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Every Which Way But Loose getting the remake treatment. 2017!

01.24.2017

Of all the movies in the world to remake, and I mean ALL of them, one of the films that should never cross your mind is the 1978 film EVERY WHICH WAY BUT LOOSE. In case the name doesn’t ring a bell, picture the DVD cover with Clint Eastwood holding an orangutan that you passed by in Wal-Mart and went, “The f@ck it this?” Yeah, it’s that one, and yes, it’s being remade.

Deadline got the scoop that the late seventies hit that even spawned a sequel is getting a remake with original director James Fargo attached as producer and Anthony G. Cohen tapped to direct. Cohen’s name may only sound familiar unless you saw the movie THE SEX TRIP -- so no -- his name may not sound familiar. It doesn't matter anyway because filming is planned to begin late this spring.

One of the strangest movies ever on paper, and even in execution, it's a road trip flick where Eastwood plays a truck driver with a knack for throwing punches, and he is paired with a pet orangutan as they travel across the West and get into all sorts of shenanigans. The movie sounds ridiculous, and at the time Eastwood was known strictly known for westerns and action movies, but it was a massive success making $85 million, $314 million when adjusted for inflation. Those are Marvel numbers right there!

The fact this is being remade is odd, but the production side of it is even odder. Cohen is an unknown name, and the fact it will be filming in a matter of months with no names attached to the cast sounds like it’s going through a bit of a rush. The movie itself is a strange classic, standing as one of Eastwood’s biggest films, so you’d think some bigger names would be attached at this point. They better cast the ape right, though. Nothing pisses me off more than a miscast orangutan.

The remake is set to begin filming this spring.

Source: Deadline

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11:28AM on 01/25/2017
Clyde was beaten to death off screen by his trainer using a cane and an axe handle so lets hope this orangutan fares batter.
Clyde was beaten to death off screen by his trainer using a cane and an axe handle so lets hope this orangutan fares batter.
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4:30PM on 01/24/2017

Cgi???

As an 80s kid I loved this movie. Just hope they don't use a CGI orangutan. Wouldn't be surprised if they do as soon as PETA complains. Fuck u peta, u fanatical crazies.
As an 80s kid I loved this movie. Just hope they don't use a CGI orangutan. Wouldn't be surprised if they do as soon as PETA complains. Fuck u peta, u fanatical crazies.
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2:10PM on 01/24/2017
They will cast Melissa McCarthy and Leslie Jones and we will all have to say it's good because Feminism!
They will cast Melissa McCarthy and Leslie Jones and we will all have to say it's good because Feminism!
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12:43PM on 01/24/2017
Why?? What a terrible idea. Will someone please come up with an original idea and stop remaking classic films. No Eastwood movie should ever be remade.
Why?? What a terrible idea. Will someone please come up with an original idea and stop remaking classic films. No Eastwood movie should ever be remade.
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12:00PM on 01/24/2017
Still in my favorite Eastwood roles for this era, very much in much in that Smokey and the Bandit flavor! I actually could see Hugh Jackman in this role, same kind of build and able to play a tuff guy while delivering some rye humor at the same time!
Still in my favorite Eastwood roles for this era, very much in much in that Smokey and the Bandit flavor! I actually could see Hugh Jackman in this role, same kind of build and able to play a tuff guy while delivering some rye humor at the same time!
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11:37AM on 01/24/2017
Looking back now, the movie is dated. The humor was very 70s. So updating it might not work for modern audiences.
Looking back now, the movie is dated. The humor was very 70s. So updating it might not work for modern audiences.
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