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Is this a Breakfast Club remake?

TheBreakfastClub.jpgA new independent film called Bumped is being made and it's reported as a remake of the classic John Hughes film The Breakfast Club, but is it?

The plot appears to be similar, but there's a question of just how much of an original film has to be there in order for it to be deemed a remake.

The plot for Bumped sees a group of five twenty year olds becoming stranded in Chicago's O'Hare Airport when their flight is delayed.

Now if that's all the plot that we have to go on from Digital Spy then we could be forgiven for thinking that it's more a remake of Unaccompanied Minors, the story of the kids caught in an Airport than of The Breakfast Club.

You'll remember that The Breakfast Club starred Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy and Molly Ringwald as students who were confined to detention on the weekend and we see these five totally different personalities who wouldn't talk never mind mix in normal school social circles, and how they are forced together and find commonality.

It does raise the question of whether it is a remake or not, after all removing the school does mean that a lot of the issues that the film looked at won't be there. That said, there still will be scope for a lot of wider social issues to be raised, if the film will follow a similar format.

However surely the central core is lost from The Breakfast Club? The students were detained in detention, they couldn't go anywhere and were forced together, in an airport there are tons to do and there's no forced socialising and interaction?

I'm a little confused about this one and until I find out more plot details I could just as easily consider it a remake of Unaccompanied Minors or a big cast version of The Terminal.





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UNIVERSAL PICTURES AND MTV ARE LINKING UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONSIDERING A REMAKE OF THE 80'S FILM THE BREAKFAST CLUB, AND ACTORS ZAC EFRON, DONTA STOREY AND HILARY DUFF HAVE BEEN CONTACTED AND ARE ALL IN CONSIDERATION FOR THE FILM TO BE RELEASD 2010 .ALTHOUGH THE CAST ISNT FINALIZED, THE FILM WILL HAVE THE SAME STEREOTYPICAL BREAKDOWN BETWEEN CHARACTERS, BUT DONTA STOREY IS AN AFRICAN AMERICAN ACTOR WHO WILL TAKE ON THE ROLE OF BRIAN JOHNSON, ZAC EFRON ( ANDREW ANDY CLARKE) AND HILLARY DUFF IS CONSIDERING COLORING HER HAIR RED TO PLAY THE ROLE OF CLAIRE STANDISH. THE CHARACTERS JOHN, AND ALLISON ARE NOT CAST AND NO CAST DECISONS HAVE BEEN MADE FOR THOSE CHARACTERS.

Wow, that was a struggle to read. Shouting and hardly a stop for a breather.

No. No. No. NO. Hilary Duff as Claire?? Zac Efron as ANDREW?? No. Fucking. Way. The Breakfast Club was an iconic movie and iconic movies should NOT be touched. Oh, wait. They already did Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. They're talking about The Wizard of Oz (with Dakota Fanning???). Is nothing sacred to you people?

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