April 2011 - George Lucas announces plans to reboot the Star Wars franchise with a new version of A New Hope.
Lucas promises that this will be a new vision recognising the enormous strides made in technology: 3D, extensive use of synthespians and a host of old and new characters.
The Internet immediately goes into meltdown, with Twitter's fail whale on active duty. Meanwhile new website dontrapeourchildhoodagain.com goes live with remarkable speed.
Yeah, after the initial "George Lucas sucks" stuff, the feature takes us through a timeline of the making of the Star Wars reboot, which is written by...JJ Abrams.
That's where I start to throw up a little in my mouth. I actually wouldn't be totally opposed to Abrams directing a Star Wars movie, but I sure as hell don't want him writing one. Ugh!
(Of course it's all an entertaining hypothetical exercise...but I don't want a reboot of Star Wars any more than I want the once-conceived sequel to Casablanca.)