The only way film snobs would be okay with Hollywood remaking 1967’s Bonnie and Clyde would be to make the exact same movie with the original stars, Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty. But since we all know what can happen when those two get together, that’s probably not a great idea. Instead, Variety is reporting that a new Bonnie and Clyde is in the works starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Jack O’Connell.
This new take will be called Love Is a Gun, and will based off the book Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde. It will begin production in 2019, and will be directed by Kiké Maillo. The screenplay of Love Is a Gun has been written by the co-screenwriter of Up in the Air, Sheldon Turner. The producers said this about their remake:
“We are excited to reintroduce the iconic story of Bonnie and Clyde. Their story remains ubiquitous in popular culture across the globe, yet few in this generation know the details of their intimate love affair and the circumstances that led to their notorious crime spree that captured the imagination of the world in their time. Kike, Chloe and Jack are completely in sync about the character-driven approach we will be taking, and we feel lucky to have a creative team of this high caliber leading us forward.”
Reintroduce? There’s been numerous updated versions. Like the song ’03 Bonnie & Clyde by Jay-Z and Beyoncé. Or Ronnie & Clyde by Rihanna and Shy Ronnie. Or the Bonnie and Clyde movie starring Hilary Duff that was scrapped a couple years ago.
Even though this Bonnie and Clyde will pretty much be the same as every Bonnie and Clyde before it, at least the filmmakers aren’t also updating it for this generation. Because lord help the audience that has to sit through watching Chloe Grace and Jack as Bella and Chad trying to scam money for Post Malone concert tickets through various GoFundMe scams.