Alien spaceships have gathered over every major city throughout the world. With no communication, Earth is unsure of their intentions. One scientist determines that this is an orchestrated attack designed to eliminate all life on our planet. Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Will Smith and a whole lot of action combined to make Independence Day one of the most popular science fiction films of the last century. With a long-awaited sequel arriving in theaters, we thought: What a great time to Remake it RIGHT!
Listen to our latest episode as our trio of cinematic architects take on the impossible task of modernizing the Roland Emmerich classic for a new generation of filmgoers. Today, we’re remaking OUR Independence Day!
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What IS Remake This Movie RIGHT?
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 for a modern retelling. Does the story need updating? Should characters or motives be tweaked? Do we need more muppets? We take all factors into account, concoct our singular 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!
Our show is broken down into three distinct parts:
The Original: We discuss the original film’s impact on us and history, some quick trivia bits, what worked the best from the film and therefore must remain in our upcoming remake, as well as what didn’t work or what needs to be changed for today’s audiences. Most importantly, should this film even be remade?
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 parody form!
Clips selected from the 1996 film “Independence Day”, accompanying music written and performed by David Arnold.
Host | Contributor Information:
Aaron Peterson @Kaz_Peters – The Hollywood Outsider | The Blacklist Exposed
Troy Heinritz @TroyHeinritz – The Blacklist Exposed | Packer Fan Podcast
Scott Clark @ScottieLindsay – The Gaming Outsider | The Hollywood Outsider
Wayne Henderson – Media Voice-Overs | Voice-Over Journey Podcast | Packers Fan Podcast | 11.22.63 – A Look Back
Artwork by Dustin Baker – DustyGrafix
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