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August 10, 2017
 

A Remake I’d Pay to See

Practically everything is being remade these days and when said remake is announced it is usually met with rage and derision however, sometimes there are certain movies which could use a redo if the original wasn’t particularly amazing. One of these is Thunder Warrior AKA Thunder which was actually a trilogy of films and were basically cheap Italian rip-offs of Rambo.

Thunder Warrior had Italian actor Mark Gregory in the lead role as a (not very) Native American named Thunder who returns home only to find that his ancestral burial ground is being destroyed by construction workers. He tries to put a stop to it, but the law is not only not on his side, but he is banished from town, beaten up, and left for dead. Now he wants his revenge…

The first movie was a thinly veiled remake of First Blood but I think you could do a blistering new version (how’s this for crazy) by actually having a Native American actor in the lead role! Maybe cast someone like Chaske Spencer or Forrest Goodluck as the lead.

The story would still be very relevant today especially if you watch the news and see how Native American girls have been disappearing or getting murdered and nobody seems to be doing anything about it. This could be incorporated into the story where you have Thunder investigating the murders and the local police feel threatened and go after him. I dunno, I’m making this up as I go along…

I just always thought the idea behind the Thunder Warrior movies was an interesting one and think there is a good movie waiting to get out from it.

So not only could you get a half decent remake but you could also get a trilogy too making a nice little franchise. Just make sure the posters are as awesome as the originals (see below).



About the Author

Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel

I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it’s a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.





 
 

 

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