|Original opening to "Wild, Wild West"|
One of the most appalling was the forgettable Will Smith/Kevin Kline version of "Wild, Wild West". In all seriousness, I think it would be a good idea to try again to get it right, if not only to wash that terrible movie memory far away.
As I was watching a rerun of the 2009 JJ Abrams "Star Trek" remake on FX, it occurred to me that two of the stars would be perfect for a well-written, modern attempt to update one of my favorite shows from my childhood.
The onscreen chemistry of Christopher Pine and Karl Urban (who is fantastic in everything he does) would translate well to these macho, handsome and savvy government secret agents.
To illustrate my point, I have created a few graphics to show how easy it would be for these guys to capture the feel and intent of the ground-breaking 1960's television show.
|Robert Conrad and Ross Martin|
|Chris Pine and Karl Urban|