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Old 03-01-17, 10:26 AM
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Re: Movies that surprisingly haven't been remade

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Some iof the movies mentioned in here were already Remakes such as Money Pit and Last Starfighter
Care to elaborate?
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Who would Bill Pullman be in a Weird Science remake?
I think it's a joke because people confuse him with Bill Paxton
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Re: Movies that surprisingly haven't been remade

Can't Buy Me Love is another that comes to mind.
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Re: Movies that surprisingly haven't been remade

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Can't Buy Me Love is another that comes to mind.
Can't Buy Me Love was remade in 2003 as Love Don't Cost a Thing

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Re: Movies that surprisingly haven't been remade

Originally Posted by whotony View Post
Some iof the movies mentioned in here were already Remakes such as Money Pit and Last Starfighter
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Care to elaborate?
IMDb lists The Money Pit as a remake of both George Washington Slept Here (1942) and Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House (1948)

It was also apparently remade in Sweden as Drömkåken (1993)

Interestingly, Are We Done Yet? (2007) is also listed as a remake of Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House, but is not listed as connected to The Money Pit

I can't find any reference to The Last Starfighter being a remake of anything though.
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Re: Movies that surprisingly haven't been remade

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I can't find any reference to The Last Starfighter being a remake of anything though.
It was a sci-fi remake of something surely no one can have forgotten:

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Old 03-01-17, 02:41 PM
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Re: Movies that surprisingly haven't been remade

Hard Boiled
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Old 03-01-17, 02:56 PM
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Re: Movies that surprisingly haven't been remade

Some movies really ought to be forever untouchable -- The Godfather, Star Wars, The Exorcist, Jaws and the like got it so right the first time, there's absolutely no need for a re-do. They're timeless. Why revisit them? The only time someone tried to re-do an absolute classic was Psycho, and we know what happened there.

I think it was Roger Ebert who once opined that Hollywood should focus on remaking those movies that were admirable failures, fixing what was wrong in the first place. But no, Hollywood wants to bank on title recognition, so the movies that don't need a remake get remade, and the ones that do get ignored.

Back to the Future is the well I'm most surprised they haven't gone back to. But I see that being more of a reboot or next-generation movie than a remake, if it ever happens.

And nobody better ever touch The Princess Bride.
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Re: Movies that surprisingly haven't been remade

Voyage To The Bottom of The Sea
The Stuff
It's Alive
The Dirty Dozen (doesn't need one, surprised they haven't done it)
Sinbad
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Re: Movies that surprisingly haven't been remade

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It was a sci-fi remake of something surely no one can have forgotten:

Citation?

The plot of the movie makes no sense in a Western setting.
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Re: Movies that surprisingly haven't been remade

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The Shining (1980)
Heathers (1988)
The Shining got a remake with a script by Stephen King himself:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shining_(miniseries)

Heathers is becoming a TV series:

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/heat...nd-1201960362/
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Re: Movies that surprisingly haven't been remade

I'm kinda surprised nobody's tried to do a remake of Ghost.

Bring in Emma Stone, Channing Tatum and Wanda Sykes and you've got a surefire boxoffice hit.
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Re: Movies that surprisingly haven't been remade

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I'm kinda surprised nobody's tried to do a remake of Ghost.

Bring in Emma Stone, Channing Tatum and Wanda Sykes and you've got a surefire boxoffice hit.
That could actually work.
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Ghost but with a .... gay couple. TWIST.
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Re: Movies that surprisingly haven't been remade

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That could actually work.
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Ghost but with a .... gay couple. TWIST.
The original wasn't? Patrick Swayze fell in love with this boy:

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citation?

The plot of the movie makes no sense in a western setting.
Hey, it was the only movie poster I could find that had "The Last" and "___Fighter" in it.
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Re: Movies that surprisingly haven't been remade

You got me!
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Re: Movies that surprisingly haven't been remade

Dragon Lives Again- apparently when Bruce Lee died he went to hell and teamed up with Popeye, Zatoichi and the One Armed Swordsman to fight Dracula, James Bond, The Godfather, Emmanuelle, Clint Eastwood, the Exorsist (wait the exorsist is a good guy right?) A remake would obviously have a limited theatre run but I still think it could be a very popular movie. This is one of the few times I wish they would do a remake.
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Re: Movies that surprisingly haven't been remade

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Some movies really ought to be forever untouchable -- The Godfather, Star Wars, The Exorcist, Jaws and the like got it so right the first time, there's absolutely no need for a re-do. They're timeless. Why revisit them? The only time someone tried to re-do an absolute classic was Psycho, and we know what happened there.

Back to the Future is the well I'm most surprised they haven't gone back to. But I see that being more of a reboot or next-generation movie than a remake, if it ever happens.
I remember one internet critic noting that the only thing Gus Van Sant got right in the Psycho remake was the opening shot going from outside the hotel, through the window, and into the hotel room, without any cutting. Supposedly, this is what Hitchcock originally wanted, but the technology of the time prevented it.

Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis say there won't be any Back to the Future remakes ... not while they draw breath ... and maybe beyond that. Their contracts prohibit it.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/film/back...bert-zemeckis/

Google Gale, "Back to the Future", remake, and contract. But I think all the articles say the same thing.
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Old 03-03-17, 07:06 PM
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I'm surprised a Flashdance remake hasn't happened yet since they remade Fame and Footloose.

...then again, looking at their box office success, maybe I answered my own question.
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Re: Movies that surprisingly haven't been remade

all of them
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Re: Movies that surprisingly haven't been remade

League of Extraordinary Gentlemen had a shit-ton of potential, needs a re-do.
I've always said The Wizard of Oz should be done as it was in the book. In the book, the Wizard getting away in the balloon was closer to the halfway point than the end.
The Running Man, especially with the reality-based entertainment era of today.


I had heard Johnny Depp/Nicolas Cage wanted to redo the Thin Man series, thank Crom it didn't pan out.
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Re: Movies that surprisingly haven't been remade

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There have been so many versions of the classic Universal monsters; Frankenstein, Dracula, Wolfman, Phantom of the Opera, so I'm surprised there's never been a Creature From the Black Lagoon re-make.
I know they went into pre-pre-production for a remake in the 80's and again in the 90's or early 00's. It never got past the really early stages (discussions between studio people and producers and screenplay treatments) either time.

That one would have seemed to be a natural following Alien/Aliens and Predator (as well as Leviathan and Deepstar Six), but it never happened.

I still have to think that Universal will do it before too long. If done right it could translate to modern day better than The Mummy, Frankenstein, or Dracula.
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Wasn't there a remake called Black Lagoon not too long ago that tanked?
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Great concept, original movie is just so/so.
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