Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Attack of the Remakes!

If you're getting that feeling of deja vu, it's because there's more of Hollywood's lack of originality on the way. Besides the ones we've previously mentioned, expect these additional regurgitations coming soon to theaters near you:

The Day the Earth Stood Still, an update to the 1951 classic, this time starring Keanu Reeves.

1984, updated from the 1965 version, which doesn't even make sense. It's supposed to be about the future, yet it's titled 1984 and its expected release is 2009??

Barbarella, this time starring Rose McGowen as the title character.

Land of the Lost, a remake of the popular 1974 TV series.

Star Trek, directed by J.J. Abrams.

The legendary cult fave The Rocky Horror Picture Show is in the works, much to the chagrin of Susan Sarandon.

The Birds starring Naomi Watts.

The Wolf Man, a remake of the 1941 classic.

Friday the 13th, called a 'reboot', not a remake -- but the lack of originality is still there.

The A-Team, in production since the mid-1990's, is finally set to be released in 2009.

Robocop, which is being kept hush-hush as to whether it will be a "re-imagining," a sequel, or a remake.

There's also talks about remakes of "Dune" and "Nightmare on Elm Street." And don't forget all the sequels!

Jurassic Park IV
Lethal Weapon 5
Pink Panther 2 (which is a shameful sequel to a remake of the original Peter Sellers comedy)
Night at the Museum 2
Fast and the Furious
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Toy Story 3
Alvin and the Chipmunks 2
Iron Man 2
Shrek Goes Fourth
Beverly Hills Cop IV
Cars 2
...and more Spiderman movies...
The list goes on and on as the years go by...Anyone heard of any others??


pixie said...

My kids will be very happy to hear about some of those sequels, but some of the others in the works are getting ridiculous. Do we really need another Star Trek?? Or another Lethal Weapon?? With the wonder of DVD players and internet movie rentals, we can enjoy the originals without being desperate for the remakes in the theaters.

pixie said...

Just read on that the official confirmed cast for the A-Team movie is:

John "Hannibal" Smith - Bruce Willis
Bosco "B.A." Baracus - Samuel L. Jackson
Templeton "Faceman" Peck - Robert Downey Jr.
H.M. "Howling Mad" Murdoch - Kurt Russel

Actually sounds pretty good ;)

Sweepea said...

For a while Wikipedia listed Murdoch as Woody Harrelson, which I think would also be good. I just wish Hollywood could make something unique. Seems like there's more sequels and remakes than originals these days...

Anonymous said...

I believe 1984 was made in 1984. Maybe it is Farenheit 451 you are thinking of in terms of 1965.
I also heard they are re-making Bullitt with Brad Pitt. ick.

Sweepea said...

Wikipedia said it was 1984, but I guess they can make mistakes sometimes! :-)