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Poll: 25 Fictional Remakes by Other Directors

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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    Brainstorm (1983)

    Director: Douglas Trumbull Wish: Christopher Nolan Former titles: Inception (2010), The Prestige (2006), Interstellar (2014) Benefit: Showing the thought recording theory in a top realistic science fiction style
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    Pearl Harbor (2001)

    Director: Michael Bay Wish: Kathryn Bigelow Former titles: K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), The Hurt Locker (2008) Benefit: Bringing more suspense and political and/or strategic background to the story
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    Project X (2012)

    Director: Nima Nourizadeh Wish: Gaspar Noé Former titles: Enter the Void (2009), Irréversible (2002), Climax (2018) Benefit: Showing real life party exhaustion and the real consequences of excessive sex, drugs and dancing in a big, Facebook-organized party
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    Teen Wolf (1985)

    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
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    Lady in the Water (2006)

    Director: M. Night Shyamalan Wish: Guillermo del Toro Former titles: Hellboy (2004), Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), Pan's Labyrinth (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
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    Swamp Thing (1982)

    Director: Wes Craven Wish: Tim Burton Former titles: Sleepy Hollow (1999), Edward Scissorhands (1990) Benefit: More fantastic emotion and stronger visualized characters and character backgrounds in the movie
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    Armageddon (1998)

    Director: Michael Bay Wish: Darren Aronofsky Former titles: The Fountain (2006), Pi (1998), Noah (2014) Benefit: A more philosophical view on a threatening worlds end, while trying to prevent mankind's extinction
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    Arachnophobia (1990)

    Director: Frank Marshall Wish: Sam Raimi Former titles: Drag Me to Hell (2009), The Evil Dead (1981), Spider-Man (2002) Benefit: Bringing more atmosphere, fun and creepy handmade shudder effects to the audience in a bigger and more evil spider movie
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    Conan the Barbarian (1982)

    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
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    Kull the Conqueror (1997)

    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
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    Merlin (1998)

    Director: David Winning Wish: Kenneth Branagh Former titles: Hamlet (1996), Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994), Thor (2011) Benefit: A thorough approach at this historical legend Suggested by BlackBolt-3
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    The Wraith (1986)

    Director: Mike Marvin Wish: John McTiernan Former titles: Die Hard (1988), Predator (1987), The Hunt for Red October (1990) Benefit: More power packed action and suspense, a better storyline, editing and some better effects Co-suggested by BlackBolt-3
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    The Lone Ranger (2013)

    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
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    Cobra (1986)

    Director: George P. Cosmatos Wish: Denis Villeneuve Former titles: Sicario (2015) Incendies (2010) Benefit: Giving the story a more complex, but also action packed plot for Marion Cobretti
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    Alice in Wonderland (2010)

    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
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    The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

    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
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    Assassin's Creed (2016)

    Director: Justin Kurzel Wish: Alex Garland Former titles: Annihilation (2018), Ex Machina (2014) Benefit: To create a more gripping science fiction story which is also thought provoking Suggested by NDbportmanfan
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    Daredevil (2003)

    Director: Mark Steven Johnson Wish: Jon Favreau Former titles: Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), The Jungle Book (2016), Elf (2003) Benefit: To treat Daredevil with the same respect like other Marvel superheroes and make a real dignified movie version Suggested by otter68
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    The Monster Squad (1987)

    Director: Fred Dekker Wish: Brad Peyton Former titles: Rampage (2018), San Andreas (2015), Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012) Benefit: To modernize the story and show it in new standards, make it more dramatic Suggested by NarniaIsAwesome
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    Alexander (2004)

    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
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    Night of the Living Dead (1968)

    Director: George A. Romero Wish: Frank Darabont Former titles: The Mist (2007), Days Gone Bye (2010), The Walking Dead (2010) (Pilot) Benefit: A more realistic story with also big suspense and a homage to George A. Romero Suggested by BlackBolt-3
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    Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

    Director: Robert Longo Wish: Robert Rodriguez Former titles: Desperado (1995), Sin City (2005), Planet Terror (2007), Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Benefit: More suspense, romance alongside with realistic martial arts - more like a thriller Suggested by MAthePA
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    Looker (1981)

    Director: Michael Crichton Wish: Neill Blomkamp Former titles: District 9 (2009), Elysium (2013), Chappie (2015) Benefit: Better story, better action, better design and lesser plotholes by modified script with more logic Suggested by BlackBolt-3
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    Runaway (1984)

    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
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    Jumper (2008)

    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

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