The Truman Show reboot concept would make sense in today's world where everyone has their own Truman-style reality show.
We've got to admit it. The Truman Show has to be one of our all-time favorite films. The 1998 Jim Carrey-starrer was based on an incredible concept. The story revolved around protagonist Truman Burbank, a man raised from birth by a corporation with every moment of his life captured for a global reality TV series, reports Movie Web.For those of you who haven't watched the film, go and watch it right now! Come back and read the rest of this article. We don't want to give out any spoilers. Fans, go ahead. When Truman realizes that the world he lives in isn't real he manages to leave the set and we see him in the final scene, ready to enter the real world.
Now, we know Jim Carrey is currently promoting the film Sonic the Hedgehog where he plays the villainous Dr. Robotnik. In an interview with Collider, when asked which one of his classic movies from the '90s would be the first to be remade in today's era of reboots, he picked The Truman Show which was directed by Peter Weir. He said, "I think Truman Show is something that exists on a micro level now. You know, it was kind of a story about that on a macro level. But now everybody has a subscriber channel, and everybody has their own little Truman Show world, so there's something to be had there."
Makes sense doesn't it? Everyone is living their lives in a virtual space now. What really is their reality? The world online or the world outside? Watching Truman's character oblivious to his reality made our hearts ache, but are we in the same predicament? And when Truman finally realizes that his world is fake and steps out into one that is real, what would his life become? Whatever happened to him? Carrey gives us his insight on the matter, saying, "I often think and am asked about what I think would've happened to Truman when he goes outside the wall. And it took me a while to realize that basically, he was alone out there too because everybody went back inside. They all wanted to be in the dome."
@netflix a great idea of for a new series would be a 6 part episode series based on a sequel to the Truman show, showing @JimCarrey living life outside in the real world and being all messed up you know?— Daniel James McFee (@theSteelkid) January 26, 2020
Wow, that got dark. But hauntingly seems true? Living in ignorance is blissful? The real world can be a harsh, dark, and scary place. But do we find solace in knowing that it's real at least? That's some deep sh*t to think about. Perhaps it's best we don't get a sequel after all. The truth is scary. For now, we can watch Carrey as Dr. Robotnik in Sonic the Hedgehog when it hits theaters on Feb. 14. A lighter watch, yes. But why is it that now we're secretly hoping for a dark Truman sequel with Carrey in it already?
I want a Truman Show sequel with Jim Carrey right now. Where he's living in fame he doesn't want and dealing with that. He's already sort of method acting it.— Shyguy (@ProfessorShyguy) December 29, 2017