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Useless Remake Dept.: 'They Live' edition

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December

It's time, people. Time to rise up against The Man and overthrow the positions of power that bring ruin to our lives. This has gone on far too long. Blood must run in the streets! We mean, of course, Hollywood, where Universal has decided to remake John Carpenter's subversive B-movie-style classic They Live, Empire reports. Oh, the humanity!

Tbdtheylive120508 For those not familiar with this wonderful piece of sci-fi cinema, the 1988 original starred Rowdy Roddy Piper and Keith David as homeless drifters who discover an alien invasion by wearing sunglasses they find in the trash. Yes, it's as awesome as that sounds. There's a fight scene between the two that comes as close to a real brawl as ever seen onscreen, plus some great grandstanding about subliminal control and macroeconomics.

But yet, there's a glimmer of hope, as Carpenter himself is attached as executive producer. Also, Strike Entertainment's Marc Abraham and Eric Newman are involved, and they drummed up money for Zack Snyder's cool (but commercial) redo of Dawn of the Dead. But they also want to remake Carpenter's The Thing, for which The Juice* will not stand. That 1982 flick is No. 1 on our lists of top sci-fi and horror movies. Just remake Gone With the Wind while you're at it, guys.

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