The Man Who Loved Women remake
Now I am convinced that there was a second remake of The Man Who Loved Women talked about years ago, in fact we might have talked about it in the Filmstalker Film Club Audiocast which is yet to be released where we reviewed the Blake Edwards remake with Burt Reynolds, however there is now word of another remake of François Truffaut's film and a new attempt is underway.
Personally I don't think there's anything dreadfully wrong with Blake Edwards version, it's not fantastic but there are some great moments and I do like Reynolds and Julie Andrews characters, but it's not a patch on the original. So will this new version which is courting a rather high profile cast manage to better it?
The first thing to mention about this project is that J. Kevin Swain is set to direct. Who is he? Well he's a first time feature director who has previous credits of television series, specials and music videos with people such as Bobby Brown, Busta Rhymes, Mary J. Blige and Dave Matthews.
That could raise some concerns with people in that this is his first feature, but that's not always the case, every great director had his first film to make and when you get access to stronger casts with your first film than you used to it might turn out to be better than expected.
According to Shadow and Act through The Playlist the remake of The Man Who Loved Women already has a leading man in the guise of Common. He will play a world famous artist who sits down to write his memoirs recounting the relationships he's had throughout his life which chart his own personal growth, or at times complete lack of.
It seems that the film is trying to get their hands on an interesting cast and there's already a wish list, although it isn't made clear where this list comes from, still it's a good list so it's worth mentioning - Alicia Keys, Taraji P. Henson, Kerry Washington, Freida Pinto and Eva Marcelle.
I thought it might be wise to include a trailer or two for the two versions already seen so you can get a taste for them, unfortunately both of them are very poor trailers and horribly dated. First up is an American trailer for François Truffaut's original film, and it tells us nothing.
Now if you thought that was bad the trailer for Blake Edwards' The Man Who Loved Women is worse. I have to point out that this does nothing for the film, nothing at all other than showing you some of the stars involved and featuring the worst ever voice over and music I've ever heard.
Perhaps a remake isn't a bad option after all?