Ask The Best And Brightest: Who's Number One With a Bullitt?

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

joemoc1 writes:

Should Hollywood decide to remake of Bullitt, who would play Frank Bullitt, and should they still still use a Mustang? A Bullitt Mustang? And would the bad guys still drive a black Dodge Charger?

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  • KixStart KixStart on Jul 22, 2009

    After further thought... How about Dwayne Johson (a/k/a The Rock) as Frank Bullitt? He certainly does at least a workmanlike job as an actor and I think this would play to his strengths. Another idea, Ben Browder of Farscape and Stargate SG-1. He could be quite good. timjz: "Viggo Mortensen..." Not a bad suggestion. I wish I had thought of him. I thought of Sean Bean, I'm thinking of "The Lord of the Rings," here, but too Irish. As others mentioned, Bullitt should be recognizably American. --- Jan Anderson: "Charger driver... seat belt..." Bullitt buckeled up first. After a stop, I think it was to make a phone call, Frank Bullitt got into his Mustang, looked thoughtfully at the Charger for a moment and buckled up. That's when we started expecting action. --- Overall, yeah, I think Hollywood would wreck it. But, looking back at the suggestions, I think we've got several good Americans who could play the part well and a couple of good ideas for baddies. Hollywood could do worse. And the chase scene is what the car guys remember but it was also a pretty good detective story.

  • Panzerfaust Panzerfaust on Jul 22, 2009

    Please, dear Lord no. I've watched Bullit dozens of times and still don't know what the plot is, and don't care; its about Steve McQueen, the king of cool driving a cool car in a wild chase scene. Over the years it has also become a period-piece slice of a not so long ago bygone America we will never get back. Its like watching an old super-8 movie of a family event you'd forgotten about, and realize what treasures you really had then. Watch how people can walk in and around a major airport in a pre-hijacking, pre-terrorism era. Look at the police station without a single computer in sight. No one chattering on cell phones. There is no way you can re-make this piece. I wish they wouldn't try. Rather La la land, look for something original-its called creativity remember?

  • B-Rad B-Rad on Jul 24, 2009

    If it was really going to be remade, and I think that's a BAD idea, I think the cars should be the same, just newer versions. They can't looked pimped out. The 2009 Bullitt Mustang would do, and then a stock body kit SRT8/ Mark Wahlberg would do OK as Bullitt, but Clive Owen would be my choice, accent or no.

  • Strippo Strippo on Jul 28, 2009

    None of the actors mentioned are Steve enough. Believe it or not, Wentworth Miller could probably pull it off. But the movie would ultimately look more like Fast and Furious than Ronin given current Hollywood values, and that would just be wrong. Maybe if Tarantino took it on it would be something worth seeing. I can't see anyone else doing anything worthwhile with it, though. A "faithful" remake just wouldn't work. The Steve-ness of it would have to be re-imagined somehow.