Winner of stupidest idea of the week – but not the month because of this and this, or the year because of this – goes to Paramount, who are considering putting Mark Twain’s beloved Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn in a new movie, only as adults and with supernatural elements, thereby abandoning everything beloved about Mark Twain’s beloved Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.
Apparently the tone is “a re-imagining in the vein of Snow White and the Huntsman“, except that the Snow White fairytale had plenty of magic and gothic imagery to begin with, where Tom and Huck are rooted in riverboat Americana and casual racism. Last time Hollywood tried to reimagine Tom Sawyer, it was for the sacrilegious (NOT sacrilicious, which is for divine ceiling waffles only) butchering of Alan Moore’s League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, setting an encouraging precedent if you consider consubstantial the words ‘encouraging’ and ‘diabolical’. Sometimes I wonder what Hollywood is thinking, then remember that a Battleship movie is coming out soon and it’s better to focus on the good things in life, like puppies and breakfast.[via Collider]