Tomorrow, Friday January 25, marks the release of HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS (2013) – don’t everybody groan at once. Soon after on March 1 we’ll be treated to JACK THE GIANT SLAYER, a re-working of the Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale.
Let’s see, we’ve already had RED RIDING HOOD (2011) and SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN (2012). I don’t know about you, but enough is enough!
But since this new take on the fairy tale genre doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon, it’s time for the Cinema Knife Fighters to get in on the action. Coming soon at cinemaknifefight.com, it’s the latest QUICK CUTS column which asks the question: which fairy tale would you like to see turned into a movie?
How about you?
Which fairy tale/nursery rhyme would you like to see re-worked as a feature length movie?
As for me, I don’t want to see any fairy tale re-worked as a movie! But that being said, I’ll join my fellow Cinema Knife Fight panelists and have an answer ready for the upcoming QUICK CUTS column.
And now that I think of it, I’d like to see WEE WILLIE WINKIE made into a horror movie where Mr. Winkie is a sinister gent who goes around terrorizing young children, whisking them away from their beds at night, taking them to some uncertain dark future, perhaps to a castle where a cannibalistic witch lives who loves children in her stews. Rated R, with Sacha Baron Cohen as Wee Willie Winkie, Sigourney Weaver as the Witch, and Mark Wahlberg as the parent of a missing child who’s had enough and decides to step up and take justice into his own hands.
Hmm. I might like to see that movie.
Anyway, I’ll have a new answer for the QUICK CUTS column, again Coming Soon at cinemaknifefight.com.
Sweet dreams, everyone!