So why should we hold out any hope for this new treatment? MTV chatted to the screenwriter, Justin Marks, to discover what’s good about it all:
Marks calls the movie a re-invention, explaining it as similar to (as
Latino Review’s El Mayimbe compared it to in his script review) a “Batman Begins-ification” where a character/franchise is completely done over in a much more realistic, much less cheesy way.
So while chatting about this possibility to Faranaaz last night, she commented: “I don’t know how they’re going to get past the cheesiness of the fuzzy loincloth…”
Good point there.