‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ Remake in the Works at Warner Bros. (Variety link): Warner Bros. has launched a remake of the classic science-fiction movie “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” and set the project up with producer John Davis. “The Conjuring 2” screenwriter David Leslie Johnson has been tapped to write the script.
The original 1956 movie is based on Jack Finney’s 1954 novel “The Body Snatchers” in which the small California town of Mill Valley is invaded by aliens plant pods, which replicate humans as they sleep. The resulting replicants have no emotion.
The movie, set in the fictional California town of Santa Mira and shot in less than three weeks in black and white in Sierra Madre, Glendale, Chatsworth and Los Felix, ended with the aliens taking over. It was produced by Walter Wanger, directed by Don Siegel and starred Kevin McCarthy and Dana Wynter.
“Invasion of the Body Snatchers” grossed $3 million in its initial release and grew in critical stature to the point that it was selected in 1994 for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
The film has been remade three times: in 1978 with Donald Sutherland starring and Philip Kaufman directing; in 1993 as “Body Snatchers” with Gabrielle Anwar starring and Abel Ferrara directing; and in 2007 as “The Invasion” with Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman starring and Oliver Hirschbiegel directing.
Mod: Will Sierra Madreans be limited to just six pods and only allowed to grow them indoors? There has been no word from the city just yet.
In compliance with Prop. 64, Sierra Madre will allow for personal cultivation of marijuana plants for medical and nonmedical uses. Specifically, the measure permits individuals, ages 21 and older, to grow up to six plants for personal medicinal or nonmedicinal purposes, but indoors only.
“Given that this is something that the voters have voted on in our state, I think it’s very prudent of us to make sure that we’re doing our due diligence to make sure that we’re not just being reactive to the state law, but that we are putting things in place that we are driving, as a city,” Mayor Rachelle Arizmendi said.
Some residents said they worry they won’t have access to legal marijuana products without some type of commercial business operating in the city. “It would be important to include a medical part,” resident John Lopez said. “I would recommend thinking about helping out those people who need it in a medical capacity.”
The council members all agreed that they would not like to see any shops in the city but said they will reconsider the issue after January, when the state is expected to layout more details for licensing in the state.
“The question is, do residents need a storefront in the city to access that medicine,” said Councilman John Harabedian. “There’s going to potentially be a lot of delivery services that will be coming into the city. There will be sufficient supply for the residents who need this medically.”
Mod: There was one comment to this article, and more proof that you just can't please everyone. This from someone going by the name of A Freedom Fighter: "Right, Sierra Madre can ban cannabis but that's not going to stop anybody from using it in Sierra Madre and in the end you just stop cannabis revenue from coming to your location. The sick part is this town is full of liquor stores and tobacco shops all far more dangerous than cannabis will ever be. Just more stupid Reefer Madness nonsense Sierra Madre!"