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22nd February 2006 1:58  #1

simply-haley Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 163
Remakes You Hope Don't Happen!
Hey, whoa where have the ideas gone?! Well, before they do them, what remakes are you hoping they wont make?? Here's mine:

Jaws
The Breakfast Club
Pretty in Pink
Airplane
Breakfast at Tiffanys

thats all that comes to mind right now! tell me yours!

22nd February 2006 2:01  #2

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Wizard of Oz
Citizen Kane
Sound of Music
Ferris Bueller
Godfather


Pretty much no more remakes.

22nd February 2006 3:16  #3

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,474 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I'm pretty sure none of those films are in danger of being remade, guys. The only remake I have any interest in is Aja's Hill's Have Eyes remake. Any other recent remake is moot (even HHE is kind of moot), and not worthy of our attention. There are simply too many of them, especially in the horror field.

22nd February 2006 4:12  #4

captmarvel Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United States Posts: 101
Ishtar.

22nd February 2006 9:28  #5

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,120 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
I was listening to a commentary track last night and one of the participants raised a very valid point. Why spend so much time remaking the great film, when there are so many c**p ones that they haven't got right yet?

22nd February 2006 10:02  #6

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
The Evil Dead - Rami has a hard on for PG-13 horror films, and hearing that he's going to remake this film will be ruin this violent classic.

Predator - I read that they're going to remake this.  WHY???

22nd February 2006 10:12  #7

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,120 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
He's already remade Evil Dead - it's called Evil Dead 2! Fekkin' filmmakers are totally bereft of ideas...

22nd February 2006 12:19  #8

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Westworld

22nd February 2006 14:13  #9

Donnie_Darko Banned Join Date: January 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 352
stanton heck wrote: Westworld

Their remaking it with Arnold.

One film I would commit sucide if they remake is DONNIE DARKO

22nd February 2006 14:46  #10

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
captmarvel wrote: Ishtar.

This kind of feeds into Chris's post. As Ishtar is considered to be so bad, why not remake it? Even in some bad films, there are usually some good ideas. The hard part is identifying them and bringing them out. And keeping the authors/producers of the failed 'original' at bay when they sue you for plagarism, of course.

22nd February 2006 15:03  #11

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Casablanca.  Honestly, I heard once they were considering it, but I doubt that it would ever happen.

22nd February 2006 15:04  #12

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Chris wrote: I was listening to a commentary track last night and one of the participants raised a very valid point. Why spend so much time remaking the great film, when there are so many c**p ones that they haven't got right yet?

This worked for Ocean's Eleven.  The first movie was pretty c**ppy (at least for someone that didn't grow up with the Rat Pack).  I thought the remake was excellent, though Joe Average Moviegoer probably didn't know it was a remake.

22nd February 2006 17:07  #13

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
Has anyone seen the prequels?

22nd February 2006 18:32  #14

adam roddis Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 100
i hope they dont remake audition, if they did I would kill them lol

22nd February 2006 19:30  #15

Trap Door Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 250
Oldboy
Il Mare
Taxi Driver
Saturday Night Fever

They are already remaking the first two.

22nd February 2006 20:32  #16

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
Evil Dead II wasn't exactly a remake, the only reason they re-did the begining was because they didn't have the rights to use the clips for the first film.

22nd February 2006 20:55  #17

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
I know they are re-making "WestWorld" I just wish they woudn't.

22nd February 2006 22:11  #18

adam roddis Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 100
what! there remaking oldboy, god I hate them !!!! I am soooooo sick of these f**king cocksucking no idea move t****rs, they only remake foreign films because they think the mainstream audience are to dumb to read the subtitles lol

22nd February 2006 22:45  #19

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Dirty Harry

22nd February 2006 23:16  #20

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,474 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I hate to admit it, but I don't really have any problems with them remaking Westworld. I probably won't go see it, but it really doesn't bother me. In a way it was already remade as Jurrassic Park, you have to use your imagination, but there are some simularites, including the original author.

23rd February 2006 0:03  #21

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange"

23rd February 2006 1:18  #22

Darren Russell Member Join Date: June 2004 Location: United States Posts: 208
floyd dylan wrote: The Evil Dead - Rami has a hard on for PG-13 horror films, and hearing that he's going to remake this film will be ruin this violent classic.

Predator - I read that they're going to remake this.  WHY???


They're remaking Predator?  Where'd this tidbit of info come from?

23rd February 2006 3:14  #23

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
I know Bryan Singer is preparing a remake of "Logan's Run." After the release of "The Island," it isn't necessary.

23rd February 2006 5:28  #24

captmarvel Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United States Posts: 101
Donnie says that a remake of Westworld is in the works with Arnold.  Is he leaving politics and going back into the movies?  I thought that for the time being he was out of the game.

23rd February 2006 15:54  #25

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Capt,

I think the Arnold rumor is very old.  I remember hearing that he would remake Westword and Omega Man sometime ago (long before he became governor).  The Westworld remake is happening, but I haven't heard anything definite on casting yet.

23rd February 2006 18:10  #26

jaded25 Member Join Date: February 2006 Location: United States Posts: 39
Just seen that they are remaking Back to School, which was a classic film with a very funny rodney dangerfield, with cedric the entertainter playing the role that rodney played this is just a sin against hollywood. Cedric can be a little funny in certain roles but I'm not really a fan but come on your ruining a classic with a bad actor.

23rd February 2006 19:27  #27

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
The problem with remaking "The Honeymooners" or "Back To School" is that they were basically vehicles for both Jackie Gleason and Rodney Dangerfield. If you take either of those personalities out of the equation it just doesn't add up to much.

23rd February 2006 19:43  #28

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
They are also remaking Porky's.

23rd February 2006 19:46  #29

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,474 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I'm still laughing about someone calling Back to School a classic, and now you're brining up Porky's. Only room for improvement there. (Sorry, I'm just being a curl)

23rd February 2006 19:47  #30

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Well, it is a thread on remakes.  Not saying Porky's is a classic by a long shot (though I watched it recently and it still holds up quite well for what it was.)
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