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spiceboy
Dec 29th, 2005, 09:38 PM
Spielberg May Remake "Mary Poppins" Film
By Andrew Gans
29 Dec 2005

Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg is currently in talks with stage director Sir Richard Eyre for a film remake of "Mary Poppins."

London's The Independent reports that Eyre, who directed the acclaimed London stage version of Mary Poppins, has chatted with Spielberg, who is currently represented on screens with the controversial film "Munich." Eyre told the London paper, "We've talked about it a lot. It will be hard to outdo the original, but kids love the story and I'm sure that the remake will be a real success."

The stage version of Mary Poppins, which will open at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre in October, features Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman's original songs from the film as well as new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe. Julian Fellowes wrote the show's book.

Laura Michelle Kelly played the beloved nanny in the original London cast; Broadway casting has yet to be announced. About possible casting for a film remake, director Eyre told the Independent, "The studio will use the success of the Broadway show to decide whether to use the British cast for the film. But I would hope to use as much of the West End cast as possible and keep Mary English rather than have a big American star name."

The beloved 1964 Disney film "Mary Poppins" starred Julie Andrews in the title role opposite the Bert of Dick Van Dyke. Directed by Robert Stevenson, the movie boasted a score by the Sherman brothers and featured such tunes as "A Spoonful of Sugar," "Jolly Holiday," "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious," "Feed the Birds," "Chim Chim Cher-ee" and "Let's Go Fly a Kite." Nominated for an Academy Award as Best Picture, the film garnered Oscars for Julie Andrews as well as those for Best Special Visual Effects; Best Film Editing; Best Score; and Best Song ("Chim Chim Cher-ee").

TF Chipmunk
Dec 29th, 2005, 09:40 PM
Chim chimney chim chimney chim chim cherryyyyyyyyyyyyyy :singer:

fnuf7
Dec 29th, 2005, 10:07 PM
What?! WTF?!!!!!!! I'm sorry but no. Just no. First the Sound of Music, now Mary's possibly being redone....so long as Cameron Diaz's name never comes up as a potential Mary.

Unbelievable...why can't hollywood come up with new stories to tell, or read some other books to get inspiration?

TF Chipmunk
Dec 29th, 2005, 10:08 PM
supercalifragilisticexpialadocious :dance:

Avid Merrion
Dec 29th, 2005, 10:13 PM
ugh, sacrilege. this movie should not be touched, back off Spielberg!! :armed:

*joins in the sing-song* feed the birds, tuppence a bag. tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a baaaaaaag! :lol:

Shonami Slam
Dec 29th, 2005, 10:16 PM
i'll kill myself.

TF Chipmunk
Dec 29th, 2005, 10:18 PM
ugh, sacrilege. this movie should not be touched, back off Spielberg!! :armed:

*joins in the sing-song* feed the birds, tuppence a bag. tuppence, tuppence, tuppence a baaaaaaag! :lol:
I only know those 2 Mary Poppins songs :o I've never even seen the whole movie :tape::sad:

Avid Merrion
Dec 29th, 2005, 10:20 PM
I only know those 2 Mary Poppins songs :o I've never even seen the whole movie :tape::sad:
:lol: i could sing the entire movie and do the dialogue as well :o

but i really shouldn't admit to that, right?! :o :tape:

volta
Dec 29th, 2005, 10:27 PM
oh i thought he was going to ask Tom Cruise for the Mary Poppins roll as well since they cant let go each other :rolleyes:

Oneofakind0490
Dec 29th, 2005, 10:29 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Don't kill the movie. Remakes suck and this one will too:ras:

Grachka
Dec 29th, 2005, 11:37 PM
I kind of want to see a really disgusting remake of this, with Paris Hilton as Mary or something.

A spoonful of sugar...*giggles*...oops children I seem to have dropped the medicine in my cleavage, oh dear...

TF Chipmunk
Dec 29th, 2005, 11:39 PM
I kind of want to see a really disgusting remake of this, with Paris Hilton as Mary or something.

A spoonful of sugar...*giggles*...oops children I seem to have dropped the medicine in my cleavage, oh dear...
Like she's got any cleavage :tape:

Grachka
Dec 29th, 2005, 11:40 PM
Like she's got any cleavage :tape:
Enough to pervert the medicine with.

I wouldn't stoop as low to suggest she drops it on her other 'asset' :tape:

~Cherry*Blossom~
Dec 30th, 2005, 12:06 AM
:lol: i could sing the entire movie and do the dialogue as well :o

but i really shouldn't admit to that, right?! :o :tape:


*notes down another fact to use against him*

With CBB less than a week again this will come in useful if you disagree with me :devil:

Mattographer
Dec 30th, 2005, 12:07 AM
OMFG! :o This is definitely bad idea! :scared:

PamShriverRockz
Dec 30th, 2005, 11:09 AM
NOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Wigglytuff
Dec 30th, 2005, 11:23 AM
NOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
read my mind.

CondiLicious
Dec 30th, 2005, 02:12 PM
That would be BAD!

I know it's wrong of me but I had a huge crush on Mary Poppins when I was a kid...

ToeTag
Dec 30th, 2005, 02:37 PM
Once was enough!

Pheobo
Dec 30th, 2005, 03:23 PM
He must be running out of ideas.

Andy_
Dec 30th, 2005, 03:42 PM
They're called classics for a reason, ain't they? So why would one wanna do a remake of 'Mary Poppins'?! The old movie works perfectly well just because it is the way it is... can you imagine what the movie would lose, with respect to the original, if tons of special effects and state-of-the-art animation techniques were used, instead of the simpler and more naive, yet effective solutions employed in the Disney classic?
I certainly wouldn't trade good old Mary's bag for a modern computerized counterpart :(

Monica_Rules
Dec 30th, 2005, 03:46 PM
No. Just leave it as it is!

For gods sake can't hollywood come up with original new ideas any more

Avid Merrion
Dec 30th, 2005, 04:33 PM
*notes down another fact to use against him*

With CBB less than a week again this will come in useful if you disagree with me :devil:
:haha: you're so mean to me :sad:

i never disagree with you..... :angel: