HOLLYWOOD – Kevin Costner to remake 2011 Oscar winning comedy The Artist in color and sound.
The Artist is a lovingly recreated pastiche of the silent movie era. Written, directed, and co-edited by Michel Hazanavicius and starring Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo, the original film won hearts and awards and then sunk without trace never to be seen again. No one watched The Artist after 2012.
Kevin Costner however has decided to direct a remake, starring Matt Damon and Alicia Vikander.
We want to make the film because it was a very funny movie about making movies and there aren’t enough funny films about making movies.
But you’re making it in color?
Yes, exactly. When I saw the film originally I thought there was something up with my television. First of all, it was in black and white. I tried to adjust my set. I went through all the menus but it made no difference. Then someone told me that was how it was supposed to be. Oh and the volume on my television also didn’t seem to work.
But it is supposed to be silent.
Yes, well, that’s stupid. Who wants to go and see a silent black and white movie? This film remember won loads of awards. Tons. Just imagine how many awards our remake is going to win when everyone sees that it is in color and we can actually hear the characters speak!
It’s supposed to be a tribute to the great movies of the Twenties! A loving recreation of the golden age of cinema!
Yeah. Screw all that. I made Dances with Wolves. Was it in black and white? No! Could you hear me speak when I spoke? Yes! So there.