Remake Alert: Plan 9 from Outer Space! Why?

by Joey Paur

Venkman Here - I hate this. Do people think they are actually doing the entertainment community a service when someone decides to remake a movie? I hate when they remake classics! There is a certain charm to 'Plan 9 From Outer Space' that Can not be remade! There is a reason it is a classic, and to take that and try and remake it is just bonkers! The thing I hate about it most is what the filmmaker wants to do with it. Some of you may like it, but I think its awful. Here is what the director of the new 'Plan 9' has planned:

Now, in time to coincide with the 50th anniversary of "Plan 9 From Outer Space", director John Johnson - along with his production company, Darkstone Entertainment - is poised to remake the classic film. Simply titled "Plan 9", the remake will be a serious-minded retelling of the original story, paying homage to the spirit of Wood's film without resorting to camp or parody. The film will focus on the horror and science fiction aspects of the original, but will also be largely character-driven. Johnson's goal for "Plan 9" is to make a film that honors not only the original source material, but also Ed Wood's intentions when he made "Plan 9 From Outer Space". Wood's plan was to make a very scary sci-fi/horror film, and Johnson wishes to do exactly that - create a film that Wood would have enjoyed, or perhaps even made himself, if not bound by the technological limitations placed on filmmakers 50 years ago.

Look, I understand what the directors brain is trying to do, but just stop it already! A serious minded retelling of Plan 9 from Outer Space? This movies does not have to be made, and should not be made! It should be against the law! Ed Wood was not the type of guy that would want any type of film maker going around re-making his stuff. The best thing that could be done for Ed Wood has already been done by Tim Burton. Leave Eds work alone! The guy worked incredibly hard for what he accomplished. Leave a classic movie alone and let people love it for what it is.

If you want you can find more info HERE AT THE MAIN SITE.

John Johnson just stop. If you are the fan you claim to be then drop it.

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