Hollywood is in a creative slump. Not only that, but nobody goes to see Oscar-worthy films anymore, so the Academy has decided to create a brand-new category for the Academy Awards: Outstanding Popular Film. If that isn’t an acknowledgment that Hollywood is completely alienated from normal people, I don’t know what is. The film industry isn’t what it used to be. But the big studios can save it. There’s a way to bring everyone back together.
His name is Idris Elba.
First he played Roland the Gunslinger, even though he looked nothing like how the character was written. And now he’s being teased as potentially maybe possibly the next James Bond, even though he looks nothing like how the character was written. What this means is that Idris Elba, with his suave good looks and keen acting skills, can play anybody.
So while it may be a lot of work for Mr. Elba, I think Hollywood can survive, even thrive by putting him in every single movie they put out until he either collapses from exhaustion or we all stop going to the movies. Let’s see how this is going to look for this season’s upcoming films.
For remakes/reboots, nothing would be more fitting than a reboot of the heart-warming family film Mrs. Doubtfire, and who more than Idris Elba is qualified to play a man cross-dressing as his own children’s nanny?
If a more madcap-style comedy is your thing, we could definitely use a reboot of the hysterical classic Weekend at Bernie’s. You know who Bernie has to be.
And, for a serious biopic that’ll definitely show off Elba’s chops, Hollywood should definitely remake Milk.
The possibilities are only limited by Hollywood’s endless imagination!