My morning rant!
Being a huge fan of The Poseidon Adventure I was thrilled to hear that Hollywood was going to do a remake. However, I quickly calmed down remembering how awful Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes was. Not only is there going to be a theatrical Poseidon Adventure based on the screenplay, there is going to be an NBC mini-series using the original novel as the basis. The trailer is available and is impressive.
Most of the film’s original characters don’t seem to be in either version though in some cases the names were changed.
What I am pissed about though is none of the surviving cast members of the original are schedule to be in either version! Come on guys. Give them at least cameo spots! It would be cool to see Carol Lynley, Stella Stevens, Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons, Pamela Sue Martin, and that annoying Eric Shea reunite to give the new SS Poseidon a send off or even better have them aboard again as passengers. Granted Borgnine and Buttons are 100 years old but Carol Lynley and Stella Stevens still look great though I’d keep them away from any hot pants and a man’s shirt over panties.
So I plead to the producers, please throw us diehard Poseidon Adventure fans a bone and give cameos to our stars!