Monday, September 15, 2008

metaDRAMA: A Word of Warning

Just because it can be done, doesn't meant it should be done:

Fox is developing a contemporary take on the classic Walt Disney tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, tentatively titled Georgia and the Seven Associates, as an hour-long dramedy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
This is why I'm not a fan of copyright law: it stands in the way of genuine creative writing, while at the same time enabling rich corporations to go balls-out in their generic modern adaptations of classic tales. What really astounds me is that they seem to think they can milk this concept--not a long animated film (or fairy tale) to begin with--as an hour-long dramedy. I would very much like to meet the executive board that thinks this will in any way be appealing to anyone; better yet, can I ask kindly that they look in a mirror, mirror on the wall?

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