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If They Remade Misery...

Discussion in 'Misery' started by MarkFurru82, Oct 12, 2017 at 12:54 AM.

  1. MarkFurru82

    MarkFurru82 Member

    First off, disclaimer: I don't necessarily think this one needs to be remade, it's already badass as it - despite Nelson Entertainment forcing Rob Reiner to cut the lawnmower scene. Kathy Bates was absolutely perfect, and certainly earned her Oscar, as Annie. And James Caan, that goes without saying!

    Let's just say, hypothetically, if they were to remake Misery, who would you guys want to direct the film, and who would you cast, and would you make the scenes any different from the 1990 version?

    Here's my two cents...

    David Fincher for the director
    Ryan Gosling as Paul
    Melissa McCarthy (a possible transition to drama for her) as Annie
    Jon Voight or Morgan Freeman as Buster

    And a restoration of the lawnmower scene, and Annie using the ax and cutting off Paul's foot.
     
  2. Steffen

    Steffen Well-Known Member

    No. The answer to this entire thread is no.
     
  3. MarkS73

    MarkS73 Well-Known Member

    Haha, although i could see Meliisa McCarthy as Annie...
     
  4. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Woody Allen directing; Steve Carrell and Meryl Streep starring.

    Yes, that's a joke. No. Remake. Ever!
     
  5. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    When they remake Casablanca I'll get behind this. For fun though I think Laurie Metcalf would make a good Annie and that guy from Parks and Rec who left his wife when he became super famous would make a good Paul.
     
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  6. mjs9153

    mjs9153 Peripherally known member..

    I would like to see as the surprise guest star,James Caan as Buster..and maybe Adam Sandler as Paul,I mean who hasn't he annoyed enough to want to give him a good hobbling? ;)
     
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  7. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Thread title needs to be changed to 'Misery' instead of 'It". Moderator Tery FlakeNoir
    This movie should never be remade. It's perfect.
     
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  8. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    Can see where that would be confusing even though it's in the Misery area. Will change it.
     
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  9. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Thanks. Yes, I didn't even notice that this was in the Misery thread until after my post. I slept in today and my brain isn't quite 'there' yet....
     
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  10. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    :smile2:
     
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  11. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    She was in the stage version on Broadway with Bruce Willis.
     
  12. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

  13. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    Cool! I must have heard that somewhere then.
     
  14. BillFan2003

    BillFan2003 Well-Known Member

    I don't see why this has to be remade. No one will top what this one did.
     
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  15. Zone D Dad

    Zone D Dad Well-Known Member

    When I first read the book (before the original film) I pictured Annie as a demented Bette Midler.
     
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  16. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    I pictured Roseanne Barr but knew that they'd never let her do it because she was a comedy actress. She did good in She Devil though.
     
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  17. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    She did a great parody of Annie (Misery) on SNL. Did you see it?
     
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  18. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    I remember vividly how I pictured her when I first read it, but I didn't picture any actress in my mind. The closest I can come to describing how I pictured her would be Anne Bancroft or Tyne Daly.
     
  19. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Yes, I did see that. I really loved the skit she did with Phil Hartman when she played the credit card lady and he called to report his card was lost. Here it is:

    'She gave me several options.' :lol:
     
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  20. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    :biggrin2: Yes, I remember this. There were so many funny skits that came out during that time period. Jan Hooks was funny, too.
     

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