Is America Ready for a Baby Jane Remake?

babyjane002 Is America Ready for a <em>Baby Jane</em> Remake? News from Comic-Con that has next to nothing to do with comics, though it is comic in the “broadly humorous” sense: Apparently director Walter Hill is at work with Warner Bros. on a remake of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, the sixties Grand Guignol freakout wherein Baby Jane torments her sweet, paralyzed sister. The Baby Jane role won Bette Davis an Oscar nomination–perhaps in tribute to the movie’s real-life valences, as she and co-star Joan Crawford had a fiery rivalry throughout their careers. For the 2010s version, may we suggest two hours of Glenn Close torturing Meryl Streep?