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MISSING IN ACTION No Longer Missing In Action!!

Merrick here...
MGM & WWE are resurrecting the MISSING IN ACTION franchise. Seems they're talking about a straight-to-video thingie. I'm sure these plans will change, and this title will eventually receive a vastly more appropriate IMAX release.
The new film will be updated to reflect modern military realities and will be set during the current Iraq War. World Wrestling Entertainment, which has beefed up film development under its WWE Studios banner, will produce the new "Missing" pic along with Andrew Stevens ("Heist").
...says THIS PIECE in Hollywood Reporter. But will they have the stones to equal this?

You probably recall that the original films (MISSING IN ACTION, MISSING IN ACTION 2: THE BEGINNING, and BRADDOCK: MISSING IN ACTION III) starred Chuck Norris pre WALKER, TEXAS RANGER - a series which subsequently led to his not being cast as Red Forman in THAT 70s SHOW.

"Now, the secret of his rage can be revealed!"

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  • March 6, 2009, 11:06 a.m. CST

    YOUNG CHUCK NORRIS

    by cyrent

    He kicks and punches with his hands and his feet.

  • March 6, 2009, 11:07 a.m. CST

    yes! finally my first first

    by cyrent

    not that it really matters though, this is a grade C talkback

  • March 6, 2009, 11:08 a.m. CST

    No... they won't have the stones

    by moviemaniac-7

    It will be a sanitized version without any of the 1980s era of ass-kickery in it. Damn them, damn them all to hell. What's next? A remake of American Ninja? Kickboxer? WWE Studios might become the Platinum Dunes of 1980s action movies...

  • March 6, 2009, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Great, But Will It Star John Cena?

    by Crow3711

    And can he continue to wear jean shorts in Iraq? Please.

  • March 6, 2009, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Is this necessary?

    by vettebro

    Hollywood...stop remaking "B" movies. Hey, I love Chuck Norris, but MIA was a sub-par Rambo.

  • March 6, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST

    cyrent

    by Crow3711

    I'd just to say that even though you got a Grade C talkback, you owned it. Your first two posts were both really funny. Well done.

  • March 6, 2009, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Ahahaaaaa

    by detectivesoap

    This will be almost as good as a straight to video Gymkata remake

  • March 6, 2009, 11:14 a.m. CST

    FInally. Some real fucking shit here.....

    by DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD

  • March 6, 2009, 11:16 a.m. CST

    Good thing that the music..

    by Johnnyecks

    Was released by Intrada records!

  • March 6, 2009, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Put Chuck Norris in it, then we'll watch.

    by Gungan Slayer

    otherwise, fail

  • March 6, 2009, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Gotta have the rat chewing in it or I'm out!

    by kinghenryVIII

    No stones for that. Maybe some CGI gophers?

  • March 6, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST

    He will befriend the mouse in the remake...

    by MisterE

    ...and the mouse will chew the ropes and help him escape.

  • March 6, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST

    Or the slow-mo gun shot to the head?

    by kinghenryVIII

    Nah, they won't do that either. Perhaps a chair .... or ladder? Or pile drive?

  • March 6, 2009, 11:23 a.m. CST

    NORRIS never had SLY and ARNOLD'S box-office!

    by ABking

    This franchise turned a tiny profit but never the MILLIONs ROCKY, RAMBO or TERMINATOR made!

  • March 6, 2009, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Cover your ears...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ..cause this is gonna bomb.

  • March 6, 2009, 11:34 a.m. CST

    As long as he get a bag full o' RATS tied to his head...

    by Bob Cryptonight

    That is MIA canon!

  • March 6, 2009, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Put Chuck in it . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . be as ballsy as Stallone w/ it, and its a theatrical release.

  • March 6, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST

    How good are the first three?

    by ABking

    I can't seem to recall these films at all..............

  • March 6, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Chuck Vs. Rat!

    by Acquanetta

    And yes, they actually used a real rat for that scene.

  • March 6, 2009, 11:52 a.m. CST

    "He a friend to animals..."

    by Royston Lodge

    Sorry, still channelling the Watchmen cartoon...

  • March 6, 2009, noon CST

    Rourke & Arnold might or might not be in this

    by SomaShine

  • March 6, 2009, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Remake Invasion USA instead!

    by jarjarmessiah

    Chuck with 2 mac-10's

  • March 6, 2009, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Just please don't remake 'Silent Rage'...

    by FilmFanatik

    I love that flick. Leave it alone.

  • March 6, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST

    A POST NOT ABOUT THE WATCHMEN? HOLY SHIT!!!

    by F-18

    MIA remake = DOA

  • March 6, 2009, 12:33 p.m. CST

    You can't remake Missing in Action without Chuck Norris

    by DarthBakpao

  • March 6, 2009, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Christian Bale is the obvious choice here.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    http://aintitbalenews.weebly.com/

  • March 6, 2009, 12:57 p.m. CST

    Fuck remakes, those who make them and watch them

    by Flip63Hole

    straight to hell and right in the ass.

  • March 6, 2009, 1:45 p.m. CST

    Invasion USA.....Classic

    by liljuniorbrown

    I heard Chuck Norris invented text messaging on the set of Invasion USA ,as a way to keep up with his cast and crew. Seriously though,MIA was the bomb.Alot better than those Delta Force sequels.

  • March 6, 2009, 1:51 p.m. CST

    He was supposed to be Red Foreman?

    by TheMark

    Instead of saying dumbass, was he throwing roundhouses at Eric? Nice.

  • March 6, 2009, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Awesome, but it aint nothing without a hairy arsed Chuck Norris!

    by KillaKane

    God I loved watching those Golum Globus Chuck Norris flicks as a nipper in the 80's, still a guilty pleasure fix of action cheese. But a franchaise reboot? Who's got the mullet, squat build and steely glint that can measure up to the testosterone of Chuck Norris?

  • March 6, 2009, 2:51 p.m. CST

    What's next?

    by Lloytron

    Kickboxer remake?<br> China O'Brien reboot?<br> With Chuck Norris this could be worth a watch but without him what is the point?

  • March 6, 2009, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Re: You can't remake Missing in Action without Chuck Norris

    by Acquanetta

    We could probably extend that to include MIAs as well.

  • March 6, 2009, 3:32 p.m. CST

    My Grandma Loved This Movie

    by Broseph

  • March 6, 2009, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Geez why not a movie about catching Saddam Hussein?

    by Itto Ogami loses Daigoro

    oh because modern day war movies don't get butts in seats.

  • March 6, 2009, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Didn't they learn from Behind Enemy Lines 3

    by slimballs

    No one watched that shit and no one will watch this shit

  • March 6, 2009, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Really? Its come to this?

    by Charlie_Allnut

    Yeah I really want to see a MIA remake starring some roided out wrestler. Chuck Norris was the shit in his early movies. All I have to say is Lone Wolf McQuade!

  • March 6, 2009, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Missing in Action 4

    by Prossor

    All the POWs have been rescued, but Braddock still has restless nights. He must now go back and rescue his prized stash of vietnamese vodka and scotch he left back in 69 when he was but a young buck rubbing elbows with Shadow Company's Lt. Martin Riggs and the Green Berets John Rambo, as well as Jack "Glimmer Man" Cole (who wasn't military just a bad ass motha fucka who loved the bush), and Captain Benjamin J. Willard. He was also a rival to Cololnel Kurtz back when both were humping it over that course. Man this shit writes itself!

  • March 6, 2009, 9:34 p.m. CST

    This time, the rat wins.

    by kabong

    I'd pay to see that!

  • March 6, 2009, 11:37 p.m. CST

    no Chuck =

    by The Amazing G

    shit out of luck

  • March 7, 2009, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Starring:

    by RAVENL0RD

    Funaki!

  • March 7, 2009, 4:42 a.m. CST

    Have that immortal villain from

    by Dingbatty

    Silent Rage come back.

  • March 7, 2009, 9:56 a.m. CST

    The Chuck Norris tagline we're all waiting for:

    by nolan bautista

    The Good Guys Who Wear Black...are Back!..(co-starring James Franciscus as Brent)

  • March 7, 2009, 12:52 p.m. CST

    chuck norris should pull a jcvd

    by GavinVanDraven

    and make a movie where he plays himself, oh wait... that is every chuck norris movie. except in his movie, chuck would just randomly roundhouse anybody who crossed his path... basically it would just be 2 hours of a camera crew following him. the best scene would be when he kicks a burger king employee in the nuts... whilst sitting in his car in the drive through... because well, the dumb kid forgot to offer him onion ring sauce... and you don't do that shit to chuck norris. yes his foot goes through his own car door and a brick wall to kick the guy in the nuts. he is chuck norris afterall.

  • March 7, 2009, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Chuck Norris Can't Be In It

    by Batou

    As in the original MIA universe, Chuck would have already dealt with the middle east, and there wouldn't have been a first gulf war let alone a second... :P

  • March 7, 2009, 10:34 p.m. CST

    "goes through his own car door"

    by Prossor

    lol

  • March 8, 2009, 1:12 a.m. CST

    Andrew Stevens?

    by nolan bautista

    Wasnt he "The Bastard" and Kirk Douglas son in "The Fury"?

  • March 8, 2009, 1:13 a.m. CST

    BTW..

    by nolan bautista

    Amy Irving was so jack-offable in "The Fury"..

  • March 8, 2009, 4:24 a.m. CST

    Invasion USA totally kicks ass!

    by Big Dumb Ape

    I LOVE that movie. One of my favorite Norris things of all time. It's got all kinds of kick-assery from start to finish. Fans of the action 80s know this to be true!<p>Hunter: Didn't work, huh?<p>[throws terrorists their own bomb]<p>Hunter: Now it will.<p>[detonates bomb, killing them all]

  • March 9, 2009, 1:05 a.m. CST

    The Chuck...

    by oh_riginal

    "Chuck Norris was a great man... but that was another life." DUN, DUUUUN!

  • March 9, 2009, 3:58 p.m. CST

    "Nooorrriiisssssssssss!!!"

    by MrMysteryGuest

    Who remembers the Chuck Norris cartoon from the 80's?

  • March 9, 2009, 7:42 p.m. CST

    NORRIS FIGHTS GIANT ROBOTS

    by Sal_Bando

    you know Shia will be in this, too

  • March 10, 2009, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Chuck is read to lead the redneck revolution

    by kabong

    http://tinyurl.com/bkx4rk