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Remakes You Hope Don't Happen!

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24th February 2006 14:16  #31

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
Gabe Powers wrote: I'm still laughing about someone calling Back to School a classic...

When it comes to comedy, very few films are as consistently funny as "Back To School." I am not sure I would consider it a "classic," but it is one of Rodney Dangerfield's best on screen efforts. He always made me laugh before he even spoke.

24th February 2006 20:37  #32

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,468 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Well, it did feature an appearance by Oingo Boingo, and the bit with Kurt Vonnegut (sp?) is priceless. Ok, we can call it a classic if you guys'd like. Lord knows it's better than Porky's.

25th February 2006 18:51  #33

Darren Russell Member Join Date: June 2004 Location: United States Posts: 208
Adrian wrote: 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.


I thought Arnold backed out and Will Smith (oh god) was supposed to take his place for the Omega Man remake?

25th February 2006 18:54  #34

Darren Russell Member Join Date: June 2004 Location: United States Posts: 208
They should just leave Friday the 13th alone. not looking forward to that "re-envisioning" "remake" or whatever the hell Hollywood wants to call it these days!  
Also, I'm praying that they don't remake Halloween as I've been hearing in the past..that's one classic that holds up just fine!!

26th February 2006 10:41  #35

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Hasn't this thread been done before?
Maybe the studios should come up with - drum roll please - NEW IDEAS! Scary stuff... Shocked

26th February 2006 11:44  #36

Donnie_Darko Banned Join Date: January 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 352
Worst Nightmare wrote: Hasn't this thread been done before?
Maybe the studios should come up with - drum roll please - NEW IDEAS! Scary stuff... Shocked


wait till my films...

My Bigfoot Films Trilogy

Bigfoot (my Bigfoot slasher)

Legends (my huge Bigfoot and friends action films with a political twist)

Alpha Flight (based on the comic)

27th February 2006 15:45  #37

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Gabe Powers wrote: 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)

Back to School was actually one of the films nominated by the AFI for 100 Years 100 Laughs, though it did not make the final 100.  I don't really have an opinion on the movie as it has been way too long since I have seen it.

27th February 2006 16:48  #38

floyd dylan Banned Join Date: April 2004 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 913
BETTER THAN PORKY'S!!!  BETTER THAN PORKY'S!!!

Blasphemy!!!!

27th February 2006 17:50  #39

Trap Door Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 250
adam roddis wrote: 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

Yep that's what I think too. Hollywood are also imposing restrictions on Korean films being released. All due to the trade agreement which means Korea will be releasing less films like "Oldboy" and being forced to show s**t like "Date Movie" in Korean cinemas.

27th February 2006 20:15  #40

Arellium Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United States Posts: 136
Halloween
The Hills Have Eyes
Rambo

27th February 2006 20:16  #41

Arellium Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United States Posts: 136
I heard they were remaking a Clint Eastwood movie with, of all people, The Rock. Is that true?

27th February 2006 20:17  #42

Donnie_Darko Banned Join Date: January 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 352
Arellium wrote: Halloween
The Hills Have Eyes
Rambo


The Hills Have Eyes remake looks pretty good

27th February 2006 20:20  #43

Arellium Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United States Posts: 136
Donnie_Darko wrote: Arellium wrote: Halloween
The Hills Have Eyes
Rambo


The Hills Have Eyes remake looks pretty good


Whoa whoa whoa whoa. They're actually remaking The Hills Have Eyes? Who's directing it?

27th February 2006 21:55  #44

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,468 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
IT's being produced by Craven and directed by Alexander Aja (who did the visually powerful, but script weak Haute Tension), and as a horror nut who's sick of remakes, I have to admit I'm excited about this one. It comes out this Friday, I think.

27th February 2006 22:12  #45

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
Arellium wrote: Donnie_Darko wrote: Arellium wrote: Halloween
The Hills Have Eyes
Rambo


The Hills Have Eyes remake looks pretty good


Whoa whoa whoa whoa. They're actually remaking The Hills Have Eyes? Who's directing it?
Can I ask where you've been?

7th March 2006 18:12  #46

b00tleg Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 1
Oh dear lord
May they never even think of attempting a remake of a clockwork orange. They would only damage, maim and ineptly dumb down such a classic shocker of a film. Please if there is a God, don't let it happen!!

7th March 2006 18:34  #47

Faith Kaya Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: Netherlands Posts: 53

the getaway ?
Kubrick's ?
goodfellas ?
casablanca ?

7th March 2006 18:59  #48

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
The Getaway (I'll assume you are talking about the Steve McQueen one) has already been remade in 1994.

8th March 2006 10:29  #49

dan laurikietis Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 92
The Wicker Man- although at this point there's no stpooing it
Withnail and I- I can just see this being remade as a piece of s**t teen comedy with Sean William Scott as Withnail and James Van Der Biek as "I" or those guys who played Harold and Kumar.
Anyway thoughts like that keep me awake at night

8th March 2006 14:33  #50

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Wicker Man has already finished filming, so there is no stopping it now.  In fact, I think I have seen a trailer for Wicker Man recently in theaters.

8th March 2006 14:57  #51

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Oh dear lord
b00tleg wrote: May they never even think of attempting a remake of a clockwork orange. They would only damage, maim and ineptly dumb down such a classic shocker of a film. Please if there is a God, don't let it happen!!

There are unfortunate rumours flying around that they are planning to remake it for a modern audience (even though the original is still a little ahead of it's time IMO). Nothing confirmed but I hope nothing comes to pass.

10th June 2007 21:18  #52

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Gone With The Wind
Sound of Music
MAry Poppins
Jaws
Taxi Driver
Dog Day Afternoon
Color Purpe (irs a musical on Broadway Now)

11th June 2007 14:38  #53

scorehunter Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: United States Posts: 4
As much as I like The Wizard of Oz (1939), I wouldn't mind seeing a remake of it especially if it was more faithful to the original books and not a musical.  The only director I'd recommend for a Wizard of Oz remake would be Tim Burton.

Perhaps the biggest obstacle in remaking The Wizard of Oz would be the fact that people simply love the original too much to give any remake of it a chance (even if it turned out to be really good).  Return To Oz (a sequel that was more in tone with the books) didn't stand much of a chance at the box office over twenty years ago because of everyone's love for the original.

11th June 2007 18:59  #54

agentofdoom Member Join Date: March 2007 Location: United States Posts: 56
any scorsese ,spielberg,hitchcock,kubrick film shouldn't be touched.

11th June 2007 21:53  #55

darth raph Member Join Date: May 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 142
agree with agent of doom above plus coppola, ford, wyler,wilder, huston, hawks, curtiz, cukor, (I could go on for ever!) anything in the afi and bfi lists! I also think that Star Wars and LOTR must never be remade! They should leave the whole thing alone the remakes of Omen, Get Carter and Rollerball were awful and im being kind!  

21st June 2007 23:41  #56

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

Blade Runner
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