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Lord & Miller Debunk Princess Bride Remake Rumors | Screen Rant

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Chris Miller debunks rumors he and Phil Lord are among the many famous Hollywood names interested in remaking The Princess Bride. Directing duo Lord & Miller made a name for themselves by spinning cinematic gold out of concepts that sounded horrible on-paper. Few people expected anything special out of 21 Jump Street or The LEGO Movie, but Lord & Miller's trademark combination of heart and humor made them critically-acclaimed box office hits. Even with the infamous Solo: A Star Wars Story snafu, the filmmakers remain in high demand - especially after winning an Oscar this year for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

In the film industry, there are few worse ideas than remaking a bona fide classic. Rob Reiner's iconic film The Princess Bride certainly fits that description, with its blend of multiple genres making it a favorite amongst cinephiles. That's why many considered it blasphemous when Sony executive Tony Vinciquerra said there are those interested in spearheading a remake. Given their sensibilities and knack for meta narratives, fans assumed Lord & Miller might have a pitch in mind. However, that isn't the case.

Related: What If The Princess Bride Was Cast Today?

Taking to Twitter, Miller went on record to say he and Lord aren't going to remake The Princess Bride, which Miller believes still holds up decades later. Check out his post in the space below:

If Lord & Miller were overseeing a Princess Bride remake, odds are fans would feel a little better about it, at the very least. By now, moviegoers know better than to be skeptical of what they're capable of, and if anybody could do a new Princess Bride justice, it's them. That said, Lord & Miller have a lot on their plates already. In addition to developing Marvel TV shows for Sony, they're also attached to direct two sci-fi films, Artemis and Last Human. Most would be in agreement those projects would be a better use of their talents than a Princess Bride redux, showcasing their creativity with stories film audiences haven't seen before. This isn't to suggest Lord & Miller's hypothetical Princess Bride would be bad, but many would be left wondering what the point is. There's so much that could go wrong, even Lord & Miller may not be able to overcome the odds.

The best movie remakes are the ones that look to improve upon a cool concept that wasn't executed the best way the first time around. That's why Steven Soderbergh's take on Ocean's Eleven is frequently cited as one of the greatest remakes. The Princess Bride turned out so great, some consider it to be a perfect movie. Unless someone has a radically innovative idea of how to tackle the material, redoing The Princess Bride seems like it would be a fruitless exercise that'll just anger fans of the original. If Lord & Miller, kings of taking on bad ideas, think this one isn't for them, then maybe Sony should just keep what they're doing (nothing's been green lit yet) leave The Princess Bride alone.

More: 10 Memorable Quotes from The Princess Bride

Source: Chris Miller

Lord & Miller Debunk Princess Bride Remake Rumors | Screen Rant

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Chris Miller debunks rumors he and Phil Lord are among the many famous Hollywood names interested in remaking The Princess Bride. Directing duo Lord & Miller made a name for themselves by spinning cinematic gold out of concepts that sounded horrible on-paper. Few people expected anything special out of 21 Jump Street or The LEGO Movie, but Lord & Miller's trademark combination of heart and humor made them critically-acclaimed box office hits. Even with the infamous Solo: A Star Wars Story snafu, the filmmakers remain in high demand - especially after winning an Oscar this year for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

In the film industry, there are few worse ideas than remaking a bona fide classic. Rob Reiner's iconic film The Princess Bride certainly fits that description, with its blend of multiple genres making it a favorite amongst cinephiles. That's why many considered it blasphemous when Sony executive Tony Vinciquerra said there are those interested in spearheading a remake. Given their sensibilities and knack for meta narratives, fans assumed Lord & Miller might have a pitch in mind. However, that isn't the case.

Related: What If The Princess Bride Was Cast Today?

Taking to Twitter, Miller went on record to say he and Lord aren't going to remake The Princess Bride, which Miller believes still holds up decades later. Check out his post in the space below:

If Lord & Miller were overseeing a Princess Bride remake, odds are fans would feel a little better about it, at the very least. By now, moviegoers know better than to be skeptical of what they're capable of, and if anybody could do a new Princess Bride justice, it's them. That said, Lord & Miller have a lot on their plates already. In addition to developing Marvel TV shows for Sony, they're also attached to direct two sci-fi films, Artemis and Last Human. Most would be in agreement those projects would be a better use of their talents than a Princess Bride redux, showcasing their creativity with stories film audiences haven't seen before. This isn't to suggest Lord & Miller's hypothetical Princess Bride would be bad, but many would be left wondering what the point is. There's so much that could go wrong, even Lord & Miller may not be able to overcome the odds.

The best movie remakes are the ones that look to improve upon a cool concept that wasn't executed the best way the first time around. That's why Steven Soderbergh's take on Ocean's Eleven is frequently cited as one of the greatest remakes. The Princess Bride turned out so great, some consider it to be a perfect movie. Unless someone has a radically innovative idea of how to tackle the material, redoing The Princess Bride seems like it would be a fruitless exercise that'll just anger fans of the original. If Lord & Miller, kings of taking on bad ideas, think this one isn't for them, then maybe Sony should just keep what they're doing (nothing's been green lit yet) leave The Princess Bride alone.

More: 10 Memorable Quotes from The Princess Bride

Source: Chris Miller

Arrow’s New Black Canary Costume Looks A Lot Like Smallville’s

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Katie Cassidy's Laurel Lance has a new costume in the final season of Arrow, and its design is oddly reminiscent of a previous Black Canary costume - just not one that's ever been on Arrow. Instead, it looks as if it may have been inspired, in part, by Smallville's take on the DC Comics superhero.

Arrow is headed toward its eighth and final season, and Katie Cassidy will be back as Laurel Lance's Earth-2 counterpart. The character was originally introduced in The Flash season 2 as the villainous Black Siren, and continued to play that role of an antagonist when she was carried over to Arrow, but in the time that's passed, her character has grown a great deal. In Arrow season 7, Lauren completed her redemptive arc, prompting Sarah (Caity Lotz) to give her the Black Canary costume. Laurel left for Earth-2 to became a hero, but returned in the season finale to give Oliver (Stephen Amell) some backup in his showdown with the Ninth Circle. Apparently, Laurel's return wasn't temporary since she'll still be a main character in season 8.

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The Arrow season 8 trailer and official photos from the premiere have revealed what Laurel will look like as the show's fourth incarnation of the classic character, and what may be the show's first proper Black Canary. The character's new look includes a black mask over the eyes, a black and yellow color scheme, a leather costume that zips down the front, and short blond hair. This is a far cry from every Black Canary costume that's been worn on the show by Sarah, Dinah, and Earth-1's Laurel. Interestingly, it looks a lot like the costume worn by Alaina Huffman's Black Canary in Smallville. Introduced in season 7 of the Superman prequel series, Dinah Lance was a mercenary who tried and failed to capture Oliver Queen. After a very brief stint as an enemy, Black Canary joined forces with the heroes and became a Justice League member.

Smallville's Black Canary shares the Arrow version's short blond hair and color scheme, though her costume is, of course, a product of the 2000s superhero look, not one that abides by more modern interpretations. While Smallville's Dinah doesn't have a black mask, she does wear black face paint over her eyes, which is another thing that makes the two look so similar.

The costume has ties to other Black Canary costumes as well, such as the one in the video game Injustice 2. The color scheme may also remind fans of the New 52 Black Canary from the comic books. Costume designs for Arrowverse characters are often based on outfits from the New 52 (which is evident with Flash's new look for season 6), so this isn't necessarily surprising. In this case, however, the Arrowverse looked much further than just the comics, allowing her new design to draw inspiration from multiple sources, including Smallville.

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Zombies Found in Red Dead Redemption 2: Undead Nightmare Teased?

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Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online have begun teasing an Undead Nightmare DLC expansion in the same vein as the one that was so popular for the last entry in the series, as zombies have begun cropping up on the Red Dead Online map. Undead Nightmare is an expansion for the original Red Dead Redemption that introduced an entire zombie sub-plot to the series and was one of the most popular content releases for Rockstar Games, an addition that is still talked about and praised to this day despite happening many years ago.

Red Dead Redemption 2 was a critical smash hit, but it's staying power remains up for debate - Red Dead Online is not as successful as GTA Online, something that Rockstar Games is likely looking to address. Rockstar Games recently updated its social media pages to display a Red Dead-themed logo for the company, but many believed that was in conjunction with the announcement of the Rockstar Games Launcher and an indicator that a Red Dead Redemption 2 PC port would finally be announced by the company in the near future. Now, it appears it might not be a PC port - or that the long-awaited announcement will be accompanied by an even more exciting update as well.

Related: Red Dead Redemption 2: 19 Horses Ranked, Worst To Best

According to the Red Dead news Twitter account, zombies have begun appearing on the Red Dead Online map, and other reports have suggested they have also invaded the single player game. With next month being October and Halloween season, it's the ideal time for Rockstar to pull the trigger on the long-awaited Red Dead Redemption 2 Undead Nightmare DLC, which has never been confirmed but always expected by a fan base that's just as aware of how popular the last iteration of it was as Rockstar is.

If there is Red Dead Redemption 2 Undead Nightmare DLC coming, it's likely coming soon. When Rockstar teases content this heavily, it's usually because it's on the cusp of being released into the wild. The company has done this with GTA Online updates in the past, and knows just how big a deal zombies in Red Dead Redemption 2 will be to the majority of its fans - it's not something that would be taken lightly. If so, fans can expect an announcement on just what the DLC might look like, and whether it will be an extensive addition to the game or a smaller holiday-themed event in the same vein as other games' Halloween celebrations.

Red Dead Redemption 2 has zombies, and that's a fact many players are discovering for the first time today. Whether or not those zombies are heralding the return of one of the most beloved DLC additions of all time remains to be seen - but given the way Rockstar Games is hyping this up, we'd bet pretty strongly on this being a substantial update coming soon.

Next: Red Dead Redemption 2: 20 Hidden Locations Only Experts Found

Source: Red Dead News/Twitter

Zombies Found in Red Dead Redemption 2: Undead Nightmare Teased?

0

Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online have begun teasing an Undead Nightmare DLC expansion in the same vein as the one that was so popular for the last entry in the series, as zombies have begun cropping up on the Red Dead Online map. Undead Nightmare is an expansion for the original Red Dead Redemption that introduced an entire zombie sub-plot to the series and was one of the most popular content releases for Rockstar Games, an addition that is still talked about and praised to this day despite happening many years ago.

Red Dead Redemption 2 was a critical smash hit, but it's staying power remains up for debate - Red Dead Online is not as successful as GTA Online, something that Rockstar Games is likely looking to address. Rockstar Games recently updated its social media pages to display a Red Dead-themed logo for the company, but many believed that was in conjunction with the announcement of the Rockstar Games Launcher and an indicator that a Red Dead Redemption 2 PC port would finally be announced by the company in the near future. Now, it appears it might not be a PC port - or that the long-awaited announcement will be accompanied by an even more exciting update as well.

Related: Red Dead Redemption 2: 19 Horses Ranked, Worst To Best

According to the Red Dead news Twitter account, zombies have begun appearing on the Red Dead Online map, and other reports have suggested they have also invaded the single player game. With next month being October and Halloween season, it's the ideal time for Rockstar to pull the trigger on the long-awaited Red Dead Redemption 2 Undead Nightmare DLC, which has never been confirmed but always expected by a fan base that's just as aware of how popular the last iteration of it was as Rockstar is.

If there is Red Dead Redemption 2 Undead Nightmare DLC coming, it's likely coming soon. When Rockstar teases content this heavily, it's usually because it's on the cusp of being released into the wild. The company has done this with GTA Online updates in the past, and knows just how big a deal zombies in Red Dead Redemption 2 will be to the majority of its fans - it's not something that would be taken lightly. If so, fans can expect an announcement on just what the DLC might look like, and whether it will be an extensive addition to the game or a smaller holiday-themed event in the same vein as other games' Halloween celebrations.

Red Dead Redemption 2 has zombies, and that's a fact many players are discovering for the first time today. Whether or not those zombies are heralding the return of one of the most beloved DLC additions of all time remains to be seen - but given the way Rockstar Games is hyping this up, we'd bet pretty strongly on this being a substantial update coming soon.

Next: Red Dead Redemption 2: 20 Hidden Locations Only Experts Found

Source: Red Dead News/Twitter

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