News The REMAKE Thread

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  1. Doctor Omega

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    They never stop.....


    But can you predict what the next remake will be, before it is announced?

    You will probably improve your odds of winning if you pick films least needing a makeover....

    If you win you receive a genuine, vintage Marvel Comics No Prize. :emoji_confused:

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    Fed up of remakes? Pop over to The Sequel Thread....

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/the-sequel-thread.3246/

    And watch your brain turn to jelly.
     
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    Just to keep people up to speed, the following are already in the works and can be happily (or perhaps unhappily) be eliminated from the betting.... :emoji_alien:

    THE BLOB

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/the-blob-in-development.2650/


    THE FLY

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/the-fly-remake-in-development.1466/

    OVERBOARD

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/overboard-remake-2018-april-20th.2642/


    DUMBO

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/dumbo-2019-29th-march.1963/


    THE LION KING


    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/the-lion-king-live-action-remake-in-preperation.1474/


    FAHRENHEIT 451

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/fahrenheit-451-in-development.2760/


    DEATH WISH

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/death-wish-remake-2017-nov-22nd.3085/


    PAPILLON

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/papillon-remake-in-production.2137/


    DORIAN GRAY

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/dorian-gray-remake-announced.3139/


    LICENCE TO DRIVE

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/licence-to-drive-remake-announced.3140/


    NOSFERATU

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/nosferatu-remake-announced.3142/


    FANTASTIC VOYAGE

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/fantastic-voyage-remake-in-pre-production.3130/


    TERMINATOR REBOOT TRILOGY

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/terminator-reboot-trilogy-in-development.458/


    CANNONBALL RUN

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/cannonball-run-reboot-announced.2780/


    LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/little-shop-of-horrors-remake-in-development.3069/


    ALIEN NATION

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/alien-nation-remake-in-development.3072/


    SPAWN

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/spawn-reboot-announced.3055/


    VAN HELSING

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/van-helsing-remake-in-development.3041/


    FRANKENSTEIN

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/the-frankenstein-monster-announced.2511/


    THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/the-bride-of-frankenstein-2019-feb-14th.2539/


    INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/invasion-of-the-body-snatchers-remake-announced.3022/


    RAMBO

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/rambo-remake-in-preperation.2574/


    AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/an-american-werewolf-in-london-remake-in-preperation.2953/


    TWILIGHT ZONE MOVIE

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/twilight-zone-movie-in-pre-production.2856/


    DUNE

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/dune-reboot-confirmed.1855/


    RESIDENT EVIL FRANCHISE REBOOT

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/“resident-evil”-franchise-to-be-rebooted.2517/


    PINNOCHIO (Two separate live action remakes)

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/two-live-action-pinocchios-disney-warner-in-development.2547/


    THE INVISIBLE MAN

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/the-invisible-man-announced.2542/


    THE BIRDS-TV

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/the-birds-new-bbc-adaption-announced.3131/


    WAR OF THE WORLDS-TV

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/bbcs-new-victorian-era-war-of-the-worlds.2406/


    FIRESTARTER

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/firestarter-remake-announced.2383/


    THE CROW

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/the-crow-reborn-in-development.2371/


    THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/battle-of-britain-movie-in-development-by-ridley-scott.2022/


    MATRIX FRANCHISE REBOOT

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/the-matrix-reboot-announced.1458/


    ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/escape-from-new-york-remake-announced.1804/


    KING KONG VS GODZILLA

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/godzilla-vs-kong-2020-may-22nd.1053/


    ALADDIN-LIVE ACTION

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/aladdin-disney-live-action-version-in-development.2746/


    FLATLINERS

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/flatliners-2017-sept-29th.1202/


    JUNGLE BOOK-Andy Serkis Version: Not Disney

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/jungle-book-origins-2018-oct-19th.2770/


    HALLOWEEN

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/halloween-2018-october-18th-2018.1057/


    TOMB RAIDER

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/tomb-raider-2018-march-16th.997/


    SCARFACE

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/scarface-remake-2018-august-10th.229/


    JUMANJI

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/jumanji-2017-dec-22nd.1059/


    A STAR IS BORN

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/a-star-is-born-2018-sept-28th-2018.1005/


    THE LITTLE MERMAID: Live action, not Disney.

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/the-little-mermaid-2017-no-release-date-yet.1559/


    JOURNEY'S END

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/journeys-end-2017.1473/


    ROBIN HOOD

    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/robin-hood-2018-sept-21st.455/


    KNIGHT RIDER MOVIE REBOOT


    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/knight-rider-movie-in-preperation.3166/



    GALAXY QUEST: TV Series "Re-imagining"


    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/galaxy-quest-tv-series-in-preperation.3132/



    STEPHEN KING'S IT


    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/it-part-1–the-losers-club-2017-sept-8th.1082/


    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/it-part-2-in-development.2677/



    TWILIGHT ZONE MOVIE


    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/twilight-zone-movie-in-pre-production.2856/



    CLEOPATRA: tv show


    https://www.imdforums.com/threads/cleopatra-in-development.2595/


    Also, it seems that Spielberg films are immune from being remade, so I think we can eliminate JAWS, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS and E.T. etc .:emoji_alien:
     
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    I'll opt for...

    BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID...

    I've always enjoyed the film and I expect it's now long overdue for someone to come along and fuck up its legacy with an inappropriate remake / reboot...

    And...

    SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT...

    Same reasoning as above.
     
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    I, also, am going to opt for 2 possible titles.....

    COOL HAND LUKE
    DIRTY HARRY


    Simply based on the logic that neither of them needs remaking: ergo they will be. :emoji_alien:
     
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    The best thing about remakes is that you don't have to acknowledge or watch them.

    Just re-watch the original.
     
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    After The Evil Dead got a remake, I kept waiting for someone to pop up announcing a more brutal remake of Army Of Darkness, in that Zack Snyder way of remaking Dawn Of The Dead as a stand alone film. Here, Ash is less self-absorbed buffoon and instead Navy SEAL Dwayne Johnson sent back in time to defeat the forces of evil.

    Actually, I would probably watch that. Damn it!
     
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    Im expecting a Harry Potter series in the future.
     
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    Yes, it seems a logical move at some point. And their justification would be that they could finally include all the bits that were cut out of the books in the movie adaptions. One season per book, presumably.
     
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    It seems that Forbidden Planet has been considered, more than once.....


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    In 1997, they started working on a remake - and there are designs from it - but it never took off.

    Concept Art for the Forbidden Planet Remake That Never Was

    Also, James Cameron was talking about it in 2010 and J. Michael Straczynski wrote the script but instead of writing a direct remake he wrote a prequel that would set the groundwork for a franchise.

    It seems to have never gotten further than the script and idea stage.

    Script Review: Forbidden Planet Could Be James Cameron's Next



    And that is it so far, it seems.
     
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    Indeed.
    Its been a trend to turn books into series instead of movies.
     
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    I read about this yesterday. First off, it is being written by two men, so I fail to see how they can write from the female perspective. Second, while the book is an allegory for societal breakdown in crises, it also reflects how specifically males react to such a crisis. The testosterone-driven attempt to become the alpha in the situation, which is what drives the group of young men in this narrative. I feel like the writers failed to take in what the book was actually about, and are simply writing it in the attempt to garner the female audience. That's not writing for the demographic, that's being lazy.
     
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    I am curious about another Lord Of The Flies remake. I wonder how they will change this story, now it's about a group of girls.
    Woman are different from men, but put a bunch of us together in one place and there will be a hierarchy struggle. It's just that females go about it in a different way.
     
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    Yes, with females the whole story would play out differently. Awful idea.
     
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    #17 Doctor Omega, Sep 4, 2017
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    I loved He-Man growing up. So I am curious about it.
     
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