See, this is the problem with having a production company that seems to only do remakes of Asian horror films. When a story about you remaking a Chinese period action movie like “House of Flying Daggers” surfaces, people tend to believe it. And why not? The last I heard, Sam Raimi and his Ghost House Pictures were trying to buy the rights to remake that night I threw up in a bar from two years ago. Ah, memories.
Anyways, back to the rumor that Raimi is remaking Zhang Yimou’s “The House of Flying Daggers”, which originally starred Zhang Ziyi, Andy Lau, and Takeshi Kaneshiro and is set in ancient China. The original news, as far as I can tell, surfaced on MoviesOnline not all that long ago via a listing at Production Weekly. It said that Raimi was remaking “House of Flying Daggers”. That was enough to get the Internets all abuzzin’, and the rumor has picked up steam in recent days as more sites sign up to report is. Such as ours. Alas.
So why remake “House of Flying Daggers”? And how is such a thing even possible, unless you’re just going to set it in, say, the Wild West or something? Well no, that wouldn’t really work, given the premise of the original movie.
Of course this could all be wild and unsubstantiated speculation, so whatever. It’s a dull Tuesday, so go with it.
Below: In case you’ve never seen the movie, here’s the trailer for the original “House of Flying Daggers”. How do you “remake” this?