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This Day in Terrible Idea History: Remaking Not One, but TWO Bonnie and Clyde Movies for Generation LOL

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | July 26, 2011 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | July 26, 2011 |

Back in 2009, there were reports of an unofficial remake of Bonnie and Clye, which was more akin to a reboot: Same characters, different story. At the time, Hilary Duff was attached to play Bonnie, while Kevin Zegers — from Air Bud 3 — was attached to the Warren Beaty role.

I don’t know what happened to that project. It’s apparently still happening, as it’s been fully cast with the likes of Chloris Leachman, Taryn Manning, and Thora Birch, and it’s written and directed by Tonya S. Holly. I suspect it’s straight-to-DVD material. This is what Duff looks like in the movie:


But now comes Neil Burger, the director behind Limitless and The Illusionist, who is also attached to direct Uncharted: Drake’s Fortunre. Now, he’s going to direct another version of Bonnie and Clyde, based on the book, Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde. The novel apparently “deromanticizes ” the couple, which is perfect for Hollywood because they can “re-romanticize” it and extract whatever it is that makes the novel interesting and unique. It will almost certainly be a remake starring the likes of Scarlett Johansson and Bradley Cooper. They look just like the original Bonnie and Clyde, don’t they?


I hope they use lasers instead of guns and maybe Bonnie and Clyde can escape Johnny Law with their by create routes around the coppers with Google Maps on their iPads.

Wouldn’t that be perfect! LOL!

Oh, damn! I forgot to turn off my oven and now and I need to go put my head in it. I’d hate to let all that heat go to waste.

(Source: Variety)

(H/T Sarah Carlson)

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