Tom Cruise to Remake Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid?

It’s such a slow movie news day that I’m even willing to post this “news” about Tom Cruise wanting to remake “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”. Because, you know, the original was so lacking, why not remake the bugger with Tommy’s good buddy John Travolta? After all, everyone knows those guys Paul Newman and Robert Redford were just okay in the movie. Plus, the original was made in 1969, and that’s like a really, really long time ago! Anyways, that’s the highly questionable movie news of the day from Across the Pond.

So why remake it? Says someone who may or may not actually exist via the UK tabloid The Daily Express:

“It has been a pet project of [Tom Cruise] that has been on the back-burner for years,” said the executive. “But now he’s ready to go, and will most likely happily eschew the enormous salary that he normally commands.”

Wow. Tom Cruise still commands an “enormous salary”? But I digress.

So, a remake of “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”? Highly doubtful. So why post it if I don’t even believe it? Which part of “slow movie news day” don’t you understand? If nothing else, it offers me the opportunity to make fun of Scientology and Tom Cruise, and those are cheap shots I just can’t turn down.

Below: In the remake, instead of Butch and Sundance going out in a blaze of glory, they will instead summon their spaceship and make a clean getaway.



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  • parent

    A big question in all this is: Should Merrill Lynch and Bank of America be engaged in Hollywood movie making after receiving taxpayer money in the form of the TARP?

    If Merrill Lynch’s half-billion dollar contract with MGM/UA/Tom Cruise cannot be broken–like the AIG bonuses–then shouldn’t movie executive compensation be set to no more than $250,000 per year? And, if such movie executives make more than that, they should be taxed at the 90% tax rate that the House of Representatives passed concerning people getting the AIG bonuses.

    This movie financing with taxpayer money should be a matter of taxpayer and congressional outrage! It is putting government money at too much risk; especially after the “Valkyrie” and “Lions to Lambs” failures.

    Let your congressman and senators know how you feel.

  • parent

    A big question in all this is: Should Merrill Lynch and Bank of America be engaged in Hollywood movie making after receiving taxpayer money in the form of the TARP?

    If Merrill Lynch’s half-billion dollar contract with MGM/UA/Tom Cruise cannot be broken–like the AIG bonuses–then shouldn’t movie executive compensation be set to no more than $250,000 per year? And, if such movie executives make more than that, they should be taxed at the 90% tax rate that the House of Representatives passed concerning people getting the AIG bonuses.

    This movie financing with taxpayer money should be a matter of taxpayer and congressional outrage! It is putting government money at too much risk; especially after the “Valkyrie” and “Lions to Lambs” failures.

    Let your congressman and senators know how you feel.

  • Marnie

    Please NO. Don’t let Tom Cruise anywhere near this movie………..and John Travolta? Please………. Obviously they are good actors and can command a decent audience. But if you intend to make (or defile) a classic, at least ensure that fellas with chemistry make it………….Brad Pitt and George Clooney come to mind.

  • Marnie

    Please NO. Don’t let Tom Cruise anywhere near this movie………..and John Travolta? Please………. Obviously they are good actors and can command a decent audience. But if you intend to make (or defile) a classic, at least ensure that fellas with chemistry make it………….Brad Pitt and George Clooney come to mind.

  • http://nile-cruise.com/ nile cruise

    The opportunity to make fun of Scientology and Tom Cruise, and those are cheap shots I just can’t turn down which are the best part of it.

  • http://nile-cruise.com/ nile cruise

    The opportunity to make fun of Scientology and Tom Cruise, and those are cheap shots I just can’t turn down which are the best part of it.