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Trailer Watch: Rod Lurie's Straw Dogs Remake, Starring Marsden, Skarsgård, Bosworth

by Anne Thompson
May 16, 2011 11:18 AM
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Check out the trailer for Rod Lurie's remake of Straw Dogs, starring James Marsden, Alexander Skarsgård and Kate Bosworth. Dustin Hoffman starred in the controversial 1971 Straw Dogs, based on Gordon Williams' 1970 novel, The Siege of Trencher's Farm (directed by Sam Peckinpah). The film is in theaters September 16.


4 Comments

  • Ray | May 17, 2011 12:49 PMReply

    I'm looking forward to this film, the trailer looks good and with such a good cast and director the film will be worth seeing, I bet the director is gonna take a different approach in some of the most controversial scenes as to adequate the film to modern times.

  • Don Hyde | May 17, 2011 5:35 AMReply

    Really looks flat and (awful). Looks to be a total copy of the Peckinpah masterwork. I have never understood why anyone would make a copy of a masterpiece to sell to the public. Remake BAD films to be better not great ones unless you have something new to add or say. The remake of the Getaway was the same thing. I have heard that a remake of the Wild Bunch is coming down.!!? Some body should remake Convoy.
    Peckinpah would not bother to even roll over in his grave for this crap.

  • Atticus | May 17, 2011 3:21 AMReply

    This is stunningly close to how bad I imagined it would look when they first announced this remake/retelling. It's enervating just to consider the experience of sitting through this, and it's clearly not designed for anyone over the age of 18. What sort of creative bankruptcy and desperation drives anyone towards remaking works like STRAW DOGS? How empty it must feel to pantomime stirring films in an attempt to cash in on their power.. Twenty lashes, and then off to the stockade.

  • Sergio | May 17, 2011 3:20 AMReply

    Lurie's got some balls to do a remake of a masterpiece like Peckinpah's film, but the trailer makes it look like Last House on the left

    @Ray
    and what excatly is a "different approach" In the trailer there are scenes blatantly stolen shot-for-shot from the original

    And to confess I do kind of like the remake of The Getaway, but in doesn't compare in ANY way to Peckinpah's orginal and it's badly cast as well like Lurie's remake. I mean Marsden and Bosworth? Like he couldn't find an actor with personality or charisma and in the case of Bosworth someone who looks like she's eaten a meal in the past year?

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