Tom Hiddleston & Benedict Cumberbatch Should Remake & Star In These 7 Projects
Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch haven't been in a movie together since their War Horse days, and it's about time that changed. They are two of the most delightful, handsome, charismatic, handsome, professional, classically trained... and handsome gentlemen working in Hollywood today. Even with Hiddleston playing Loki in the Avengers movies and Cumberbatch playing Khan in Star Trek Into Darkness, audiences couldn't help but fall in love with them. So, while we've already made our arguments clear as to why these two should join forces once again, we're here to make Hollywood's job just one step easier: Tom Hiddleston and Benedict Cumberbatch should remake some movies.
As you know, movie remakes are all the rage. Bridesmaids director Paul Feig is remaking Ghostbusters with an all-female lead cast, Chronicle director Josh Trank already remade Fantastic Four for this year, we saw the first trailer for the Poltergeist remake a while ago, Boardwalk Empire's Jack Huston just landed the lead role in The Crow remake, and those are just a few that are making headlines. With all this effort into updating classics for newer generations, there are a few that would draw less aggression from the movie-loving community if, somehow, both of our pretend boyfriends made it to the top of the casting rosters for some of these projects. I'll even pick them out for you, Hollywood...
1. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Hiddleston and Cumberbatch are extraordinary gentlemen in their own right, so it'd be damn near poetic if the two starred in a remake of the bomb that was this graphic novel adaptation. Although, casting the duo, even in a hypothetical remake, wouldn't mean that the film was destined for greatness. The 2003 movie starred Sean Connery in the lead role, but it still sucked. I still can't deny that I would like to see Hiddleston as Dorian Gray and Cumberbatch as Dr. Jekyll.
2. A Midsummer Night's Dream
Shakespeare's works would benefit from a double dose of these high-caliber stars. Hiddleston has played the title role in a stage adaptation of Henry IV, as well as Henry V in a TV movie adaptation. As for Cumberbatch, he played Richard III in a BBC iteration of the play, as well as the network's Henry VI, Part II. He has also been featured in stage productions of Romeo & Juliet, Love's Labour's Lost and — what do you know it — A Midsummer Night's Dream. I can see both he and Hiddleston in the roles of Demetrius and Lysander.
3. Robin Hood
There's a new Robin Hood movie already in the works! Lionsgate recently announced it'll distribute Robin Hood: Origins , which is exactly as it sounds. Before the studio starts casting this pic, though, they should really consider Hiddleston and Cumberbatch. Both are insanely busy actors — Huddleston as Guillermo del Toro's horror story Crimson Peak and the new King Kong prequel, while Cumberbatch has his Sherlock and Doctor Strange duties to think about -- but it would be priceless to see either of them as the bandit of Sherwood Forest and Little John.
4. Lethal Weapon
I'm only 75 percent joking on this one, but there'd be insane laughs to be had all around if Loki and Sherlock suited up for some buddy-cop action. Cumberbatch could be free to let his freak flag fly as the crazier Martin Riggs (played by Mel Gibson in the original films), while Hiddleston could be as snarky as he wanted as Roger Murtaugh (played by Danny Glover). The U.S. is always making worse remakes of British films, so it's time for the U.K. to return the favor.
5. Some Like It Hot
What do you think of this? I can't tell if this is the worst or absolute best idea I've had while daydreaming. Can you imagine Hiddleston and Cumberbatch dressing in drag as they play two musicians on the run from the mob after they witness a murder? I don't know about you, but I would pay to see these gents wear dresses. Cumberbatch has already played a gay man on screen in The Imitation Game , and both he and Hiddleston have a barrage of gay fans. So they shouldn't feel uncomfortable wearing dresses. Although, even I have to admit that their careers would have to take simultaneous turns for the worse if they were to appear in something like a Some Like It Hot remake.
6. Interview with the Vampire
It's really only a matter of time before some Hollywood screenwriter or executive rolls over in the midst of their coke binge and starts writing a pitch for a remake of the classic Tom Cruise-Brad Pitt vampire movie. Some things should remain sacred, but Lord knows that's not true anymore, otherwise we wouldn't have seen another Footloose or Tim Burton's bizarre Planet of the Apes. But if any two gents can do it some good, it's Hiddlebatch. (Trying to see if that one will stick.) Tom already has experience playing a vampire in Only Lovers Left Alive.
7. True Detective
Did someone just tweet #TrueDetectiveSeason3? I know this isn't a movie, but HBO's hit continuing miniseries is cinematic enough to warrant the talents of Hiddleston and Cumberbatch. Season 2 is already cast with Colin Ferrell, Taylor Kitsch and Vince Vaughn, but there's always a potential third season to think about. This next run will ultimately prove whether the first season's success was just a fluke, or whether binge-watchers are actually obsessed as they claim to be over this drama. If it's the latter, then I'm starting the campaign for these two right now.
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