Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Hmmm...someone is copying...

So, I was reading Entertainment Weekly (take that Mary Hart!) when I stumbled across a "new" movie coming out with that Amazon Cameron Diaz in it called "The Box". So, I start to read the summary and here it is:

Norma and Arthur Lewis, a suburban couple with a young child, receive a simple wooden box as a gift, which bears fatal and irrevocable consequences. A mysterious stranger, delivers the message that the box promises to bestow upon its owner $1 million with the press of a button. But, pressing this button will simultaneously cause the death of another human being somewhere in the world; someone they don't know. With just 24 hours to have the box in their possession, Norma and Arthur find themselves in the cross-hairs of a startling moral dilemma and must face the true nature of their humanity.

And after reading that, I remembered that they did the exact same thing in a Twilight Zone (Alison was into the Twilight Zone for about 3 days) we watched:

Button, Button

And the episode wasn't even that good. And now they're making a movie out of it? And it appears they're even using the same box. Come on man, if you're going to make an old show into a movie, how about making the Saved by the Bell where Jessie gets hooked on caffeine pills???

I'm scared too Jessie. Very scared...that Hollywood is remaking old 1980's Twilight Zones and passing them off as new...

1 comment:

Will said...

the fact that you tracked this clip down is incredible - we can all learn from Jessi Spano