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UPDATED: Dr. Worm’s Had A Quick Peek At The Wachowski-Supervised THE INVASION!!

UPDATE ************ OTX contacted us and threatened legal action based on Warner Brother's copyright on the scene breakdown. Apparently the text descriptions of the scenes were copied verbatim from a survey. 2:30pm CST 16 April 2007 ************ Hey, everyone. ”Moriarty” here. I have to admit, I just can’t work up much enthusiasm for yet another retelling of INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS. It’s decent material, but I feel like it’s been pretty thoroughly mined at this point. I’m sure it’ll be professional, and I expect it’ll have some moments, but unless there’s some great subtext that I’m not picking up on yet, I’m not really sure why anyone felt the need to do this again. Here’s Dr. Worm with a description of the trailer he just saw for the film, the first definitive info we’ve had on how the film is tackling the material:

Hey Harry, I just saw the trailer to the new Daniel Craig, Nicole Kidman, movie The Invasion. First let me note that this movie is pre-007 for Mr. Craig, so don't get mad at him. I'm sure that looking back he would love to not have had this movie be the follow up to Casino Royale. With that said, this movie looks like ass. I wish I could come up with a better word, but ass is as good a word as any. Below is a recap of the trailer. It feels like every other "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" type of movie. Scene 1: REMOVED Scene 2: REMOVED Scene 3: REMOVED Scene 4: REMOVED Scene 5: REMOVED Scene 6: REMOVED Scene 7: REMOVED Scene 8: REMOVED Scene 9: REMOVED Scene 10: REMOVED Scene 11: REMOVED Scene 12: REMOVED And end Scene. That's it. Nothing really different. Quick cuts and Techno music. It's the same ol Song and Dance. I don't know if I want to pay money to see this. If I do, maybe they will use it to make another shitty movie. They call me Dr. Worm
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  • April 15, 2007, 10:27 p.m. CST

    I was gonna just post 'First'...

    by CatVutt

    But then I stopped to read the article. I should've just posted and saved myself the boredom. I'm with Mori...can't see this being very interesting.

  • April 15, 2007, 10:33 p.m. CST


    by AlwaysThere

    There, happy now.

  • April 15, 2007, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Actually, that sounds pretty good to me

    by Zeke25:17

    Given that the writer didn't like the trailer s/he put up a damn good description of it. Sure, it sounds like the 78 Kaufman film; and more than a bit like the Abel Ferrara one as well...but so the hell what? It's a goddamn cool story; and Kidman and Craig will do very well in it!

  • April 15, 2007, 11:38 p.m. CST

    A post 9/11 Body Snatchers movie is full of promise...

    by Osmosis Jones

    ...but heavy re-shoots to add "action" smacks of Studio Bullshit. Still, there hasn't been a bad Snatchers movie yet.

  • April 16, 2007, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Not another Body Snatchers movie...

    by Son of Batman

    Not another zombie movie! Not another vampire movie! Not another heist movie! Not another alien movie! Fuck that noise! Bring on the motherfucking body snatcher movies!

  • April 16, 2007, 1:37 a.m. CST

    Now you get it

    by Rupee88

    When you pay to see crappy movies, it does give them money and encouragement to make many. YOU are the problem.

  • April 16, 2007, 2:31 a.m. CST's a trailer.

    by DerLanghaarige

    If the trailer is bad or good has nothing to do with the film's quality. Although I don'T expect too much since the Wachowskis took over Hirschbiegel's work :P

  • April 16, 2007, 2:54 a.m. CST

    If you're thinking of falling asleep...

    by RedwingsHoolihan


  • April 16, 2007, 3:20 a.m. CST

    4th time is a charm?

    by Darth Chef

    I like the other three, but why do they keep remaking this?

  • April 16, 2007, 3:47 a.m. CST

    Relax Your Anus

    by godoffireinhell

    Your gonna get buggered.

  • April 16, 2007, 5:51 a.m. CST

    Son Of Batman & messi I agree with both of you.

    by Regicidal_Maniac

    Nicole Kidman is a highly overrated and boring actress and an incredible bitch to boot.<BR><BR> As for periodic revisions of classic myths bring them on I say. <BR><BR> Movies like Invasion Of The Bodysnatchers, Night Of The Living Dead and I Am Legend need to be retold every now and then to incorporate new social commentary. These films exists to make a point about our modern world. A remake does not necessarily mean the original has no further purpose nor does it cancel out the original. If anything these new films tend to direct new fans to the originals who seek a point of reference for a direct comparison. Usually this leads these new fans to an appreciation of both the original and, if it is a decent film, the remake.<BR><BR> So the rest of you turkeys go find something else to whinge, whine and bitch about.

  • April 16, 2007, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Gotta agree with ya messi

    by kinoman

    Kidman doesn't deserve her "star" status. Why do they keep hiring her; she has absolutely no box-office clout. Look at her recent stuff - The Human Stain, The Interpreter, Stepford Wives,Cold Mountain, Birth, Bewitched, Fur - not one decent performance in all of them. The much troubled Invasion will only add to the list. Now she's in Australia shooting some overblown period piece for the equally overrated Baz Lurhman. What's the bet this is gonna be another stinker to add to her collection. The Cruise marriage may well have opened up the doors for her, but in every subsequent outing this anorexic, pasty-skinned wannabe has done nothing that countless other aspiring actresses could have done not just perfunctorily but a good deal better.

  • April 16, 2007, 7:54 a.m. CST

    I know the trailer sounds good.

    by Drworm2002

    On paper it seams to have a great story. But when you see this shit, it sucks. I went to IMDB and read what the "plot" was and didn't get any of that from the trailer. It was a ruff cut, so maybe they will clean it up a bit and make it more intresting.

  • April 16, 2007, 7:56 a.m. CST

    one of man's greatest fears

    by durhay

    "What if we meet aliens, and they are really dull?"

  • April 16, 2007, 9:09 a.m. CST

    Credited director?

    by godoffireinhell

    Who is credited as director for this clusterfuck? There must have been credits at the end of the trailer so tell us, dammit. It's the only thing I'm curious about in regards to this film.

  • April 16, 2007, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Kidman IS sexy

    by Osmosis Jones

    Granted, she was sexier in the early 90's when she had that AWESOME curly hair (circa Malice). She *doesn't* deserve to get paid $16 million a movie, though, as she does NOT guarantee box office.

  • April 16, 2007, 1:04 p.m. CST

    Philip Kaufman's 1979 remake

    by ewokstew

    Is awesome. The first Alien movie came out that summer as well. Good time at the flicks that year... even if I had to get an adult to take me to see them.

  • April 16, 2007, 6:41 p.m. CST

    I just got here and the DESCRIPTIONS are gone?

    by Triumph poops!

    What the hell? Speaking as someone who just got here, I could understand if someone swiped some actual footage and put it up on YouTube for all to see, but now I can't even read a DESCRIPTION of a trailer? Because a studio is threatening to sue over TALKING about it?<p>Boy, when they start getting THAT touchy, odds are they KNOW they have a dog on their hands and are doing everything possible to control information flow so they'll make at least SOME money on opening day, before the word has completely spread what a boring shit movie they've made.<p>For that matter, the disclaimer says "...Apparently the text descriptions of the scenes were copied verbatim from a survey." Ok, so change a few words around and then it WON'T be verbatim, it will just be a more casual description of things. Then there's no need for it to say removed, removed, removed, removed...

  • April 17, 2007, 8:07 a.m. CST


    by Drworm2002