“Remake This Movie RIGHT!” is a bi-weekly podcast where we take a classic film that is actively being remade by Hollywood studio execs, and craft our own version of how a modern retelling should go. Does the story need updating? Should characters or motives be tweaked? Do we need more muppets? We take all factors into account, concoct our film, and then offer a Final Pitch to you in movie trailer form. By the end of each episode, we will Remake This Movie RIGHT!
For this episode we’re looking at the 1984 Joe Dante classic, “Gremlins”. When Randall Peltzer (Hoyt Axton) gifts his son, Billy (Zach Galligan) with a mysterious pet known as a Mogwai, he is told to follow 3 simple rules: Do not get them wet. Keep them out of the light. Lastly, never – EVER – feed them after midnight. Of course, Billy inadvertently breaks every one of these rules and the town of Kingston Falls is besieged by an attack of little monsters known only as…Gremlins.
With Hollywood setting off to remake Gremlins, we decided to give it a go. Do we keep the same rules? When exactly IS ‘After Midnight’? Do we stick with the same brand of horror-comedy or do we change it up? What else can we change to update Gremlins for modern audiences?
All of those questions and more are answered for this episode of Remake This Movie RIGHT! Listen in as Aaron, Brian, and Troy break down the original and craft their own modern version.
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The Original: We discuss the original film’s impact, some quick trivia bits, what worked the best from the film and therefore must remain in our upcoming remake, and what didn’t work or what needs to be changed for today’s audiences.
The Remake: We put together our movie! What story do we want to tell, how close to the original will it be, who will star, and ultimately who should direct our eventual cinematic masterpiece? Our hosts work together to put together one cohesive movie, but there is one caveat – Each host has one ‘CUT!’ throughout the episode to employ which could completely derail the entire film.
The Final Pitch: This is where we summarize our remake by utilizing the voice talents of voiceover artist Wayne Henderson and present our finished remake to you in movie trailer form!
Disagree with our picks? Want to submit a pitch of your own for our next teaser episode? Thoughts on this episode or suggestions for future episodes? Email us at RemakeThisMovieRight@gmail.com
Host | Contributor Information:
Aaron – The Hollywood Outsider | The Blacklist Exposed
Brian Williams – The Hollywood Outsider
Troy Heinritz – The Blacklist Exposed | Under the Dome Radio
Wayne Henderson – Media Voice-Overs | Voice-Over Journey Podcast | Packers Fan Podcast | Under the Dome Radio
Artwork by Dustin Baker – DustyGrafix
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