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Remo the Destroyer

07.09.2009by:

REMO WILLIAMS THE DARK KNIGHT producer Charles Roven and TRANSPORTER producer Steve Chasman are bringing a little 80s action nostalgic back by resurrecting fictional 80s era action star Remo Williams in a project titled THE DESTROYER. The series centered on Williams as a New Jersey cop who's imprisoned so his death can be faked and he can be reborn as the titular hero in a "top-secret assassin squad set up by the government to operate outside the bounds of the law." Charley and Vlas Parlapanides, who are writing WAR OF GODS, have been assigned to write Remo's adventures. Read more about the project over at "Risky Biz Blog" over HERE.

Extra Tidbit: The Remo series is still going strong, with over a hundred books published to date.
Source: Risky Biz Blog

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8:16PM on 07/10/2009
Remo Williams was the Jason Bourne of my childhood. I never understood why they didn't make more movies back then.
Remo Williams was the Jason Bourne of my childhood. I never understood why they didn't make more movies back then.
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12:06PM on 07/10/2009

Awesome News

I used to read the novels when I was younger, something my Dad always had laying around that I got hooked on. I loved the books and the original movie was not horrible considering the fx abilities at the time it was made.

I hope they do not screw this one up.
I used to read the novels when I was younger, something my Dad always had laying around that I got hooked on. I loved the books and the original movie was not horrible considering the fx abilities at the time it was made.

I hope they do not screw this one up.
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9:54AM on 07/10/2009

actually worth it

Despite what reality distorting memories might tell you - it's a horrible film. There's nothing wrong with remaking shit, if you have decent source material behind it and have the desire to make it better.
Despite what reality distorting memories might tell you - it's a horrible film. There's nothing wrong with remaking shit, if you have decent source material behind it and have the desire to make it better.
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1:54AM on 07/10/2009

McG

First off, I loved the books and kinda liked the old movie, but I'm not so precious about it to think that it can't be remade. It's not some classic piece of cinema. I don't think I've even seen it in the past 20 years.

Somehow I can imagine it getting a Charlies Angels 2 treatment. Major over the top impossible super human stunts on the screen. The McG treatment.
First off, I loved the books and kinda liked the old movie, but I'm not so precious about it to think that it can't be remade. It's not some classic piece of cinema. I don't think I've even seen it in the past 20 years.

Somehow I can imagine it getting a Charlies Angels 2 treatment. Major over the top impossible super human stunts on the screen. The McG treatment.
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11:22PM on 07/09/2009
Hollywood can't seem to stop committing felony rape to save themselves.
Hollywood can't seem to stop committing felony rape to save themselves.
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10:19PM on 07/09/2009
Remo Williams is one of my favorite movies during my childhood. A new reboot based on the novels FTW!
Remo Williams is one of my favorite movies during my childhood. A new reboot based on the novels FTW!
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9:57PM on 07/09/2009
DaForce, thanks for the recap. It's always cool to get someone who's actually familiar with the source material's take on these things. I know I read a couple of the books as a kid but that was ages ago and I can't really remember them. I do remember that I really loved the movie when I first saw it, but thhen I re-watched it in high school and thought it was pretty terrible.
DaForce, thanks for the recap. It's always cool to get someone who's actually familiar with the source material's take on these things. I know I read a couple of the books as a kid but that was ages ago and I can't really remember them. I do remember that I really loved the movie when I first saw it, but thhen I re-watched it in high school and thought it was pretty terrible.
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9:23PM on 07/09/2009
This is just weird...I had about a 3 hour drive over the weekend and my mind was wandering and I thought how they should remake the Remo Williams movie. I have to admit that it is one of my favorite movies that a lot of people have just never even heard of.
This is just weird...I had about a 3 hour drive over the weekend and my mind was wandering and I thought how they should remake the Remo Williams movie. I have to admit that it is one of my favorite movies that a lot of people have just never even heard of.
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8:49PM on 07/09/2009

Unrelated....

to the article, but the site needs to put the next page arrown at the end of their articles.

Why they'd get rid of them?

That is all.
to the article, but the site needs to put the next page arrown at the end of their articles.

Why they'd get rid of them?

That is all.
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7:55PM on 07/09/2009

Hell Yes

I'm a big fan of the books/original movie. Cannot wait for this one!
I'm a big fan of the books/original movie. Cannot wait for this one!
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7:53PM on 07/09/2009
Actually, I was a big fan of the books as a kid, and the movie didn't live up to it at all except for about the last 15 minutes. A funny story, but Chuck Norris actually tried getting this movie done in the late 70's, but Murphy turned him down. So instead, Norris made a version of it with Mako...An Eye For An Eye in the early 80's.

In the books, Remo was a cop that was framed for a drug dealer's murder. He's sentenced to die in the electric chair. The electric chair is rigged so that it
Actually, I was a big fan of the books as a kid, and the movie didn't live up to it at all except for about the last 15 minutes. A funny story, but Chuck Norris actually tried getting this movie done in the late 70's, but Murphy turned him down. So instead, Norris made a version of it with Mako...An Eye For An Eye in the early 80's.

In the books, Remo was a cop that was framed for a drug dealer's murder. He's sentenced to die in the electric chair. The electric chair is rigged so that it only knocks him out (supposedly), and Remo is slipped a pill beforehand by a fake priest there to give him last rites. In the books, the government agency that recruited Remo (C.U.R.E.) was set up by Kennedy to defend the U.S. by essentially having a small, black ops team that would kill threats to the U.S.

The title The Destroyer comes from the part that Remo is supposed to follow a prophecy where he is the reincarnation of Shiva, Death, the Destroyer of worlds. That's the myticism part of it.

If done well, the movie could make some bucks. Especially if they keep the dark humor and the mysticism of the book intact.
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7:47PM on 07/09/2009

DUDE!

Thank you JoBlo for the great news, I am such a huge fan of Remo Williams and I loved the Fred Ward, Joel Grey movie. Tick Tock bitches!
Thank you JoBlo for the great news, I am such a huge fan of Remo Williams and I loved the Fred Ward, Joel Grey movie. Tick Tock bitches!
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