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02.26.2009

I know a lot of you out there hold a special nostalgic fondness in your heart for THE NEVERENDING STORY. It has a special meaning to me but for completely different reasons. NEVERENDING STORY was the first movie I ever fell asleep in. I was so completely bored by that movie (for some odd reason I even sat through the sequel, which was even worse). I had friends who loved it and I'd go over their house and they'd want to watch it and my eyes would just about roll back in my head. So I'm not really that broken up that Warner Bros. is looking to remake this movie. Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy along with Leonardo DiCaprio are producing a big-budget remake of the 1984 fantasy film. For those who are fiercely protective of their neverending stories, the announcement was quick to mention that the project is in the very early stages of development and that no writers have been attached (i.e., they just wanted to secure the rights before someone else did). So there may never be a NEVERENDING STORY remake just something that gets kicked around....

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11:33AM on 02/28/2009
I think this is a bad idea not because I am pissed they are remaking this movie. I disagree with the remake because I hate the originals with a passion, and remaking the first one will just mean that there is one more of these out there. Terrible.
I think this is a bad idea not because I am pissed they are remaking this movie. I disagree with the remake because I hate the originals with a passion, and remaking the first one will just mean that there is one more of these out there. Terrible.
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3:30PM on 02/27/2009
Oh Jonathan Brandis how we miss thy.

I wonder if Jack Black will reprise his role.

Oh Jonathan Brandis how we miss thy.

I wonder if Jack Black will reprise his role.

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10:29PM on 02/26/2009

The Book Was Sooo Much Better

Come on guys, the movie we saw as kids is a good memory, but even the author of the book gave total disaproval to the version. So, if itīs not a remake, but a new adaptation of this epic story, this could be great. Neverending Story Book has material to make at least two movies of The Lord of the Rings scale, if well produced. Leonardo DiCaprio's name here makes me think this could be a serious take in the adaptation, as I hope. If you read the book, it's a lot more darker and violent than
Come on guys, the movie we saw as kids is a good memory, but even the author of the book gave total disaproval to the version. So, if itīs not a remake, but a new adaptation of this epic story, this could be great. Neverending Story Book has material to make at least two movies of The Lord of the Rings scale, if well produced. Leonardo DiCaprio's name here makes me think this could be a serious take in the adaptation, as I hope. If you read the book, it's a lot more darker and violent than anything that we saw in the movies.
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9:40PM on 02/26/2009
This could turn into a childhood raping monster or a more faithful to the source adaptation... who knows?
This could turn into a childhood raping monster or a more faithful to the source adaptation... who knows?
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7:42PM on 02/26/2009
Me a few decades ago: "Dude, check out the hooters on that statue!!!!"
Me a few decades ago: "Dude, check out the hooters on that statue!!!!"
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7:13PM on 02/26/2009

!!!!

One word:

SUCKS !!!! lol
One word:

SUCKS !!!! lol
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5:59PM on 02/26/2009
Oh for the love of ass....
Oh for the love of ass....
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5:19PM on 02/26/2009

Stick to the book

I'd be good with this if they'd stick to the book. I loved the first movie, but the book was sooooo much more!
I'd be good with this if they'd stick to the book. I loved the first movie, but the book was sooooo much more!
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5:09PM on 02/26/2009

Nope.

Nope.
Nope.
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5:09PM on 02/26/2009

not a bad idea

I'm actually okay with this....I'm 25 and I used to watch this movie all the time as a kid. Only recently did I re-watch it for the first time in about 15 years and....oh, wow it is dated as hell. The special effects are pretty damn awful. I'm not gonna say they HAD to remake this movie, but I'd give it a shot before blasting it.
I'm actually okay with this....I'm 25 and I used to watch this movie all the time as a kid. Only recently did I re-watch it for the first time in about 15 years and....oh, wow it is dated as hell. The special effects are pretty damn awful. I'm not gonna say they HAD to remake this movie, but I'd give it a shot before blasting it.
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4:53PM on 02/26/2009

No extra tidbit??

Are the remake announcements suffering from a 'non-extra-tidbit' policy out of protest for the current state of Hollywood? Or is it just an error?

Anyway, the only remake I ever paid for was Dawn of the Dead back in 2004, and it was damn fine even if inferior to Romero's version. That being said, I avoid these remakes like the plague not because they are remakes, but because they look like subpar Hollywood drivel. Remakes can be terrific sometimes, even better than the original (Tru Lies,
Are the remake announcements suffering from a 'non-extra-tidbit' policy out of protest for the current state of Hollywood? Or is it just an error?

Anyway, the only remake I ever paid for was Dawn of the Dead back in 2004, and it was damn fine even if inferior to Romero's version. That being said, I avoid these remakes like the plague not because they are remakes, but because they look like subpar Hollywood drivel. Remakes can be terrific sometimes, even better than the original (Tru Lies, anyone?) but I agree with the consensus: the madness must stop. And what better way than voting with our wallet?
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4:01PM on 02/26/2009
I'm holding out for "Cool As Ice", "Suburban Commando", "Three Ninjas", "Showgirls" & "Leonard: Part 6" until then no thanks.
I'm holding out for "Cool As Ice", "Suburban Commando", "Three Ninjas", "Showgirls" & "Leonard: Part 6" until then no thanks.
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3:35PM on 02/26/2009
It is now my official policy to boycott these bullshit remakes. I did not see the "Friday the 13th" remake, nor did I go to see the "Halloween" remake. I will not be seeing this remake, or the "Total Recall" remake, or the "Crow" remake... or any remakes! This has got to stop! Until Hollywood get an imagination again, I'll hang on to my ten bucks.
It is now my official policy to boycott these bullshit remakes. I did not see the "Friday the 13th" remake, nor did I go to see the "Halloween" remake. I will not be seeing this remake, or the "Total Recall" remake, or the "Crow" remake... or any remakes! This has got to stop! Until Hollywood get an imagination again, I'll hang on to my ten bucks.
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3:23PM on 02/26/2009

yet another remake of a classic childhood movie

How many times is this gonna happen before i give up and not watch another movie again. Granted some remakes are good and I have no doubt with the proper direction this remake could be good as well especially since if you had read the book The Neverending Story... you'd realize that Atreyu has blue or purple skin... anyway... The classic tale of Neverending Story that was brought out in the late 80's/early 90's is a great flick. It was entertaining, and at times kinda scary, especially with the
How many times is this gonna happen before i give up and not watch another movie again. Granted some remakes are good and I have no doubt with the proper direction this remake could be good as well especially since if you had read the book The Neverending Story... you'd realize that Atreyu has blue or purple skin... anyway... The classic tale of Neverending Story that was brought out in the late 80's/early 90's is a great flick. It was entertaining, and at times kinda scary, especially with the wolf, the idae of the the nothing, and the swamp where Artax bites it. The whole point of me saying this is that i really enjoyed it as a kid.. and really don't see the need to remake a movie that was made 20 years ago... wait for another 30-40 THEN maybe... I honestly believe there should be a law that say's THOU SHALT NOT REMAKE A MOVIE UNTIL IT'S ATLEAST 30-40 YEARS OLD!!!!
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3:16PM on 02/26/2009
There was a third movie made. Starring Jack Black, WTF!!!
There was a third movie made. Starring Jack Black, WTF!!!
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3:12PM on 02/26/2009
ARTAX! YOU CAN'T GIVE UP! YOU CAN'T QUIT! ARTAX! PLEEEEEEEASE!

First movie I ever cried it. I love this movie.
ARTAX! YOU CAN'T GIVE UP! YOU CAN'T QUIT! ARTAX! PLEEEEEEEASE!

First movie I ever cried it. I love this movie.
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3:07PM on 02/26/2009
There was a third movie made. Starring Jack Black, WTF!!!
There was a third movie made. Starring Jack Black, WTF!!!
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3:04PM on 02/26/2009
fuck hollywood
fuck hollywood
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3:02PM on 02/26/2009
Another remake? Fuck!! I just read something on a imdb that they're remaking Seven Samurai, but its IMDB, so i'm taking it with a grain of salt, but it would still blow if they remade that.
Another remake? Fuck!! I just read something on a imdb that they're remaking Seven Samurai, but its IMDB, so i'm taking it with a grain of salt, but it would still blow if they remade that.
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2:46PM on 02/26/2009

How do you...

How do you remake a story that never really ended? Shouldn't they just make another chapter?
How do you remake a story that never really ended? Shouldn't they just make another chapter?
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2:40PM on 02/26/2009
wow, two classics being remade in one day. woop de fucking doo dah :(.
wow, two classics being remade in one day. woop de fucking doo dah :(.
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