I was reading an article earlier today about writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan signing on to write a new HALLOWEEN film. They're good writers and I have complete faith in them... however the following phrase in the article troubled me....
"it’s not a remake, not a reboot, and not a reimagining. One source said the project is a “recalibration.”"
.... so does that mean that "RECALIBRATION" is going to be the new Hollywood go-to word? Are they about to ditch the "remakes" and "reboots" in favour of a new "recalibration" trend? And how many classic franchises will they "recalibrate"? It sounds ominous to me. We can only pray that Michael Bay doesn't read this article and get any bright ideas. And what exactly IS a "recalibration" anyway? If a reboot is a reimaging and a remake is a re-do then where does that leave things? Obviously anyone with a brain will know that a "recalibration" is just another way of saying "reboot" but because it's an entirely different word Hollywood will exploit the shit out of it and assume us all to be monkeys.
And if a "recalibration" isn't a reboot then what the fuck is it?