Wednesday, December 20, 2006
AMC Joins In Remake Of "The Prisoner"
Yes, because nothing says an American Movie Classic like a remake of a British TV series. AMC's venture into original films with the western "Broken Trail" was a stretch, but made sense since no one makes westerns anymore. But a remake of a TV series that has NOTHING to do with the movie or entertainment industry? That is just as bad as their re-airing of the British crime series "Hustle." No matter how good the show is, it doesn't belong on AMC. And neither does "The Prisoner." A remake of this show makes zero sense in any case -- it was completely of its time. Mind you, I thought a remake of "The Office" was insane and I've been happily proven wrong. Hopefully I'll be wrong again and somehow this cult classic will work as a remake. But even if it does, it has no business airing on AMC anymore than "Little House On the Prairie" belongs on the SciFi channel.