AI tech has been making the rounds in the news recently. Of course, artificial intelligence affecting certain art forms is nothing new, but the WGA potentially allowing technological advancement has been kicking up a stir. Many news sites have reported that the scriptwriting organization has proposed allowing AI-written scripts as long as it does not affect writers’ credits or residuals. However, it seems like several studios are not waiting for the WGA to catch up with technology and have begun commissioning the advanced tech to create a slew of classic remakes.
We’re getting reports from many insiders in some of the most prominent studios that executives have been foaming at the mouth at the idea of remaking directors’ most well-known and well-respected past work.
One Insider states,
“No past or present director is safe, and no past or present film will be unaffected.”
The anonymous insiders even shared some movies to be on the “chopping block of originality.”
Director Stanley Kubrick’s filmography is set to be tapped with an AI script written and the production date set in stone. The film will amalgamate several of Kubrick’s highly claimed works. The script will feature a middle-aged British astronaut who moonlights as a professor of French literature on a spacecraft bound for Jupiter, where a monolith awaits. The traveling vessel is said to be doubled as a haunted hotel where another fellow astronaut is obsessed with finishing his novel but slowly falls into madness.
Another catalog that will be explored is legendary director Martin Scorsese’s accomplished masterpieces. There’s no word on how far the AI scriptwriting has gone, but one insider was able to share some details. Under the title ‘The Fella’s Temptation,’ the project will circle an aging, overweight former boxer whose path collides with three gangsters calling themselves “Goodfellas.” All four men encounter a Jesus of Nazareth-type figure, and the storyline will involve a heist and copious amounts of cocaine.
Lastly, another unnamed source revealed that a well-known director’s work is in the final stages of pre-production. The movie, ‘Non-Linear Storytelling, ‘ features a bat-like cape crusader with short-term memory loss who must travel through dreams to help the evacuation in Frances’s Dunkirk.
We all know remakes and tapping into IPs are nothing new in Hollywood. What’s frightening is the source close to the developing projects shared with this site. The person who shall remain nameless was present during a massive conference call involving many studio presidents where the words “Let’s drain this f**king well” were heard.