Saturday, October 9, 2010

Ridley Scott to re-make Red Riding Trilogy

I can't say I was impressed to hear the news that Columbia have bought the rights to remake the outstanding Red Riding Trilogy into a single film set in the United States, left in the hands of Sir Ridley Scott. The reasoning behind this is beyond me. Scott, a formerly great director, has been very disappointing in the last decade, and lets be honest, Robin Hood was dreadful. Part of what made these three films so amazing was the atmosphere created by the location. I just don't see where they would set this to recreate such an atmosphere, and the mission of condensing down four novels, which culminated in five hours of footage in the British series, into a single feature really spells trouble in my opinion.

Here is a link to one of the articles documenting this:

http://incontention.com/2009/10/15/ridley-scott-takes-on-red-riding-remake/

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