I'm jazzed about the remake. I still can't view the trailer, but it's great how seriously and how affectionately they're taking the whole project. I'm down with anyone who's down with Ed Wood and Bela Lugosi.
Funny little story: Back when Tim Burton's Ed Wood
came out, I was called upon to give my picks for who would take home an Academy Award that year in the various catagories. When the topic turned to Best Supporting Actor, I didn't hesitate to name Martin Landau as Bela Lugosi. My brother (and several other people I know) practically ridiculed me, assured in their apparently superior knowledge of cinema that Samuel L. Jackson was a dead lock to win the award for his role as Jules in Pulp Fiction
. I leveled a gaze at these people and told them directly that, although I'm not really a fan (I prefer Karloff), I know something about Bela Lugosi, having seen the man in action, and that Martin Landau was
Lugosi in that film.
Oh yes, I did enjoy that satisfying moment when Landau won.