We’ve all bitched about unnecessary movie remakes here, but I’m not even mad about the news that some jackass over at Fox plans on remaking Ridley Scott’s masterpiece Alien — I’m just baffled. You’re not going to have more talent involved. Even with today’s CG, you’re not going to have better effects. Not that I would at all condone a remake of Casablanca, but at least you could argue that that movie could be updated to modern times — but you can’t fucking do that with a science fiction movie set way in the future. So what will the result be? A pile of shit that in no way matches up the original, nor ever could. (Via Bloody-Disgusting)
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.