Originally posted by junglegirl
It's true - It is hard to believe that there isnt enough creativity to come up with a new idea for a movie - somone was just like lets do CBML with black people and change a few things - people get paid way to much money for doing nothing
But that's the thing. Most black audiences have never seen CBML, so to them it's new, and that's what studios are gambling on.
Think about Die Hard and how many different variations it's been done to death:
Under Seige (Die Hard on a boat)
Passenger 57 (Black Die Hard on a plane)
Under Siege 2 (Die Hard on a train)
Cliffhanger (Die Hard on a Mountain)
Treed Murray (Die Hard in a tree)
there are tons of others, but the studios like to target enthicities to see if there's a market for it, as enthic audiences tend to respond well to seeing a person of their own race in the lead. Doesn't matter if it's been done before, they'll do it again, and again and again.