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DOWN THE PIKE - The Smith Family Robinson



Interesting piece of news I just read... courtesy of /Film and Production Weekly:

One of the most interesting notes is this bumper, super-expansive edition (of Production Weekly) is their listing for The Robinsons - an adaptation of the novel, The Swiss Family Robinson, designed to star Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and all three of the Smith kids - Trey, Jaden and Willow.

The PW entry tells us that the film will be about “a family shipwrecked in the East Indies en route to Port Jackson, Australia”.

I'm familiar with the novel - The Swiss Family Robinson - but in title alone. I've never read it, so I can't say much about the Pinkett-Smith family's adaptation of it. But, according to the novel's Wiki page, the story is similar to what's written in the above synopsis - a Swiss family who are shipwrecked in the East Indies en route to Port Jackson, Australia. The novel was published in 1812, so, I'd guess that the Pinkett-Smith family rendition will undoubtedly be modernized.


via /FILM

2 comments:

  1. Aziza said...
     

    One Smith per movie is enough. All of them together in one movie will be overkill.

    I'm being sarcastic but still it feels like a little too much.

  2. The Wendilicious Wonder said...
     

    Ditto what Aiza said but without the sarcasm.

    As lovely as they undoubtedly all are, I can't help thinking that a modern update of the Swiss Family Robinson might just lead to wishful thinking from press and public alike. Don't push it, guys...!

    But if they really insist on inflicting themselves upon us en masse, maybe they should just sign up for their own reality TV show or something...

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