On Recasting Remington Steele

As I mentioned a few months ago, Pierce Brosnan has expressed an interest in reviving Remington Steele, the 1980s mystery-comedy television series that provided his breakout role, as a feature film. Some reports, though, indicate that Brosnan has no interest in reprising his role of the mysterious Mr. Steele, but would recast the roles of Steele and Laura Holt, the brains of the Remington Steele Detective Agency. While I’m not exactly keen on the idea of recasting, I admit there’s probably a better chance of drawing a decent box office with newer, younger leads.

So, Allyn’s dream casting for a Remington Steele revival?

Rachel Weisz as Laura Holt. Clive Owen as Remington Steele.

I don’t think anyone could better that. Except, of course, for getting Brosnan and Stephanie Zimbalist back. 😉

In the meantime, take a look at Steele Here, a blog devoted to Remington Steele-related blatherings. That’s the magic of the Internet, that somewhere someone is fan enough of something to want to say what they feel needs to be said.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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