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« : July 19, 2009, 11:54:33 AM »


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« #1 : July 19, 2009, 12:56:16 PM »

Let's not forget that the 1959 Ben-Hur was itself a remake.



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« #2 : July 19, 2009, 01:51:53 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.




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« #3 : July 19, 2009, 02:07:19 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.



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« #4 : July 19, 2009, 02:34:06 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.




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« #5 : July 20, 2009, 11:30:21 AM »

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.



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« #6 : July 20, 2009, 01:58:52 PM »

Yeah, in the late '90s there was a huge rash of made-for-TV Biblical epics. It isn't anything new.



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« #7 : July 20, 2009, 07:51:55 PM »

Maybe some religious zealot is paying for all the projects, that's the best reason I can think of.




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« #8 : July 21, 2009, 05:46:19 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.



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« #9 : July 21, 2009, 09:46:34 AM »

It may amaze you but not all of America are atheists.

Why would that amaze anyone?   ???

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« #10 : July 21, 2009, 10:10:03 AM »

Apparently it would amaze Tuco inasmuch as he doesn't think there'd be an audience for a Biblical film.



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« #11 : July 21, 2009, 12:02:42 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.




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