Thursday, July 20, 2017

Horrors! ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ Remake in the Works at Warner Bros.

Mod: Hollywood just can't seem to leave well enough alone. The movie that put Sierra Madre on the map back in the 1950s is about to remade for what, the fourth time? As if the first version wasn't good enough. Hopefully Warner Bros. will have the respect to return to "Santa Mira" for at least some of the filming. Think of all the pod work you'd get being hired as an extra.

‘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.

Sierra Madre to ban marijuana sales and shops but may reconsider delivery (Pasadena Star News link): Despite Proposition 64, most marijuana activity will be restricted in Sierra Madre, city leaders have decided. In response to the state’s legalization of marijuana in November’s election, the City Council decided Tuesday to update the city’s policy on marijuana, completely prohibiting commercial marijuana uses, including dispensaries.

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!"

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50 comments:

  1. Why are all of these people going to the pepper tree?

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    1. Pepper PODS

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    2. The pepper tree has religious significance for them.

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  2. During the Cementary tour around the end of October? one of the presenters from the Historic Society, mentioned the plantings of Pepper Trees in town by one of the founding women.
    Kerstin Court now has a place in the Historical Registry; if the United States Congress and the National Film Registry can recognize the squares significance, why can't this current City Council?
    Replace the Art Funds, back into Art.
    Designate the square as historical, not as you all voted; a pergola for Star Bucks.
    Welcome Warner Brothers, come film in town, our Council and ERNEER (?) Committe will surely agree to replanting the Pepper Trees.
    Unless all along these people have been replaced by Pods and only now, those of us non Pods in Sierra (Mira) Madre are realizing the lack of emotions coming from them is real.

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    1. I agree. Someone at City Hall needs to pitch Warner Brothers about filming here.

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    2. The "movie people" are not welcome in town. They are noisy,arrogant,rude,people.
      There is no such place as Kerstin Court in Sierra Madre,if you mean Kersting Court it has no historical significance other than a streetcar stopped there.
      Why plant Pepper trees?,and where would we replant them? They are a messy non native invasive plant.
      A what Cementary tour? We have 1 public cemetery and no cement plant

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    3. You, on the other hand, are the angel of sweetness and light. Sent to us from on high to bring joy into our troubled lives.

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    4. Yes and that's why I support repeal of Obamacare,and maybe replace it a some point with something worse.

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    5. You might want to rethink that. You could lose your mental health benefits.

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    6. Did you really say forgot what people voted for and do what you want because it's "historical"?
      I'd rather disagree with the public decision than be faced with a fascist forcing their worldview on the town. Get over yourself we live in America not North Korea. And yes pepper trees are a mess and cause serious damage to infrastructure. You people need to get a grip on what historical means. This is getting out of control. If you constantly hoot and holler over mindless nonsense, no one will pay attention when it actually matters. Stop crying wolf.

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    7. Uh oh. A "you people" comment.

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  3. Looking for the pink cow

    Conspiracy afoot

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    1. It was stolen by muumuu clad arts people.

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  4. Our country and culture has changed, there are other more relevant anonymous places for a film shoot

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  5. I was on Facebook the other day and Carol Canterbury was looking for a home for her aluminum permanent holiday tree. Maybe Kerstingbucks is dead after all.

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  6. Don't change Kerstin Court leave something as open space. Nice place to hang out and gather with who ever. People think they have to change every thing, who's stupid idea was that any way?

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    1. The same selfish people who object to the Christmas creche and the Star of David.

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    2. Keep your religion in your house of worship

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    3. What? And leave everything else for you?

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    4. God is everywhere. 12:49 lives in Sierra Madre.

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  7. Let get back to the heart of the matter, it's all about money or in Sierra Madre's case NO MONEY coming in at all. Now Las Vegas saw the light and now is in a product shortage quandary but it's all about the money and yes they will have lots of money.

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  8. Put that Aluminum Holiday Tree in the foyer of City Hall.
    The Council was thrilled at the donation. Or over near the vacant City Hall picnic tables in the drought tolerant plantings, would be more of a statement $10,000.00 gift tree.

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    1. Who gave Sierra Madre a $10,000 aluminum holiday tree?

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    2. The Mystery Santa.

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  9. Gone are the Red Street Cars traveling down Sierra Madre Boulevard to the turn around in Kersting Court; the Metro line is here, one mile down the road.
    Streetcar's can be viewed in photos.
    The Library can be viewed in photos.
    Nothing is of any real historical value, file it on Snapshots in your memory download.
    Don't bring filming revenue into the village, its fiscally sound and can't use the money, the traffic snarl at Kersting Court would overwhelm the Police and traffic division.

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    1. Have you ever been to Sierra Madre? You certainly do not live here.I truly believe you are in a place far far away and all your information comes from the internet.It's quite strange,but entertaining.

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  10. Why is it the only films made in Sierra Madre are horror films?

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    1. It gets scary here sometimes.

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    2. They should make a movie about Sierra Madre called "The Dirts." Very scary!

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  11. Realtor's, Developers, Councilmen and Women, City Management, gullibility of residents; oh wait that was the background script of Invasion of the Body Snachers; we're here! Welcome Pods.

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  12. Granted Parole: OJ Simpson, I saw the light, I've found the Lord.
    I brought attention to domestic violence.
    I am sorry, I was stupid. I take full responsibility for trying to grab my memorabilia. I've done my time, free me.

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    1. All true,a petty thief, he should be free 9 years is more than enough. You can't continue to punish someone who was found innocent. If he was white he would never have done any jail time.

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    2. What if he was a pod?

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    3. Some people care about justice more than others do.

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    4. Hopefully now that he's free OJ can find the real killer.

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    5. I'm sure he will be checking golf courses across the country looking for the killer.

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    6. I hear he and Donald are planning on a couple of rounds.

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    7. Donald has appointed OJ his Domestic Abuse Prevention Advisor.

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    8. Drain the swamp!

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  13. I just realized that part of the 1980s comedy 'Better Off Dead', with John Cusack, was filmed in Sierra Madre. That movie so funny

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  14. Does Sierra Madre even have a movie co-ordinator any longer? One was selected by the city in the past and production companies paid him. Main job was to get a certain percentage of the residents in the area of the filming to agree to the nuisnce they were going to endure and then be on site during the filming. Our location was not any more desireable than other "small" towns such as Claremont but we are closer and the companies don't have to pay as much to the crews to get them over here. There was a milage chart that when exceeded the rate pay went up. Altadena along New York Dr. is frequently impacted by filming.

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    1. Our former movie coordinator still lives in town,I believe,he is still on file here as a RSO?

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    2. "A Former Sierra Madre Film coordinator, known legally as Awest, 60, has been released from Federal prison after serving 8 years for child molestation. The 11-year-old girl who was sexually abused by AWest who was living in Sierra Madre was awarded $5.4 million by a Pasadena judge Nov 16 , 2010. The ‘artist’, who legally changed his name from Andrew West Reid Jr. to “Awest,” served an eight-year sentence in federal prison for molesting the girl, who was 6 years old at the time of the crime.
      Prosecutors say Awest, who worked in the record industry and in production design and art direction for children’s TV programming, became friends with the girl’s family through his own daughter, who is the same age as the victim.

      Sierra Madre Weekly sources confirmed that Awest worked as Independent Contractor / Film coordinator for the city of Sierra Madre in somewhere between 2000-2004, working as liaison with the city and major film studios. He helped scout locations and was liason with many film stidios in Hollywood for shoots in Sierra Madre.

      Awest sexually molested and photographed the young girl nude, according to court records.

      Awest acted as his own attorney and appeared by way of telephone during several hearings in the course of his trial.
      Awest last known addrewss is at 38 E. Mira Monte Avenie, Sierra Madre according to the Megans Law website.
      Records indicate he has registered with the Sierra Madre PD as required by law".

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    3. Probably not going to want to talk to that guy ..

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    4. Yup, he was the guy.

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  15. Drowning Mona. Testament.

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  16. Sgt. Bilko with Steve Martin

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