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Spielberg to remake Mary Poppins?

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3rd January 2006 22:14  #1

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Spielberg to remake Mary Poppins?
At least that is the current rumor.

3rd January 2006 22:18  #2

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Don't worry, it won't happen for a while... he still wants to remake Alice in Wonderland.

3rd January 2006 22:36  #3

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
A rumor that was already debunked.

3rd January 2006 22:38  #4

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
Matt's correct. A spokesman for Mr. Spielberg dashed that rumor quickly.

4th January 2006 4:55  #5

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Pretty weak debunking from the Spielberg camp:

“I never heard of this and couldn't imagine Steven ever doing a remake of a classic - and a [Walt Disney] classic at that. There's a Broadway show from Disney but nothing involving us in any way.”

4th January 2006 14:43  #6

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
There are lots of crazy rumors floating around. It's pretty obvious which ones are bunk. Maybe some fools were just waiting for the new year to float them online?

4th January 2006 15:24  #7

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Could be.  I just noticed it while surfing IMDB the other day.  It does seem rather far fetched.  You would think that the Spielberg camp would be more definitive in debunking the rumor.  "I couldn't imagine" is hardly a strong statement against the possibilty.

4th January 2006 15:33  #8

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
What they are saying is why try and fix something that isn't broken, i.e. why bother remaking an instant classic that is still watched by millions of children?

So it wasn't weak, it was pretty self-explanatory.

8th January 2006 18:22  #9

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
Exactly. And why, for instance go anywhere near re-visiting the children's (Disney) classic Peter Pan by making Hook?

8th January 2006 18:32  #10

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
I wouldn't be surprised if a remake was considered. They remade "King Kong" twice and still can't top the original. The fact a film has classic status has not hampered the studios from considering remakes. In many ways, a bad remake or sequel is a better bet financially than something unknown.  Does anyone remember the failed attempt at a "Wizard of Oz" sequel? The film was called "Return to Oz" and it had as much charm as the bird-flu virus. However, I must say I enjoyed the recent live-action "Peter Pan." It was so much better than "Hook" and it captured much of the charm of the Disney animated classic. I was surprised it didn't fare too well at the box office. The more I think about it, maybe "Mary Poppins" could be remade as a comedy with Robin Williams in drag....  oh, nevermind, that's already been done.

8th January 2006 18:36  #11

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
When has Robin Williams ever been in drag.

8th January 2006 18:39  #12

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
Intergalactic Ponce wrote: When has Robin Williams ever been in drag.

Mrs. Doubtfire

8th January 2006 20:23  #13

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
What are you talking about? Robin Williams was in that film but top billing went to that old Scottish woman.

9th January 2006 1:23  #14

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
You are joking right?

9th January 2006 11:25  #15

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
I've just watched this again and you're right. The old woman IS Robin Williams. How does he do that? Did he win the Oscar that year because I honestly believed it was 2 different people.

I suppose next you'll be telling me the woman in Tootsie was really Sydney Pollack.




YES OF COURSE I WAS JOKING!

10th January 2006 0:13  #16

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Sorry, I didn't mean to sound sarcastic or condescending. I honestly didn't know if you were joking or not. Again, sorry.

11th January 2006 13:58  #17

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
Don't apologise. I was rather leading you (or whoever) into a trap. 'Tis I that should be apologising.

11th January 2006 15:22  #18

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Intergalactic Ponce wrote: I suppose next you'll be telling me the woman in Tootsie was really Sydney Pollack.
Now I'm all confused...I always thought that Pollack played the Julie Nichols character and Bill Murray directed the movie. Geena Davis definitely played Tootsie though...

11th January 2006 15:27  #19

Tom Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 2,497 Send a message via ICQ to Tom
Hehe, sarcasm and irony really doesn't work well on the internet does it Wink

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