God some of these sound amazing! Poya's Paradise Lost, Del Toro's Mountains of Madness especially. But here is the thing. In my head they sound great. Once they become drenched in CGI, and chopped down to under two hour time frames, all the mystic of these possible projects wheres off. Think of the tons of films that had you heard of their coming existance BEFORE you say the CGI crapfests they became, you would have been so excited to see. Maybe this stuff is better of left to our own heads. Fukunaga's IT would be the only one that I feel may not totally disappoint. I mean the guy was a genius with True Detective, and a film like this needs no CGI at all. Oh well. I guess we just have The Purge 23 to look forward to.
I have a far simpler choice. How about somebody finally makes an honest version of Richard Matheson's I Am Legend? The book that inspired all this Romero "undead" carnage (and all the waves that followed) is owed a more proper turn than that lame, compromised Will Smith copout. I am a fan of the old Vincent Price film and The Omega Man but even those movies don't deliver the story the way it should be. Despair, depression and the emotional motivations of Neville. The howling hot winds and long vampiric nights. It's all right there for the taking. So instead of trying to think of new ways to "mash up" profitable franchises how about something real for a change...IMAO anyway
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