Miniseries doesn't quite cover it. We're talking about David Peace's quartet of books going into a trilogy of films. Movies directed by Julian Jarrold (Kinky Boots), James Marsh (Man on Wire), and Anand Tucker (Shopgirl). And by the way -- they only premiered this year, and are currently running through the festival circuit. The collection of stories cover the years 1974, 1980, and 1983, and place a fictionalized drama against the backdrop of real-life serial killer cases like the Yorkshire Ripper. This new incarnation, which will be whittled down to one solitary film, will move things to the U.S., and presumably cover Stateside killers.
Yes, there's talent to this remake. Zaillian has penned a whole slew of big-time films from more pulpy fare like Mission: Impossible to the Oscar-winning Schindler's List. Ridley Scott has brought us Alien, and Blade Runner, and American Gangster. But their talent doesn't supplant other English-language filmmaking. Is this what we can look forward to now? Every single thing being remade by the creme de la creme of Hollywood? God, I'm half expecting that the future will bring us not only remade U.K. productions, but remade indies too.
The Internet might "bring us all together," but Hollywood still does whatever it can to create a nice U.S. bubble. Anyone have a pin?