SciFiWire is reporting that there will be a remake of the 1977 David Bowie film The Man Who Fell to Earth.

What the article does not say is that the movies are based on the fantastic book of the same name written by Walter Tevis. The book was outstanding. Maybe the remake is a good reason to re-read this classic as I always promised myself I would. I have only a vague recollection of the 1977 movie. I had a chance to see it a couple of years after its theatrical release but the character study aspect, if I recall, did not appeal to the false depiction of what I thought science fiction should be. (Thanks for nothing, George Lucas.) When I got older and wiser (I know I am getting older. I hope I am getting wiser.) I gave the original Tevis work a chance and absolutely loved it.

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