April 5, 2007, - 1:35 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Uh-oh. Hollywood powers that be plan to remake “The Hardy Boys.” Yet again.
The classic kids’ detective books about teen brothers Frank and Joe Hardy have been transformed onto TV and movie screens in various incarnations
since the 1950s.
But this time, guess whom they’ve chosen to play the sibling detectives? Not exactly a macho two-some: Tom Cruise and Ben Stiller (Owen Wilson was reportedly in the running, too). They’ll play “The Hardy Men” on the silver screen. Yuck.
I used to love watching that show as a young kid in the ’70s. I begged my parents to stay up to watch that and its companion Nancy Drew series on ABC. (A commenter says the show “Jumped the Shark” when David Gates and Bread appeared on the show.) But, now, come to think of it, the 1970s version wasn’t exactly very macho, either.
The girlie-man look really doesn’t stand the test of time. . .
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