GASPER NOE TO REMAKE RICHARD CURTIS’ ‘THE BOAT THAT ROCKED’
The English upper classes have always regarded child abuse as something of a lark. I think it’s because they regard Greek and Roman culture as being the height of civilisation and back then the aristocracy buggered anything that breathed oxygen. However the Jimmy Saville case and the arrest of other Radio DJs from that period has exposed their fetish for teen flesh to the general public and because of this, the originals attempt at dealing with these issues in a vaguely comical way seems even more ridiculous. I plan to use the skeleton of the script but to tell a very different story.
Well first I’ll get rid of the comedy which isn’t difficult as it’s a deeply unfunny film to begin with. Then I’ll add the necessary harrowing scenes, taking inspiration from the likes of Straw Dogs and my own picture Irreversible. As for the rest, I’m going to film it in black and white with a cast of unknowns and change the title from The Boat That Rocked to Rape Ship.