That was actually my concern about this issue and that the original 1959 motion picture was perfect! There will be lots of other great rolls coming forth for Tom I’m sure! and as always he seems to have made another wise career decision.
I think he has a great one already coming at us. I know folks are very focused on “I Saw the Light” right now, but I think folks who are currently not fans or only know him from the Thor films will be impressed especially by “High Rise” which seems to have all the makings of a good book-to-film adaptation. Smaller film? Yes, but I still think it will be better received and better for his career in the long run.
(What do other folks think in light of the recent news that Tom won’t be in this newest version?)
It’s a tough one to beat. For folks that may not know, the well-known Ben-Hur from 1959 with Charlton Heston was actually a second remake. The first film adaptation of the book was actually in 1907 (a silent film), the 1st remake was in 1925 (another silent film), then the second remake (the one most people know of) came along in 1959. Also for those paying at home, there was a TV mini-series of Ben-Hur out in 2010. So this one coming up (if you count the movies and the TV series) is actually the fourth remake of this book. Wow.
Welp, what do other folks think in light of the recent news that Tom won’t be in this newest version?