment (right along with action flicks like CLIFFHANGER and RED DAWN). Not much info, so I checked with someone else who would know -- and they have indeed "heard whispers" of an update of the flick (the idea has apparently been kicking around for a while now).

The 1985 massacre starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as a retired elite soldier whose daughter is kidnapped to coerce him back into service, sending him on a vengeful rage against his former comrades, an effeminate adversary and an entire fictional country.

Specifics on this purported remake are as scarce as the original movie's logic, realism or continuity, but at least we're prepared for the inevitable official announcement. Of course, Russia has already beaten Hollywood to the figurative punch:

Extra Tidbit: He didn't slaughter his way through Val Verde, but didn't Liam Neeson sufficiently cover similar ground in TAKEN?
Source: JoBlo

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12:42AM on 06/05/2009

This cannot be remade

Too many good lines they should just re-release it and watch the money come rolling in. Id pay to see this at the movies.
Too many good lines they should just re-release it and watch the money come rolling in. Id pay to see this at the movies.
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6:34PM on 06/04/2009
as long as there is a ridiculous amount of steel drum in the soundtrack than i am in for it!!
as long as there is a ridiculous amount of steel drum in the soundtrack than i am in for it!!
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6:14PM on 06/04/2009

Look at the bright side...

Well look on the bright side...they're clearly lacking good original scripts so if your sitting on a gem of an idea...get off your ass, write a screenplay and march it on down to Hollywood!
Well look on the bright side...they're clearly lacking good original scripts so if your sitting on a gem of an idea...get off your ass, write a screenplay and march it on down to Hollywood!
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1:40PM on 06/04/2009

JOBLO IS F**KING W/ ME!

You guys must be kidding right? Just yesterday I made a comment about the Total Recall reboot saying why not just reboot all the Arnie films and here we are talking about a Commando remake. GET REAL PEOPLE, REALLY! I really believe that all the "new concept" and "creative" departments in Hollywood have been shut down for good. What's their strategy for deciding on a new movie, going through the IMDB site and picking out movies they think should be remade? If this sh** keeps up, I'm going back
You guys must be kidding right? Just yesterday I made a comment about the Total Recall reboot saying why not just reboot all the Arnie films and here we are talking about a Commando remake. GET REAL PEOPLE, REALLY! I really believe that all the "new concept" and "creative" departments in Hollywood have been shut down for good. What's their strategy for deciding on a new movie, going through the IMDB site and picking out movies they think should be remade? If this sh** keeps up, I'm going back to reading books! That's right I said it, go ahead and try me!
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6:33AM on 06/04/2009
Dave, I really loved reading your little piss-ant article. It made me laugh. If Matrix was here, he'd laugh too.
Dave, I really loved reading your little piss-ant article. It made me laugh. If Matrix was here, he'd laugh too.
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2:51AM on 06/04/2009
the only remakes i like are ones that can actually be made better with todays technology. This is not one them.
There is nothing they can do to make this more modern
Total recall?? ehhh maybe but i wont hold my breath
the only Arnold movie i would like to see get remade right now would be the running man. They could make some more cool stalkers, and update it a bit
the only remakes i like are ones that can actually be made better with todays technology. This is not one them.
There is nothing they can do to make this more modern
Total recall?? ehhh maybe but i wont hold my breath
the only Arnold movie i would like to see get remade right now would be the running man. They could make some more cool stalkers, and update it a bit
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2:39AM on 06/04/2009
these are not creative people doing this.
they cant create anything and thats why they are just redoing whats been done and what they are familiar with-
EVERYTHING FROM THE PAST 25 YEARS.
scary isnt it.
these are not creative people doing this.
they cant create anything and thats why they are just redoing whats been done and what they are familiar with-
EVERYTHING FROM THE PAST 25 YEARS.
scary isnt it.
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1:54AM on 06/04/2009
p.s forgive me typing.. i just shotguned 9 beers.. but u get the idea
p.s forgive me typing.. i just shotguned 9 beers.. but u get the idea
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1:50AM on 06/04/2009

WHERES THE ORIGINALITYY

lemme tell u somethi since i'm pretty hammered.. i'm sick and tired of this remake bullshit..for sterters there sould be decades between an original and a remake.. dos.. its getting fukin dumb alredy.. and wats with this bazooka joe and wheres waldo buisness... is hollywood really that desperate.. c'monnn.. i'm most definately not gonna see either.. i saw terminator the other day and i could not be more upset.. wtf was with helena bonham carter explainin her sinister plant to worthington...
lemme tell u somethi since i'm pretty hammered.. i'm sick and tired of this remake bullshit..for sterters there sould be decades between an original and a remake.. dos.. its getting fukin dumb alredy.. and wats with this bazooka joe and wheres waldo buisness... is hollywood really that desperate.. c'monnn.. i'm most definately not gonna see either.. i saw terminator the other day and i could not be more upset.. wtf was with helena bonham carter explainin her sinister plant to worthington... and why the hell do the machines need such a nice headquaters.. they're machines.. point is.. i love movies but these days i feel so.. almost betrayed.. so fuck remakes, fuck bret ratner.. and fuck all the little things that seem to have such a great influence on directors these days when in reality they shouldn't be touched or even considered
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1:07AM on 06/04/2009
Well I think it's safe to say we can expect a collateral damage remake in about a year or so.
Well I think it's safe to say we can expect a collateral damage remake in about a year or so.
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12:37AM on 06/04/2009
This used to be a great place for hunting slash.....Between this and the Total Recall news, I think my brain may be hemorrhaging!
This used to be a great place for hunting slash.....Between this and the Total Recall news, I think my brain may be hemorrhaging!
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12:19AM on 06/04/2009

I am usually Ok with remakes........

but not this one! The only other remake I have been against is Evil Dead (NOBODY ELSE CAN PLAY ASH). I am even OK with the Total Recall and Alien Re-boot-makes, but Commando is taking it too far. That is like remaking The Ocatagon or Death Wish with Zac Ephron!
but not this one! The only other remake I have been against is Evil Dead (NOBODY ELSE CAN PLAY ASH). I am even OK with the Total Recall and Alien Re-boot-makes, but Commando is taking it too far. That is like remaking The Ocatagon or Death Wish with Zac Ephron!
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11:45PM on 06/03/2009
Sure why not Commando was a piece of shit anyways.

Raw Deal,and Red Heat need remakes come to think about it also.
Sure why not Commando was a piece of shit anyways.

Raw Deal,and Red Heat need remakes come to think about it also.
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11:36PM on 06/03/2009

Deja Vu

Didn't they already remake it with John Cena and call it The Marine?
Didn't they already remake it with John Cena and call it The Marine?
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11:15PM on 06/03/2009

ARNIE Movies without ARNIE?

Of course one reason alot of these old movies were fun was the actors.

Remaking Arnold movies without Arnold? It's missing the point. Without Arnie, Commando was just another noisy pointless action movie.

I reckon some studio exec is just playing games with IMDB or RottenTomatoes. Throw in a random word or name, see what movie pops up and *BING*. Remake time.
Of course one reason alot of these old movies were fun was the actors.

Remaking Arnold movies without Arnold? It's missing the point. Without Arnie, Commando was just another noisy pointless action movie.

I reckon some studio exec is just playing games with IMDB or RottenTomatoes. Throw in a random word or name, see what movie pops up and *BING*. Remake time.
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11:14PM on 06/03/2009
I really want to throw a steam pipe through a studio executive right now.
I really want to throw a steam pipe through a studio executive right now.
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11:09PM on 06/03/2009

Welllll.............

When something is done so well the first time there is no need for a remake...Hey lets remake the Godfather or hey lets remake E.T. or hey lets remake Apocalypse Now! Yes to many many people Commando was just as good as any of those movies. Remaking great movies of my childhood is like going into my memory and changing my 1987 Christmas gift from a bike to a Razor. Sure they both roll but my original bike way waaaay better than my new Razor.
When something is done so well the first time there is no need for a remake...Hey lets remake the Godfather or hey lets remake E.T. or hey lets remake Apocalypse Now! Yes to many many people Commando was just as good as any of those movies. Remaking great movies of my childhood is like going into my memory and changing my 1987 Christmas gift from a bike to a Razor. Sure they both roll but my original bike way waaaay better than my new Razor.
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10:57PM on 06/03/2009
I absolutely love the Russian version.

As for remakes, meh. You can't bitch about things you've come to expect.

So relax people.
I absolutely love the Russian version.

As for remakes, meh. You can't bitch about things you've come to expect.

So relax people.
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10:47PM on 06/03/2009

WOW....

I just blasted an article about a Total Recall remake and now this. You have got to be fucking kidding me. I guess it wont do any good bitching about it anyway. Oh and "I dont need the knife Matrix, I dont need the knife!!!"
I just blasted an article about a Total Recall remake and now this. You have got to be fucking kidding me. I guess it wont do any good bitching about it anyway. Oh and "I dont need the knife Matrix, I dont need the knife!!!"
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