Del Toro to remake 'The Champions'?
After the mammoth success of last year‘s ’Pan‘s Labyrinth‘, Mexican helmer Guillermo de Toro is to make a film version of the groovy British espionage series ’The Champions‘, which, for those who can remember, was basically a superannuated riff on ’The Avengers‘ but with added special powers
With the acrid taste of Reeves and Mortimer’s mirthless plundering of ‘Randall and Hopkirk (deceased)’ still leaving a nasty taste in the back of the throat, not to mention past Hollywood disasters such as ‘The Avengers’ and ‘The Mod Squad’, it’s difficult to understand why a director of such boundless imagination as del Toro would want to do something like this.
In the meantime, the director is currently tinkering with his long-in-the-pipeline ‘Hell Boy’ sequel which was no doubt spurred on a little by the clutch of Oscar nominations he eventually garnered for ‘Pan’s…’. We wait for Alejandro González Iñárritu inevitable big screen remake of ‘Z-Cars’ with baited breath.
Author: David Jenkins
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