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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2017 10:02 p.m. PST

Here are 124 new Hollywood remakes and reboots currently in the works:


Because, of course, more remakes and reboots is just what the public has been clamoring for all these years! And we all know that only money drives Hollywood, right? :)

So, if you want original movies, or if you want a remake that isn't ruined with loads of Hollywood's exhausting social messaging, you better make it yourself.


robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2017 4:17 a.m. PST

All in how you look at it, Dan. About three quarters of those originals were so bad that a remake can hardly be worse, and about a film in ten escapes the politics. Put them together, and there are potentially two or possibly three movies on that list of 124 which might be worth seeing. I don't have to watch the others.

And there's lots of good old stuff. I own a lot of it--CDs safe from Hollywood "editing"--and every now and then I find more. So far this year, there's been Yancy Derringer on DVD, J. Scott Smart as The Fat Man on YouTube and new episodes of Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce doing Holmes and Watson on radio drama as CDs. And the year isn't over yet!

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2017 4:33 a.m. PST

Oooo, those old CDs sound awesome.


Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2017 6:26 a.m. PST

I waiting for the trend of darker movie treatments of kids' shows from the 60's to move up to the 70's. Can't wait for darker revising of H.R. Pufnstuf and The Banana Splits.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member25 Sep 2017 7:55 a.m. PST

And the Bugaloos. It'll turn out all that so-called "cuteness " was pure deception--Joy was really a flying Ninja assassin.


"You'll knock 'em dead" had a coded meaning.

Ottoathome Inactive Member25 Sep 2017 8:20 a.m. PST

I briefly went through the list. Thankfully virtually all of them are already worthless dreck and not the good old movies that you want to watch.

Dunkirk was the first movie in 15 years to lure me out of the house. I can see that I can safely nap for the next 20.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2017 9:55 a.m. PST

The Birds raised an eyebrow…..but The Seven Samurai had me laugh out loud.

Should be good for DVD sales of the originals….

Dunkirk was a "re-imagined remake", of course.

attilathepun47 Inactive Member25 Sep 2017 10:42 a.m. PST

Well, that is certainly depressing--but not very surprising, given the way Hollywood has been operating for years. With a mere handful of exceptions, the originals weren't worth making in the first place, much less remaking. Even if I lived across the street from a movie theater, and somebody gave me a basket full of free tickets, I would not waste my time to see more than about four on this list. And I would still probably be disappointed in the result.

Cyrus the Great25 Sep 2017 11:26 a.m. PST

A few of the movies shouldn't be remade because the originals were so bad. A few are classics that don't need to be remade. A lot of those films I enjoyed the first time and I'll see the remakes on a case by case basis. I saw the remake of "It" and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I go to movies to be entertained, as long as I am, that's enough.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2017 9:04 p.m. PST

Maybe this time they will get Starship Troopers right, with suits and fights against the skinnies. A new Clue might be nice, if they use my version, Zombie Clue :)

Khusrau Inactive Member27 Sep 2017 3:06 a.m. PST

Actually, some of those desperately need a remake or to be sunk.. 'Toxic Avenger' really? but others could be terrific.

The reality is that for us old people – they remain the 'definitive' version, good, bad or indifferent, but most people under thirty (prime movie audiences), they have never seen them, or have seen bits on late night cable.

Quite a few of those have the potential to be really quite good, unfortunately, many I suspect will be the 'BluesBrothers 2000'.

Khusrau Inactive Member27 Sep 2017 3:07 a.m. PST

And please knock off the political comments about 'Hollywood social messaging' please. If I wanted cutting edge commentary on US politics, TMP would not be my medium of choice.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2017 3:14 a.m. PST

Lol. I'll cut it out when they do. And who said it was political? Because they always love to deny that it is. Or is that what you are making of it?

PS. You could always start your own discussions, and to make them as dispassionate, mechanical or sterile as you wish them to be. :)

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2017 6:50 a.m. PST

To be fair there are a lot on that list that are ripe for redoing – or redoing right.

In the era of Superhero films it's a shame there isn't a really good Green lantern film.

Highlander already ruined its own legacy with the sequels. The original Highlander I really liked when it came out, now it looks tired apart from the flashback sequences with Lambert/Connory.

A lot of the monster movies effectively were endless retellings already – and with the new Dark Universe franchise launched/almost sunk by The Mummy it was a sure thing that a slew of follow ons were at least being looked at.

Does the world need a comedy Shaft? I would have thought not. Logans Run as a franchise ? Again, it's a period piece SF film now. Maybe a new gritty version could work. The one that made me laugh the most though was :

League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen – "produced by John Davis, and he's promises a more "female-centric" take on the material for the upcoming reboot".

Did you spot the oxymoron ? grin

attilathepun47 Inactive Member27 Sep 2017 10:19 a.m. PST

Remember Dirk Benedict, who played Starbuck on the original "Battlestar Galactica" and Face on "The A-Team" back in the late 1970's and 1980's on television? Those roles notwithstanding, he's actually a very good actor and has some intellectual depth. Here's what he said in a recent interview in his college alumni bulletin:

"To be creative is to risk, with the possibility of failure. This makes Hollywood nervous. All those MBAs who run studios and networks want to run show business like McDonald's--eliminate risk. Everyone wants to eat a certain burger, see a certain film, not because it is the best, but because it is the thing to do. Start talking character, story, originality, and you see the look in their eyes. 'Get this guy out of the room.' Give them 'Charlie's Angels III' and they're happy."

He got tired of the whole thing and went back to his native Montana to raise a family decades ago.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP27 Sep 2017 2:39 p.m. PST

Hey Khusrau, still doubt me?

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Cyrus the Great27 Sep 2017 4:19 p.m. PST

I'm looking forward to the remake of "Death Wish". Why? Directed by Eli Roth!

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