Ya that’s right. The remake insanity has gotten so bad that they are now redoing films that saw theatrical releases only 2 years ago. What’s worse, it was a great film that really shouldn’t be touched. The movie in question is Death at a Funeral. The original was directed by Frank Oz and featured a great ensemble cast that include Alan Tudyk (Serenity/ Firefly) and Peter Dinklage (The Station Agent).
The new film, which is being directed by Neil LaBute is being done as a Chris Rock vehicle. If the film has a tone even remotely similar to the original, this is just beyond stupid.
Joining him in the cast are: Martin Lawrence, Tracy Morgan have joined, Loretta Devine, Ron Glass, Danny Glover, Regina Hall, James Marsden, Zoe Saldana and Columbus Short.
Allegedly the plot will be exactly the same as the original. There’s just no way this can be a good movie.
Here’s the IMDB take on the original plot:
Daniel is a decent young man, married to Jane, still living at his father’s home. When his father dies, it is up to him to organize his funeral. On this painful morning, the suitable grave expression on his face, Daniel is ready to welcome his father’s friends and relatives. But preserving the dignity inherent in such circumstances will be a hard task. Particularly with an undertaker who botches his work, the return from the USA of his famous but selfish brother, his cousin’s fiancé who has accidentally ingested drugs, the presence a moron who takes advantage of the sad event to win back the heart (or rather the body) of a woman who is about to marry another, of a handicapped old uncle who is also the most unbearable pain in the neck. To cap it all, Daniel notices the presence among the mourners of a mysterious dwarf nobody else seems to know…