What movies do you want remade?

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  1. Vincent V

    Vincent V Member

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    There is plenty of hate for all of the remakes of old movies these days, but what are some movies that you actually want to see remakes of? (Feel free to also mention movies that you really want a sequel for as well).

    Movies that I would like to see re-made (better or just different): Ghost Rider, Starship Troopers, Timeline

    I'd also love to see a sequal to the 2010 A-Team movie (am I the only one that liked that movie?).

    I know there are others, but for some reason I only think of them when I don't try to.
     
  2. Jaitea

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    The Star Wars Prequels,.....so that they connect properly to the rest of the movies,....have real stories instead of just showcasing lots of new vehicles/space-ships and situations that are solely there for generating sales of toys & video games.....tell the story of Darth Vader's fall to the darkside over 3 films instead of rushing it & cramming it into the last film.

    It would never happen,.....but at least we are getting Rogue One

    J
     
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  3. swgeek

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    Yes! The prequels definitely.
    I'd actually like to see a remake of The Black Hole. I love the original but it could be made into a much better film. Keep the design of the Cygnus and the basic story but get rid of the cheesy dumb parts and please don't make everything cg.
    I'd also like to see a sequal to The Rocketeer. But ONLY if it is staring the original cast. Both Jennifer Connelly and Billy Campbell still look great. And it should be set no later than the late 40's.
     
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  5. KrangPrime

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    start anakin off as an established jedi. tell his story in quick flashbacks. show more of how palpatine twists his mind to evil.
    get a director that knows how to get good performances out of people that shows they are alive.

    the problem is most people don't bother doing reboots right the first time because they don't have to.

    reboot doesn't work? don't worry, you'll get another chance in 5 years.
     
  6. dbuck

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    Two Mules for Sister Sara.

    Remaking any Eastwood movie should be a form of heresy, but this one was an action movie nearly bereft of action.
    Clint laying out his weapons to fight the French soldiers......and they're scared off by a rattlesnake rattle.
    Indians wound Clint, Sara sends them away by waving her cross at them.
    Cougar is coming........oh wait, a bunch of kids enter the scene.
    It has some good scenes and a great soundtrack but it's a movie of almosts, and every time I watch it I am frustrated with how it came together.
     
  7. Vincent V

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    Are you saying you want to see every movie mentioned in those threads remade? Or are you saying I shouldn't have created this thread? Those threads died years before I was a member here and most forums frown on necromancy.

    The Rocketeer is one of my all time favorite movies but I worry that they would just ruin it if they did a sequel now.
     
  8. doppelganger

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    I too would like an A Team sequel. Also I think the forbidden planet is ripe for a big budget remake. And before its even released can we remake Ghostbusters the way fans want it done please.... or a sequel that fits with the other 2. And a movie of Battlestar Galactica more in keeping with the original series. I didnt like to docu type dogfighting.
     
  9. KrangPrime

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    there are also movies that don't need a sequel, but i'd like to see one just to see where they go with it.

    for example, ghost.

    the movie ends with the ladies love interest dead and gone, but due to horrific life events, she suddenly gains psychic abilities, and that of her new friends expands so she can actually see ghosts now. where do those characters go from there?

    there has to be more story there ;o).
     
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  10. Vincent V

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    I would definitely go see a big budget remake of one of the classic swashbuckler movies (I loved The Sea Hawk when I was young).

    and I'm always up for Riddick sequels.
     
  11. dascoyne

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    Dogs of War, still with Chrisopher Walken.

    I'll second the vote for Starship Troopers - this time with attention to the cool tech that was completely neglected in the otherwise marvelous Verhoven movie.
     
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    I loved the original, but I would like to see a modern remake of The Seven Faces of Dr. Lao! I think it has a great story and the special effects could be awesome, if not overdone. (The book was great too!)

     
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  13. Riceball

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    I'd love to see a decent remake of Zulu, it's a great movie but it's a little dated with the bad fake blood and exaggerated '60s/'70s clutching the chest and slowly falling over death scenes.
     
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    Logan's Run
     
  15. Snowtrooper

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    Krull.
     
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  16. Sluis Van Shipyards

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    Star Wars The Force Awakens.
     
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    Green Lantern (yeah, save it from the crapfest of the original)

    Avatar (the Cameron one, but this time with a better story than "Native Americans vs Colonials on Another Planet")

    The Last Starfighter... kinda. Actually, I think I'd probably just love a sequel instead.

    John Carter (with less Disney influence and better marketing)

    Guyver (the original was just ATROCIOUS)

    Man of Steel (with Superman this time, not Angst Man)

    Batman v Superman (just split the story into two movies and flesh them out better... there was just too much stuff for a single movie)

    Howard the Duck (seriously)

    The entire X-Men franchise (start to finish. No stunt casting this time. I'm not gonna mention any names *cough*Halle Berry*cough*cough* Also, make Cyclops and Jean Grey at least LOOK the same age. In the first movies, she looked 10+ years older than Cyclops)
     
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    One that many here may not know of called The Velvet Vampire (1971). It's a film produced by Roger Corman. It's a rather simple story, a couple from L.A. get invited to the desert home of a mysterious woman, and it implies that she may be a vampire. Here's the trailer.

    The setting is rather simple, and the story seems rather interesting. With a bit of an updating on the story and fleshing out of the characters, as well as playing around more with the idea that Diane may be a vampire, it'd make a rather decent thriller.

    But that's just me. Unfortunately, this film's got a bit of a cult following and probably would be against the idea of a remake.
     
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  19. dascoyne

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    yes.

    So you just want the upcoming sequels. For me I hate the whole alien Shangi-La concept. It's the purest manifestation of every trope where natives are pure, perfect and are at one with nature while the (white) man is corrupt and evil ... except for "the chosen one," of course. That movie was such an insult. I was bored to tears. They should burn that whole franchise to the ground.

    yes.

    If I had to fix everything wrong with this it would be three different movies with completely different plots, villains and outcomes. It's flawed from the basic concept. Very little to salvage here. Just make different movies.

    Agreed. Start over.
     
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  20. dascoyne

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    World War Z - as a Netflix series.
     
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    And preferably closer to what's in the book and it's companion The Zombie Survival Guide described instead of what we got with the Brad Pitt film, right?
     
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    That's the entire point. Yes.
     
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  23. Alric

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    Fantastic 4 , a good version for once. I actually watched the latest one on Netflix at the weekend and it was actually worse than I was expecting.
     
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    LOL! :)
     
  25. SofaKing01

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    My friends and I talk about this quite a bit and sadly... I have to agree. While the films are good "turn your brain off and have fun" there was SO much left out and a deeper and darker story, and ultimate fall to the dark side, to be told. Anakin's fall started early as a child (being a slave, pulled from his mother, her death, etc) but the internal struggles were never explored. I like the idea NeilT had with having Anakin already a Jedi or at least a Padawan - skip the childhood. The Master and Council could also ref his past and wrong doings...

    There is a still a rich environment to explore but I don't think we'll ever see this realized.
     
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  26. simiouno

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    For two mules , Hugh Jackman & Ellie Kemper ..
     
  27. SpaceCrawler

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    None! Stop remaking movies, for God's sake and do something original.


    Sean
     
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    I think Atlantis: the Lost Empire and Treasure Planet could be excellently redone by today’s standards. Sure, they didn’t do so great in theaters, but Disney is going to be drowning in cash soon (I’m looking at you Avengers: Endgame and Disney Parks price hikes), so if they could go back to these even just to add to their catalog, that would be great. For example, Alcon Entertainment made the right call (creatively speaking) in making Blade Runner 2049, despite sad box office numbers (however, it has had unusually great home video sales for about a year now).
     
  29. simiouno

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    Or stop making movies altogether,and give our brains a rest ! !
     
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  30. PoopaPapaPalps

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    I don't know about remaking it exactly but I want to see Monty Python's Meaning of Life redone in a similar fashion to the previous two films, with a connecting narrative spine running throughout.

    It could still be a sardonic take on the seven ages of man but maybe follow a single character and see it from his point of view. I know it won't ever be done because Graham Chapman's been dead for 30 years and now Terry Jones has dementia (and the rest of the group of stonking old) but maybe it shouldn't be a direct MP movie but like a spiritual successor.
     
  31. CT1138

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    I'd have liked to have seen The Invisible Man remade with modern day ideas. In the original, Jack Griffin wants to use his power of invisibility to gain personal wealth and power. I'd like to see that applied to the modern world. The terrorism of a man who can only show up on infrared. Had Tom Cruise and his ridiculous Mummy movie not ruined the Universal Monsterverse before its feet even left the ground, we might have gotten it.
     
  32. Johnnyfl

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    Alien 3 because the first one was crap as a story continuation, or just re-edit it so that the whole thing is a dream sequence whilst Ripley is in cryo-sleep and she wakes up as they arrive at Gateway station. Just scrap Alien Resurrection!

    Prometheus and Alien Covenant, the entire the Aliens were manufactured and David storyline AAAARRRRGGGGHHHHH

    AVP2 nuff said, it made AVP 1 look like Citizen Kane!

    Highlander 2, 3, 4 or alternatively just scrap every Highlander sequel as they were all crap or remakes of the first movie.

    How about remastering some classic movies instead of re-making them. I would love to see a remastered Forbidden Planet with upgraded laser gun, fence and monster effects etc as long as there is no CGI overkill and the cool ship, Robbie, gun designs remained the same.
     
  33. simiouno

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  34. simiouno

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    I've never seen the invisible man ! !
     
  35. Apollo

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    Absolutely none!
     
  36. Solo4114

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    I'm not sure I'd say that I want anything remade, per se, but I wouldn't mind seeing some stuff get rebooted, or taking a similar story and putting it into a new setting. I guess if that qualifies as a remake, I'd be cool with it in some circumstances.

    Green Lantern could absolutely use a reboot. And honestly, Ryan Reynolds was perfectly cast for Hal Jordan. The problem was that he had ZERO on screen chemistry with his wife and that the film's story was just...dumb. Plus I didn't like the "bacon" outfit.

    I've always thought it'd be cool to do sci-fi versions of old westerns, as a way to bring the stories to modern audiences. It's not that the old movies are bad, so much as it's that there's a stigma surrounding westerns that makes it * near impossible to get people to watch them. It's something about the setting itself, I think. But sci-fi? People will totally go for that. My favorite idea in this vein is a remake of Stagecoach on some alien planet or something.
     
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    Fist Full of Credits?; For a Few Credits More; The Good, the Bad, the Ferengi ?

    done well I'd enjoy them. so many good westerns themselves are already remade samurai flicks, and some have been redone in more modern times already (Last Man Standing being a Yojimbo/fist full of dollars remake; while not super modern, it's got machine guns and cars).
     
  38. AJK001

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    I loved the TNG episode "A Fist Full of Datas" which is a sci-fi take on "A Fist Full of Dollars".
     
  39. George

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    Personally I would love to see remade:

    -Street Fighter (1994)
    -Tekken (2009)
    -Fist of the North Star (1995)
    -Flash Gordon (1980)
    -The Punisher
    -(A comic book version or tv show of) Captain America
    -TMNT 2 & 3 from the '90s,but without the fake weapons
    -Transformers G1 tv series with credible storylines
     
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  40. Cephus

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    None, ever again.
     
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    Even with the cheesiness, I still love TMNT2, but if they could redo it more in line with the first and have Super Shredder have a really awesome part...yeah.......good dreams.
     
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