A Remake Of “They Live”

I think it just might work.

But They Live? Hmm, now there’s a Carpenter favorite that actually COULD be good-lookin’ in a shiny new suit. That’s not a knock in the 1988 original, but I think the themes and ideas found in They Live could work extra-well in a modernized version. (For those who don’t know, They Live is about decent homeless dude who happens to stumble across an outrageously elaborate “alien invasion.”) Based on the Ray Nelson short story Eight O’Clock in the Morning, They Live has a fantastic concept and makes use of the consumer / comformity angle in rather clever fashion.

It’s a great movie. A remake might be a cool thing but part of the joy of They Live is the cheesiness of the aliens.

And Rowdy Roddy of course.

UPDATED: I09 has rules for remaking They Live. I agree. Roddy has to be in it as the crazy preacher.

2 comments for “A Remake Of “They Live”

  1. December 5, 2008 at 6:17 am

    no, no, no.


    that’s a perfect movie.

    it will reek just like the other Carpenter remakes of The Fog and Halloween.

  2. newscoma
    December 5, 2008 at 6:39 am

    I know. I had the same reaction. You are right. Carpenter remakes really suck balls but I’m holding out some hope …

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