Upcoming Remakes

by jwoehr | created - 22 Nov 2012 | updated - 23 Nov 2012 | Public

A list that shows how unoriginal Hollywood is.

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1. Monster Squad

Action, Comedy | Announced

An action comedy about a neurotic father who faces off against monsters from his childhood.

Director: Mike Mitchell

2. Dirty Dancing

Drama | Announced

Madge flies to Peru for a vacation, and meets alpaca farmer Jorge. While their romance blossoms and the temperature soars in the south American heat, so too does their love for the dance. Now they'll have, the time of their lives.

Director: Kenny Ortega

3. Point Break (2015)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Crime, Sport

34 Metascore

A young FBI agent infiltrates an extraordinary team of extreme sports athletes he suspects of masterminding a string of unprecedented, sophisticated corporate heists.

Director: Ericson Core | Stars: Edgar Ramírez, Luke Bracey, Ray Winstone, Teresa Palmer

Votes: 49,758 | Gross: $28.78M

When people mourned Patrick Swayze, Hollywood just thought "Oh goody, lets remake everything he ever did!" Red Dawn, Dirty Dancing and Point Break, what's next Channing Tatum, Tyrse Gibson and Taylor Lautner in Too Wong Foo?

4. Carrie (2013)

R | 100 min | Drama, Horror

53 Metascore

A shy girl, outcasted by her peers and sheltered by her religious mother, unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.

Director: Kimberly Peirce | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde, Portia Doubleday

Votes: 119,166 | Gross: $35.27M

5. RoboCop (2014)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

52 Metascore

In 2028 Detroit, when Alex Murphy, a loving husband, father and good cop, is critically injured in the line of duty, the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish

Votes: 198,039 | Gross: $58.61M

6. It (I) (2017)

R | 135 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

69 Metascore

In the summer of 1989, a group of bullied kids band together to destroy a shapeshifting monster, which disguises itself as a clown and preys on the children of Derry, their small Maine town.

Director: Andy Muschietti | Stars: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis

Votes: 267,041 | Gross: $327.48M

7. Evil Dead (2013)

R | 91 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

57 Metascore

Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods.

Director: Fede Alvarez | Stars: Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Jessica Lucas, Lou Taylor Pucci

Votes: 139,517 | Gross: $54.24M

8. Old Boy (2013)

R | 104 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

49 Metascore

Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for twenty years without reason.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Sharlto Copley

Votes: 58,228 | Gross: $2.16M

9. Battle Royale

Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Announced

A group of teens face off against each other in a futuristic survival game held on a remote island. Based on the 2000 Japanese film "Battle Royal".

10. The Crow (2019)

Action, Crime, Fantasy | Pre-production

A year after he and his fiance are murdered, Eric is brought back to life by a mystical crow.

Director: Corin Hardy | Star: Jason Momoa

11. Drop Dead Fred

Comedy, Fantasy | Announced

A young woman who has experienced a series of unfortunate events is reunited with Fred, her imaginary friend from childhood, who promises to make her life better -- though his methods are more violent and abusive than anything.

12. Time Bandits

Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy | Announced

A young boy discovers a time traveling portal in his bedroom. A remake of Terry Gilliam's 1981 film, "Time Bandits".

13. American Psycho

Crime, Drama | Announced

Wealthy New York investment banker, Patrick Bateman, lives a twisted secret double life. A remake of the 2000 film based on Bret Easton Ellis' 1991 novel.

Director: Noble Lincoln Jones

Wow and here I thought it was too early to remake movies from the 90's.

14. The Birds (I)

Horror, Thriller | Announced

A remake of Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 thriller about a flock of birds that take over a quiet Northern California town.

Director: Diederik Van Rooijen | Star: Olivér Sárközi

15. Escape from New York

Action, Thriller | Announced

Condemned criminal Snake Plissken is dispatched to the island of Manhattan -- now a quarantined danger zone -- to rescue a female U.S. Senator in danger.

Director: Robert Rodriguez

16. Death Wish (2018)

R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama

32 Metascore

Dr. Paul Kersey is an experienced trauma surgeon, a man who has spent his life saving lives. After an attack on his family, Paul embarks on his own mission for justice.

Director: Eli Roth | Stars: Bruce Willis, Vincent D'Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue, Camila Morrone

Votes: 8,894 | Gross: $33.83M

17. Heavy Metal (1981)

R | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

51 Metascore

A glowing green orb - which embodies ultimate evil - terrorizes a young girl with an anthology of bizarre and fantastic stories of dark fantasy, eroticism and horror.

Directors: Gerald Potterton, John Bruno, John Halas, Julian Harris, Jimmy T. Murakami, Barrie Nelson, Paul Sabella, Jack Stokes, Pino Van Lamsweerde, Harold Whitaker | Stars: Richard Romanus, John Candy, Joe Flaherty, Don Francks

Votes: 26,664

18. Commando (1985)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

51 Metascore

A retired elite Black Ops Commando launches a one man war against a group of South American criminals who have kidnapped his daughter.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya, Vernon Wells

Votes: 125,679 | Gross: $35.10M

19. Flash Gordon

Action | Announced

American football player Flash Gordon and his beautiful girlfriend Dale Arden become unwillingly passengers on-board Dr. Hans Zarkov's rocket-ship, where they arrive on the planet Mongo, ruled by the evil Emperor Ming the Merciless.

Director: Matthew Vaughn

20. Highlander

Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | Announced

An immortal Scottish swordsman faces off with other immortal warriors in order to obtain a coveted ability.

Director: Chad Stahelski

21. Romancing the Stone

Action | Announced

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22. Short Circuit

Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi | Announced

Number 5, one of a group of experimental military robots, undergoes a sudden transformation after being struck by lightning. He develops self-awareness, consciousness, and a fear of the ... See full summary »

23. Westworld (2016– )

TV-MA | 62 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Set at the intersection of the near future and the reimagined past, explore a world in which every human appetite can be indulged without consequence.

Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris, Thandie Newton

Votes: 268,227

24. Annie (1982)

PG | 127 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

39 Metascore

A young orphan girl's adventures in finding a family that will take her.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Ann Reinking

Votes: 34,364 | Gross: $57.06M

Willow Smith? ? Will Smith likes to prove he and his kids can play white roles, Wild Wild West anyone? I Am Legend is the only one that didn't suck. I wouldn't want to see Tom Cruise play a Shaft either so not being prejudice, this is just getting annoying. Just like some people wanting Batman to be black, I guess they forgot how Catwoman turned out .

25. The Warriors

Action, Adventure, Crime | Pre-production

A television adaptation of The Warriors (1979).

The late Tony Scott was attached at one point.

26. The Wild Bunch (I)

Western | Announced

A gang of American bandits try to elude bounty hunters during the waning days of the wild West. A remake of the 1969 film directed by Sam Peckinpah.

27. The Stand (I)

Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | Announced

After the world is in ruins, due to a man-made plague, a battle of literally Biblical proportions ensues between the survivors.

Director: Josh Boone

28. The Toxic Avenger

Action, Comedy | Announced

A meek towel boy transforms into a powerful superhero after getting dumped into a vat of toxic waste.

Director: Conrad Vernon

29. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo

Action, Adventure, Drama | Announced

A look at how Jules Verne's classic character Captain Nemo created his underwater vessel, the Nautilus.

Director: James Mangold

30. Akira

Action, Drama, Mystery | Announced

The leader of a biker gang tries to save his kidnapped friend from a powerful supernatural experiment.

31. Short Circuit

Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi | Announced

Number 5, one of a group of experimental military robots, undergoes a sudden transformation after being struck by lightning. He develops self-awareness, consciousness, and a fear of the ... See full summary »

32. Godzilla (2014)

PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

The world is beset by the appearance of monstrous creatures, but one of them may be the only one who can save humanity.

Director: Gareth Edwards | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe

Votes: 330,945 | Gross: $200.68M

33. Logan's Run

Action, Adventure, Drama | Announced

A young man at odds with his society's mandatory death sentence for all those turning 21 plots a daring escape on the eve of his fateful birthday.

34. Cliffhanger

Action, Adventure, Thriller | Announced

A former ranger, thinking he's about to rescue a group of stranded wilderness types, unknowingly is helping a collective of thieves locate their missing bounty.

35. Dune

Sci-Fi | Announced

Feature adaptation of Frank Herbert's science fiction novel about the son of a noble family trying to avenge his father's death while saving a spice planet that he is entrusted to protect.

Director: Denis Villeneuve