Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Drop Dead Who???




Ummm who's idea was this??? Universal Pictures is currently developing a remake of the cult hit Drop Dead Fred starring Russell Brand????

The 1991 original starred Phoebe Cates as a wallflower who loses her job and husband during the course of a lunch hour. Forced to live back home, she's reunited with her childhood imaginary friend (Brit actor Rik Mayall), who promises to help but causes more havoc.

Apparently this version is going to have some Beetlejuice-like qualities where it's actually a whole world of imaginary friends. Brand will play the troublemaker pal.

Ugh let me just start by telling you that I don't understand what people think is funny about Russell Brand. He hosted the MTV Awards and it was awkward, forced and not funny. Then he was in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and while that movie was hysterical it was only because of Jason Segel and him being naked when Kristen Bell was breaking up with him. Now I am all for remakes when they give a new vision to a classic movie but this sounds like it's gonna be a hot mess, hopefully i'll be proved wrong because I loved this movie growing up!!


10 comments:

  1. hated that movie...stupid!!
    and i hated Russell Brand as the host for MTV...*yawn*

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  2. I Loved him in Forgetting Sarah Marshall but I don't know about this...

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  3. I walked out of the 1st drop dead fred movie. I thibk russle brand is so funny though.

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  4. I can't stand Russell Brand and to be honest I can't follow what he says half the time because he talks all cryptic and crap. Have you ever read his twitter updates? Head up his own arse I think

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  5. stopping by from SITS!!!!!!
    very cute blog......sorry if cute is not the word you are looking for!!!!!

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  6. I really can't stand this guy!!!

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  7. I love love love this movie!!! I need to find it to show my son! I just hope this guy doesnt mess it all up!

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  8. I do not get the hype with him at all, but he seems to be massive everywhere! He was quite tolerable in Forgetting Sarah Marshall though.

    Also not pleased with all the remakes these days: most of the time it's not meant in any form of homages, rather just a blatantly grasp at box offices!

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  9. I love the original. I really like Brand...I think he's kinda hot. I have high hopes for this!!!

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