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2022-02-26 6:58:55 AM  
If he doesn't have Tarantino direct, he is really biting off a lot.
I love both of their work, but ....
Well, maybe now I want to see that.
He'll, Spielberg did a nice job with the literal train wreck in super 8.
 
2022-02-26 8:10:04 AM  
Good idea.  But nobody can capture the pure cool of Steve McQueen.
 
2022-02-26 8:17:41 AM  
Come on, who are they going to get to replace Steve McQueen? Probably Chris Pratt or some other dumbass.
 
2022-02-26 8:31:03 AM  

Mugato: Come on, who are they going to get to replace Steve McQueen? Probably Chris Pratt or some other dumbass.


probably not this guy-
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2022-02-26 8:43:46 AM  

elvisaintdead: Mugato: Come on, who are they going to get to replace Steve McQueen? Probably Chris Pratt or some other dumbass.

probably not this guy-
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Honestly, my first thought was Dale Earnhardt Jr.  But he is pushing 50 now, so could be too old.
 
2022-02-26 9:01:03 AM  

elvisaintdead: Mugato: Come on, who are they going to get to replace Steve McQueen? Probably Chris Pratt or some other dumbass.

probably not this guy-
[upload.wikimedia.org image 453x607]


They're doing some impressive work with CGI these days.
 
2022-02-26 9:28:25 AM  
Maybe try coming up with something f*cking original and stop rebooting old things?

Some of the reboots have been ok, most are absolutely awful. Get creative. That's supposed to be your job.

Not directly at Spielberg, but the whole industry.
 
2022-02-26 9:38:17 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Some of the reboots have been ok, most are absolutely awful. Get creative. That's supposed to be your job.


Unfortunately the studio suits want safe, established properties, especially given how expensive movies are to make nowadays. Although Bullitt might as well be considered "original" since most of its target audience probably never heard of it. It might actually be seen as derivative considering all the car chase movies like the 20 Fast and Furious films and the terrible Death Proof.

Spielberg is just a (excellent) director. The films he's had the most creative input on are probably Indiana Jones, AI, The Goonies Close Encounters and maybe Poltergeist. Not exactly my favorite films personally except Indy and Poltergeist.
 
2022-02-26 9:42:12 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Maybe try coming up with something f*cking original and stop rebooting old things?

Some of the reboots have been ok, most are absolutely awful. Get creative. That's supposed to be your job.

Not directly at Spielberg, but the whole industry.


While I completely agree with all your points, this is supposed to be a continuation/another chapter of Bullitt's story.  So as long as Michael Bay isn't also involved there is 'some' hope...
 
2022-02-26 10:07:18 AM  
It sounds like this will be a cross between Bullitt and Dirty Harry.; It makes sense. The characters are very similar.

There hasn't been a good gritty detective movie done in a while. Maybe this will be alright.
 
2022-02-26 10:08:29 AM  

Recoil Therapy: NewportBarGuy: Maybe try coming up with something f*cking original and stop rebooting old things?

Some of the reboots have been ok, most are absolutely awful. Get creative. That's supposed to be your job.

Not directly at Spielberg, but the whole industry.

While I completely agree with all your points, this is supposed to be a continuation/another chapter of Bullitt's story.  So as long as Michael Bay isn't also involved there is 'some' hope...


Oh... well then shut my mouth!

That could be an interesting story. I'd give that a shot, but no one is ever gonna outcool McQueen.
 
2022-02-26 10:14:49 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Maybe try coming up with something f*cking original and stop rebooting old things?

Some of the reboots have been ok, most are absolutely awful. Get creative. That's supposed to be your job.

Not directly at Spielberg, but the whole industry.


To be fair, he did do a great job with West Side Story. So maybe he'll be able to pull it off.
 
2022-02-26 10:15:24 AM  
Bullitt was a meh 5 outta 10 movie with a great car chase; I'm intrigued in this remake/reboot/whatever.
 
2022-02-26 10:17:06 AM  

Another Government Employee: It sounds like this will be a cross between Bullitt and Dirty Harry.; It makes sense. The characters are very similar.

There hasn't been a good gritty detective movie done in a while. Maybe this will be alright.


The problem with the "gritty cop who bends or breaks the law" genre is that we have plenty of cops doing that for real, and it isn't fun or pretty.
 
2022-02-26 10:19:12 AM  
I hope this is an origin story. I've always wanted to see what made Bullitt "Bullitt".
 
2022-02-26 10:22:27 AM  
SILVER BULLET 20 Seconds to Comply 1990 YouTube 360p
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2022-02-26 10:24:59 AM  
Fun fact: Steven McQueen was Spielberg's first choice to play Roy Neary in Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

He loved the script, but turned it down. He told Spielberg, "I just can't cry on cue. There's the scene where he has the breakdown in front of his family at the dinner table. I won't be able to pull that off". Spielberg  responded, "okay, I'll rewrite that scene", to which Mcqueen shot back, "you CAN'T. That's the best scene in the movie."
 
2022-02-26 10:25:17 AM  
Great headline, Subby.

I guess Steven Spielberg is still doing things.
 
2022-02-26 10:28:24 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Maybe try coming up with something f*cking original and stop rebooting old things?

Some of the reboots have been ok, most are absolutely awful. Get creative. That's supposed to be your job.

Not directly at Spielberg, but the whole industry.


This will be a new film. It will just have the main character called Frank Bullitt. And he will drive whichever muscle car pays the production team the most.
 
2022-02-26 10:28:57 AM  

RatBomb: Bullitt was a meh 5 outta 10 movie with a great car chase; I'm intrigued in this remake/reboot/whatever.


Agreed on the original. I don't have much eagerness to see any new Spielberg movies, though. Not trying to be edgy, I just don't much care for most of them. Tastes vary, I suppose.

Funny side story from the original: the stunt team thought it was hilarious that the filmmakers wanted the Mustang to out-perform the Dodges. To pull that off they put terrible tires on the Dodges, among other tricks. Kinda ruins the sequence if you look for it. They are all sliding all over the place on skinny bias-belts.

Steve McQueen's personal car around that time was a ratty Jaguar D-type. A legendary man in a legendary car.
 
2022-02-26 10:30:00 AM  
*siiiighs*

No, just don't, please. It will have some  douche trying to "method" McQueen and of course they'll try to redo the chase scene which will just turn out overdone and lame.
 
2022-02-26 10:33:27 AM  

Archie Goodwin: NewportBarGuy: Maybe try coming up with something f*cking original and stop rebooting old things?

Some of the reboots have been ok, most are absolutely awful. Get creative. That's supposed to be your job.

Not directly at Spielberg, but the whole industry.

This will be a new film. It will just have the main character called Frank Bullitt. And he will drive whichever muscle car pays the production team the most.


Yeah, this seems more like a James Bond thing than a reboot (not that most Bond movies aren't pretty much the same).

And it's 2022. He'll drive a Prius.
 
2022-02-26 10:35:30 AM  
Before I saw the movie, my impression of Bullitt was that the cop was supposed to be super cool and above it all. The progenitor of all that Dirty Hairy rogue cop stuff. When you actually look at the movie, Bullitt is a very respectful professional. He's the antithesis of Dirty Hairy.
 
2022-02-26 10:36:46 AM  

Mugato: Archie Goodwin: NewportBarGuy: Maybe try coming up with something f*cking original and stop rebooting old things?

Some of the reboots have been ok, most are absolutely awful. Get creative. That's supposed to be your job.

Not directly at Spielberg, but the whole industry.

This will be a new film. It will just have the main character called Frank Bullitt. And he will drive whichever muscle car pays the production team the most.

Yeah, this seems more like a James Bond thing than a reboot (not that most Bond movies aren't pretty much the same).

And it's 2022. He'll drive a Prius.


Not a Prius, you know better than that. Cop film so it will be that tired-ass Charger Hellcat Mopar crao.
 
2022-02-26 10:39:28 AM  
*crap
 
2022-02-26 10:39:41 AM  
Necessary for chase scene:


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2022-02-26 10:40:56 AM  

dryknife: Necessary for chase scene:


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It will mysteriously be in every corner.
 
2022-02-26 10:44:35 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Another Government Employee: It sounds like this will be a cross between Bullitt and Dirty Harry.; It makes sense. The characters are very similar.

There hasn't been a good gritty detective movie done in a while. Maybe this will be alright.

The problem with the "gritty cop who bends or breaks the law" genre is that we have plenty of cops doing that for real, and it isn't fun or pretty.


Nothing different from the 70s heyday. In some ways, it was worse back then.
 
2022-02-26 10:50:29 AM  
Do I have to do everything myself around here?
Bullitt (1968) - San Francisco Car Chase Scene (4/10) | Movieclips
Youtube no7XR7s8Z7o
 
2022-02-26 10:54:37 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Recoil Therapy: NewportBarGuy: Maybe try coming up with something f*cking original and stop rebooting old things?

Some of the reboots have been ok, most are absolutely awful. Get creative. That's supposed to be your job.

Not directly at Spielberg, but the whole industry.

While I completely agree with all your points, this is supposed to be a continuation/another chapter of Bullitt's story.  So as long as Michael Bay isn't also involved there is 'some' hope...

Oh... well then shut my mouth!

That could be an interesting story. I'd give that a shot, but no one is ever gonna outcool McQueen.


Paul Newman outcooled McQueen without evem trying.
 
2022-02-26 11:01:54 AM  

Another Government Employee: Tyrone Slothrop: Another Government Employee: It sounds like this will be a cross between Bullitt and Dirty Harry.; It makes sense. The characters are very similar.

There hasn't been a good gritty detective movie done in a while. Maybe this will be alright.

The problem with the "gritty cop who bends or breaks the law" genre is that we have plenty of cops doing that for real, and it isn't fun or pretty.

Nothing different from the 70s heyday. In some ways, it was worse back then.


They used to say the same thing about '24' when Jack would torture people, this was during the whole post-9/11 "enhanced interrogation" thing. Cops would torture criminals all the time in movies up until then.

As for institutionalized torture, they did it like twice and it didn't work either time so in a way it was an anti-government torture show.
 
2022-02-26 11:17:13 AM  
You all seem pretty confident that it'll be a white man in the role.  I vote Queen Latifah.
 
2022-02-26 11:18:38 AM  
Enrico's is no more - where will he meet Eddie?

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2022-02-26 11:18:49 AM  

Billy Liar: You all seem pretty confident that it'll be a white man in the role.  I vote Queen Latifah.


With Spielberg?
Hah, it will be Shia Lebeouf
 
2022-02-26 11:19:49 AM  

Billy Liar: You all seem pretty confident that it'll be a white man in the role.  I vote Queen Latifah.


That's true, it's almost taboo to cast white men in a role previously held by a white man.
 
2022-02-26 11:23:31 AM  

Bslim: With Spielberg?
Hah, it will be Shia Lebeouf


Do we know if that idiot is going to be in Indy 5? He's not listed in imdb.com yet. But Mads Milkkensen and Antonio Banderas are so that's cool.
 
2022-02-26 11:25:50 AM  

non-racer X: Do I have to do everything myself around here?
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/no7XR7s8Z7o]


You may have to do everything around here, but some of us do appreciate the effort.
 
2022-02-26 11:26:28 AM  
"He put in a lot of change."

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2022-02-26 11:27:13 AM  

Billy Liar: You all seem pretty confident that it'll be a white man in the role.  I vote Queen Latifah.


20 years ago, that would have been an edgy, but viable choice. If I thought she could act her way out of a paper bag, Cardi B would be the modern equivalent. Or maybe Lizzo.
 
2022-02-26 11:28:28 AM  

Mugato: Bslim: With Spielberg?
Hah, it will be Shia Lebeouf

Do we know if that idiot is going to be in Indy 5? He's not listed in imdb.com yet. But Mads Milkkensen and Antonio Banderas are so that's cool.


Probably won't be but it's going to look real awkward went Spielberg went out of his way, considerably, to write that idiot into the story. He was all in with that stupid, gimmicky storyline.
So where's your idiot kid Dr. Jones?
 
2022-02-26 11:35:43 AM  
gunga galunga:

Which shows why speilberg is best with someone leaning on him.
 
2022-02-26 11:39:07 AM  

Bslim: Billy Liar: You all seem pretty confident that it'll be a white man in the role.  I vote Queen Latifah.

With Spielberg?
Hah, it will be Shia Lebeouf


Ha! Not bloody likely.

Shia doused that bridge with gasoline and threw a match on it.
 
2022-02-26 11:39:17 AM  

Bslim: Probably won't be but it's going to look real awkward went Spielberg went out of his way, considerably, to write that idiot into the story. He was all in with that stupid, gimmicky storyline.
So where's your idiot kid Dr. Jones?


Doesn't look like Marion's in it either. But Indy is a take on James Bond and Bond never keeps a girl for more than one consecutive movie. Sure Indy got married but so did Bond.
 
2022-02-26 11:43:52 AM  

dryknife: Necessary for chase scene:


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And a bunch of extra hubcaps.
 
2022-02-26 11:51:51 AM  
My mind was blown when someone told me McQueen's son was Dutch in the Karate Kid.
 
2022-02-26 11:54:05 AM  

Another Government Employee: Billy Liar: You all seem pretty confident that it'll be a white man in the role.  I vote Queen Latifah.

20 years ago, that would have been an edgy, but viable choice. If I thought she could act her way out of a paper bag, Cardi B would be the modern equivalent. Or maybe Lizzo.


QL has enough acting experience to take it on, though.  TV and several movies under her belt.
 
2022-02-26 12:06:19 PM  

Billy Liar: Another Government Employee: Billy Liar: You all seem pretty confident that it'll be a white man in the role.  I vote Queen Latifah.

20 years ago, that would have been an edgy, but viable choice. If I thought she could act her way out of a paper bag, Cardi B would be the modern equivalent. Or maybe Lizzo.

QL has enough acting experience to take it on, though.  TV and several movies under her belt.


She also had a lousy talk show. Sorry, but once you go down route you've cashed-in your credibility chips. Hard to buy you as a hardened cop when all I associate you with is
"LADIES how y'all doing today? *applause* Now, let's talk about menopause"
 
2022-02-26 12:07:21 PM  

aaronx: RatBomb: Bullitt was a meh 5 outta 10 movie with a great car chase; I'm intrigued in this remake/reboot/whatever.

Agreed on the original. I don't have much eagerness to see any new Spielberg movies, though. Not trying to be edgy, I just don't much care for most of them. Tastes vary, I suppose.

Funny side story from the original: the stunt team thought it was hilarious that the filmmakers wanted the Mustang to out-perform the Dodges. To pull that off they put terrible tires on the Dodges, among other tricks. Kinda ruins the sequence if you look for it. They are all sliding all over the place on skinny bias-belts.

Steve McQueen's personal car around that time was a ratty Jaguar D-type. A legendary man in a legendary car.


I just think it's beautiful that, while shooting, they cared how the cars performed in real life.  Can you imagine?
 
2022-02-26 12:10:14 PM  

majestic: My mind was blown when someone told me McQueen's son was Dutch in the Karate Kid.


Well that's sort of what actors do.  He was Scottish in Braveheart.
 
2022-02-26 12:20:16 PM  
Hey, what's going on here?
 
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