The Running Man ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Remakes continue to be all the rage.
Starsky AKA Paul Michael Glaser will not be in the director’s chair for another adaptation of The Running Man. This time Edgar Wright is getting the call and he plans to make the story more faithful to Stephen King’s novel.
Seems doubtful that we’ll see Arnold Schwarzenegger or the now deceased Richard Dawson in the film either.
Paramount Pictures is making a deal with Edgar Wright to develop to direct a new adaptation of The Running Man, the futuristic novel by Stephen King that the author first published under the pseudonym Richard Bachman. This won’t be a remake of the 1987 film that starred Arnold Schwarzenegger; the Baby Driver writer-director will co-write the story with Michael Bacall, and they will be much more faithful to King’s bestselling novel. Bacall will write the script.Edgar Wright To Direct Stephen King’s ‘The Running Man’ At Paramount – Deadline
Wright is behind Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Baby Driver and more.
If this project is actually completed, I’ll have much more to say, but the book does have substantial differences to the movie, particularly the ending. Stephen King went full dark, no stars on the original story and the movie wrapped things up more positively. There were many memorable casting choices like Maria Conchita Alonso, the “Christmas tree” operatic stalker, Jesse Ventura, Dweezil Zappa and the drummer of Fleetwood Mac and the list goes on. They need to at least include a hologram of Richard Dawson shouting, “We don’t lie!”
What are your thoughts on this remake?