They did it with Judge Dredd, Flash Dance, Total Recall, Karate Kid, and Red Dawn. Now they're taking our childhood classics and re-animating them. The lastest to get a makeover will be Dr. Suess's "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."
This is not the Jim Cary version, oh no, they're going to "re-animate" the cartoon this time. The same guy that brought you the movies "Horton Hears a Hoo" and "The Lorax" is now redoing the Grinch. My heart just shrunk three sizes.
The Lorax was recently added to Netflix instant view so we gave it a taste. If it wasn't so heavy handed it would have been merely bad. It was close to awful.
So what will the angle be? There has to be some kind of message brought to a contemporary audience because our kids need educating. Corporate greed? Isn't that always the low hanging fruit.
Who will replace Boris Karloff? Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Steve Carrell? No thanks.