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Favorite rumor of all-time: Tracy Morgan reboots Jaws

02.09.2010

I read this late last night on Twitter and I literally did a spit take I laughed so hard. I've heard a lot of ridiculous things in my time in this asylum we call the interwebz but this easily takes the cake. According to a "source" at Cinema Blend, Universal is looking to reboot JAWS. In 3D. With Tracy Morgan taking over the Richard Dreyfuss role. I will now step aside and let you ride in the ROFL-copter for a few minutes.

This is a concept so inherently ridiculous that were it actually true, I don't even think I could be mad at Universal. I'd probably hop on the next flight to Los Angeles and run through the Universal offices giving high-fives to everyone I saw until my hand was sore. Because really...if you're going to do something as stupid as rebooting JAWS in the first place, you might as well just go completely batshit insane with it. I mean is casting Tracy Morgan as Matt Hooper any more annoying than if they cast Seth Rogen or something? If anything, I'd be less annoyed by it. I think Jon Bon Jovi taught me this once but if you're going to go down, you might as well go down in a blaze of glory.

So no, JAWS is not getting rebooted. It is not going to be in 3D and it certainly will not star Tracy Morgan. Because while Hollywood likes to sometimes act insane, it's not actually as insane as this idea. But thank you, you anonymous source because I truly appreciated the laugh.

Extra Tidbit: This has to be the plot of an episode of "30 Rock" at some point.
Source: Cinema Blend

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8:08PM on 02/09/2010

Not such a bad choice I guess... if he could play it more straight than funny.

When I first read this for some reason I thought you meant Morgan Spurlock would be directing a Jaws remake. Now that would have been really weird!!
When I first read this for some reason I thought you meant Morgan Spurlock would be directing a Jaws remake. Now that would have been really weird!!
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6:37PM on 02/09/2010

BTTF II...

Back to the Future 2 predicted this...
I think this is terrible. Jaws is a classic. Especially not Tracy Morgan.
Back to the Future 2 predicted this...
I think this is terrible. Jaws is a classic. Especially not Tracy Morgan.
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4:51PM on 02/09/2010
Most people forget that Jaws 3 was actually released in 3D.

So it's been done before.

NEXT!
Most people forget that Jaws 3 was actually released in 3D.

So it's been done before.

NEXT!
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4:35PM on 02/09/2010
They should make a comedic Jaws. The shark could tap dance and Tracy Morgan could ride it around while the shark eats people.
They should make a comedic Jaws. The shark could tap dance and Tracy Morgan could ride it around while the shark eats people.
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2:12PM on 02/09/2010
I don't see what the big deal is..
I don't see what the big deal is..
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1:36PM on 02/09/2010
This isn't news. These are just words that go in circles, then fall on their face from dizziness. I wish I was paid to take a dump on my monitor too.
This isn't news. These are just words that go in circles, then fall on their face from dizziness. I wish I was paid to take a dump on my monitor too.
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12:08PM on 02/09/2010
I actually would support a remake of Jaws that follows the novel more closely. There was a lot of great stuff in that book. The reason the beaches werent closed thanks to mob influence. When the chief kept trying to close them, a couple of goons takes the family cat from his son, twists the head all the way around and hands it back to the kid
I actually would support a remake of Jaws that follows the novel more closely. There was a lot of great stuff in that book. The reason the beaches werent closed thanks to mob influence. When the chief kept trying to close them, a couple of goons takes the family cat from his son, twists the head all the way around and hands it back to the kid
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4:46PM on 02/09/2010
Why would I want to see a guy break a cats neck?
Why would I want to see a guy break a cats neck?
5:02PM on 02/09/2010
dude.. the novel was shit compared to the film. Who wants a side romance with the Chief's wife bangin Hooper? Oh no.. Quint... drowns.. so..borrrinnnggg
dude.. the novel was shit compared to the film. Who wants a side romance with the Chief's wife bangin Hooper? Oh no.. Quint... drowns.. so..borrrinnnggg
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11:27AM on 02/09/2010
I would pay a BOATLOAD of money to see this. I am not joking. This would be like the HOT TUB TIME MACHINE of JAWS sequels.
I would pay a BOATLOAD of money to see this. I am not joking. This would be like the HOT TUB TIME MACHINE of JAWS sequels.
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11:13AM on 02/09/2010
I'M MATT HOOPER!!
I'M MATT HOOPER!!
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12:02PM on 02/09/2010
Or, Brian Fellows. I'm glad someone spotted the potential joke.
Or, Brian Fellows. I'm glad someone spotted the potential joke.
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10:38AM on 02/09/2010
Jaws 3D coming in 2015. haven't you seen back to the future 2?
Jaws 3D coming in 2015. haven't you seen back to the future 2?
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11:12AM on 02/09/2010
Wasnt it Jaws 19 ? Cause the real Jaws-3D came out in 1983.
Wasnt it Jaws 19 ? Cause the real Jaws-3D came out in 1983.
10:18AM on 02/09/2010

now usually...

my usual "movienews mantra" is "make whatever movies you want, i dont have to see it." but this'd just been irresponsible.
my usual "movienews mantra" is "make whatever movies you want, i dont have to see it." but this'd just been irresponsible.
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10:15AM on 02/09/2010

if Tina Fey isnt writing his jokes...

there are few worse "funnymen" alive.
there are few worse "funnymen" alive.
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10:02AM on 02/09/2010
...hah, you know what's weird? I was actually seriously worried about this for a minute there.
...hah, you know what's weird? I was actually seriously worried about this for a minute there.
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