It seems like the successful small screen adaptation of the Coen Brothers film Fargo has left the door wide open for other big screen classics to be remade on a smaller scale, the latest is Terry Gilliam’s time travel tale Twelve Monkeys and it will be Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt versus 12 Monkeys, SyFy and Noah Bean. This move could be just as well received as FX’s Fargo although to be honest, the cast list was pretty impressive in version of the Coen Brothers downsized film.
In 1984 the Coen Brothers burst onto the cinematic scene with the brilliantly dark noir thriller Blood Simple, four films later, the brother’s made the black comedy Fargo which became an instant cult classic and its now been scaled down for TV. The Coen’s specialize in quirky, The Big Lebowski; bloody, Blood Simple; classic, True Grit and No Country for Old Men; and outside the box, Fargo, Raising Arizona, and pretty much have knocked everything else they’ve made right out of the metaphorical park.
The internet has been full of news about a North Dakota woman who will not be giving out just candy to “fat” aka obese kids this year. Instead a sort of Halloween trick or treat Punk’d will take place and the children who tip her mental weight scale will get a sweet treat, but, they will also get a note. The note will say, in essence, that the kid is overweight.