It looks like Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes is going to be the next film up for a remake. No this is not a joke (sadly). We get the following scoop thanks to our friends at MTV
After a decade of relative dormancy, killer tomatoes are back in a big way this year with an “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” remake planned for release in 2009, along with a brand new comic book adaptation of the original 1978 film hitting stores this week. The re-imagined “Tomatoes” film comes courtesy of Second Wind Entertainment with Kent Nichols and Douglas Sarine, creators of comedy Web site “Ask A Ninja” at the helm.
Nichols and Sarine’s remake will reportedly take no prisoners, striking a decidedly darker tone than the original. Though still rooted in humor, the new film is said to be more akin to Sam Raimi’s “Evil Dead” series than the late ’70s silliness of the source material.
Fuck this shit. This is a film that stands on its own as a cult classic, and is a movie everyone should see once before they die. A remake is a horrible idea and a “darker re-imagined” take on the story also sucks. If you want to make a shitty sequel – be my guest; but leave the original be.
If the internet community speaks for the general population in any way, shape, or form, then it’s safe to say that everyone is tired of remakes. We have gobs of them coming down the pipe and many announced every week. It is a sad state of affairs in my opinion and a waste of both time and money. With luck, the public will stop supporting remakes with their wallets and the madness will stop. Stop feeding curiosity, and start ignoring remakes. Every time a remake comes out – watch the original.