Friday, June 24, 2011
In the last couple of days, I asked a public question in hopes of striking up a conversation about films and the current trend of remakes. To be absolutely clear, I do not like remakes. It's unoriginal and, I feel, a disrespect to those who worked so hard to make the original. There is nothing wrong with paying tribute to an original, but it is ridiculous to me to make something again, the same old way, when there are so many untold stories out there just waiting to come out.
But I got to some thinking... Even the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET remake has value in the way that it is, for some, the only NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET they know. There are people out there that saw that film and it is how they met Freddy and that's special. I LOVE classic cinema, but what about the next generation? What if no one tells a new GHOSTBUSTERS story? I shudder to think of a world where you can say, "If someone asks if you are a god, you say, "yes!" and no one gets the reference. There are characters, stories, ideas, and franchises that I would hate to see disappear from the world. One in particular that has been close to our hearts our entire lives.
Yes, the Addams Family.
I love the Addams Family. I love the original comics that brought them to us through The New Yorker in 1938. I love the stories that have been told through these comics, the television shows, and films. I have been asked if I would ever do a remake and I have said most likely not. I would, however, love to have a chance to tell a great Addams Family story. And I believe we can.
A movement has started to make this ambition a reality. Jeff Miller and Andrew Rose have started a facebook page as a petition to tell Paramount, owners of the rights to make such a film in the franchise, that they and a whole bunch of other people would see that movie. It's as simple as that. Would you like to see us make an Addams Family film? Then please help us out and give the page a "like". If we can get enough people to say that they would see the film, who knows? We now more than ever live in a day where we have the power to make things happen. Together, we're an army.
Now let's tell 'em you want to see what we'd do with an Addams Family film. I can guarantee it would be fan~fucking~tastic.
And these things take time. Let's get shit happening, shall we?
Please check out the petition page HERE and simply click "like" and we're off.
Thank you to all the wonderful people who have believed in us. The horror community is filled with the best people anywhere and we love you all to death. Please help spread the word.