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Title: The Inconceivable - Ben Hur (Made for TV remake coming out in 2010)
Post by: Dust Devil on July 19, 2009, 12:54:33 PM

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1421499/


I'm tellin' you guys: it'll be a year to remember.


Title: Re: The Inconceivable - Ben Hur (Made for TV remake coming out in 2010)
Post by: Groggy on July 19, 2009, 01:56:16 PM
Let's not forget that the 1959 Ben-Hur was itself a remake.


Title: Re: The Inconceivable - Ben Hur (Made for TV remake coming out in 2010)
Post by: Dust Devil on July 19, 2009, 02:51:53 PM
Yeah, true.

I don't know what sane minded reason could there in the world be for this. First of all I don't think many people today would even watch a Biblical themed movie, let alone a new one, second and most important: big epics need money, and the story of Ben-Hur is one of those that would suck millions and millions just to make an average time passer made for fans only. It is a given that money would never come back. And here they're making a made for TV remake with a bunch of more or less unknown faces. Great.


Title: Re: The Inconceivable - Ben Hur (Made for TV remake coming out in 2010)
Post by: Groggy on July 19, 2009, 03:07:19 PM
Similar to that there's allegedly a miniseries about Spartacus in the works. There was already a made-for-TV flick with Goran Visnic (?) a few years ago, I'm not sure why they're bothering.


Title: Re: The Inconceivable - Ben Hur (Made for TV remake coming out in 2010)
Post by: Dust Devil on July 19, 2009, 03:34:06 PM
There was already a made-for-TV flick with Goran Visnic (?) a few years ago,

Caught it on TV a few years back, it has dull written all over it.


Title: Re: The Inconceivable - Ben Hur (Made for TV remake coming out in 2010)
Post by: dave jenkins on July 20, 2009, 12:30:21 PM
I think you guys are forgetting that there was even a TV version of The Ten Commandments a few years back. As it was an entirely forgettable version, your memory lapses are easily forgiven. But the TV guys are always pulling these kinds of stunts.


Title: Re: The Inconceivable - Ben Hur (Made for TV remake coming out in 2010)
Post by: Groggy on July 20, 2009, 02:58:52 PM
Yeah, in the late '90s there was a huge rash of made-for-TV Biblical epics. It isn't anything new.


Title: Re: The Inconceivable - Ben Hur (Made for TV remake coming out in 2010)
Post by: Dust Devil on July 20, 2009, 08:51:55 PM
Maybe some religious zealot is paying for all the projects, that's the best reason I can think of.


Title: Re: The Inconceivable - Ben Hur (Made for TV remake coming out in 2010)
Post by: Groggy on July 21, 2009, 06:46:19 AM
I would imagine a good many people watch them, otherwise there wouldn't be so many. It may amaze you but not all of America are atheists.


Title: Re: The Inconceivable - Ben Hur (Made for TV remake coming out in 2010)
Post by: Colonel GŁnther Ruiz on July 21, 2009, 10:46:34 AM
It may amaze you but not all of America are atheists.

Why would that amaze anyone?   ???


Title: Re: The Inconceivable - Ben Hur (Made for TV remake coming out in 2010)
Post by: Groggy on July 21, 2009, 11:10:03 AM
Apparently it would amaze Tuco inasmuch as he doesn't think there'd be an audience for a Biblical film.


Title: Re: The Inconceivable - Ben Hur (Made for TV remake coming out in 2010)
Post by: Dust Devil on July 21, 2009, 01:02:42 PM
No! Really? ??? :o

Would there be an audience for the movie to make its money back or even make some profit, now that's something completely different. I don't think so.