Who actually thought this was the right way to go?
Full disclosure, I am a devout fan of the 1950 Cyrano De Bergerac starring Jose Ferrer. I believe no other version or attempt can improve on that on. And I am sorry to say this is possibly one of the stupidest ideas for a remake ever made?
“But Miguel, you don’t think Mini-Cyr can love a woman like her and his love corresponded?” Of course it can happen, hell, I dare you to Google Midget Porn and start there. But the original play by Edmond Rostand. and subsequent movies (Not Steve Martin’s, that does not even qualify) Cyrano is portrayed as a warrior who has been in great many battles, killed many men and carry the scars to prove it. There is no way I can suspend my disbelief in such a monumental amount as to swallow that Mini Cyr just did not get punted to the sidelines after the first encounter with the enemy in those days of close contact fights. In God’s name, the only thing that needs to happen is to have somebody trip and fall on top of him to kill him.
But hey, wokeness must prevail. Anyway, it is their money to lose.
PS: Can we have a remake of The Color Purple starring Rebel Wilson or how about Mandigo starring Justin Beiber?