25 Fictional Remakes by Other Directorsby Breumaster | created - 11 Jun 2019 | updated - 05 Aug 2019 | Public
I guess there is no movie dude or dudette who never thought: "This movie should be remade." If there would be a new remake of one of these titles, a new director would have to be chosen. The director can be chosen for different reasons, e.g. showing a new view on the story. Which of these fictional remakes would you most like to be made? Please pick your favorite remake by also considering the mentioned titles of the filmographies and the targeted benefit of it. Free your mind here.
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1. Brainstorm (1983)
PG | 106 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
Researchers develop a system where they can jump into people's minds. But when people involved bring their personal problems into the equation, it becomes dangerous - perhaps deadly.
Votes: 10,752 | Gross: $8.90M
2. Pearl Harbor (2001)
PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Drama, History
A tale of war and romance mixed in with history. The story follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941.
Votes: 308,082 | Gross: $198.54M
3. Project X (2012)
R | 88 min | Comedy
3 high school seniors throw a birthday party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads.
Votes: 186,826 | Gross: $54.73M
4. Teen Wolf (1985)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
An ordinary high school student discovers that his family has an unusual pedigree when he finds himself turning into a werewolf.
Votes: 45,201 | Gross: $33.09M
Director: Rod Daniel Wish: Robert Zemeckis Former titles: Back to the Future (1985), Back to the Future Part II (1989), Back to the Future Part III (1990), Forrest Gump (1994) Benefit: Bringing the main character's issues to the top by showing more character details and also serious emotions losing the comedy aspect
5. Lady in the Water (2006)
PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the pool he maintains. When he discovers that she is actually a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the journey back to her home, he works with his tenants to protect his new friend from the creatures that are determined to keep her in our world.
Votes: 94,087 | Gross: $42.29M
Director: M. Night Shyamalan Wish: Guillermo del Toro Former titles: Hellboy (2004), Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), El laberinto del fauno (2006), Crimson Peak (2015), The Shape of Water (2017) Benefit: This very special idea of M. Night Shayamalan could grow a little more fantastic while holding the philosophic aspect Suggested by MAthePA
6. Swamp Thing (1982)
PG | 91 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
After a violent incident with a special chemical, a research scientist is turned into a swamp plant monster.
7. Armageddon (1998)
PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, NASA recruits a misfit team of deep-core drillers to save the planet.
Votes: 391,477 | Gross: $201.57M
8. Arachnophobia (1990)
PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A species of South American killer spider hitches a lift to the U.S. in a coffin and starts to breed and kill.
Votes: 62,353 | Gross: $53.21M
9. Conan the Barbarian (1982)
R | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A young boy, Conan, becomes a slave after his parents are killed and tribe destroyed by a savage warlord and sorcerer, Thulsa Doom. When he grows up he becomes a fearless, invincible fighter. Set free, he plots revenge against Thulsa Doom.
Votes: 135,757 | Gross: $39.57M
Director: John Milius Wish: Peter Jackson Former titles: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Benefit: To give the outstanding & formidable author Robert E. Howard and his great books the credit and realization they deserve (again with Momoa in the title role, because he fits perfectly) Suggested by BlackBolt-3
10. Kull the Conqueror (1997)
PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A barbarian warrior becomes a king when he defeats a king in armed combat and the king's heir conspire to overthrow him and reclaim the throne by resurrecting an evil sorceress.
Votes: 7,662 | Gross: $6.09M
Director: John Nicolella Wish: Peter Jackson Former titles: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Benefit: Same as in option #10 (w/o Jason Momoa) Suggested by BlackBolt-3
11. Merlin (1998 TV Movie)
89 min | Family, Fantasy
The young wizard Merlin must rescue the helpless people from the evil King Vidus and his ruthless high counselor.
12. The Wraith (1986)
PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Horror, Romance
After a young man is murdered by a road-racing gang of motor-heads, a mysterious fast-driving spirit descends from the sky to take revenge.
Votes: 14,565 | Gross: $3.50M
13. The Lone Ranger (2013)
PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Western
Native American warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.
Votes: 218,872 | Gross: $89.30M
Director: Gore Verbinski Wish: Quentin Tarantino Former titles: Django Unchained (2012), The Hateful Eight (2015) Benefit: Making an adult story of the good old kiddy stuff by telling it more realistic, with more suspense, depth in the characters, and making a more visual show for mature people in the well known nasty and provoking style Suggested by Dracko
14. Cobra (1986)
R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far-reaching plans.
Votes: 66,574 | Gross: $49.04M
15. Alice in Wonderland (I) (2010)
PG | 108 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Nineteen-year-old Alice returns to the magical world from her childhood adventure, where she reunites with her old friends and learns of her true destiny: to end the Red Queen's reign of terror.
Votes: 378,722 | Gross: $334.19M
Director: Tim Burton Wish: Andrew Adamson Former titles: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) Benefit: The story would be more like the book and less bizarre Suggested by NarniaIsAwesome
16. The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror
A doctor, scientist, organist, and biblical scholar, Anton Phibes, seeks revenge on the nine doctors he considers responsible for his wife's death.
Votes: 13,241 | Gross: $0.55M
Director: Robert Fuest Wish: Tim Burton Former titles: Sleepy Hollow (1999), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007), Edward Scissorhands (1990) Benefit: Bringing the old story back to life again with a likewise bizarre and more murky style without losing the charm of the old movie Co-suggested by BlackBolt-3
17. Assassin's Creed (2016)
PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar de Nerha and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, before taking on the secret Templar society.
Votes: 182,515 | Gross: $54.65M
18. Daredevil (2003)
PG-13 | 103 min | Action, Crime
A man blinded by toxic waste which also enhanced his remaining senses fights crime as an acrobatic martial arts superhero.
Votes: 204,910 | Gross: $102.54M
19. The Monster Squad (1987)
PG-13 | 79 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters.
Votes: 27,627 | Gross: $3.77M
20. Alexander (2004)
R | 175 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest army leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.
Votes: 160,855 | Gross: $34.30M
Director: Oliver Stone Wish: Mel Gibson Former titles: Braveheart (1995), The Passion of the Christ (2004), Apocalypto (2006), Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Benefit: Bringing the life and realism into the fights of the epic story, by showing it in the well known hard and brutal style of him, reality of ancient wars (not necessarily historical accurate) Suggested by MAthePA
21. Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Thriller
A ragtag group of Pennsylvanians barricade themselves in an old farmhouse to remain safe from a bloodthirsty, flesh-eating breed of monsters who are ravaging the East Coast of the United States.
Votes: 114,372 | Gross: $0.09M
22. Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
R | 96 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza.
Votes: 65,465 | Gross: $19.08M
23. Looker (1981)
PG | 93 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Three of four models, who had plastic surgery done by Larry after a computed list, are dead. Neither the cops nor Larry believe they're suicides. Larry investigates and stays with the fourth model. Who's behind the lists and murders?
Votes: 4,682 | Gross: $3.28M
24. Runaway (I) (1984)
PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
In the near future, a police officer specializes in malfunctioning robots. When a robot turns out to have been programmed to kill, he begins to uncover a homicidal plot to create killer robots... and his son becomes a target.
Votes: 11,485 | Gross: $6.77M
Director: Michael Crichton Wish: Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski Former titles: The Matrix (1999), The Matrix Reloaded (2003), The Matrix Revolutions (2003) Benefit: Visualizing the dangers of robots and virtual intelligence better by using newest technology and more logic in the story Co-suggested by BlackBolt-3
25. Jumper (2008)
PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A teenager with teleportation abilities suddenly finds himself in the middle of an ancient war between those like him and their sworn annihilators.
Votes: 283,975 | Gross: $80.17M
Director: Doug Liman Wish: Josh Trank Former Titles: Chronicle (2012) Benefit: A more developed story with deeper characters, who really feel the use without control and excess of powers creating internal problems in the most interesting characters with a philosophical essence Suggested by joesiegel