Those itching for the next Coen brother’s movie your wish has been granted. As of mid-October, Lebowski fans around the world can unite in global ‘Dudeness’ as a sequel to the late 90’s cult classic has finally been announced.
Whether you’ve overheard it in conversation or know every punch line to the jokes, everyone has pretty much heard of The Big Lebowski and ‘The Dude’ made popular by American actor, Jeff Bridges. Close to a decade from the first film, almost all the original cast are back. All but Donny (Steve Buscemi) of course.. “Good night sweet prince!”
Julianne Moore returns as Maude Lewbowski along with Jeff Bridges as The Dude and his fellow bowling partner Walter Sobchak played by John Goodman. There are some interesting additions to the cast, including actor/comedian Bill Murray as The Dude’s estranged brother.
Anyone that’s seen other remakes of late (Dumb and Dumber 2), may be skeptical about adding a sequel to an already amazing movie. Gwen Hawkins, a film critic with The Guardian is in the same boat, thinking a remake is a bad idea.
In an interview with NBC News, Hawkins said, “Why ruin a good thing? While the Coen brothers have proven competent in bringing remakes to the screen with material like “True Grit,” their attempt to rejuvenate a cult-classic like The Big Lebowski is more of a gutter-ball than good comedy. The hijinks from the original, the random plots, the bowling, the psychedelic trips, will feel tired and derivative when injected into this upcoming sequel. We’ve come to expect great things from the Coen brothers, but I just can’t see this being one of them.”
Hawkins provides a valid point, however New York Times film critic, Andrea Engelsberg disagrees.
“I’m so thrilled this project is finally happening. With a movie by the extremely talented Ethan Coen and Joel Coen you just can’t go wrong. This is definitely at the top of my list for most anticipated upcoming movies.”
Either way, strikes or gutters, fans are going to be stirring White Russians and listening to old tape decks of Creedence waiting for the release of The Big Lewbowski 2 scheduled to be in theaters in the Spring of 2017.
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