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Richard Armitage's Dream Project is a Remake of a Sci-fi Classic
Movies by Daniel Anderson
19 December, 2013
RICHARD ARMITAGE'S DREAM PROJECT IS A REMAKE OF A SCI-FI CLASSIC
Richard Armitage is best known to audiences now as Thorin Oakenshield in Peter Jackson’s new take on The Hobbit but he’s got another dream project in mind – and he wants someone to make it!
“I’ve got a big fantasy about remaking Metropolis. I don’t know that anyone will do it. I keep hinting to people about it…” says the English actor when we met him to talk about The Desolation of Smaug.
Fritz Lang’s 1927 film is a remarkable piece of cinema – a visionary film that could be said to have created the sci-fi genre as we know it. It’s still an incredible spectacle but Armitage is sure we could do even better today.
His version would also be about: “the haves the have nots and the aspiration to the perfection of beauty.”
When asked who he’s like to play he goes on: “I’d play the human, I’d play some kind of grungy worker that’s trying to get to the surface. Tell me that wouldn’t be cool!”