why are they remaking Roots and Uncle Buck?

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  1. Shivvy

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    https://www.yahoo.com/tv/roots-remake-a-go-at-history-a-e-lifetime-117785850900.html

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    By Lesley Goldberg

    Will Packer will executive produce alongside original cast member LeVar Burton.

    It’s official: Roots is returning to television.

    One of TV’s most successful miniseries will get the remake treatment and air across corporate siblings History, A&E and Lifetime, the companies announced Thursday.

    Will Packer (Ride Along) is set to executive produce alongside original Roots star LeVar Burton, who will co-exec produce.MarkWolper will also serve as an EP on the A+E Studios production in association with Mark Toberoff and The Wolper Organization.

    The miniseries will air in 2016.

    Read more ‘Roots’ Remake in the Works at History

    News of the remake first surfaced in November, with History plotting an eight-hour mini based on the 1977 entry. Wolper’s father, David L. Wolper, exec produced the original 12-hour mini. The original mini – which aired on ABC in January 1977 – earned a whopping 37 Emmy nominations, taking home nine including best limited series and wins for Ed Asner (supporting actor) and Quincy Jones (music).

    For History, the Roots mini comes as the network continues to ramp up its original scripted programming on the back of critical and ratings success with its longform fare, including The Bible and Hatfields & McCoys, the latter of which shattered network records during its three-day run last year.

    Lawrence Konner (Boardwalk Empire), Mark Rosenthal (Mona Lisa Smile), Alison McDonald (Nurse Jackie) andCharles Murray (Sons of Anarchy) will pen the new Roots. Vickie Thomas (Hateful Eight) is the casting director.Roots will be an original, contemporary production, incorporating more material from Alex Haley’s novel,Roots: The Saga of an American Family, as well as carefully researched new scholarship of the time.
    The networks note that they’re working with prominent historians in the fields of African and African-American history, as well as diverse leaders from across the country, to use Roots to stimulate discussion and awareness about the origin story that informs American culture today.

    For Packer, the news comes as his all-black version of John Hughes’Uncle Buck is heating up for a series order at ABC.
     
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    1st of all, Roots is awesome all on its own. did something in history change that they need to remake it?

    and why an all black Uncle Buck? Hollywood has run out of ideas
     
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    who's gonna star as kunte kinte?


    I say Terrell Owens :grad:
     
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    Kevin Hart
     
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    I like having a Black everything! Fuck it....

    Let Black Annie open the floodgates for black Top Gun, black Diehard, black Caddyshack, black back to the Future...
     
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    The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice.
     
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    CGI for more graphic nig ger whipping?

    Did you see the remake of the Honeybooners :facepalm:

    Hollywood has done shit themselves
     
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    :jj:

    im picturing what all those movies would look like
     
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    Can white people start remaking the Madea movies or would that be racist? :bigthink:
     
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    Because we have to have a major production about slavery/racism every few months to keep it on the front burner. Just like there's a new nazi movie every few months.

    Making a movie about how blacks have enslaved more people in history than any other race would be considered racist, even though it's factual.
     
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    And what black actor could possibly hold John Candy's jock? Cedric the entertainer, Tyler Perry? Ridiculous.
     
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    Have to keep those white people feeling guilty.
     
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    It's very effective, Caucasian is the only race that does not seem to care if it ceases to exist anymore.
     
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    maybe Eddie Murphy can break out the old fat suit
     
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    How about:

    Black Fight Club

    Black Twilight

    Black Boyhood

    Black Goodfellas

    Black any Woody Allen movie

    Black JAWS



    I can't fucking wait
     
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    Black Goonies :cheer:
     
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    All John Hughes movies should be Black'd


    Ferris Bueller
    Breakfast Club
    Sixteen Candles etc
     
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    Can't wait for Steve Harvey to re-do this scene:

     
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