Just when you thought Hollywood was over the rehashing the story of Robin Hood and his partners, Sony greenlights Marian with Margot Robbie as the lead.
Hollywood just can’t say no to a remake or spin-off even when they should. Deadline is reporting Sony has greenlit Marian starring Margot Robbie. The movie Marian is being billed as a “Braveheart meets Game of Thrones.” The story will start soon after Robin Hood dies and Marian is left to pick up where he left off. Marian takes up the mantle as the leader and leads her people into battle and becomes a hero in her own right.
The premise of Marian sounds interesting, but I’m not sure if it’s going to get people to the theater. Producers could have made this film, not as a spin-off of Robin Hood, and I think it would do much better.
Hollywood IT Girl, Margo Robbie is currently busy in filming a biopic called I, Tonya about Olympic Figure Skater, Tonya Harding. Robbie is also reprising her role as Harley Quinn for Gotham City Sirens. (That’s a spinoff of the 2016 Oscar winning movie, Suicide Squad.)
Ugh! Dirty Dancing Remake
Just when remakes were only hitting movies now, we get Dirty Dancing as a TV movie. This isn’t the first time TV has tried to bring “Baby” to the small screen. You might have blocked the disaster that was the 1988 Dirty Dancing TV series. The sequel to the movie, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights was just as bad. The only redeeming quality of the movie was the Johnny Castle cameo. In partnership with Lionsgate, ABC is hosting the three-hour musical adaptation of Dirty Dancing and will feature Abigail Breslin (Scream Queens) and newcomer Colt Prattes.
Here’s the poster for the TV adaptation of Dirty Dancing.
The worst part of this remake, it’s a carbon copy of the original. So the question must be asked, why even bother?
I’ve never watched a movie remake or spin-off that actually improved the film, and I don’t think it’s going to change now. If actors genuinely want to show their acting chops, they should do it by telling real stories. The success of movies like Hidden Figures, Fences, Moonlight and La La Land are any indication; moviegoers want real original stories, preferably with people of color.
What do you think about all the movie remakes? Do you think movie fans should demand some original storylines? Tell us what you think in the comments.