“And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee.”
In yet another sign that Hollywood is a white dwarf headed for a black hole, Sony Pictures has decided to give us another version of the 80s John Travolta vehicle, Look Who’s Talking.
The 1989 release did little to revive Travolta’s career but it did make a lot of money for everyone involved, grossing $300 million worldwide on a budget of $7.5 million and spawning at least three sequels.
According to Deadline, Jeremy Garelick will write and direct, replacing Amy Heckerling, who wrote and directed the original. Seems a little hypocritical to steal this movie from its successful female director but I guess it would be sexist to have a woman make a movie about a baby.
Plus, Garelick has directed a number of hit comedies including The Wedding Singer… wait… wait a minute… he wrote and directed The Wedding Ringer. And not much else.
So the choice seems doubly-odd until you suss this out of the Deadline article:
As was the case with his hit film The Wedding Ringer — also for Screen Gems — Garelick’s looking at a version that will allow for a diverse cast.
I guess that rules out a re-casting on Travolta, which is a shame because he could really use a hit. Look at what he’s has been up to: