Sunday, January 16, 2005

Oliver Twist

The classic story "Oliver Twist" will get a new makeover by director Roman Polanski, of Hide your young daughter fame. It will star: Ben Kingsley, Barney Clark, Lewis Chase, Frances Cuka, Jake Curran, Harry Eden, Frank Finlay, Jamie Foreman, Chris Overton, Leanne Rowe, Mark Strong, Jeremy Swift, and Joseph Tremain.

The story: Following their Academy-Award winning film, "The Pianist," director Roman Polanski and writer Ronal Harwood re-imagine Charles Dickens' classic story of a young orphan boy who gets involved with a gang of pickpockets in 19th Century London. Abandoned at an early age, Oliver Twist (Barney Clark) is forced to live in a workhouse lorded over by the awful Mr. Bumble, who cheats the boys of their meager rations. Desperate yet determined, Oliver makes his escape to the streets of London. Penniless and alone, he is lured into a world of crime by the sinister Fagin (Sir Ben Kingsley) - the mastermind of a gang of pint-sized pickpockets. Oliver's rescue by the kindly Mr. Brownlow is only the beginning of a series of adventures that lead him to the promise of a better life.

Now I don't know about you, but this is the last book I would like to see remade and especially when it looks like a copy of the remake before, only in color. This seems to be a waste of time. If I want to see it, I'll look at the old black and white movie. And what's the deal Roman have you turned your eye from young girls to young boys, skumbag.

Disclaimer: when I was a baby, I was dropped on a picture of Roman Polanski and never got over it.

"Come back boy, Roman wants to see you in his trailer"

Release date for this celebrated fiasco will be: September 30th, 2005


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