Wednesday, March 15, 2006

WELCOME BACK, TO THAT SAME OLD PLACE THAT YOU LAUGHED ABOUT

After the, uh, success of Bewitched as a movie, they've managed to find someone to bankroll a Welcome Back, Kotter movie.

You heard. Welcome Back, Kotter. They're lining up Ice Cube to play the titular returning teacher (which is what it's getting a mention here, by the way).

Of course, this isn't quite as extraordinary as it sounds, as there's already been a Welcome Back, Kotter movie. Sort of.
WBK was the US adaptation of Please, Sir...

Please, Sir... which got a movie run-out. They could even use the same script, give or take a couple of changes ("hood" for "inner city", and so on.) After all, Ice Cube does have the look of the young John Alderton about him...


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Right... so remind me, the reason that the film industry is heading down the gurgler *isn't* because of unimaginative crap like this, or The Dukes of Hazzard, or Pink Panther it's because of teh internets, right?

Anonymous said...

Its probably because they're greenlighting shocking CG-filled shite woth even less plot than Welcome Back, Kotter. What's that you say? New Wachowski brothers film out this week. If it's anything like Matrix III: Smelt Of Wee, that *will* be good value for money...

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