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First official pics of Russell Brand in Arthur remake

08.30.2010

I may have said this before but I'll repeat: I openly loathe the original ARTHUR. I just find it one of the most unpleasant comedies I've even had the misfortune of sitting through. That Russell Brand recently wrapped production on a remake of ARTHUR leaves me feeling somewhat conflicted because I thought Brand was nothing short of genius in GET HIM TO THE GREEK but...ARTHUR? Turns out I'm not alone. Helen Mirren, who stars with Brand and takes on the Oscar-winning John Gielgud role, said of the original, "I just didnít think a film about a drunken small guy was remotely funny." (YES!)

Whether or not you loved the original or are excited or not for the remake, we've got some new pics from Brand's version to share. You've no doubt seen all the paparazzi photos from the set (including shots of Brand dressed as Batman), but these are official production photos, the first of which are online. Check em out below and let me know what you think.

Extra Tidbit: The movie had to get permission from Warner Bros. and Christopher Nolan to use the Batman costume and Batmobile in the film.
Source: NY Times

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7:11AM on 08/31/2010

Guy From VAN WILDER!?

Jason Winer... the uni-brow guy from Van Wilder is directing this? The same guy who directed the lame lame MISSguided for television? Wha??? Dude better do work.
Jason Winer... the uni-brow guy from Van Wilder is directing this? The same guy who directed the lame lame MISSguided for television? Wha??? Dude better do work.
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8:51PM on 08/30/2010

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Hey,easy on the "Benny Hill" cracks!

Dunno about this. I liked the original movie, although I can understand why someone wouldn't like it.

The only thing I have seen Russell Brand in was "Finding Sarah Marshall", and he was pretty funny in that.
Hey,easy on the "Benny Hill" cracks!

Dunno about this. I liked the original movie, although I can understand why someone wouldn't like it.

The only thing I have seen Russell Brand in was "Finding Sarah Marshall", and he was pretty funny in that.
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6:40PM on 08/30/2010

Ummmm...

Why would they need Nolan's blessing? If I remember the set pics correctly, it was the BATMAN FOREVER Batmobile and Bat-Suit.
Why would they need Nolan's blessing? If I remember the set pics correctly, it was the BATMAN FOREVER Batmobile and Bat-Suit.
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5:28PM on 08/30/2010
I don't know about this. I just. Don't. Know.
I don't know about this. I just. Don't. Know.
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2:42PM on 08/30/2010
When I saw the first pic I thought Brand was remaking 'London After Midnight'.

He is a one trick pony and the second worst comedy export to the US from the UK since Benny Hill.
When I saw the first pic I thought Brand was remaking 'London After Midnight'.

He is a one trick pony and the second worst comedy export to the US from the UK since Benny Hill.
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2:04PM on 08/30/2010
The original arthur is hilarious, i dont get all the hate.... liza minelli blows but the movie and arthur himself, are still fall down funny to this day.
The original arthur is hilarious, i dont get all the hate.... liza minelli blows but the movie and arthur himself, are still fall down funny to this day.
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11:52AM on 08/30/2010

Brands BS has gotten pretty tired & predictable.

I think I can wait a year and rent this for a buck, and Helen Mirren is the only reason I'm even considering that.
I think I can wait a year and rent this for a buck, and Helen Mirren is the only reason I'm even considering that.
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11:30AM on 08/30/2010
I'm a huge fan of Brand and thought he was the best part about Forgetting Sarah Marshall. I think this is going to be worth our time.
I'm a huge fan of Brand and thought he was the best part about Forgetting Sarah Marshall. I think this is going to be worth our time.
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11:29AM on 08/30/2010
I thought Brand's fifteen minutes were up! I thought the first "Arthur" movie was passable at best...but this should be a direct-to-DVD movie.
I thought Brand's fifteen minutes were up! I thought the first "Arthur" movie was passable at best...but this should be a direct-to-DVD movie.
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11:16AM on 08/30/2010
You know the film industry is running out of ideas when we start to remake a Dudley Moore comedy from the 80s that only so many people remember or give a shit about. And on another note, Brand is one of the ugliest motherfuckers I have ever seen. His and Perry's children are going to be terrifying.
You know the film industry is running out of ideas when we start to remake a Dudley Moore comedy from the 80s that only so many people remember or give a shit about. And on another note, Brand is one of the ugliest motherfuckers I have ever seen. His and Perry's children are going to be terrifying.
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2:05PM on 08/30/2010
so i guess because you dont remember it most dont? If you say what is arthur to most people over 30 they say the dudley moore movie ... or vice versa... say dudley moore, they say arthur.... because its a famous movie and was successful.
so i guess because you dont remember it most dont? If you say what is arthur to most people over 30 they say the dudley moore movie ... or vice versa... say dudley moore, they say arthur.... because its a famous movie and was successful.
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10:50AM on 08/30/2010
lol. hes one scary lookin dude.
lol. hes one scary lookin dude.
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10:30AM on 08/30/2010
I'll pass. Not a fan of Brand, and was never a fan of the original.
I'll pass. Not a fan of Brand, and was never a fan of the original.
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10:10AM on 08/30/2010
Fake beards are always funny.
Fake beards are always funny.
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