My friend Lou, an ardent science fiction fan, alerted me to the fact that a remake of the 1973 Charleton Heston film “Soylent Green” is in the works. This is a movie about a bleak future where the main food is a dollop a day of drab protein called Soylent Green. The movie ends with Chuck’s disturbing discovery that “Soylent Green is people!”
Given that the success of “Soylent Green” was based upon this twist ending, and since everyone already knows that “Soylent Green is people!” Lou and I have been pondering how the new film might add its own twist. We figure the new surprise discovery (probably shouted by Will Smith) will be, “Soylent Green is free-range, organically grown people!”
Or maybe not.