They Live to get remake


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"I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ***! and I'm all out of bubblegum"

Who can forget those iconic words?

Apparently the owners of the original film which really does not need any remake! For a film that had the longest fight scene between two people in history, why remake the history books?

Carpenter's 'They Live' to be remade

Thursday, December 4 2008, 21:16 GMT
By Simon Reynolds, Entertainment Reporter
Rex Features

John Carpenter's 1988 film They Live is in line for a remake, says The Hollywood Reporter.

Universal is in the process of securing the remake rights to the cult classic, which revolves around a homeless construction worker (Roddy Piper) who finds a pair of glasses which allow him to see aliens walking among humans.

The original movie, which satirised a culture in the grip of economic downturn and greed, featured a six-minute fight scene between pro wrestler Piper and actor Keith David.

Carpenter will serve as executive producer on the remake.
It is pretty sad that movies that are relatively recent movies are getting the remake treatment. :(