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(Deadline)   Stephen King's "Christine" is getting a remake, and presumably it will be a revenge story about a hybrid Prius who exacts revenge on anyone trying to fill it with regular unleaded instead of E85 gasoline   (deadline.com) divider line
    More: Vintage, Stephen King, Plymouth Fury, Star Trek, Christine, good time, Bryan Fuller, Periodization, Science fiction  
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2021-06-09 10:23:34 AM  
Fuller has a solid sci-fi pedigree as a writer and producer of the series Star Trek: Discovery, American Gods, Hannibal, Heroes and others.

I hope "the others" made him a sci-fi pedigree.

/dude looks like he has a windowless van
 
2021-06-09 10:30:27 AM  
Dear subby
My Prius would gag and die on E85
 
2021-06-09 11:02:56 AM  
At least they aren't making Christine a 1998 Trans Am or something idiotic like that to "modernize" thing.  The 1958 Fury done up in red/white was one one of the beauties from that era (ya I know thats custom paint scheme).

Fun fact.  In the book, she was originally a 4 door

/lawn
 
2021-06-09 11:46:18 AM  
Will the role of the car be played by David Duchovny?
 
2021-06-09 11:57:30 AM  
This thread will be as worthless as this post without Alexandra Paul pics.
 
2021-06-09 12:03:08 PM  

Mugato: Fuller has a solid sci-fi pedigree as a writer and producer of the series Star Trek: Discovery, American Gods, Hannibal, Heroes and others.

I hope "the others" made him a sci-fi pedigree.

/dude looks like he has a windowless van


The first season of Heroes (up until the end of the season finale) was excellent. Once Fuller left, it went downhill quickly.
 
2021-06-09 12:07:17 PM  
I never saw the movie, but the book sucked.

/that's all I got.
//Mel OUT!
 
2021-06-09 12:14:12 PM  
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Watching the car heal itself was the only reason I wanted that movie more than once as a kid.
 
2021-06-09 12:18:15 PM  
Will this  version have the high school bully who looks like he's 45 years old?
 
2021-06-09 12:26:31 PM  
The George Thorogood retirement plan.
 
2021-06-09 12:27:55 PM  
Look the new take with the new world tech and all is clearly a mash up of Maximum Overdrive and Christine.

Where the the people overcome the overdrive evil AI issue, but this is the last one left no one found to destroy and is the AI in the infotainment system of a modern car.

that or no crossover , just AI become self aware in the modern car, understands it is trapped there and just as the supernatural spirits of the original, is overtly malicious and attempts to destroy it's "owner's" life every time, without exposing itself, but mkaing it looks like the owner got themselves killed.


Movie ends with a 5 years later shot of someone else finding the car and making plans to fix it up and use it.
 
2021-06-09 12:31:19 PM  

stuhayes2010: [Fark user image 444x250] [View Full Size image _x_]

Watching the car heal itself was the only reason I wanted that movie more than once as a kid.


It's beautiful, and so is the tribute in the Two Black Cadillacs video that I didn't know existed until recently:

Carrie Underwood - Two Black Cadillacs (Official Video)
Youtube oVEBZLrjpw4
 
2021-06-09 12:36:07 PM  
A Tesla possessed by the spirit of Elon Musk with a solar panel on top.
 
2021-06-09 12:36:52 PM  
They had BETTER call this The New Adventures of Old Christine.

Don't put too much stock in Brian Fuller's involvement. He was announced yesterday, so he should be leaving the project any day now (and you can be damn sure that it will be someone else's fault, according to him).
 
2021-06-09 12:39:44 PM  
shiatters!
 
2021-06-09 12:41:51 PM  

stuhayes2010: [Fark user image 444x250] [View Full Size image _x_]

Watching the car heal itself was the only reason I wanted that movie more than once as a kid.


Originally, Carpenter had not planned to film the car's regeneration scenes, but gave special effects supervisor Roy Arbogast three weeks to devise a way for the car to rebuild itself. Arbogast and his team made rubber molds from one of the cars, including a whole front end. One of the cars was stripped of its engine to accommodate internally-mounted hydraulics that pulled the framework inward, crumpling the car, with the shot then run backwards in the final film.
 
2021-06-09 12:44:41 PM  

baka-san: Dear subby
My Prius would gag and die on E85


Mine is a 2008, so samesies.
 
2021-06-09 12:48:45 PM  
Oh my goodness, isn't this fantastic? We have reached the end of all new stories, and the only way for Hollywood to make a buck is to remake something that's already been done to death.
 
2021-06-09 12:49:21 PM  

Anoria: stuhayes2010: [Fark user image 444x250] [View Full Size image _x_]

Watching the car heal itself was the only reason I wanted that movie more than once as a kid.

It's beautiful, and so is the tribute in the Two Black Cadillacs video that I didn't know existed until recently:

[YouTube video: Carrie Underwood - Two Black Cadillacs (Official Video)]


Nice little twist to the usually banal and humorless pop country genre.
 
2021-06-09 12:57:32 PM  
It'll be a large four-door lifted pick up with truck nuts and a huge diesel engine...aka the new American sportscar.

'I'm a truck guy!'  *drives everywhere like he is in a porsche*
 
2021-06-09 1:13:07 PM  
I've noticed Koontz has a large pile of really bad movies from his works, not many good ones. Maybe they need to try a new author.
 
2021-06-09 1:39:18 PM  

pounddawg: stuhayes2010: [Fark user image 444x250] [View Full Size image _x_]

Watching the car heal itself was the only reason I wanted that movie more than once as a kid.

Originally, Carpenter had not planned to film the car's regeneration scenes, but gave special effects supervisor Roy Arbogast three weeks to devise a way for the car to rebuild itself. Arbogast and his team made rubber molds from one of the cars, including a whole front end. One of the cars was stripped of its engine to accommodate internally-mounted hydraulics that pulled the framework inward, crumpling the car, with the shot then run backwards in the final film.


Which they absolutely will not replicate because reasons.
 
2021-06-09 2:12:10 PM  

Cafe Threads: Oh my goodness, isn't this fantastic? We have reached the end of all new stories, and the only way for Hollywood to make a buck is to remake something that's already been done to death.


God forbid they would try to make another King story, like Last Rung on the Ladder, into a movie
 
2021-06-09 4:53:37 PM  

Cafe Threads: Oh my goodness, isn't this fantastic? We have reached the end of all new stories, and the only way for Hollywood to make a buck is to remake something that's already been done to death.


In 1904 The Great Train Robbery was released. By 1905, there was a remake.
 
2021-06-09 5:30:53 PM  
Christine is an example I like to use of a situation where I'm able to judge the book and the movie on their own merits. I like them both. Not sure it needs a remake but that is, apparently, what Hollywood is "good" at.
 
2021-06-09 6:03:27 PM  
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Dude's blackout cokehead crazy, and I'm a huge fan.
 
2021-06-09 7:16:33 PM  

baka-san: Dear subby
My Prius would gag and die on E85


Subby misspelled "clear premium."
 
2021-06-09 7:28:16 PM  
Cool, now redo "The Wraith."

I think this is the moment I hit puberty.

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2021-06-09 7:32:03 PM  
Christine was an OK movie, for the most part, but it will be tough for the remake to top the original's opening sequence.
 
2021-06-09 7:47:21 PM  

freakdiablo: [Fark user image 425x362]

Dude's blackout cokehead crazy, and I'm a huge fan.


He has said that he doesn't remember writing Cujo.

/constant reader
 
2021-06-09 7:52:28 PM  

SpaceMonkey-66: Fun fact. In the book, she was originally a 4 door


That was just because King messed up in the middle portion.  The Plymouth Fury was only made as a coupe, and in both parts where Dennis narrated the book Christine was specifically said to be a two-door.

Also, strange that they call the movie an "80s period piece" when the book was definitely a 70s period piece.
 
2021-06-09 8:44:24 PM  
Other than the car rebuilding itself, I didn't think Carpenter's version was good. It was okay in a very forgettable way. I hate to point fingers but I think John Stockwell, at least at that time, was not up to the task of making Dennis an interesting supporting character. He was very bland, reminds me of Jameson Parker in Prince of Darkness. When Carpenter has someone with some charisma, like Kurt Russell, in his movie then his movies work better.

A new version could work well. A good trio of lead actors and a '50s soundtrack will do fine. These days I think a movie audience will appreciate the soundtrack, it will be a nice throwback change of pace.
 
2021-06-09 8:52:04 PM  

SpaceMonkey-66: At least they aren't making Christine a 1998 Trans Am or something idiotic like that to "modernize" thing.  The 1958 Fury done up in red/white was one one of the beauties from that era (ya I know thats custom paint scheme).

Fun fact.  In the book, she was originally a 4 door

/lawn


In the original movie, half the cars were Belvederes, as there wern't enough Furies around even back then.
 
2021-06-10 2:33:41 AM  
Christine wasn't horrible. I'd kind of prefer a better adaptation of Needful Things.
 
2021-06-10 7:38:03 AM  
I hope the new Christine is KITT, complete with nagging William Daniels voice.
 
2021-06-10 8:09:38 AM  

Fear the Clam: I hope the new Christine is KITT, complete with nagging William Daniels voice.


Mr. Feeny?
 
2021-06-10 8:34:34 AM  

pounddawg: freakdiablo: [Fark user image 425x362]

Dude's blackout cokehead crazy, and I'm a huge fan.

He has said that he doesn't remember writing Cujo.

/constant reader


Yup, heard that too.  He just woke up after something like 8 months and realized he had a full length novel on his desk.
 
2021-06-10 8:42:20 AM  

Ragin' Asian: Christine wasn't horrible. I'd kind of prefer a better adaptation of Needful Things.


Yes. Stephen Merchant as Leland Gaunt, please.

But then again, I'm the dude that never understood the hate for Tommyknockers. I think it has huge potential as an adaptation, especially now that we have all been seduced and literally malformed by pointless technology.
 
2021-06-10 10:36:39 AM  
The lead will be a smart-but-stylish black girl named Ar'ne instead of a white nerd guy named Arnie. The car will be a 1980s-era convertible of some sort. The best friend will be a sassy gay guy. The love interest will be a hunky white guy, though, and that will upset people who don't like seeing a white guy as the love interest for a black girl because it's something-something-Imperialism-someth​ing. They'll all be college-aged because teenagers don't seem to be interested in cars or driving anymore.

The horror will come from the car trying to kill people because they're bringing the protagonists' grades down after she promised the car that she'd use her future degree in engineering to improve the car, which by the way is named "Christine" but identifies as male and a big fan of Diablo Cody and classic 80s rap music. It speaks entirely in Run DMC clips.

The movie ends when Bumblebee shows up and convinces Christine to give up the murder in favor of opening a boba stand together in Seattle.
 
2021-06-10 11:59:51 AM  

Michael J Faux: Ragin' Asian: Christine wasn't horrible. I'd kind of prefer a better adaptation of Needful Things.

Yes. Stephen Merchant as Leland Gaunt, please.

But then again, I'm the dude that never understood the hate for Tommyknockers. I think it has huge potential as an adaptation, especially now that we have all been seduced and literally malformed by pointless technology.


I feel like that would be peak "we live in a society" preachiness and be insufferable. Just make it turn out it was meth all along.
 
2021-06-10 4:37:13 PM  

Fano: Cafe Threads: Oh my goodness, isn't this fantastic? We have reached the end of all new stories, and the only way for Hollywood to make a buck is to remake something that's already been done to death.

God forbid they would try to make another King story, like Last Rung on the Ladder, into a movie


The long walk comes to mind.
 
2021-06-10 4:52:56 PM  

frankb00th: Fano: Cafe Threads: Oh my goodness, isn't this fantastic? We have reached the end of all new stories, and the only way for Hollywood to make a buck is to remake something that's already been done to death.

God forbid they would try to make another King story, like Last Rung on the Ladder, into a movie

The long walk comes to mind.


This. I think that could be a damn good, and disturbing, movie if done right. That's a great story.
 
2021-06-10 5:13:35 PM  

G-Ride: frankb00th: Fano: Cafe Threads: Oh my goodness, isn't this fantastic? We have reached the end of all new stories, and the only way for Hollywood to make a buck is to remake something that's already been done to death.

God forbid they would try to make another King story, like Last Rung on the Ladder, into a movie

The long walk comes to mind.

This. I think that could be a damn good, and disturbing, movie if done right. That's a great story.


I also think it is even more pertinent today than it was 20+ year ago. The reality show angle plus the pursuit of riches at the cost of everything else within an american totalitarian background would work well.
 
2021-06-10 5:58:43 PM  
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/you know the quote
 
2021-06-10 6:02:13 PM  

frankb00th: G-Ride: frankb00th: Fano: Cafe Threads: Oh my goodness, isn't this fantastic? We have reached the end of all new stories, and the only way for Hollywood to make a buck is to remake something that's already been done to death.

God forbid they would try to make another King story, like Last Rung on the Ladder, into a movie

The long walk comes to mind.

This. I think that could be a damn good, and disturbing, movie if done right. That's a great story.

I also think it is even more pertinent today than it was 20+ year ago. The reality show angle plus the pursuit of riches at the cost of everything else within an american totalitarian background would work well.


Clearly someone needs to do something so I can tell them to shut up and take my money.
 
2021-06-10 6:03:19 PM  

G-Ride: frankb00th: Fano: Cafe Threads: Oh my goodness, isn't this fantastic? We have reached the end of all new stories, and the only way for Hollywood to make a buck is to remake something that's already been done to death.

God forbid they would try to make another King story, like Last Rung on the Ladder, into a movie

The long walk comes to mind.

This. I think that could be a damn good, and disturbing, movie if done right. That's a great story.


Probably a better choice than Rage.
The Long Walk was a very good read...and it just occurred to me how much Hunger Games resembles it.
 
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