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YOU SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH, FEAR & LOATHING DOES NOT NEED A REMAKE

By / 03.15.10

Movieweb recently spoke with Steve Pink, who has co-writer credits on High Fidelity and Grosse Pointe Blank and directed the upcoming Hot Tub Time Machine.  He said nothing of Cosmic Banditos, on which I believe his production company still owns the option, instead discussing his desire to *gulp* remake Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas*hits computer screen with fly swatter*

[From MovieWeb] Is there any one movie or franchise that you would like to have an opportunity to remake or re-boot?

I only have a really weird answer, which is Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas. John [Cusack] and I co-directed the American stage premiere of the movie. We took an adaptation and worked on it. We revised our own adaptation of it and did the American stage production, which ran in Chicago for a couple of months when we had a theater company together. So I would like that because I love Terry Gilliam and Johnny Depp’s version but we want to do our own version. So I would love to have a shot at redoing that movie because we really love the Hunter S. Thompson esthetic. So it would be nice. I think there’s a Hunter S. Thompson movie in us too. Everyone gives it a shot but I’m convinced that we know how to do it the best. Sorry great actors Johnny Depp, Benicio del Toro and great director Terry Gilliam but I still think we have something to offer in the Hunter S. Thompson cannon of work in bringing it to film, so I’d like to do that.

I’d correct their misuse of “cannon” rather than “canon“, but since Johnny Depp did pay for an actual Hunter S. Thompson cannon to fire his ashes out of, I can’t be 100% sure which they mean.  Anyway, making a Fear and Loathing movie without Hunter Thompson around to write you angry letters is like drawing a dick on the Mona Lisa’s face after she passes out. Don’t do it, Mr. Pink.  And tip your GD waitress.


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