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28th February 2006 2:49  #1

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
What Movie should be remade?
I think most remakes should not be made.  However I think a bad movie that "Could Of Been Great" should be remade.  I love the book "Bonfire of the Vanities" I HATED THE MOVIE.  The book would make a great mini series that only HBO could do right.  The movie that starred Tom Hanks took so much out of the book and change the plot too much that a remake would not look anything like the orginal.   What movie do you think should be remade?

28th February 2006 4:14  #2

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
I think Paramount should destroy all existing copies of "The Godfather III" and remake the film with an entirely new screenplay. If they hurry up they can still get Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Robert Duvall and Francis Ford Coppola. Of course this isn't gonna happen but I wouldn't discount the chances for a Godfather IV at some desperate point.

28th February 2006 8:51  #3

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,433 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Star Wars, Episodes 4-6

...Ok not really.

BUT there are these really cool comics I read on my lunch break one day that create a 'What If?' situation to each of the original movies, including 'what if Luke's torpedos didn't detenate?', 'what if Luke was killed by the Wampa?', and 'what if Leah's thermal detonator went off?. The later ends with Yoda fying the Death Star into Palpatine's tower and Darth Vader repenting then becoming a white knight. It sounds silly, but I really enjoyed it.

Basically, I've got nothing to add to this thread.

28th February 2006 15:23  #4

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
How about remaking Episodes 1-3 with an actual screenwriter and directory?

28th February 2006 15:34  #5

Donnie_Darko Banned Join Date: January 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 352
League Of Extroadinary Gentlemen
Van Helsing

28th February 2006 20:53  #6

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,433 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
Adrian wrote: How about remaking Episodes 1-3 with an actual screenwriter and directory?

I was gonna make fun of your spelling error, but I remeber you defended mine, so again, I got nothing.

We all know the prequels are eventually going to be "remade" anyway. I'd like to see Jake Lloyd replaced with an actor, and a little less of Jar Jar's schtick in Ep1, More of Anikan and Padme falling in love, y'know, to make it beleivable, in Ep 2, and maybe they could reshoot some of those less adept Jedi at the end too. Ep 3 needs to have the shots of Vader killing Jedi in the temple.
Otherwise, they're OK by me.

3rd March 2006 1:14  #7

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
One of my favorite classic films is Billy Wilder's "Sunset Boulevard." I heard rumor that the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical was being considered for the big screen. The principal actors would be Glenn Close, reprising her role as Norma Desmond and Ewan McGregor as writer, Joe Gillis. "Sunset Boulevard" is one of the best Webber spectacles. I hope this makes it to the screen with these excellent actors in the roles. How 'bout Anthony Hopkins or Albert Finney as Max, Desmond's discoverer, ex-husband and butler.

3rd March 2006 15:34  #8

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
4 words Aaron......Phantom of the Opera!  One of the greatest musicals around, but it was a lousy movie.  It takes a great adaptation to make a musical to the screen these days.  Somehow, I think this would be one of the ones that got ruined.

3rd March 2006 19:07  #9

XLJESUS Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 4
Sammo Hung and Jackie Chan's Winners and Sinners....but without all the Jackie Chan bits...just the comedy bits...remade as a carry on film!

3rd March 2006 19:44  #10

Gabe Powers Editor Join Date: September 2004 Location: United States Posts: 4,433 Send a message via ICQ to Gabe Powers
I love the car crash in that film, you could cut out the Jackie Chan bits, but that one would have to stay.

4th March 2006 5:07  #11

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
Adrian wrote: 4 words Aaron......Phantom of the Opera!  One of the greatest musicals around, but it was a lousy movie.  It takes a great adaptation to make a musical to the screen these days.  Somehow, I think this would be one of the ones that got ruined.

There are good and bad musicals just like any other genre. I think "Chicago" proved that a terrific musical can be produced for today's audiences.

4th March 2006 5:09  #12

Aaron Schneiderman Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,198
I would also like to see a remake of the awful "Doc Savage." That character deserves better treatment on film and could be a terrific franchise.

4th March 2006 21:04  #13

Darren Russell Member Join Date: June 2004 Location: United States Posts: 208
Superman II.  I would love to see the battle between Superman, Zod, Ursa, and Non done with today's FX technology.
I envision the Battle between Neo and Mr. Smith from the third Matrix film as a "blueprint" of what it would/could look like.

5th March 2006 4:42  #14

Arellium Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United States Posts: 136
Fahrenheit 451. Great book, god awful movie.

5th March 2006 15:39  #15

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Frank Darabont is directing the remake due out in 2007.

5th March 2006 17:31  #16

BoBoi Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: Australia Posts: 1,109 Send a message via MSN to BoBoi Send a message via Yahoo to BoBoi
T3...a highly dissapointed movie that bombed the other 'two' awesome franchises...!!

5th March 2006 17:42  #17

Donnie_Darko Banned Join Date: January 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 352
Arellium wrote: Fahrenheit 451. Great book, god awful movie.

The Film is brilliant

5th March 2006 18:19  #18

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Donnie_Darko wrote: Arellium wrote: Fahrenheit 451. Great book, god awful movie.

The Film is brilliant


Yeah, I really have to agree. One of the truly great actual science fiction films of our time.

6th March 2006 0:05  #19

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
I would love to see a remake of "Love at First Bite".  It was funny.

6th March 2006 1:28  #20

ashxking Member Join Date: December 2005 Location: United States Posts: 20
Monster Squad if only for the fact the original would come out on dd

6th March 2006 3:20  #21

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

6th March 2006 3:20  #22

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

6th March 2006 12:45  #23

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
stanton heck wrote: I would love to see a remake of "Love at First Bite".  It was funny.Why would you want to see of a film you liked being remaked to possibly the remake being a film that you would probably hate?

Anyway, Brokeback Mountain should be remade... it needs another chance to win Best Picture.

6th March 2006 13:12  #24

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
Pet Sematary for a remake.  Make it scarier and darker with better makeup and special effect.

7th March 2006 19:04  #25

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Tigerclaw wrote: Pet Sematary for a remake.  Make it scarier and darker with better makeup and special effect.

Almost any Stephen King book could use a remake.  Unfortunately, King is as much psychological horror as physical horror and that does not generally translate well to the medium of film.

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