Remaking Withnail and I?

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Should Withnail and I be remade?

My boys, my boys, my boys. I want to share it with the world!
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PostPosted by swallow_it_and_run_a_mile » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:57 pm

Remake perfection !

NOOOOOO ! What evil devil from the depths of hell would
even suggest such a blasphemy. The thought
of such a thing is like acid on my brain !

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PostPosted by hair are your aerials » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:18 pm

It wouldn't be about making a newer, more up to date version for younger audiences anyway!!!! It would be about making money for hollywood, as per usual.

Plus if you know anything about the Owners, Handmade Films, then you would know how much of a dick Denis O'Brien was to the completion of this film. It was lucky ever to be made thanks to his lack of funds, and only thanks to Bruce Robinsons large (mainly empty) pockets for spare funding. My bet is that he's an uptight git that wouldn't release the rights to Withnail And I anyway.

You've really caused a shit storm here "Withoutnail" :wink:
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PostPosted by Pod's Ennui » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:10 am

Raising the question of a possible W & I remake would seem to be tempting fate. Travelling light in terms of ideas these days both Hollywood and the U.K. film industry are happy to remake just about anything, or adapt some comic book or other. Even 'independents' like the Coen brothers opted for a very ill-judged remake of The Ladykillers. In fact, that's the worry really - some suitably 'cool', well meaning American Anglophiles 'updating' W & I. The whole thing makes me very nervous. The chances of such a project being as successful as, say, the surprisingly good High Fidelity (which, of course, didn't entail ruining a film's reputation) are very slim indeed.
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PostPosted by Silage Heap » Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:40 pm

If the younger generation don't like the original, theres no hope for them (and as one of them, I should know.) A remake is a terrible idea.
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Re: Remaking Withnail and I?

PostPosted by E. Nygma » Fri May 14, 2010 8:51 pm

Only if I could write the script. I'm an unemployed writer who likes to spend my time drinking and insulting other people, basically Withnail only a writer instead of actor. I could really do this film justice if I remade it. I'd keep most of it exactly the same, I'd add my little explanation of how they went on holiday by mistake and maybe have Marwood accidentally kill Monty when they're in the bedroom. I'd also have it set in the 80's so when they run out of the pub it would be from punks not from some guy who called them gay.
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Re: Remaking Withnail and I?

PostPosted by HE Bates » Mon May 17, 2010 10:22 am

What a terrible fucking prospect. Unthinkable. It would be a terrible mistake. I will bear arms against it.
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Re: Remaking Withnail and I?

PostPosted by Tennyson » Mon May 17, 2010 11:05 am

I've read about ten of these replies and am going to stop now before I have a stroke. OF COURSE there should be no remake. It would be a violation and I'm very upset that anyone should even consider it. (Thank you, "crooked", for the voting facility. Good idea.)
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Re: Remaking Withnail and I?

PostPosted by Fellini » Thu May 20, 2010 11:54 am

Yes, it should be remade. Bruce Robinson should direct & Johnny Depp should play Withnail, I, Uncle Monty & Danny as a tour de force.

Of course the reality is that if it was remade it would be nearer the O'Brian vision and would probably star Ant & Dec, with Dale Winton as Uncle Monty. Basically Carry on Withnail.
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Re: Remaking Withnail and I?

PostPosted by HE Bates » Thu May 20, 2010 3:58 pm

Jesus, this thread is actually depressing. The mere thought that someone might be having a mere thought entertaining the ridiculous possibility... I can't take it.
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Re: Remaking Withnail and I?

PostPosted by McFuck » Fri May 21, 2010 3:34 am

where has everyone gone? no one on google chat either. bastards must have died.
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Re: Remaking Withnail and I?

PostPosted by shagsack » Sun May 23, 2010 11:06 pm

Some things are sacrosanct, Withnail and I being a glaring example. It's of its time and should never be touched, and if it did happen, I simply couldn't and wouldn't watch it.
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Re: Remaking Withnail and I?

PostPosted by Tennyson » Mon May 24, 2010 11:07 am

McFuck mentioned there is something Withnail-related on Google. In my innocence, this is the only Withnail site I've come across so far. Obviously it's the best (are you reading this, "crooked"?) but could someone, in the interests of impartiality, tell me what the others are?

On the question of a remake, I agree with the last message and would definitely boycott any such abomination.
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Re: Remaking Withnail and I?

PostPosted by crooked » Mon May 24, 2010 3:10 pm

I think "the other place" has closed now.
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PostPosted by Tennyson » Tue May 25, 2010 10:48 am

Thanks for confirming this is the only Withnail forum. (I bet the others didn't have insects on the screen, anyway. I absolutely LOVE that woodlouse. What's he called?)
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Re: Remaking Withnail and I?

PostPosted by crooked » Tue May 25, 2010 2:14 pm

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