Private Benjamin to Face the Remake Firing Squad

It seems New Line is remaking the 1980 Goldie Hawn army comedy. They’ll be updating it for the new century and replacing Hawn with Anna Faris.

At this point Amy Talkington is the most likely candidate to write the remake.

The original Benjamin starred Hawn as a spoiled woman who joins the Army after her husband dies during sex on their wedding night. This was the film that launched Hawn’s career.

Benjamin wound up being one of the top-grossing movies that year and earned three Oscar nominations (Actress, Supporting Actress and Original Screenplay).

The title joins Vacation and Police Academy as the latest titles from the Warner Bros. library that New Line is remaking.

Source: Hollywood Reporter.

The Pulse: Every time I think Hollywood can’t sink any lower, it does. What PCP laced crack must some producer have been smoking to think it was a good idea to remake an Academy Award-nominated comedy with Anna Faris in the starring role? Seriously, there is no way in hell this remake is going to get anywhere near the Oscars. It makes me sad to see how many remakes come out each year. I wonder if Hollywood has any balls left at all. I say, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” and there is nothing broken about the original.

I say we as film-goers make a stand! We boycott any and all remakes so that they don’t make any money and the studios stop making them.

Who’s with me?!


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