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Alien  Tron

Blade Runner
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!  
any scorsese ,spielberg,hitchcock,kubrick film shouldn't be touched.
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.
Gone With The Wind
Sound of Music
MAry Poppins
Jaws
Taxi Driver
Dog Day Afternoon
Color Purpe (irs a musical on Broadway Now)
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.
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.
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
The Getaway (I'll assume you are talking about the Steve McQueen one) has already been remade in 1994.

the getaway ?
Kubrick's ?
goodfellas ?
casablanca ?
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!!
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?
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.
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?
Arellium wrote: Halloween
The Hills Have Eyes
Rambo


The Hills Have Eyes remake looks pretty good
I heard they were remaking a Clint Eastwood movie with, of all people, The Rock. Is that true?
Halloween
The Hills Have Eyes
Rambo
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.

BETTER THAN PORKY'S!!!  BETTER THAN PORKY'S!!!

Blasphemy!!!!
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.
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)
Hasn't this thread been done before?
Maybe the studios should come up with - drum roll please - NEW IDEAS! Scary stuff... Shocked
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!!
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?
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.
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.
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.)
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)
They are also remaking Porky's.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I know Bryan Singer is preparing a remake of "Logan's Run." After the release of "The Island," it isn't necessary.
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?
Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange"
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.
Dirty Harry
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
I know they are re-making "WestWorld" I just wish they woudn't.
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.
Oldboy
Il Mare
Taxi Driver
Saturday Night Fever

They are already remaking the first two.
i hope they dont remake audition, if they did I would kill them lol
Has anyone seen the prequels?
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.
Casablanca.  Honestly, I heard once they were considering it, but I doubt that it would ever happen.

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.
stanton heck wrote: Westworld

Their remaking it with Arnold.

One film I would commit sucide if they remake is DONNIE DARKO
Westworld
He's already remade Evil Dead - it's called Evil Dead 2! Fekkin' filmmakers are totally bereft of ideas...
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???
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?
Ishtar.
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.
Wizard of Oz
Citizen Kane
Sound of Music
Ferris Bueller
Godfather


Pretty much no more remakes.
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!