Denzel Washington and Wil Smith are both A list stars and have an impressive body of work. both individually and collectively. The two stars are in preliminary negotiations in taking on the remake of the classic film "Uptown Saturday Night."
I am not a big fan of remakes, especially the classics. Do you remember the film Guess Who starring the late comedian, Bernie Mac? The film was based on the 1967 classic film Guess Who's Coming to Dinner with Syney Portier, Spencer Tracy, Beah Richards and Katharine Hephburn.
I was and still am a big fan of the late Bernie Mac but some film are classics and should be off limits for remakes.
Poitier seems to be the consistent factor in both of these remakes. Sidney Poitier made the 1974 classic comedy film Uptown Saturday Night famous along with Bill Cosby and Harry Belafonte.
I guess what they say is true there are no original ideas or maybe Hollywood is getting desperate and lazy. The vote is stil out on this one.