First of all, it should be completely appalling to you that Justin Bieber wants to remake any movie at all. Do you remember his work on CSI? It wasn’t that good, and he was just a guest star on a television show. Can you imagine how completely awful he would be as the star in a full-length film? It would be nearly unbearable (Never Say Never doesn’t count).
Second of all, it should be completely appalling to you when you find out which movie it is that The Biebz wants to remake. Are you ready for it?
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Our source would like to remain anonymous for now, as he is still working next to the singer, but we’ve been told that Bieber has been mulling over a number of feature ideas, and instead of looking to someone like Britney Spears for guidance in this department, he is looking to build off the career model of teeny bopper/rapper-turned-Oscar nominated actor Mark Wahlberg. And while Renaissance Man and The Basketball Diaries came first on his resume, its Marky Mark’s dark R rated thriller Fear that has caught the attention of Justin Bieber.
There are currently no plans to remake Fear, released by Universal Pictures in 1996. But Justin Bieber is rumored to be obsessed with the movie, which finds Mark Wahlberg playing the psychotic boyfriend of Reese Witherspoon, who torments both her and her family. Throughout the course of its runtime, his David McCall rapes a young woman played by Alyssa Milano, beheads a beloved family pet, carves tattoos into his chest, breaks the neck of a family friend, beats himself up, and threatens to shoot Justin Bieber’s CSI: Crime Scene Investigation co-starWilliam Petersen (see the connection there?) point blank in the top of the head. Not to mention the most iconic scene, where he fingers Reese on a roller coaster to the tune of The Sunday’s “Wild Horses.”
Justin Bieber is said to be eyeing the role in a proposed remake, hoping that it will give his image and career the same edge it gave Mark Wahlberg back in 1996, a time when most thought of the actor as a one hit wonder who would quietly disappear. Mark Wahlberg was 25 at the time he made Fear. Justin Bieber will turn 18 this March.
It is believed that Justin Bieber will pursue the rights to remaking Fear, using the film as his launching board into feature film acting. Though, its being speculated that this new Fear will most likely be tamed down for a PG-13 rating, and that it will closely resemble the thrillers and remakes currently being produced by Sony’s Screen Gems division.
While this isn’t any official news, it’s so easy to see Justin Bieber pulling this move, isn’t it? If you’ll recall, he’s in that rebellious phase where he gets tattoos and dyes his hair. The next logical step is to star in a film in which he would play a complete psychopath.
Do you think Selena Gomez would take Reese Witherspoon’s role?