Rotten Tomatoes‘ Rotten Idea Of The Week segment always includes a few juicy insights into some future film projects. Sometimes the Rotten Ideas turn out to actually be brilliant – I think I saw Heath Ledger‘s casting in The Dark Knight posted there first, and we all saw how un-Rotten that turned out to be. But sometimes the ideas are truly bad to the bone – like everything about John Cusack as Edgar Allen Poe in The Raven.
This week features a few entertaining possibilities which Rotten Tomatoes is saying sound like terrible ideas:
1) Guy Richie reinventing Treasure Island.
2) Isaac Newton as an action hero.
UM, those both sound like fantastic ideas to me. ISAAC NEWTON as an ACTION HERO? One word for that: Badass. I mean, imagine the tagline possibilities: “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction….”
While Guy Richie is sometimes always hit or miss, I can totally see Long John Silver as a fast-talking gypsy boxing champ played by a one RDJ, if you know what I mean.
I’m calling Rotten Tomatoes’ bluff on this one: these sound effing brilliant.
- Isaac Sherlock Holmes Newton (pinkbananaworld.com)