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Eyeballs Roll at Announcement of "Hitcher" Remake

Oh, good. They've decided to remake "The Hitcher." From GOREZONE comes the news that first-timer Dave Meyers will be helming the disaster. (Sorry, but I'm just going to save myself the sleepless nights and assume this thing will be a disaster, 'kay? 'Kay.) Sam Rockwell ("The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles") might have lent a shred of credibility to the project, but alas his involvement was merely a rumor.

If Rutger Hauer, Eric Red or Robert Harmon were to any extent onboard, maybe I'd stand up and pay attention. But there's nothing here to attract my curiosity. "The Hitcher II: I've Been Waiting" proved back in 2003 that there's nothing left to say. The performances of the original cannot possibly be improved on and the story is in no need of updating. Surely the 1986 film is regarded as highly as it is in part because of the timelessness of the narrative. Why not leave it alone? I mean, can avarice even be cited as a possible excuse for another foray into the world of John Ryder? How many hapless rubes can they really expect to rope into seeing this film?

Okay, I'll probably be one of them, but I'll bitch about it to no end!

It looks as if we can expect a 2007 drop date, to judge by the IMDb.--Pete Mesling


Posted by Pete on November 24, 2005 4:15 PM
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They should make C. Thomas Howell become the Hitcher.

-- Posted by: Rachel at November 30, 2005 1:07 PM

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