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(Cinema Blend)   Jamie Foxx has written a Black Misery. He must be hanging out with the Kardashians again   (cinemablend.com) divider line
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2021-09-27 7:59:55 AM  
a story like Misery may be overdue for an adaptation.

No it isn't.
 
2021-09-27 8:08:27 AM  
This is just like Jimmy Page stealing all the blues guys' songs but in reverse.
 
2021-09-27 8:32:26 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: This is just like Jimmy Page stealing all the blues guys' songs but in reverse.


Wiz did it!
 
2021-09-27 9:39:47 AM  
I give it like 3 years before Hollywood finally realizes "Holy shiat, we can remake EVERY film, even the remakes, but with a Black lead/cast?!?!"
 
2021-09-27 9:51:29 AM  

deadsanta: I give it like 3 years before Hollywood finally realizes "Holy shiat, we can remake EVERY film, even the remakes, but with a Black lead/cast?!?!"


Hollywood realized "Holy shiat, we can remake EVERY film, even the remakes, but with a _____ lead/cast?!?!" ages ago. When they actually take the time to fill in the blank, that's at least slightly more effort than they usually put into it.
 
2021-09-27 9:58:14 AM  
Why don't they also switch genders while they're at it? Make the writer a woman and the psycho fan a dude. It'll save them from doing it over again in 10 years.
 
2021-09-27 10:02:10 AM  
If I were rewriting Misery for the 2020s, I probably wouldn't have an author as the celebrity.  Reality tv star, or kpop idol, or even a vtuber would be more fitting.
 
2021-09-27 10:06:06 AM  
Of all the Stephen King adaptations that have been done, Misery is one of the ones least in need of a remake.
 
2021-09-27 10:07:24 AM  
"Opportunity gets me moving. Great idea, then I went to sleep and I woke up and that sh*t was in my dream. Now, I wrote the Black Ocean's Eleven, or I just rewrote Misery." - Jamie Foxx

He picks movies he'd like to redo with himself as the lead. No big deal, actors do that all the time. But selling it as some genius creative process is a little much.
 
2021-09-27 10:20:17 AM  
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2021-09-27 10:20:54 AM  
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2021-09-27 10:38:27 AM  

Mugato: a story like Misery may be overdue for an adaptation.

No it isn't.


Idk I think that would be pretty funny

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2021-09-27 10:40:26 AM  

deadsanta: I give it like 3 years before Hollywood finally realizes "Holy shiat, we can remake EVERY film, even the remakes, but with a Black lead/cast?!?!"


I've been seeing ads for The Wonder Years with a Black cast while I watch Big Bang Theory. But I so loved that show, have the entirety on disc. Any remake, with any cast, would be less satisfying. I could support a similarly-themed show that illustrates the Black experience and that--however woke I might imagine myself--I couldn't truly appreciate. But I doubt that's what they're going for in so lazily calling The show the Wonder Years.

(Also loved Joan of Arcadia, which I have on disc. Similarly-themed, but with the teenage girl being given socially-degrading missions from God with every episode, arguing and pouting with Him like a teenage girl.)
 
2021-09-27 10:44:49 AM  

EdgeRunner: deadsanta: I give it like 3 years before Hollywood finally realizes "Holy shiat, we can remake EVERY film, even the remakes, but with a Black lead/cast?!?!"

Hollywood realized "Holy shiat, we can remake EVERY film, even the remakes, but with a _____ lead/cast?!?!" ages ago. When they actually take the time to fill in the blank, that's at least slightly more effort than they usually put into it.


They remade Sometimes They Come Back with a trans lead. Granted, they didn't REALIZE that at the time.

(honestly, though, Alexis Arquette was super charismatic in that movie...)
 
2021-09-27 10:44:57 AM  
Misery might be the best Stephen King movie adaptation. The Shining is my favorite but it deviated a lot from the source material. I didn't read it but from what I understand Misery was pretty faithful to the book. Except apparently she cuts the guy's foot off instead of just hobbling him.
 
2021-09-27 10:45:43 AM  

jimjays: deadsanta: I give it like 3 years before Hollywood finally realizes "Holy shiat, we can remake EVERY film, even the remakes, but with a Black lead/cast?!?!"

I've been seeing ads for The Wonder Years with a Black cast while I watch Big Bang Theory. But I so loved that show, have the entirety on disc. Any remake, with any cast, would be less satisfying. I could support a similarly-themed show that illustrates the Black experience and that--however woke I might imagine myself--I couldn't truly appreciate. But I doubt that's what they're going for in so lazily calling The show the Wonder Years.

(Also loved Joan of Arcadia, which I have on disc. Similarly-themed, but with the teenage girl being given socially-degrading missions from God with every episode, arguing and pouting with Him like a teenage girl.)


The Wonder Years is just the latest in attempting to revive nostalgia TV with either a gender or a race swap. Nothing wrong with that, aside from the absolute laziness in the networks instead of actually trying something new.
 
2021-09-27 10:47:51 AM  

Mugato: Misery might be the best Stephen King movie adaptation. The Shining is my favorite but it deviated a lot from the source material. I didn't read it but from what I understand Misery was pretty faithful to the book. Except apparently she cuts the guy's foot off instead of just hobbling him.


The Mist is probably right on par with Misery as far as adaptations.

I'd love a Shining remake that's actually faithful (and not hamstrung by a network TV production budget), but I doubt that's happening. I'm super excited about Edgar Wright attempting The Running Man, though.
 
2021-09-27 10:50:14 AM  

Michael J Faux: They remade Sometimes They Come Back with a trans lead. Granted, they didn't REALIZE that at the time.

(honestly, though, Alexis Arquette was super charismatic in that movie...)


If you remake a movie that hardly anyone saw, and hardly anyone sees the remake, is that a failure or a success?
 
2021-09-27 10:53:00 AM  

NeoCortex42: Mugato: Misery might be the best Stephen King movie adaptation. The Shining is my favorite but it deviated a lot from the source material. I didn't read it but from what I understand Misery was pretty faithful to the book. Except apparently she cuts the guy's foot off instead of just hobbling him.

The Mist is probably right on par with Misery as far as adaptations.

I'd love a Shining remake that's actually faithful (and not hamstrung by a network TV production budget), but I doubt that's happening. I'm super excited about Edgar Wright attempting The Running Man, though.


Pet Sematary is also surprisingly close to the book, especially considering that it came out back when there weren't as many strong feelings about source material fidelity.

The remake of that one was weird because they went far into left field to make surprising changes, and then spoiled a bunch of them in the trailer.
 
2021-09-27 10:53:31 AM  
If you start remaking Stephen King stories into Black movies, do you have to include a magical white person at some point?
 
2021-09-27 10:55:28 AM  

Confabulat: If you start remaking Stephen King stories into Black movies, do you have to include a magical white person at some point?


Does Pennywise count?
 
2021-09-27 10:59:06 AM  

EdgeRunner: Michael J Faux: They remade Sometimes They Come Back with a trans lead. Granted, they didn't REALIZE that at the time.

(honestly, though, Alexis Arquette was super charismatic in that movie...)

If you remake a movie that hardly anyone saw, and hardly anyone sees the remake, is that a failure or a success?


An excellent question. But they did indeed continue coming back for more, so it must have succeeded on some level.
 
2021-09-27 11:01:30 AM  

NeoCortex42: The Mist is probably right on par with Misery as far as adaptations.


I'm the only one who found the ending of The Mist hilarious. He shoots his kid and immediately the cavalry comes in. Doh!

The Shining miniseries was pretty faithful to the book but was bad, not just because of the TV budget. The story did need a miniseries length though. Jack went crazy way too quickly and maybe they shouldn't have cast Jack Nicholson, who was already known for playing crazy people. Still, great film.
 
2021-09-27 11:04:48 AM  

Mugato: NeoCortex42: The Mist is probably right on par with Misery as far as adaptations.

I'm the only one who found the ending of The Mist hilarious. He shoots his kid and immediately the cavalry comes in. Doh!


I agree, and it was darkly humorous in a way that was very King-like.

I would love for Darabont to get an anthology series where he just makes King stories. He's the only one that so consistently nails it. Maybe a new season of Nightmares and Dreamscapes with him as showrunner.
 
2021-09-27 11:12:13 AM  

Michael J Faux: EdgeRunner: Michael J Faux: They remade Sometimes They Come Back with a trans lead. Granted, they didn't REALIZE that at the time.

(honestly, though, Alexis Arquette was super charismatic in that movie...)

If you remake a movie that hardly anyone saw, and hardly anyone sees the remake, is that a failure or a success?

An excellent question. But they did indeed continue coming back for more, so it must have succeeded on some level.


They did? How many of those movie did they make?
 
2021-09-27 11:28:59 AM  

Michael J Faux: EdgeRunner: deadsanta: I give it like 3 years before Hollywood finally realizes "Holy shiat, we can remake EVERY film, even the remakes, but with a Black lead/cast?!?!"

Hollywood realized "Holy shiat, we can remake EVERY film, even the remakes, but with a _____ lead/cast?!?!" ages ago. When they actually take the time to fill in the blank, that's at least slightly more effort than they usually put into it.

They remade Sometimes They Come Back with a trans lead. Granted, they didn't REALIZE that at the time.

(honestly, though, Alexis Arquette was super charismatic in that movie...)


I thought they remade that movie with an almost black cast except the main protagonist was a pretty white girl but I should have known Sometimes They Cum Black was something different when the porn groove music started to play and my computer became infected by a virus.
 
2021-09-27 11:30:45 AM  

Confabulat: If you start remaking Stephen King stories into Black movies, do you have to include a magical white person at some point?


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2021-09-27 12:00:25 PM  

Marcos P: Mugato: a story like Misery may be overdue for an adaptation.

No it isn't.

Idk I think that would be pretty funny

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2021-09-27 12:02:36 PM  

Mugato: Misery might be the best Stephen King movie adaptation. The Shining is my favorite but it deviated a lot from the source material. I didn't read it but from what I understand Misery was pretty faithful to the book. Except apparently she cuts the guy's foot off instead of just hobbling him.


I can't decide if cutting off one foot is worse than the sledgehammer thing.

As for a remake if I was an actress I'd be leery about trying to do Kathy Bates' character. She was horrifyingly plausible.
 
2021-09-27 12:03:32 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: Marcos P: Mugato: a story like Misery may be overdue for an adaptation.

No it isn't.

Idk I think that would be pretty funny

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Now that is funny shiat, especially when Davidson jumps up from the table.


Oh man classic
 
2021-09-27 12:10:55 PM  

NOLAhd: Mugato: Misery might be the best Stephen King movie adaptation. The Shining is my favorite but it deviated a lot from the source material. I didn't read it but from what I understand Misery was pretty faithful to the book. Except apparently she cuts the guy's foot off instead of just hobbling him.

I can't decide if cutting off one foot is worse than the sledgehammer thing.

As for a remake if I was an actress I'd be leery about trying to do Kathy Bates' character. She was horrifyingly plausible.


They took a shot at it in the second season of Castle Rock. It worked okay.
 
2021-09-27 12:24:17 PM  

NOLAhd: Mugato: Misery might be the best Stephen King movie adaptation. The Shining is my favorite but it deviated a lot from the source material. I didn't read it but from what I understand Misery was pretty faithful to the book. Except apparently she cuts the guy's foot off instead of just hobbling him.

I can't decide if cutting off one foot is worse than the sledgehammer thing.

As for a remake if I was an actress I'd be leery about trying to do Kathy Bates' character. She was horrifyingly plausible.


She is also great in Dolores Claiborne, another King adaptation. Not his usual scary demon tale, but one of the best movies.
 
2021-09-27 12:30:32 PM  

deadsanta: I give it like 3 years before Hollywood finally realizes "Holy shiat, we can remake EVERY film, even the remakes, but with a Black lead/cast?!?!"


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2021-09-27 12:37:45 PM  
 
2021-09-27 3:29:58 PM  

Confabulat: If you start remaking Stephen King stories into Black movies, do you have to include a magical white person at some point?


King himself already did it with Elevation.
 
2021-09-27 4:31:30 PM  
Can we do some other variations with works instead of changing races and sexes.  I find the lack of French villains in Stephen King movies to be àpalling.  Can we do a remake of IT where the villain is a mime with a thick Creole accent so no one has to read subtitles?  How about remake of Christine and instead of a car, it is a possessed electric wheelchair to include the handicap.  I have also thought that Cujo might be better as a rabid monitor lizard.

I guess just don't do a remake solely for the sake of changing something that works the first time unless you actually can bring something unique to the film.  Would having an author be black instead of the original white make a difference since James Caan did a great job in the original and really, can anyone really top Kathy Bates portrayal?  If a movie wasn't broke, why fix it.  Now, take some other unfilmed projects of King such as Eyes of the Dragon, fantasy realm, cast whatever color you want and make a great film.  Or take something that was not so good when it came out such as The Langoliers or Tommyknockers and give it a redo to improve it.
 
2021-09-27 6:08:56 PM  
If I was going to redo Misery I'd have it be about some Youtuber, or equivalent, who is known for doing pranks and stunts. Then he gets captured by his biggest fan and she has all these ideas for the pranks and stunts she wants to record herself doing with him. At first it's just a bunch of stupid stuff but at some point he discovers the remains of her previous 'partners' in these activities. He realizes her ideas are getting wilder and she's crazy and he's going to eventually be killed in some gruesome way, and she'll simply keep the videos of it in her private collection. Then he has to use his knowledge of how some stunt is pulled off to rig it to kill her, and he has to sell her on doing that stunt without her discovering his plan. At the end when he's out in public, another fan comes up to him and asks him if he'd do some prank or stunt with them right now while they record it with their cellphone. It turns out to be the same prank the nutty fan also suggested at the start of her time with him. Then the camera pulls back to show all the behind the camera crew and equipment and we realize this entire movie is a prank on the audience.
 
2021-09-28 7:42:50 AM  
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