Date: 16th October 2000
Director Mike Hodges has told the British online newsletter Ananova that he doesn't understand why his 1971 classic Get Carter was remade with Sylvester Stallone in the role played by Michael Caine in the original. (Caine has a cameo role in the remake.) "Unfortunately I couldn't stop them remaking it," Hodges said. "I don't know why they decided to remake it, for the amount of money spent on it they could have made plenty of original films."
The film flopped at the box office, earning only $6.7 million in its debut last week, sinking to $2.7 million this past weekend.
Source: Studio Briefing