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The Fury gets remade

04.24.2008
Brian de Palma's psychic thriller THE FURY was a fave of mine back in the early days of home video (oh, that glorious explosive ending!), but upon revisiting it recently, it definitely showed its 30-year age. So maybe a remake's not such a bad idea...

Fox thought so, too -- they've got hot screenwriters Brian McGreevy and Lee Shipman working on the obligatory "contemporary re-imagining" of the 1978 flick based on John Farris' novel.

The original movie, sort of a horror spy flick, featured Amy Irving as a powerful telekinetic who unwittingly finds herself enmeshed in a shady operation seeking to control psychics. Kirk Douglas, Andrew Stevens, Charles Durning and the great John Cassavetes also starred.

Unsurprisingly, the update will change the lead character to a "young man with heightened kinetic powers who is abducted by the government in order to take advantage of his special gifts" (which could throw a wrench into the gears of that SCANNERS remake). Fine, but how will they beat de Palma's ending?
Extra Tidbit: Original co-star Andrew Stevens has since gone on to a prolific (if mostly direct-to-vid) producing career.
Source: Variety

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3:25PM on 04/25/2008

not a bad idea

This isn't the worst remake idea ever. Actually, the original had some great moments, but it's whole was a little long in the tooth. Give us a nice gory R-rated romp with a really good actor in the role of the father (Kirk Douglas was pretty damn good in the original) and this might actually be a remake that doesn't make me groan when I hear about it.
This isn't the worst remake idea ever. Actually, the original had some great moments, but it's whole was a little long in the tooth. Give us a nice gory R-rated romp with a really good actor in the role of the father (Kirk Douglas was pretty damn good in the original) and this might actually be a remake that doesn't make me groan when I hear about it.
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5:59AM on 04/25/2008
*applause...applause*

Another remake...woo-woo...
*applause...applause*

Another remake...woo-woo...
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10:07PM on 04/24/2008
Oh yeah, explosive ending indeed.
Oh yeah, explosive ending indeed.
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