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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Honestly, Is This Really Necessary?

From Black Talent News:

Screen Gems is planning a remixed hip-hop version of Jane Austen's classic novel, "Emma." The film will get a modern-day twist and take place in an urban, inner-city high school and revoles around two step-siblings. Austen's novel also inspired "Clueless," starring Alicia Silverstone, and set in a suburban Southern Cal high school. The retelling will reportedly be titled "Emme."Chris Bender and J.C. Spink will produce via their Benderspink banner. Scott Strauss and Shannon Gaulding will oversee the project for the studio. Tyger Williams ("Menace II Society") penned the screenplay.

The idea originated with Screen Gems topper Clint Culpepperwho told Variety he came up with the idea after watching the music video "Lipgloss" by Lil Mama. The film will include at least 15 song and dance numbers.

Screen Gems scored box office hits with two previous hip-hop films: "Stomp the Yard" (2007) and "You Got Served" (2004).

From IW: 15 song and dance numbers? I know Marques Houston will be in there somewhere....heaven help us.


Danielle said...

I'm stuck on repeat. Is this all we can come up with? I mean seriously, is this all we have?

Jesus be a Writer's Strike on this nonsense!

MrsGrapevine said...

Why the hect does this film need to be made over with a black twist? Why aren't people writing or making new films for blacks. No more remakes, and that includes music, too.

Invisible Woman said...

@danielle: agreed

@mgv: I think I always make it clear how I feel about remakes...if I never see another one again I'll be happy