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Before Up came out back in 2009, nobody had any idea how it would perform in theaters. After all, it's a movie with a young target demographic and an elderly lead character. Who would want to see a movie with a crabby old man as the hero? The film, of course, went on to make more than $700 million worldwide, but Hollywood is still convinced that everyone hates old people. Hence this story.
Deadline is reporting that Agatha Christie's most famous character, Miss Marple, will be heading to the big screen, but instead of Marple being an elderly woman in England who solves murder mysteries, she will instead be portrayed as a 30 to 40 year old woman. Mark Frost, who co-created Twin Peaks with David Lynch and most recently wrote Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, is writing the script. The site says that the story is still developing and we'll be sure to update when they post more.
Just so I can put in my two cents on the matter, I have a wild and crazy thought: how about instead of removing the quality of a classic character that makes them unique, how about trying to craft something new and original that won't potentially tarnish a legend?
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