It is true that Hollywood's interest filming sequels and remakes is nothing new—one need look no further than Rocky, Star Wars, and The Godfather for proof. But in today's action-fixated environment, says Turman, the famous mafia trilogy might have looked a bit different.
"Doing that today they'd probably spice it up with having Spiderman visit them or something," he says.
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