"White Men Can't Jump" Getting a Remake

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"White Men Can't Jump" Getting a Remake

Postby Andrew on Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:24 pm

And Blake Griffin is involved

White Men Can’t Jump is getting back into the game.

Kenya Barris, the creator of ABC’s acclaimed comedy Black-ish, is teaming with Blake Griffin of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers and Ryan Kalil of the NFL's Carolina Panthers to develop a remake of the 1992 sports comedy for 20th Century Fox.

Barris will write the script for the project, which falls under his overall film deal with Fox that he signed in September. Barris also will act as a producer.

Griffin and Kalil are producing via their Mortal Media banner, along with their partner Noah Weinstein.


It strikes me as being pretty unnecessary, and trying to capture lightning in a bottle. I'm a fan of the original: it was funny, came along at the right time, and it's one of the best basketball movies out there. However, it's been done; there's nothing else to really do with that story. I guess like most remakes, it creates a version that is more accessible to a new generation with updated cultural references and actors they're more familiar with, but some ideas should just be left alone, especially if they're a product of their era that feel awkward and out of place, even when they're updated with more modern themes and references.
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Re: "White Men Can't Jump" Getting a Remake

Postby bigh0rt on Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:18 pm

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Re: "White Men Can't Jump" Getting a Remake

Postby Sauru on Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:24 pm

this movie is going to be horrible
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Re: "White Men Can't Jump" Getting a Remake

Postby mp3 on Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:02 am

If it ain't broke....
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Re: "White Men Can't Jump" Getting a Remake

Postby debiler on Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:52 pm

A remake? Seriously? Man, shut your anorexic malnutrition tapeworm-having overdose on Dick Gregory Bahamian diet-drinking ass up. Leave me alone!
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Re: "White Men Can't Jump" Getting a Remake

Postby NovU on Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:44 pm

I will watch this movie for sure. I think it's a great idea. Hoping it'll be as good as original.
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Re: "White Men Can't Jump" Getting a Remake

Postby diamenz on Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:24 am

nothing can beat snipes and harrelson - nothing.
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Re: "White Men Can't Jump" Getting a Remake

Postby debiler on Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:03 am

Man, I don't know. All those remakes are like listening to Jimi, but not hearing Jimi. You know?

Seriously, I hope that if they decide to do a remake, it'll be as funny and politically incorrect as the original. I don't want

- any deep emotional stuff
- any big conspiracies
- any dumb slapstick humor
- CGI

I want wisecracks, trash talk and great Basketball scenes. Basically, I just want the original. Yeah, just gimme that.
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Re: "White Men Can't Jump" Getting a Remake

Postby shadowgrin on Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:53 pm

Damn Blake Griffin. Really can't trust gingers.
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