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joe_pyrat wrote:I have to agree with the majority here, the odds are this remake of Vice will be a big letdown. Hollywood seems to have this remake thing going for some reason, probably lack of intestinal fortitude, read that they are afraid to take a chance on a really new concept. This has been attributed to the drop off in attendance and revenues experienced lately. Personally, I just can't imagine Miami Vice with out the old crew. :(
Speaking of remakes, I saw the trailer for King Kong today at the theater.
It actually looks like it will be good. Even has dinosaurs.
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joe_pyrat wrote:I have to agree with the majority here, the odds are this remake of Vice will be a big letdown. Hollywood seems to have this remake thing going for some reason, probably lack of intestinal fortitude, read that they are afraid to take a chance on a really new concept. This has been attributed to the drop off in attendance and revenues experienced lately. Personally, I just can't imagine Miami Vice with out the old crew. :(
It will be hard to imagine it without the whole crew, but whats to say that it won't be good? Plus, i dont see a majority saying it won't be good, they are saying rather that it won't be as good as the TV series. Michael Mann did an unbelievable job with Collateral so i'd think he'd do an even better job with Vice, since that is where he got his start

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Ninety percent of the remakes are, to put it mildly, disappointing. There are a few exceptions, but only a few. The last disappointing remake I saw was "War of the Worlds". Although, I agree, "King Kong" does look interesting, but often the trailer contains the best part of the movie. Let's hope "Vice" beats the odds and is a great movie.
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Don Johnson is starring in a new show on the WB this fall, so at least he is still working!

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Don Johnson shares his feelings about the new Miami Vice

Published July 27, 2005


Editor's note: Each summer TV critic Tom Jicha travels to the West Coast for the networks' press preview of upcoming programs.



Beverly Hills, Calif. · Don Johnson and Sonny Crockett are coming back, but a continent apart. As the theatrical version of Miami Vice shoots in South Florida, with Colin Farrell taking over as Crockett opposite Jamie Foxx as Tubbs, Johnson is in California working on a new WB drama, Just Legal.

Johnson says this is fine with him. He said his preference would be to not even talk about the old NBC series, which propelled him from obscurity to superstardom. "I don't even think about that. I'm a move-forward-type guy," he said.

With a little prodding, it becomes clear he has thought quite a bit about the film. As he sees it, the Vice movie is an ego trip by Michael Mann, who also produced the series. "Miami Vice is a TV show that happened 20 years ago. What they're doing is not Miami Vice. It will be something akin to Miami Vice. It's a full-circle thing for Michael. He gets to co-opt the ownership of it. He gets to finally own it 100 percent as opposed to it being Don Johnson's or Anthony Yerkovich's." (Yerkovich created the concept, then left it in Mann's hands.)

As for someone else taking over his signature role, Johnson's attitude is: Good luck to him. "I'm taking nothing away from Colin Farrell. He's a wonderful actor. But I think it's going to be difficult for some people to make the transition."

Johnson's new character, Grant Cooper, is the antithesis of hip, stylish Sonny Crockett. Grant is a burned-out, disheveled ambulance chaser, whose career and spirits are revived when he reluctantly takes an idealistic 18-year-old prodigy as his partner.

"I like the difference in the characters," Johnson said. "[Grant] is funny, he's smart and he's got a real history, not unlike me."

Jay Baruchel, who plays Grant's hyper young assistant, was 2 years old when Miami Vice premiered. But he knows how to butter up his famous co-star. "My father idolized Sonny Crockett," he said, "and I love Miami Vice. It's kind of still the coolest show ever."

Johnson said he was pondering retirement until he was approached to do Just Legal -- and his wife Kelley reminded him that he has five children. Coincidentally, the mother of one of those children, Melanie Griffith, to whom he was married twice, is making her TV debut this fall in the WB comedy Twins.

"Melanie is working?" Johnson said, coyly feigning ignorance before admitting that he was kidding. "Of course I know she's on the network. I'm delighted for her. She'll be terrific. She's a wonderful talent."

A few minutes later, at the network's press conference for Twins, Griffith expressed similar sentiments toward her ex. "I'm really happy for him. I'm even happier for our daughter because her trust fund is going to really be healthy."

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I still can't see the midget playing Sonny Crockett
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I see Johnson's ego hasn't gotten any smaller. Thank goodness he didn't decide to continue his "singing" (if that's what ya wanna call it) career. Maybe he'll hold out for the Nash Bridges remake.

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Jahfin wrote:I see Johnson's ego hasn't gotten any smaller. Thank goodness he didn't decide to continue his "singing" (if that's what ya wanna call it) career. Maybe he'll hold out for the Nash Bridges remake.
Johnson may have been the better actor, but the real class act was Phillip Michael Thomas. . . . what a guy, but what in the world ever happened to him?? he must have fallen off the earth!

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I loved the episode where the ex-cop who drinks clam juice is looking for 'TONY', the drug dealer, when all the time he was mummifying inside a wall. Cool.
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Man Shot Near Set of 'Miami Vice'

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- An armed man fired several shots near a film set for a "Miami Vice" movie, and a soldier standing guard shot and wounded him, the film's studio said Tuesday.

The cast was filming inside a hotel Monday night in Santo Domingo's colonial district when the man allegedly approached the soldier standing guard outside, pulled out a pistol and fired several shots, Universal Pictures said in a statement.

The soldier, who wasn't hit, fired a single shot, hitting Mario Torres in the side, Dominican police spokesman Simon Diaz said.

The soldier was part of a team assigned to provide security for the production, which stars Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell and is directed by Michael Mann.

"None of the film's cast and crew was hurt," Universal said. "An investigation by ... local authorities is under way regarding the incident, and the production is cooperating with this investigation

"Miami Vice" is based on the U.S. television police series that aired in the 1980s and is tentatively due in theaters next year.

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