Blue Thunder (remake)

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  1. alienscollection.com

    alienscollection.com Master Member

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  2. The Mad Professor

    The Mad Professor Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    ...so it's Blue Thunder in name only?
     
  3. jarroth

    jarroth Well-Known Member

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    blue thunder will be a drone? fail

    remake of aliens: alien will look like winnie the pooh?
     
  4. Lord Boron

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    If its about a drone and not a helicopter, why even call it Blue Thunder. It's not like it's a big name with a huge following.
     
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  5. drcraig13

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    I don't understand "the most advanced drone"? This doesn't even qualify as a remake, it sounds like a movie with the same name. Most likely going to suck.
     
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  6. vintageslant

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    Nope I'll pass.
     
  7. CessnaDriver

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  8. glunark

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    I am a massive fan of the original, but I can kind of see this working, the whole drama of the original was them secretly filming something they weren't meant to, which then put the pilot and his copilot in danger, I guess that part at least could still happen, but we wont have the final fight over LA with quite the same level of danger if Murphy is never actually on board.
     
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  9. gunnerk19

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    No. Just no.
     
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  10. CB2001

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    Or they're going to use Dan O'cannon's original concept, which was to have an insane PD Helicopter pilot hijacking an advanced helicopter and then using it on innocent bystanders. But in this case, it's the pilot stealing the controls of a drone and using it in the same manner.
     
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  11. wolfwalker

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    With Dana Carvey as the voice of the drone.....
    (If dont get the joke...look up Blue Thunder tv series)
     
  12. Jeyl

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    Let's not forget that the name Blue Thunder was a nick name after all. It's official name was the Special. Being an owner of the Inspire dual remote drone, I gotta say... I can see it work. Pilots will pretty much be on the ground, yeah, but it's a pretty practical idea. Having two people control the drone (one for the drone, one for the camera), it's a pretty wicked thing.

    Of course I would much rather they stick with an actual helicopter than a drone, but we'll see how it goes.
     
  13. Jeyl

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    Watching that series was a dream come true. Not because it was great or anything, but knowing that the series was going to reuse as much footage from the actual film as much as possible. Sometimes it was super awesome because the footage would be alternate takes of the same shots that I was super familiar with.
     
  14. swgeek

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    Enough already! I'm so sick of these remakes of good movies. If you're going to remake something, at least pick a movie that had a good premise, but didn't quite work. I hate the drone idea. The action in Blue thunder was 2 guys having an aerial cat and mouse game. Now what, two guys sitting at their computers? Exciting.
     
  15. The Mad Professor

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    I'm calling it now:

    The bad guy will be a military drone pilot-turned-terrorist who stole the one active Blue Thunder stealth drone, killing the technical team in the process, and intends to use it for typical Hollywood reasons (money, revenge, good old-fashioned psychosis).

    The good guy will be the son of one of the team members who happens to be very good at flight simulators and video games in general and did some testing with the prototype (illegally, of course). When the drone is stolen and used on civilian targets as a show of resolve, the government needs a pilot who knows the system in and out, so they call on said boy to help, as he is Their Only Hope. The son will probably be aged between 16 and 25, and be a definite slacker type who had a strained relationship with Dear Old Dad. His girlfriend (clearly way out of his league) just broke up with him for being a slacker who will never amount to anything, and Mom died, to boot, so we can't help to feel sorry for him. His only comfort happens to be his best friend, a girl who is clearly meant to be unattractive, but whom we would all kill to have her look at us.

    Learning of his father's death, Slackerboy gathers up the gumption enough to come in and take control of Blue Thunder Mk I, helping to get it retrofitted with weapons that it didn't have as a test craft. In a daring cat-and-mouse chase through the virtual city as said terrorist is sitting at a gleaming console with high tech equipment and military precision and slackerboy is at a control desk in the Pentagon surrounded by the Product Placement Brigade (Mt Dew, Doritos, Dominoes Pizza, and Hot Pockets) as well as the President and the Joint Chiefs, Slackerboy will pull some insane stunt that not even the experienced pilot dreamed that the drone could do and it will result in the destruction of Blue Thunder II.

    Two seconds after the destruction, the FBI will break into the pilot's place and arrest him, only to find something unexpected. Dear Old Dad is still alive and was being used to keep Blue Thunder II up and running. A joyous reunion will take place, with Manly Tears being shed. Slackerboy's out-of-his-league ex-girlfriend will want him back, and he will blow her off to get together with his best friend, whom he realized he loved all along.

    This will be the plot. I see it now.

    I hope to all hell it isn't, but I just have a nasty feeling about it all.
     
  16. Jedifyfe

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    But guys, I heard that it will be an ALL FEMALE DRONE cast, so it should work...
     
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  17. The Mad Professor

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    Complete with Robewbs and unnecessarily sultry voices. It will be an Anti-Gamergate propaganda flick.
     
  18. 0neiros

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    A Syfy Original Movie.
     
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    :facepalm next up Airwolf remake where "the lady" is actually a high-tech garbage truck hell bent on world domination *sigh*

    Just like all the other remakes and sequels. Total Recrap, RoboCylon, Terminator Genisux

    if it had been SyFy then it would have been about a wrestler called Blue Thunder :lol

    That changes everything and makes it sound awesome, not :p
     
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  21. Robiwon

    Robiwon Master Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    The killer drone movie has already been done. More a remake of "Stealth" than Blue Thunder.......
     
  22. Jeyl

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    Ha. Stealth....

    Thank you. This reboot of Blue Thunder sounds like a really good idea in comparison.
     
  23. glunark

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    Well could be worse, at least they aren't remaking Scarface....
     
  24. Jeyl

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    At least the alternate follow-up video game wasn't bad. Speaking of, if anyone is interested in a game that is TOTALLY NOT a videogame adaptaion of Blue Thunder, check out Thunder Strike.

     
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  25. Xtafa

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    I loved blue thunder when I was a kid, I wore that VHS out. I don't like the idea of a drone D:
     
  26. CessnaDriver

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    I really don't understand the remake-itis when often times just doing a sequal would work just as well and respect all that went before.

    Sure you could do a great new movie about law enforcement aviation with cutting edge tech.
    No question there. And you could still have a hero pilot when the drone goes all Skynet on them. LOL
     
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  27. Jeyl

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    A remake with a drone would almost be worth it just to see what the drone itself would look like. I fly drones all the time, and I would LOVE to see what it would look like if the direction for the drone was "Make it look like the Blue Thunder helicopter". Dark blue armor, red lines, flat surface areas, ect.
     
  28. Probe Droid

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    Ha! Well done! :thumbsup
     
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  29. Mola Rob

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    Yeah no need to remake something twice.

    I just don't see getting much drama with a guy or gal sitting in front of a monitor flying around a drone. It's not like they would be killed if the drone is shot down.

    "Oh my god I'm going to crash and I will be...disconnected from my drone so I will just...have to sit here...

    - - - Updated - - -

    There's not much respecting of all that came before anymore.
     
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  30. Riceball

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    Knowing Hollywood, what's going to happen is the drone gets shot down or otherwise disabled and the pilot/operator is going to end up getting into a big gun fight with the villain and it's going to end with the drone restored and shown patrolling the skies once again.
     
  31. gunnerk19

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    And instead of landing it in front of a train at the end to destroy it, they put it down in the middle of the 405 during evening commute...
     
  32. The Mad Professor

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    Nah, they drop it into Michael Vick's Dog Training Center.
     

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