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Ugh: 'Precious' Director Lee Daniels To Remake Fellini's 'Nights of Cabiria'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • December 7, 2010 1:54 AM
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It's no secret that we weren't big fans of Lee Daniels' "Hard To Watch: Based On The Book 'Stone Cold Bummer' By Manipulate" "Precious: Based On The Book 'Push' By Sapphire" here. The film was admittedly chock-full of excellent performances, particularly the Oscar-winning Mo'nique and lead Gabourey Sidibe, but the movie was irredeemably manipulative, and showed, in Daniel's work, perhaps the directorial effort least deserving of an Oscar nomination in history -- unfocused, garish and showy.

Peter Douglas Is Going To Produce Remakes Of A Bunch Of John Frankenheimer & Kirk Douglas Films

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 10, 2010 11:54 AM
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"Seven Days In May," "Seconds," "Grand Prix," "The Vikings" & "The Final Countdown" Will Get RemadePeter Douglas, son of Kirk Douglas and half-brother of Michael Douglas, has produced a handful of movies over the years like "Whip It!" most recently, and a handful of titles through the '80s and '90s including "Something Wicked This Way Comes" and both "Fletch" films. But he may have stumbled across his most lucrative (and worst) idea yet: remaking the movies his dad starred in and/or produced.

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