'Little House on the Prairie' Movie Adaptation Coming
With director David Gordon Green
Landon is out because he's dead, well are you tactful. DA It won't be the same if Melssa Gilbert is in the movie.
That's the problems with redo's. How can you make a movie about people that lived 100 years ago and keep it simple?
They'll screw it up with sex, violence and foul language.
Not sure another remake would work. Can't someone think of a good western-crossing the plains-cowboy type movie thats CLEAN!!?? SIGH
You know, this would be a GREAT idea if they could stay true to her life. As much as I love the show, they really strayed from what her actual life was like. After reading her books and visiting both Walnut Grove and DeSmet, it would be nice to see it portrayed on-screen as it actually happened. Of course even she, in her books, strayed a bit from the FACTS, but I think that was mostly to protect some people.
If the film ever comes to fruition, I look forward to seeing it.
For the love of God, do NOT remake this movie. Remakes of this series in movie form have frankly sucked. Maybe if they jump from crossing the frontier to the far less tried portrayal of Laura and Almonzo's start together, it could maybe work, but beyond that, leave it alone!!!
Obviously, this columnist has NO respect for the dearly departed!! NO ONE can compare to the late Michael Landon! IF there is to be a remake of the series as a film, Green would not be my choice of directors...not even close and way out of his previous league of directing. Now, if you had Landon's son directing...then you will have a GREAT film!! Like father, like son!
I sincerely hope that if the movie is made that it's not overly commercialized, tasteless, and stupid like the majority of remakes are. Little House on the Prarie is a true classic, honestly a rare gem compared to other telivision shows. Considering the obvious lack of class, morality, integrity, and dignity that a good majority of current movies lack, it's hard to imagine anything coming close to the magic that was captured by the tv series.
I am not hopefull that it will work as this director will see the story. Right now the original TV series would never get a green light. Sadly. Now Michael Landon, Jr. has produced a few projects from the era, being on set when his dad was producing gave him a feel for the time and place.