Get it? Corny. You see, because this story’s about a remake of Children of the Corn! Man, I’m funny.
So yeah. That’s pretty much all of the significant news on the subject. They’re remaking Children of the Corn and my feelings are… apathetic.
I mean, it’s Children of the Corn, so who cares? The original is an okay horror movie, but I don’t think it’s topping anyone’s favorite movies lists. Unless there’s a guy out there who’s only seen two movies: Children of the Corn and Meet the Spartans.
So whatever. Remake it. I don’t care. I’m tired of getting pissed over remakes. Besides, this is a movie that might even benefit from being remade. It’s not like it’s a remake ofCreature from the Black Lagoon or something. And hopefully, this’ll wash the taste of all 18 of the Children of the Corn sequels out of my mouth*.
And Bloody-D says that a guy named Donald P. Borchers is going to be behind the lens. His IMDb shows that he’s mostly a producer and has been one of the guys behind The Beastmaster (yay!) and, well, Children of the Corn. He’s also directed two movies that I’ve never heard of. Let the apathy continue…
LIFE-CHANGING UPDATE: This is being made as a Sci-Fi Channel premiere. Which means that, most likely, I’ll forget that it exists and will never, ever watch it.
So it’s been about eight years since I last went to Universal Studios in Orlando and I haven’t been to Universal Studios Hollywood since never. And now, I’m really itching to go. First, they got rid of that sort of lame Back to the Future ride (that was still awesome just because it was a Back to the Future Ride) to make room for what looks to be a really fun Simpsons ride.
And now, Universal Hollywood is getting a new show called Creature from the Black Lagoon: The Musical.
Which, basically, is the greatest thing I’ve ever heard. Creature From the Black Lagoon seems to be the redheaded stepchild of Universal Monster Movies, I guess because you can’t see the visage of a Lugosi or Karloff or Raines under all that make-up, but as far as pure filmmaking goes, it stands head-and-shoulders above the other well-known Universal Monster fare, with the exception of Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein, which research shows, are the greatest movies ever.
The sequels to Creature are also pretty solid, as opposed to, say, The Ghost of Frankenstein. So color me excited that this movie is getting made into a musical. Because I’d like to see the Gill Man sing. Who wouldn’t?
Unfortunately for me, this seems to be only opening in Universal’s Hollywood theme park, so I’ll either have to wait a while, or walk a very long ways to see it.
Click here to see the full-size awesome teaser poster for the show over at ShockTillYouDrop (it’s their exclusive and my morals are too high to just steal it).