We’ve already discussed the mostly senseless decision to remake The Wicker Man, which is coming to a cinema near you soon, sans pagans, sans great big wicker man.
Brace yourself though. There’s another remake being planned.
I don’t know how to break it to you, but the writer behind Young Guns and Hidalgo has been commissioned to write a script for a new version of…
…The Seven Samurai.
<BIG WHITE SPACE TO ALLOW THE SHOCK TO SETTLE IN>
I’m hoping it’s not true. I’m hoping no one is that insane.
But there are people who are that insane and they’re liable to hire Brett Ratner to direct.
And in case you didn’t think all that was bad enough, word is leaking out as to who they’re planning to cast in it.
First name: Donnie Yen.
Good move. Cracking actor, cracking martial artist. No problems there.
Second name: George Clooney.