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Stepford Update

Post by Baron » Sat Feb 08, 2003 12:39 pm

Stick a fork in it - it's done.
A classic will be trashed.

While surfing, I came across the following at movies.com:

01/17/03
Roger Bart, currently playing Leo Bloom in Broadway's The Producers,
has signed on for a role as a gay confidant of Nicole Kidman's
character. "I play this rather mincing fellow who comes to the
community, gets fixed, and becomes quite the poncho-wearing,
beer-guzzling soccer dad," Bart says. "It's very funny and allows me
a great opportunity to play a rather extreme version of the same
person in the movie." (Variety)


They just don't get it. :evil:
Might as well paint a mustache on the Mona Lisa! :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Post by Magoo » Sun Feb 09, 2003 9:32 pm

Someone already did that :P
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Post by rickdrat » Mon Feb 10, 2003 12:09 pm

The further along this film gets into production, the more dissapointed a become. I can't stand the thought of turning this classic into some screwball comedy. The tone of the original is going to be completely lost.

The best we might hope for is a couple of well done scenes using state of the art CGI. As a whole, however, this film will likely be a piece of crap by ASFR standards.

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Post by Kishin » Mon Feb 10, 2003 1:25 pm

I know there has been a lot of negative comments about this upcoming film, but lets all face it.

We're ALL going to see it anyway.

:)

The fact is, we're pretty starved for new gynoid movies, and the idea of seeing something new is too tantilizing (okay how many of you saw Mumford or Inspector Gadget just to see the gynoids?).

So as much as we might hate the concepts and ideas of the new Stepford Wives, or Westworld, we're STILL going to end up subjecting ourselves to it....well...at least SOME of us will. :)

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Some more details

Post by noidguy » Wed Mar 12, 2003 9:39 pm

Found this on.... well, I've forgotten.

Country singer Faith Hill is joining Nicole Kidman in the rapidly-expanding cast of the remake of The Stepford Wives, which is due to begin filming in June.

The dark comedy, about a woman who moves into a neighbourhood where husbands have transformed their wives into robots designed to cater to them, was first filmed in 1975 and is based on Ira Levin's novel of the same name.

Oscar-nominated Catch Me If You Can star Christopher Walken and Oscar-winner Glenn Close are to play the civic leaders of Stepford while John and Joan cusack have also joined the cast, playing residents of the town, reports Daily Variety.

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Post by Baron » Mon Mar 31, 2003 2:32 pm

Found this at Z Review:

>Wednesday 12th March 2003: The Stepford Wives Update:
Christopher Walken and Glenn Close are in talks to join the Frank
Oz-directed remake of The Stepford Wives. Walken and Close are being lied up
to play the town leaders of Stepford.<

Walken might bring a little perverse humor - but Glenn Close? If her role is human, that's one thing; if she's supposed to be a gynoid, well........

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Post by Kishin » Mon Mar 31, 2003 9:24 pm

Glenn Close? Yuck.

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Post by kb7rky » Wed Apr 02, 2003 10:12 am

Kishin wrote:Glenn Close? Yuck.

:x
"Yuck" doesn't cover it, Kish...might as well sign Rosie O'Donnell or Roseanne or Grace Jones...

THAT'S "yuck!", found under the sub-heading, "sick and wrong!"

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Post by tectile » Thu Apr 03, 2003 6:01 am

Oh I don't know,

Glen has that great husky voice.

Mite be interesting to hear her do some gynoid speak.

Do you know why guys like girls with husky voices?

Because it means maybe she's almost finished bitching! :P

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Some roles clarified

Post by noidguy » Fri Apr 11, 2003 12:49 pm

The IMDb reports that Faith Hill will play the role of Charmaine - portrayed by Tina Louise in the original. Christopher Walken will play Dale Coba - not a surprise, really. And Glenn Close will be Dr. Emily Francher. Biiig deal. In the original this character was on screen for about 5 minutes as Joanna's shrink. At least she's not taking up one of the 'babe' roles.

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Re: Some roles clarified

Post by kb7rky » Fri Apr 11, 2003 6:33 pm

noidguy wrote:The IMDb reports that Faith Hill will play the role of Charmaine - portrayed by Tina Louise in the original. Christopher Walken will play Dale Coba - not a surprise, really. And Glenn Close will be Dr. Emily Francher. Biiig deal. In the original this character was on screen for about 5 minutes as Joanna's shrink. At least she's not taking up one of the 'babe' roles.
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Cusack siblings out.....

Post by fection » Fri May 02, 2003 1:19 pm

Just saw this at cinescape.com.....

Citing undisclosed personal reasons, siblings John and Joan Cusack have exited Paramount's remake of THE STEPFORD WIVES. The studio is moving fast to recast the parts, with Matthew Broderick in talks to play the part of Nicole Kidman's husband and Bette Midler as Kidman's confidant and friend in the film.

The other previously announced cast members, Christopher Walken, Glenn Close, Roger Bart, Faith Hill and Mike White, remain onboard.

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Re: Cusack siblings out.....

Post by noidguy » Fri May 02, 2003 8:51 pm

fection wrote:Just saw this at cinescape.com.....

Citing undisclosed personal reasons, siblings John and Joan Cusack have exited Paramount's remake of THE STEPFORD WIVES. The studio is moving fast to recast the parts, with Matthew Broderick in talks to play the part of Nicole Kidman's husband and Bette Midler as Kidman's confidant and friend in the film.

The other previously announced cast members, Christopher Walken, Glenn Close, Roger Bart, Faith Hill and Mike White, remain onboard.
Smells like a dead fish in here. Wrap it in newspaper and toss it. :cry:

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Re: Cusack siblings out.....

Post by Nerfherder » Sat May 03, 2003 5:46 pm

fection wrote:Just saw this at cinescape.com.....

Citing undisclosed personal reasons, siblings John and Joan Cusack have exited Paramount's remake of THE STEPFORD WIVES. The studio is moving fast to recast the parts, with Matthew Broderick in talks to play the part of Nicole Kidman's husband and Bette Midler as Kidman's confidant and friend in the film.

The other previously announced cast members, Christopher Walken, Glenn Close, Roger Bart, Faith Hill and Mike White, remain onboard.
Bette Midler *Shudder*
Who's laughing now? Not me!

*Inserts shotgun into mouth*
mmphmmmphm(goodbye cruel world)

KERBLAM!!!
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Gina Lynn a player?

Post by noidguy » Mon May 12, 2003 7:58 pm

Found this today when searching for Stepford news....

Porn star Gina Lynn to be a Stepford wife?

http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0320/musto.php

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Re: Cusack siblings out.....

Post by kb7rky » Tue May 13, 2003 2:38 pm

Nerfherder wrote:
fection wrote:Just saw this at cinescape.com.....

Citing undisclosed personal reasons, siblings John and Joan Cusack have exited Paramount's remake of THE STEPFORD WIVES. The studio is moving fast to recast the parts, with Matthew Broderick in talks to play the part of Nicole Kidman's husband and Bette Midler as Kidman's confidant and friend in the film.

The other previously announced cast members, Christopher Walken, Glenn Close, Roger Bart, Faith Hill and Mike White, remain onboard.
Bette Midler *Shudder*
Who's laughing now? Not me!

*Inserts shotgun into mouth*
mmphmmmphm(goodbye cruel world)

KERBLAM!!!
Oh, geez! Do you know how hard that is to get out of the carpet?

(going to Albertson's to rent a Rug Doctor)

Man...the things I do to keep this place clean...and some techophile goes and blows his brains out...

(grumble...growl...gripe...whine)

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Re: Gina Lynn a player?

Post by kb7rky » Tue May 13, 2003 2:40 pm

noidguy wrote:Found this today when searching for Stepford news....

Porn star Gina Lynn to be a Stepford wife?

http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0320/musto.php
Pardon the pun...but you knew it was 'coming'

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Re: Cusack siblings out.....

Post by Nerfherder » Tue May 13, 2003 5:45 pm

kb7rky wrote: Oh, geez! Do you know how hard that is to get out of the carpet?

(going to Albertson's to rent a Rug Doctor)

Man...the things I do to keep this place clean...and some techophile goes and blows his brains out...

(grumble...growl...gripe...whine)

:lol:
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Nerfherder-I'm not dead!
Kb7rky-Shh!
Nerfherder-I'm feeling better!
kb7rky-shaddup!
Nerfherder-I think I'll go for a walk!
kb7rky-You're not fooling anyone you know
Nerfherder-I feel happy! I feel happy!
*THUDD!*


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Re: Cusack siblings out.....

Post by kb7rky » Wed May 14, 2003 12:06 pm

Nerfherder wrote:
kb7rky wrote: Oh, geez! Do you know how hard that is to get out of the carpet?

(going to Albertson's to rent a Rug Doctor)

Man...the things I do to keep this place clean...and some techophile goes and blows his brains out...

(grumble...growl...gripe...whine)

:lol:
In best Monty Python old man voice:-

Nerfherder-I'm not dead!
Kb7rky-Shh!
Nerfherder-I'm feeling better!
kb7rky-shaddup!
Nerfherder-I think I'll go for a walk!
kb7rky-You're not fooling anyone you know
Nerfherder-I feel happy! I feel happy!
*THUDD!*
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Stepford script review...

Post by fection » Thu May 22, 2003 10:58 am

I found this link on darkhorizons.com
It's a review of the up-coming stepford script, with some frustratingly evasive spoilers...
http://www.tnmc.org/dp/0520031.shtml
I REALLY want to know if the wives are transformed or replaced. I recall a press release saying there would be effects shots of the womens' tranformations. Personally I really hope that actually means shots of the replacements being built.....but I doubt it.
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Re: Stepford script review...

Post by noidguy » Thu May 22, 2003 11:18 am

fection wrote:I REALLY want to know if the wives are transformed or replaced. I recall a press release saying there would be effects shots of the womens' tranformations. Personally I really hope that actually means shots of the replacements being built.....but I doubt it.
fection.
Well, according to that review the film has a happy ending for everyone involved. Can a dead and replaced wife be happy? I don't put much stock in these early reviews, but if this one is accurate......two thumbs down.

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Post by KOS-MOS » Sun Jun 01, 2003 4:35 pm

SciFiWire wrote:Donald De Line, producer of the upcoming remake of The Stepford Wives, told SCI FI Wire that the film reinvents the story by going for laughs, but preserves the central SF premise: The men of a Connecticut village have replaced their wives with robots. "You can remake something, [or] you can do it in a way where you take iconic elements of an original and then make it original again for its time," De Line said in an interview. "That's what is done with The Stepford Wives, [which] completely turns it on its head, because it's a comedy."

Stepford—based on Bryan Forbes' 1975 movie and Ira Levin's novel—starts filming June 16 in New York, with a cast that includes Nicole Kidman, Bette Midler, Glenn Close and Matthew Broderick, De Line said. Frank Oz directs from Paul Rudnick's script.

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Post by kb7rky » Tue Jun 03, 2003 5:03 pm

KOS-MOS wrote:
SciFiWire wrote:Donald De Line, producer of the upcoming remake of The Stepford Wives, told SCI FI Wire that the film reinvents the story by going for laughs, but preserves the central SF premise: The men of a Connecticut village have replaced their wives with robots. "You can remake something, [or] you can do it in a way where you take iconic elements of an original and then make it original again for its time," De Line said in an interview. "That's what is done with The Stepford Wives, [which] completely turns it on its head, because it's a comedy."

Stepford–based on Bryan Forbes' 1975 movie and Ira Levin's novel–starts filming June 16 in New York, with a cast that includes Nicole Kidman, Bette Midler, Glenn Close and Matthew Broderick, De Line said. Frank Oz directs from Paul Rudnick's script.
Oh, jeez, man...what next? Pre-sliced bread? Connecting computers over the phone line? Portable telephones?

The very first post in this thread said it all:

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Post by rickdrat » Wed Jun 18, 2003 3:07 pm

Maureen Dowd had an interesting column in Sunday's New York Times in case you missed it.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/06/15/opini ... 004c90c4c4

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One more tidbit

Post by Svengli » Mon Jul 14, 2003 3:53 pm

"Because Stepford is a town in which the wives have been surreptitiously replaced by beautiful robots, the extras include about 100 tall, slim, attractive women.
"There are a lot of gorgeous women here - the extras who are playing Stepford Wives," said Robertson."

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?news ... 6414&rfi=6

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Personally I think those dissing the movie's promise are taking it much too seriously. How many really cool phantansies have had a commedy theme. Also, the original Stepford Wives weren't particularly good looking. The new Stepford Wives will be. The new version will be much more explicit about what is going on.

Sure, there will be flawed scenes but it sounds like there will be a lot to love - which is about as much as any Hollywood movie could offer.

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