I noticed that Drop Dead Fred is to be remade in 2017. I don’t know what the movie industry is thinking with this one, but its safe to say there are going to be many unhappy fans of this movie classic. The late Rik Mayall was the star of the movie playing the awesome character Drop Dead Fred back in 1991.
Lets recap on the original classic:
As a child Elizabeth (phoebe Cates) wasn’t a very happy child but when her imaginary friend Drop Dead Fred (the late Rik Mayall) came to play she felt happy, wanted and loved. Then came the day her mother had enough after Elizabeth and fred made a mud pie on the dining table. Fred hid in a Jack-in-the box toy and the mother taped it up and hid it away. The movie goes back and forth through past and present events.
Elizabeth as an adult splits from her husband and moves back in with her mother which of course causes her deep sadness. One night while in bed, after finding the Jack-in-the box in her closet it starts playing the song. She wakes up and rips off the tape and to her total surprise out pops Fred. The two get into so much trouble together just like they did years previous. I wont say too much for anyone who hasn’t had the chance to see this fantastically hilarious classic. If you haven’t seen it then I highly recommend you add it to your “must watch” list.
Word on the grape-vine is that the remake will be out late 2017 and will be staring Russel Brand as Drop Dead Fred. It’s a joke that this movie is being remade as in my opinion its perfect the way it is. No one will be able to top the roll like the late Rik Mayall. The movie was massive due to his complete and utter craziness which by all means can not possibly be recreated by anyone else.
What do you guys think of this remake?
R.I.P Rik Mayall