Happy Friday Meltingpot Readers,
Have you heard the news? Apparently Willow Smith -- daughter of mega-stars Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith -- will be following up her smash pop hit Whip My Hair with the starring role in a remake of Annie. Reportedly, the new colored version will star Willow, be produced by Will Smith and the new music for the movie will be produced by none other than Jay-Z. For the skinny on the rumors, follow this link.
Of course this announcement got me thinking of all the classic films I"d like to see remade with a more colorful cast. Top of my list would be The Sound of Music with a Black family. And I'd like Elton John and Jaz-Z to collaborate on the music. Next what I'd like to see is a movie version of the Bionic Woman and the Six Million Dollar Man, where Jamie Summers is Black and Steve Austin is Asian. And then I'd like to see West Side Story with real Latinos in the lead roles.
What about you dear readers. Any remakes you'd like to see in color?