Fans and game journalists alike have been begging for a makeover to the most popular entry of the iconic franchise for many years. An argument can be made that this is the most important remake of all time. If that came off as a compliment, then it is time for some honesty.
While Paramount says the next movie will be released in 50th anniversary year 2016, it still has no director attached and no release date. But why worry after seeing how well the Jack Ryan franchise is being handled?
Elysium is the latest in a series of American productions that show how the Information Age has become the Age of Appropriation, one in which ideas and stories exist side by side for the borrowing, the taking, and ultimately, the mixing.
I've been wary of the remake of the classic comedy Arthur ever since it's been announced. And now that I've read the comments of the artists in a NYT piece, I'm even more worried. They don't seem to have a clue as to what Arthur was about.