Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Source Material For "They Live" Getting a Remake, But Don't Call It A Remake: "Ray Nelson is a writer who claims to have invented the propeller beanie while in the 10th grade, gave LSD to Philip K. Dick twice, and smuggled banned Henry Miller books out of France during the 1950s. In other words, he’s fun at parties. He also wrote the 1963 short story “Eight O’Clock in the Morning” (full text at link). Universal later bought the story and adapted it for John Carpenter’s They Live (1988). Now Universal is making another movie based on the story, but don’t call it a remake or a reboot. They’re calling these “a return to the source material” now."