**I knew ** this movie plot seemed too familiar. I couldn’t figure out why. Now, its obvious its a remake of a great Richard Harris movie, Man In The Wilderness. He was a big star then, with movies like A Man Called Horse that came out a couple years earlier.
I guess if you’re going to [DEL]rip off[/DEL] copy something, it should be from the best. Can’t get much better than Richard Harris and John Houston.
I can’t believe I’d forgotten this film and they almost snuck this by me. A film from my childhood and I was a big Richard Harris fan. At least now maybe people will watch the original and appreciate Richard Harris’ excellent work. Amazon has it on demand for $2 or buy it for $10
Usually its announced when remakes are being made. Like they recently announced Dirty Dancing will be remade. That’s cool, Studios can remake films any time they want if they obtain rights to the story.
It raises some eyebrows to release a remake without acknowledging the prior film. Especially when the lead actor is up for an Oscar. The whole film may sweep the Oscars. How much did they borrow from the Harris film? No one knows.
I was careful to say “might be a remake” in the thread title.
The internet sleuths are already watching both films and comparing. Posting any similar screen caps. There may be a reddit thread by now. I suspect the Daily Mail got this story from reddit. I haven’t had time to check.
It might get quite a bit of interest on the Net, but I doubt the real world cares or takes any notice. Leo’s Oscar is in the bag. He got raped by a bear. thats great acting. isn’t it?
<shrug> So The Revenant isn’t a remake. Just a retelling of the story.
I’d still encourage people to spend $2 and watch Harris’ version on Demand. Richard Harris was an incredible actor. This film wasn’t a box office hit like A Man Called Horse. But it still Richard F***ing Harris at his bad ass best.
btw, I wonder how many millions of hits Webster has gotten for the definition of Revenant ? I’d never heard of the word before. Resurrected, spirit, ghost yes. A new Scrabble word, Revenant
There’s always one. And as for ‘cheapening his previous nominations’ the Acadamy has a long tradition of rewarding an actor for the body of his work by giving Best Actor for a film which is not his best work. (Al Pacino, for instance, for Scent of a Woman, which isn’t even in the top 5 of his greatest roles.)