They Live. Again.

John Carpenter’s cult classic will be remade

Universal has kicked off development for a new version of John Carpenter’s 1981 sci-fi satire They Live.

Because it's clearly The Day Of The Remakes, the studio is working with lot-based company Strike Entertainment to nab the rights to the film.

They Live is fondly remembered for the whacked out plot, which found construction worker Nada (wrestler Roddy Piper) discovering special glasses that allow him to see beyond the disguises of aliens who are secretly controlling humanity.


In true Carpenter style, he’s a man always looking for a fight, while the pic also features the immortal line “I’ve come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass… And I’m all out of bubblegum.”

There’s no writer or director attached yet, but whoever takes on the job will have to match that line. Good luck!

[Source: The Hollywood Reporter]

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    • murphy

      Dec 5th 2008, 3:52

      oh no i hope they don't make a total balls up of it i love that film yes i know its a bit cheesey but john carpenter is one of my favourite directors and i think they should leave well alone remakes are rarely a success

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    • murphy

      Dec 5th 2008, 3:52

      the thing was though it rocks

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    • ThrashGordon

      Dec 5th 2008, 13:18

      Saw this film late night on the sci-fi channel ages ago.. thought it was pretty awesome, if a little dated. The Special effects/action scenes could definitely do with a make-over. Keep the one-liners though!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh and can we cut down THAT fight scene to something bearable this time, admittedly I was laughing my a*s off, wondering how long they were gonna keep at it, but it did grow tiresome after a while!

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