The original Lake Mungo, which featured terror hotties Talia Zucker and Rosie Traynor, was fairly big in the interesting and especially in its original Australia. Thus, it’s probably not much of a surprise that Paramount Vantage already has plans to remake it. Never mind that the original only just recently premiered, in remake-happy Hollywood, I guess the new plan of attack is get them while they’re young.
Seriously, this is all just really rather sad– I know as well as anyone else that Hollywood’s big plan to whether the financial downturn is to take absolutely no chances and only rerelease popular titles in either remake or sequel form– and sometimes both!–as much as possible until things get better, but surely there is a limit. Surely there is a limit to the excesses of Hollywood’s own propensity to “borrow” and recast the same stuff over and over again until there is no longer an original movie left to be had.
Okay, sure, maybe there’s something to be said for changing the narrative style as Paramount plans to, but come on– even that’s the flimsiest of excuses. I can’t say I’m looking forward to this at all, no matter WHAT terror hotties they get in on this wreck in the making.