Bollywood's Riding the Remake Train Again ... This Time It's Fight Club ...

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Whee! More remake madness from Bollywood but unlike Zinda - the largely shot for shot remake of Oldboy - which evidently gave all the irritation of a pointless and inferior remake with none of the added camp value you'd hope for from Bollywood, this take on Fight Club is going for the full song and dance approach and there's video to prove it. Plus they seem to have added a healthy comic element, so if you're looking for any Palahniuk angst in this one I think you're pretty much wasting your time. [Source: Hitman at KFC]

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jasonJanuary 29, 2006 1:27 PM

no comment.

evergreenJanuary 29, 2006 4:05 PM

I wonder if they actually bother to buy the rights this time...

CaterpillarJanuary 29, 2006 9:20 PM

I bet they didn't buy the rights. Why should they? I don't think Hollywood can do much against this. And in the end this is exactly how it should be. If Hollywood can cannibalize Asian movies then Asia should fight back and do the same. I hope they will remake DONNIE DARKO, NAPOLEON DYNAMITE and every Tim Burton movie next. The little emo bitches whould cry until their wrists rupture.

BrendonJanuary 29, 2006 11:19 PM

On a slightly different note, let me announce my plans to remake ET. I think Spielberg bungled it. I'm being serious. Within the next 20 years, I'm going to do a remake, somewhere int he world, however I can.

nmJanuary 29, 2006 11:54 PM

Hollywood, at least, buys the rights to the movies that they poorly remake or cannabalize.

SusieJanuary 30, 2006 12:13 AM

THIS LOOKS AMAZING!!!!

fannyslacksJanuary 30, 2006 1:44 AM

holy shit... one of the rules of flight club is 'the left hand rule'???? WTF?

JFelixJanuary 30, 2006 9:10 PM

Didn't Fight Club already have a healthy comic element?

...or was that an unhealthy comic element?

DIEFebruary 5, 2006 3:45 AM

So what, are we going to have people remaking movies the day they come out now?

pockyninjaFebruary 5, 2006 4:35 AM

It was better as a book anyway.

YearXeroFebruary 5, 2006 5:16 AM

okay, yeah, this isn't right, Fight Club was genius work, and I have a feeling that this is going to be exactly what The Ring was for Ringu, a stupid and horrible mistake

BrentFebruary 5, 2006 6:36 AM

Gentlemen...welcome to crappy remake club. The first rule of crappy remake club is, you talk about crappy remake club. The second rule of crappy remake club is, you TALK ABOUT CRAPPY REMAKE CLUB! The third rule of crappy remake club is someone yells "Don't!", backs out, or goes bankrupt, the remake still gets made. Fourth rule, as many remakes as possible per year. Fifth rule, one remake at a time, fellas. Sixth rule - no shit, no show. Seventh rule, remakes will happen wherever they can. And the eighth and final rule...if this is your first night at crappy remake club...you have to remake a movie.

LyonessFebruary 5, 2006 6:51 AM

This sounds horrible... c'mon, people! Brad Pitt and Edward Norton will! never! be! forgotten!!! The original is the best, and will remain the best - I say we boycott the theatres!

TannimFebruary 5, 2006 7:18 AM

This looks more like a superhero movie than a remake.

NussFebruary 5, 2006 7:44 AM

...but if the original is truly the best, then why be upset with some remake? Whichever is better will be remembered and get the money anyway, right?

TylerFebruary 5, 2006 9:10 AM

There is no plausible way I'm going to miss this. When it comes out, this sucker's going to be on a golden pedastal above my DVD player. I'll play it at parties, or other social gatherings at my abode. It'll be a conversation starter.

milieFebruary 5, 2006 12:03 PM

i think that this is beautiful.

BumfaceFebruary 5, 2006 5:59 PM

This will be terrible, the Bollywood remake will miss the "political" message of the great original....it will just be a lot of (badly done) fight scenes.

And you can bet the female interest won't be anything like the original either!

AzraelFebruary 5, 2006 6:34 PM

Personally I think that this will be the worst remake of any film ever known.

I mean, Fight Club + Bollywood? WTF? How in the name of all that is holy do they expect that to be made and retain any sense of credibility?

MarkFebruary 5, 2006 7:43 PM

I don't think they're *aiming* to retain credibility here, fellas...

hauntedFebruary 5, 2006 7:50 PM

"OMG TEH PARODY WON'T B AS GUD AS THE ORIGINAL"

No shit. It's a parody, dumbass.

I for one this this will be even funnier than watching all you die-hard fans piss and moan.

BollywhatFebruary 5, 2006 8:27 PM

I've never watched a Bollywood movie as of now, and I have no plans to change this. Let them remake all the movies they want, it won't bother me as I will never have them waste my time. Just chill, fanboys. :)

PissedOffFebruary 5, 2006 9:46 PM

What, the fuck? Is this even the same movie? I don't remember any Matrix-style exploding anime fights?! Who the hell are these people and why the fuck would they remake a movie that is so young?

JackFebruary 5, 2006 9:55 PM

I am jack's feeling of utter outrage.

Noel TribuneFebruary 6, 2006 1:20 AM

Bollywood is it's own, wonderful little universe. Pretty funny that America doesn't have the only movie paradigm in town, huh? Funny how people feel free to take our cultural artifacts and turn it in to something they like that suits their own needs? Funny how the world is so much bigger than a bunch of guys who watched Fight Club and thought it changed their lives but are still working the same crappy tech support jobs they were five years ago so that they can afford an XBOX 360.

Grow up. The world is bigger than you.

LuciFebruary 6, 2006 1:46 AM

Fight Club did not need to be remade! Espically not with terrible music and filthy dancing whores

JordanFebruary 6, 2006 2:24 AM

I feel violated after seeing the preveiws.

kairi taylorFebruary 6, 2006 5:53 AM

....the apocalypse couldn't come soon enough.

Bollywood sucks even more than roidsFebruary 6, 2006 6:14 AM

Well, do I have to add anything?

Pathetic guys from Bollywood. I hope they all get to ... hmm Hell would be to nice....

Rab TownsendFebruary 6, 2006 7:42 AM

I'm pretty sure Fight club only has two main characters, has a story outside of "hey we're a bunch of friends who kick the crap out of eachother" and features no singing whatsoever. That said, This should be called "Fighting Friends".

aFebruary 6, 2006 9:20 AM

this is ridiculous, disrespectful, nasty, and pathetic...

who gave them a right to take a good movie and ruin it like this...

i'm shocked. you people are disgusting.

then again what can you expect, it's bollywood.. loosers!

bobFebruary 6, 2006 10:59 AM

wow your all idiots.

WowFebruary 6, 2006 12:42 PM

I am Jack's sense of humor, and I think this is going to perhaps be he greatest movie ever. Seriously, are you guys so worked up in your love of a movie (a pretty good movie, but a movie none the less) that you are unable to fathom that someone might *Gasp* parody it. Grow a pair, whiners.

ChrisFebruary 6, 2006 1:42 PM

this looks like they tried to make a fucking bollywood kung-fu movie, then named it fight club, and said that its a remake of fight club, so that more people would go see it. if you've seen fight club, you know that its not at all a kug-fu movie. i give this remake two thumbs up the ass of whoever was retarded enough to make it.

BollywoodKindaRocksFebruary 6, 2006 2:58 PM

I don't know, you guys. I mean, it's easy to complain, or to call this a parody, but it's really not an insult, or a parody. I mean, Bollywood isn't American cinema. While a lot of us think that's an obvious statement, apparently some of us have problems grappling with it. These people want to make movies that entertain, and they see what sells well in America - they then alter these themes, motifs, characters, and often the films themselves to match the viewing demographic of the Bollywood market. They've been doing it for years, but nobody bothered to complain simply because they didn't like Snake escapes from L.A., or whatever movie they were turning into a musical last time. I say "Bravo, Bollywood." We've been co-opting asian and sub-asian culture in our film and television long enough, and claiming it was original work (a la Tarentino & Bruckheimer, just to name a couple) to boot. it's time people outside of America are permitted to experience quality, production-level film that branches outside of American cinema converted to their ethnic dialects. If you think that the world outside of America doesn't need Bollywood, I reccomend veiwing "God and the Devil in the Land of Heat and Sun;" once you have suffered through "authentic" third-world cinema of the pre-studio era, you'll have a much greater appreciation for Bhangra-inspired musical numbers in rehashes of "Pirates of the Carribean," or whatever they decide to enjoy next. Let them have their fun. I, for one, fully intend to pick up a copy of this from my local ghetto carry-out Bollywood rental center (as soon as I can find one.)

Mr. PointyFebruary 6, 2006 3:31 PM

This is brilliant - I'm definitely getting this on DVD. And for all you haters, Chuck was talking to Trent Reznor about making a Fight Club stage musical a long time ago.

I hope Bollywood get the rights to Chuck Palanihuk's Guts and turn that into a Bhangra-musical.

GhostFebruary 6, 2006 3:45 PM

Recent poll results:

75% of population fails to know what Fight Club or Bollywood even is.

20% generally defend against remakes of movies and/or are passive to the idea.

5% are spacemonkeys and will be ready at any cinema showing this film with crates of homemade napalm extracted with care from their own Paper Street Soap Company facility.

This is your life, and it's ending one webcomic at a time.

I smileFebruary 6, 2006 8:55 PM

I like potatoes too!

RageFebruary 6, 2006 9:34 PM

Well Well well, being a webcomic author myself, i find all this petty bickering amusing.... i mean, i personally don't give a damn about fight club, or any parodies about it. if anything, i failed to be 'moved by' or 'changed' by fight club, and i say good on bollywood. if they want to rip off american movies, good on em.... i'm aussie so i couldn't give a brass razoo about amrican products since in my own country they're forced on me every half a second.

fuck youFebruary 7, 2006 6:22 AM

WHAT THE FUCKIN' HELL..... stupid mother fuckers... good book though

strider119February 7, 2006 10:48 AM

The only thing this looks to have in common with the American version of the movie is the name ... oh and the "left hand rule"

Judging from the trailers ... it's about a group of guys fighting another group of guys behind a Home Depot with a bit of bulet time thrown in for what I can only assume is comedic effect. I think this is going to be the feel-good hit of the year, people. We should jump on this bandwagon before it leaves the station.

NienteFebruary 7, 2006 10:57 AM

I bet that was Brian's el posto above.

Don't know why I am saying anything. I find it amusing how many people don't read the comments and think they are the first to make the "I am Jack's something something" joke.

I have NO idea what Bollywood is. At first I gathered it was a forign filmmaking company, then a musical making company, then both. The original Fight Club was gold, by a director that generally makes underrated gold (such as Alien 3, which pissed off quite a few fans but if taken out of context, was a great film)

I feel the need though to point out to who MIGHT read it, that HOLLYWOOD has been doing little BUT remaking old films the past 5 years or so. Most people don't even know (most recently) that fun with dick and jane is a remake... hopefully you know King Kong is, but that's somewhat excusable. Films like the Ring and the Grudge were American films jacked intimately from Japanese films... This was because, for the most part, Americans are too self-obsorbed to pay money to see a sub-titled film. Eh. I don't mind, see, because it makes fine sense to remake a film to one's native tongue and race. Hell, Hollywood started OUT doing that. Back in th black and white day, they'd make two versions of a film using the same sets, props and script. Different actors directors. (most people find the original Spanish version of Dracula to be superior to the American one)

Finally... if they're making it a musical, as it suggests, then... it's just having fun. You wouldn't blame the Simsons for making a musical of the planet of the apes, now would you? Because they did! HA! I remember when that show... was funny.

Point, if any: They're remaking it for their people and for um... their liking to musical films. America's guilty. You still have the original. Send me money, and I'll make you a good original film. Send me money.... Send me money.

stunned...February 7, 2006 1:58 PM

i've seen many Bollywood movies, being indian.... and yeah. This does cross a line. someone up top mentioned "you guys don't know how it works out there." or "bollywood is its own little universe." well come on now... exactly how much of the population of india is willing to go and see this? ....... on my estimate, few would want to, save the brain-dead MTV infested maggots who live under the monicker of "indian youth". terrible thing this is... *turns on Seven and prays they don't do it next*

Oh COME ONFebruary 7, 2006 2:21 PM

Okay. I'm Indian and have seen Bollywood remakes of Assault on Precinct 13, The Rock, Mrs. Doubtfire(which was very disturbing), and so on. They were all terrible. Why does every Indian movie, even if it's a remake, follow the exact same script:

Guy meets girl.

Girl likes guy.

Obstacle keeps guy and girl from being together(their parents, India/Pakistan or Hindu/Muslim conflict, etc.)

Conflict is solved in a rather hurried and inconculsive way.

Everyone breaks out into song and dance.

That's how it usually goes. But this is FIGHT CLUB. It's about awakening the lost male aggression and hunter-gatherer spirit(without all the machoness) that's been lost due to consumerism and ultra-feminism. It's about having only the bare essentials and forgetting about anything else.

It is NOT about a bunch of guys beating the crap out of each other for fun. It is NOT about six guys flaunting more testosterone than John Wayne's family tree. It is NOT about singing and dancing in a room full of half-naked women. It is NOT about punching some guy six feet straight up like you're Batman. And it is definitely NOT about perverting the meaning of an original film into something totally different just so the Indian public will accept it. That's not a translation or even a parody. It's called perversion and totally annihilation of what the movie's original message was.

Lines from Fight Club:

"We're a generation of men raised by women. I'm wondering if another woman is what we really need." But then you see the guys in the movie drunk at a strip club. Riiiiiight.

"How much do you know about yourself if you've never been in a fight?" Yea, this trailer was all about finding out more about yourself and seeing what you'll really do when you're backed up against the wall. Whatever.

"The things you own end up owning you." India is going through what America went through in the late 1970's to now, mass commercialism. Why should a message like the quote above have any meaning in a country that's really JUST starting to get its economy off the ground?

Next, I'm expecting a "remake" of Dumb & Dumber starring Salman Khan as Lloyd and Shah Rukh Khan as Harry, with Aishwarya Rai as Mary Swanson. That would make absoultely perfect sense.

David FarrisFebruary 7, 2006 3:01 PM

Brendon:

ET's already been remade as "Koi Mil Gaya...". The remake's sequel is far enough along to have trailers and seems to have wire action stunts.

SibernetiKFebruary 7, 2006 11:17 PM

Fight Club was a work of art. It CAN NOT be redone. Any attempted remake of this movie is a disgrace.

ishqFebruary 8, 2006 6:49 AM

man, this is a real pick me up read, during boring work hours....but to the point...

guys and gals, ITS A MOVIE.....whether bollywood does it, or japan does it(mind u the japanese version maybe worth a watch)...they do it to make money and the audience, however un/intellectual they maybe, go to pass time/watch their fav actor-ess/kill their brains....why does america have a right and bollywood not?!?!?

seriously, if the hotshots making oxford dictionary can put a definition to "BOLLYWOOD", how much effort will it take to put up with, or put out of mind, what bollywood does...

on the flip side, i have seen 3 versions of denzel's man on fire(or was it man under fire?!?!?)....all from india... and all delightfully/disgracefully different....and ppl watched all of them!!!

Live and Let Live, honeys!

Evil_KittEnFebruary 8, 2006 7:30 AM

This is in fact a message to caterpillar and anyone who agrees with the last part of his message:

I know not much of what I am about to say has anything to do with this movie.... but not all of us Tim Burton fans are whiney little emo bitches. I highly doubt that all of his fans will "cry untill their wrists rupture." Granted a lot of my favorite movies happen to be directed by Tim Burton, I still wouldn't slice my body all to hell if even my most favorite movie was re-done. I dont really see the point in re-makeing a good movie unless you can make it better. Besides... some things are sacred, and I dont think some movies would have justice done to them if they were re-made. This movie is one of them, and i think Hackers is another good example, as well as A Nightmare Before Christmas and that's all i have to say. thanks for your time ^_^ *KittEn*

BrendanFebruary 8, 2006 9:28 AM

I hope they still have a fat guy named Bob who has bitch tits.

Scurvey_DogFebruary 9, 2006 12:45 AM

I think most of the people on here need to relax. Fightclub was a good movie, but who cares if Bollywood makes a crappy remake? If you don't like it, don't see it. Besides Bollywood flicks can be fun, if you're in the right mood. I would rent this flick just to laugh my perverbial ass off.

And for all those bashing Bollywood, remember Hollywood is just as bad. Did The Dukes of Hazzard need a remake? Did Dumb and Dumber need a prequel? Did American Pie need about 100 crappy sequels? No. Most Hollywood films are based on a novel, TV show, or are a remake/sequel/prequel. The only difference is we're used to Hollywood's brand of crap.

Tyler DurdenFebruary 9, 2006 12:45 AM

"I will be kicking your ass now!"

jill o lanternFebruary 9, 2006 5:33 AM

As a female, I had absolutely NO interest in Fight Club, nor any other movie who's sole purpose in life is provide an excuse ("political message" or otherwise) to watch some guys beating the crap out of each other.


I have seen HOLLYWOOD and its Brit equivalent turn some of my favorite Sci Fi and mystery books into absolute garbage, where the only thing that remained of the original was the title.


Personally, I fully intend to go see this movie, just because of all the whining I'm reading here. I look forward to seeing what "message" Bollywood manages to come up with to justify this - or if they have the sense to not bother with some phony "message" and simply provide a bunch of guys beating each other up for our entertainment.


And of course, I've gotta see how they manage to integrate the "dancing whores" (jeez what foul-mouthed brainless bigots some of you are) into the plot.


Sounds like fun to me...bring on the popcorn!

snottyFebruary 9, 2006 9:18 AM

Looks like an improvement on the crappy original.

whydoyoucaresomuch?February 9, 2006 9:59 AM

Would you all stop bitching and moaning, damn!

You can buy/rent the "Fight Club" video for crying out loud!!!

Just how much respect did the producers of the damn movie have for

the book and it's author when they signed off on that?

And while I doubt it will really mirror American release, it

may just hold up as a movie on its own when it comes to the fans

of Bollywood movies.

Fight Club was a great movie and a better book, that's all.

So, blow out your candles and remove it from the altar.

I bet you Chuck Palahniuk is going to watch it with a big grin on

his face.

whocaresFebruary 9, 2006 10:04 AM

Would you all stop bitching and moaning!

You can buy/rent the "Fight Club" video game for crying out loud!!!

I think that stands as a bigger example of missing the point of the movie than a musical remake. How much respect did the producers of the damn movie have for the book and it's author when they signed off on that?

And while I doubt it will really mirror the American release, it

may just hold up as a movie on its own when it comes to the fans

of Bollywood movies.

Fight Club was a great movie and a better book, that's all.

So, blow out your candles and remove it from the altar.

I bet you Chuck Palahniuk is going to watch it with a big grin on

his face.

FCFanFebruary 10, 2006 11:43 PM

LOL ... I'm an Indian, I'm familiar with all the kitschy crap and gloss of MAINSTREAM Bollywood, and I assure you they won't have a Bob with bitch tits, they've got enough half-naked women dancing out there.

Fight Club is my favoutite film, it has a very strong poilitical message. What appalls me is these Bollywood guys have used the exact same and I'm sure as hell the film content here is different too. But I say, atleast change the apprearance a little, man, stop making it so obvious that you're low on originality!

JessicaFebruary 11, 2006 12:20 AM

It doesn't look like it has anything at all to do with the plot of the original film (notice they are adding the Members Only to the title) other than they have an underground club that they join where you can fight people who pissed you off. They are brothers and go around having "adventures"

This looks interestingly bad.

andreaFebruary 11, 2006 2:44 AM

This look gay.

tofudanFebruary 11, 2006 3:50 AM

this is NOT a remake...they're basically just using (stealing?) the name. go check out the website and read the synopsis...

rzaFebruary 11, 2006 4:44 AM

Have you looked at the synopsis of this film? Go to the website. It has absolutley NO relation to Fight Club apart from the name. Damn son...do your research.

ryanFebruary 11, 2006 6:50 AM

What a fucking waste!!!

How can you do this without "Jack" or Tyler.

GraysonFebruary 11, 2006 8:35 AM

If people read the synopsis, it only steals certain elements (ie 'fight' clubs) that make it bear any resembalence to the Hollywood original. Then it loses any relation. It uses all the most common elements of Bollywood - friendship/comradery, love and family.

Perhaps the writer just needed a hook for what otherwise would be a run of the mill Bollywood film, so he stole a little from an exceedingly popular Hollywood film. Who cares? I'm not going to go out of my way to watch it. If anyone likes it, they like it, so why should we worry?

HenaFebruary 11, 2006 10:32 AM

I hope Tyler Durden pops out and beats the shit out of these douches.

SmartiesFebruary 11, 2006 12:31 PM

Eh, any movie with Zayed Khan in it is worth the while.

RolleyesFebruary 11, 2006 3:15 PM

OMG TEY REMAKINZ FIGHT CLUBZ BOLLYWOOD SUXXOR!!!111!!eleven!!!1oneoneone

Heh, typical fanboy responses.

shivaFebruary 11, 2006 4:07 PM

just because the title is same, you just can't say it's a remake....

HysumFebruary 11, 2006 5:42 PM

After reading this I did some research and it turns out this is no remake. Its just a Indian movie with the title fight club. The story line is nothing like the orignals.

NatzFebruary 11, 2006 7:00 PM

I think this looks OK if you don't consider it as a remake. The story line is seriously different from the original, as others have alreday pointed out. This is probably a good thing. The Bollywood version seems to have removed a lot of the originality of the original and replaced it with usual stuff: romance, adventure etc. So I don't think that it will in anyway 'threaten' the original version. Having said that, I'd go see this movie just for the fun of it.

AnubisFebruary 11, 2006 10:06 PM

I am Jack's raging bileduct...

A Bollywood version of Fight Club. It would be funny if it wasn't so ridiculous. To the "elitists" on here who think this is payback for America remaking Japanese films, I have but one comment to make. I enjoy the American versions of The Ring and The Grudge simply because I despise subtitles and will not watch movies with them. Point blank: If I wanted to read, I'd buy the book. At least America pays for the rights to remake Asian films, unlike the purveyors of this POS.

Anubis

"We are the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. Our Great War is a spiritual one. Our Great Depression is our lives. We were all raised on television to believe that someday we'd be rock stars and millionaires and movie gods, but we're not. And we're slowly learning that fact... and we're very, very pissed off." -Tyler Durden "Fight Club"

NocturneFebruary 11, 2006 11:21 PM

What the f...?

No no no no, and no - Fight Club is my FAVOURITE MOVIE of all time, it gave me an insight and thought me something. It made me partly who I am today (ok, I'm exaggerating a bit, but...) - How can you take that, and make this? The original said something truthful of our capitalist culture, of our post-modern society, of our search for something that might not be there, but that we still keep looking anyhow. How can they take that, and make a cheap REMAKE?? And how could they afford the rights? And why would anyone in their right minds sell the rights? And WHY DO I BOTHER COMPLAINING WHEN IT's ALLREADY MADE? I hope this movie burns in hell...

-Noc-

Darth CorleoneFebruary 11, 2006 11:53 PM

Are all the complainers that insecure in your little worldviews that you feel this movie inflicts you grievous injury? Fight Club was a great movie, I agree. Who cares if this version exists? It's a MOVIE. It's not the end of the world. It'll probably be awful, but I think it looks funny - the kind of funny that someone who had seen the Fincher version could most appreciate. If I get the chance, I'll watch it and probably MST3K the hell out of it. If you truly can't stand its existence, don't see it! Get off the high horse and quit acting like this is some sort of profane blasphemy.

Tyler Durden would be ashamed that you're so attached to your specific strip of celluloid.

Kurt HalfyardFebruary 12, 2006 12:20 AM

"If I get the chance, I'll watch it and probably MST3K the hell out of it. If you truly can't stand its existence, don't see it! "

Amen Brother! This flick should be a blast to mock! Curiosity will probably get the better of me...Would make a double-bill of pain with Zinda!

NabeelFebruary 12, 2006 2:29 AM

this is a disgrace for the original Fight Club .. oh mannn .. Indians are just killing the original (an all time classic) movie ... this is like a vomit on fight club .. tskkk these people are ruining the good name of Fight Club.

Can bollywood do anything original for once? dang all they do is copy copy .. dang. Talk about lack of creativity among bollywood directors and writers and then India as a whole. Everything they do is copy .. from the corporate world to the entertainment world .. hell all walks of life.

Gerardo Serrano RamírezFebruary 12, 2006 5:38 AM

¡Qué mamada es esa! Translation. What the fu.. is that!

maxxFebruary 12, 2006 6:55 AM

OMG this is gonna kick ass on the pure cheesyness factor. You guys have too much of a heart on for the original..i love the original but this is gonna kick ass cause its gonna be soo bad you enjoy it. come on its like the next street fighter the movie.

GulliFebruary 12, 2006 12:19 PM

Oh, you forgott that hollywood is remaking UK and Japaneas movies all the time. Fuck you america.

Tyler DerdenFebruary 12, 2006 3:47 PM

Tyler Derden would be sooooo pissed at this. These metrosexual male model types dancing in their techno clubs are the Anti-Tyler. I'm sorry to say it but they represent a lifestyle totally perpendicular to what Project Mayhem was all about. And where is the plot twist of split personality. Is that even going to be in this film???

Maybe this isn't a remake but a Bollywood "sequel" like these four dudes stumble onto an already existing fightclub where everyone is gay and stupid because Tylers not around to run the show???

david xFebruary 12, 2006 4:37 PM

gives new meaning to the quote: "We are the all singing, all dancing crap of the world."

antubiraFebruary 12, 2006 10:24 PM

god dammit, this is NOT a remake! Just has the same name.

Where do ppl come up with this crazy shitass facts for these articles?

Steve-DaveFebruary 12, 2006 10:31 PM

NO NO NO NO NO - this just looks awful!

Bollywood ScumFebruary 13, 2006 12:03 AM

*turns on Seven and prays they don't do it next*

Oh I don't know, I wouldn't mind seeing several dozen Bollywood Modull-turned-Actors murdered by a deranged serial killer.

Here's the irony. The Indian film industry chooses to ignore the rampant poverty, sectarianism and warfare going on around its own country in an attempt to do an emasculated version of Hollywood product. The whole point about Fight Club is the disaffection of middle class yoof. The moneyed MTV infested gimps mentioned above seem more concerned with the bourgeois angst of fight club than the looming Islamist / Maoist backlash brewing in rural India against them.

izzyFebruary 13, 2006 2:36 AM

i am indian and born and raised in canada, and seriously i find english movies and music boring, english music doesnt have a lot of beat and the movies are to darn serious all the time, while bollywood is just for entertainment, movies are supposed to entertain you

Todd BrownFebruary 13, 2006 4:53 AM

Two things:

1. I'm not a fan of people hiding behind the anonymity of the internet and being rude and insulting to others. And since I'm the guy at the controls that means that comments thrown out that have no purpose other than to insult will be deleted and continuing offenders will be banned and their IPs blocked. Behave like adults or go somewhere else.

2. As for comments about whether or not this is a 'remake' ... well, it's clearly not a close remake, something I openly acknowledge in the original post, but it very definitely is a remake. From the title, to the fonts on the poster design, to the reading of the rules at the club, this is clearly meant as a lift from Fincher's film though not, I suspect, from Palahniuk's book which I doubt anyone connected to this has actually read. When you lift a title and a handful of story elements you're in remake territory and I could probably rattle off a dozen or so Hollywood remakes that stray even farther from their sources than this does. Bollywood has a long history of making unauthorized remakes from this one to the recent remake of Oldboy (Zinda), to a recent trio of films knocked off from Man on Fire to the remake of Reservoir Dogs that apparently upset some cultural group in India so badly that they threatened to release poisonous snakes into any theater that screened it.

TequilaFebruary 13, 2006 6:55 AM

>Hollywood, at least, buys the rights to the movies that they poorly >remake or cannabalize

You mean like Reservoir Dogs and The Island?

aviFebruary 13, 2006 8:14 AM

sorry, that last message was intended for the poster 'bollywood scum', not todd brown

Larry MadillFebruary 13, 2006 10:30 AM

OMG, this may be the best thing to come out of Bollywood vis a vie ironic cinema. After that all I can say is I cannot wait for a 'Brokeback Mountain' remake.

NachowskiFebruary 13, 2006 11:29 AM

Bullshit bollywood movies are to some point tolerable, but what pisses me off is when the director starts taking potshots at the original. According to the director of Fight Club, Vikram Chopra, his remake "doesn't have actors bashing people with baseball bats every other moment" WTF?

babaFebruary 13, 2006 12:24 PM

The user Bollywhat sucks in his comments. I think users should try and confine themselves to the films in discussion. Amen!! Remakes are a part of filmdom...negative publicity????

sukanya borthakurFebruary 13, 2006 7:13 PM

stop slaughtering the hollywood fight club. it was one hell of a kickass film.

bollywood needs to get original. dont waste ur money fellas on this movie. it will be 3 hrs of complete rubbish. the cast says it all,.

ethanFebruary 13, 2006 7:58 PM

why would they put four pussies in a movie about fighting? brilliant, bollywood.

PhantomFebruary 13, 2006 8:37 PM

This is "Fight Club?!?!" NO! Next they will do a remake of Boondock Saints, about two elderly nuns who dress up as strippers and try to take over the night life that is Bollywood. Yeah...

Fifteen-thirtyFebruary 13, 2006 10:31 PM

When I first heard this I had horrible images spring to ind. Having TRIED to read all the comments I have to say AAAHHH. I got halfway through before my brain dies. As for the female who wouldnt watch fight club and accuses it of pretending to have a message, well if you dont watch it you dont know do you. I thought it'd be crap to but I liked it and loved the book, not that they're that different from one another.

I can't understand how people formed opinions based on the name and some short not particularly informative trailers. If this is a parady then It'll probably be hilarious, if its a remake theres no way it'll match the original and if its just stealing the name and using the publicity then that means its as bad as hollywood but no worse.

My advise to everyone (and you can ignore it if you wish I'm just some random person after all) is see the original read the book and do what the hell you want as far as this is concerned. Me my curiosity has been spiked but probably not enough to pay for it.

miraj112February 13, 2006 11:17 PM

THIS IS BULLSHIT.........HAS ANYONE GONE TO THE actual website and click on the director's note!!! THAT BASTARD is trying to take the credit that he made the story and that this whole movie is his whole idea......WTF....man someone should do something about this, we should have some sort of petition, this should not be allowed...especially when they are not acknowledging the original makers of Fight Club. They should not release this movie, the original has become a classic amazing movie and should never be fucked around with.
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