Here's a theory. In modern Hollywood, there's a preponderance for refitting old brands. This much is obvious from the vast success of Christopher Nolan's Batman films and the Daniel Craig-abetted jumpstart to the James Bond series.
More pressingly, properties from the 1980s have proven particularly lucrative, for better or worse, especially in the last decade. We've seen reboots or sequels to the likes of Transformers, Indiana Jones and numerous horror franchises that have thankfully avoided deploying Shia Labeouf.
It's continuing into the 2010s with The A-Team and The Smurfs. Even an undercurrent of nostalgia for the 1980s has become a commodity, if the recent Hot Tub Time Machine is anything to go by.
This is where my theory comes in. As the 2010s wear on,