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Top ten reasons Bullitt should not be remade 

[Cross-posted] I read some disturbing news: is thinking of remaking , one of my all-time favourite films, and putting into the role.
   I don’t have much against . I am looking forward to Life on Mars set in Los Angeles, unlike a lot of my Brit friends who have not been this aghast since the Germans bought Rolls-Royce. I even went to see 2003’s The Italian Job set in Los Angeles, and told my Brit friends who had not been that aghast since the Germans bought Bentley.
   But Bullitt?
   I’ve nothing personal against Brad. I like the social causes the bloke is getting into. But even he must be smart enough to know that there will be a certain proportion of Earth’s male population who think that this is sacrilege. We are talking Holy Grail stuff here. And there are more reasons against this idea.
   10. Most straight men (and let’s face it, most gay men) would prefer in the role.
   9. The bad guys will not look as menacing in a 2008 Dodge Charger.
   8. You cannot re-create the scene where drives Steve McQueen back into the City on 101 because they would be stuck in gridlock.
   7. Because of his personal interests, Brad would spend too much time filming the architects’ office scene.
   6. The crew would be distracted when comes to visit on set.
   5. Bullitt and Delgetti would be arrested as terror suspects at Airport for leaving their car and running inside.
   4. That annoying creaking sound heard on the soundtrack (it’s the noise of Steve McQueen turning in his grave).
   3. ‘Hotel Daniels’ on Embarcadero is now the site of the HQ for , and it would be seriously bad publicity to kill the witness there.
   2. The serious risk that Robert Vaughn’s character will be played by as a Scientologist seeking respectability.
   1. No dude who has worn a skirt (Troy) can replace Steve McQueen.
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Steve was a "one-off". There will be no Steve again. But if there has to be, Daniel is definitely our man. But if Brad ( oh god ) has to be in Bullitt, then let Daniel play Steve in a bio. Those 2 cud have been brothers when it comes to looks. And they both had/have so much talent.  
Well said, Anonymous. I hope that the remake does not happen. I don’t mind seeing Le Mans redone, just not Bullitt. I even gritted my teeth for The Thomas Crown Affair.  
I agree on all counts, some things should just be left alone.  
Nice to hear from you, Blackops, and thank you.  
Just browsing the internet, very, very interesting blog.  
Mr Sirmans, your blog ain’t half bad, either. Thank you for stopping by.  
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