Usually, I’m very wary of reboots, the potential to completely ruin one of my beloved childhood movies is too high. Even when they’re done well, they’re not going to compare with the original, because nostalgia won’t allow it.
Every time I hear that one of my favourite old TV shows or films is getting a millennial make-over, there’s an internal battle over whether I should go and see it with an open mind, or pretend it’s not happening.
Having said all that, an Ace Ventura reboot could be on the cards and I am pretty excited just thinking about that.
According to Deadline, Morgan Creek Entertainment Group, which is behind Ace Ventura, is keen to make a few reboots of their classic and well-loved titles including Young Guns, Major League and Ace Ventura. Alrighty then.
Now, I know what you’re thinking, no one will be able to play that character but Jim Carrey and it looks like Morgan Creek Entertainment Group agree, because the studio have announced they would ‘welcome Jim Carrey to reprise one of his signature roles as Ace Ventura’. We all would, guys.
It’s actually weird to think that there’s only two Ace Ventura movies, when you consider how iconic the character is.
However, they haven’t ruled out the idea of a ‘long-lost son or daughter’ turning up on his doorstep to take over; like a sort of new-generation Pet Detective.
Morgan Creek Entertainment Group president told Deadline that he was hoping to create a ‘mainstream theatrical production re-launch’, whatever that means, but stressed that the movie would be very much ‘in the spirit’ of the original, which is good news for fans.
Adding: “Because it’s episodic in nature, about a pet detective, it also lends itself to a traditional single-camera series franchise.”
Please bring him back. Credit: Morgan Creek Entertainment Group
Morgan Creek Entertainment Group has seen some success with reboots, turning the cult-horror franchise The Exorcist into a series for the small screen – which is definitely worth a watch, by the way.
And it looks like its set to try and build on that success with some of its other popular franchises. I don’t want to get your hopes up here, but can you imagine if Carrey did want to get on-board with this?
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