View Full Version : Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Remake
02-11-2009, 11:05 PM
I read today that there was a remake of Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 ,
staring John Travola and Denzel Washington, a Tony Scott film.
I dunno. Shouldn't they have had to ask Robert Shaw or something first?
Although it's a great story and its fine by me if the original writer(s) gets paid twice.
02-11-2009, 11:57 PM
I saw the stupid movie poster online somewhere yeaterday....just left half is Denzels face...Right half is Travoltas....TOTALLY uninspired and relays absolutely NOTHING about the movie!!!!!!!!1
02-12-2009, 12:25 AM
Wow, I really love the original...nice and gritty.
I wonder who is gonna sneeze in the remake..
J Dewey Wallis
02-12-2009, 05:04 PM
The original is just such a perfect heist, man in a booth, 70's NY film. I cannot think of a single thing wrong with it. Killer cast, great score, cool story, fine direction...
Wonder if they'll ditch the "Mr Blue" and "Mr Brown" business so people wont accuse them of ripping off Reservoir Dogs ;)
02-12-2009, 05:55 PM
I read about this the other day. Looking forward to it.
02-12-2009, 06:18 PM
there already is a remake, made for TV. But still, I think if they don't change to much and try to make it all hollywoody it could work great as a remake.
02-14-2009, 05:17 AM
In a way they already did this, with a bus, a dumbed down script, and a movie called SPEED
J Dewey Wallis
02-16-2009, 03:27 PM
I saw the trailer for this at yahoo. Denzel looks to be a bland, henpecked pussy while Travolta is all smiley and wisecracking. Matthau and Shaw are smiling in their graves.
02-16-2009, 06:15 PM
Didn't they already make a remake a while back called Reservoir Dogs? :D
02-16-2009, 07:41 PM
When I first started my own company my office was a made over editing room in the Movielab building. Right next door Gerry Greenburg was cutting the original 123. Gerry was a jolly, nice man which is why it was always so unsettling to hear him screaming through the walls, "Dosn't that fucking asshole know what a cut away shot is..." The original was a classic New York gritty drama (mostly shot on locations in the subway) the remake will just be another shlock Hollywood remake I'm sure.
02-16-2009, 07:46 PM
Nice story, Carter.
I know the building well and can picture the voice echoing down the halls.
06-21-2009, 06:32 PM
the original is showing on Encore this month. Very enjoyable 1970s style cop movie. Lots of funny little bits. Robert Shaw was great. And the very end of the film was hilarious. Just say no to crappy remakes & watch the original film.
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