12 Movies that We think need to be Remade!

Jul. 6, 2012by: Alex Maidy
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1:19AM on 07/09/2012

You needed to add The Last Airbender to that list

Like Catwoman, that film should have been a slam dunk. It's an amazing series with plenty of action and some wonderful character development, and would have made a kick-ass trilogy. But M. Night Shyamalan screwed it up by the numbers, making countless rookie mistakes. Put a great director on board (Joe Cornish, for instance) and audiences would flock to see a The Last Airbender remake.
Like Catwoman, that film should have been a slam dunk. It's an amazing series with plenty of action and some wonderful character development, and would have made a kick-ass trilogy. But M. Night Shyamalan screwed it up by the numbers, making countless rookie mistakes. Put a great director on board (Joe Cornish, for instance) and audiences would flock to see a The Last Airbender remake.
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12:32AM on 07/08/2012
One film I would love to see get a remake and I was actually thinking about this earlier today is Starship Troopers. Although I do love the movie, it has absolutely nothing to do with the book, and the book is so good. I dont see why we cant get a remake true (or at least truer...) to the novel.
One film I would love to see get a remake and I was actually thinking about this earlier today is Starship Troopers. Although I do love the movie, it has absolutely nothing to do with the book, and the book is so good. I dont see why we cant get a remake true (or at least truer...) to the novel.
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3:25PM on 07/06/2012

Good call, Mr. Maidy

Some of these would rank much higher on my list than others, but Dune would be #1 on my list and Fahrenheit 451 would be in my top 5 so I'm glad to see they both made the cut here.

Oh, for the record though, it's 1984 not 1985.
Some of these would rank much higher on my list than others, but Dune would be #1 on my list and Fahrenheit 451 would be in my top 5 so I'm glad to see they both made the cut here.

Oh, for the record though, it's 1984 not 1985.
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3:08PM on 07/06/2012
There's an old Hammer movie called "Horror Hotel" with Christopher Lee set in Salem, Mass. It was a low-budget effort. But still pretty chilling. I remember thinking THIS is the kind of horror remake we need to have. Go find actual scary movies that nonetheless are fairly dated, keep what works and improve on what doesn't. Use those instead of remaking every international or 20-year-old horror hit. Forgotten gems, that's what I'd like to see folks attempt to remake.
There's an old Hammer movie called "Horror Hotel" with Christopher Lee set in Salem, Mass. It was a low-budget effort. But still pretty chilling. I remember thinking THIS is the kind of horror remake we need to have. Go find actual scary movies that nonetheless are fairly dated, keep what works and improve on what doesn't. Use those instead of remaking every international or 20-year-old horror hit. Forgotten gems, that's what I'd like to see folks attempt to remake.
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2:47PM on 07/06/2012
Good choice, but does this really count? They ARE remaking this movie. I think this spot should have been reserved for a film that isn't currently in the works to be remade. Otherwise, good list.
Good choice, but does this really count? They ARE remaking this movie. I think this spot should have been reserved for a film that isn't currently in the works to be remade. Otherwise, good list.
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1:05PM on 07/06/2012
Can't wait to see what Edwards will bring to a table. Sometimes a director who has proven himself with smaller material can do amazing work with a bigger budget, like Duncan Jones or Christopher Nolan, I just hope the transition for Edwards is a smooth one. And hopefully the Godzilla remake and Pacific Rim will ignite a resurgence in big-budget Hollywood kaiju movies!
Can't wait to see what Edwards will bring to a table. Sometimes a director who has proven himself with smaller material can do amazing work with a bigger budget, like Duncan Jones or Christopher Nolan, I just hope the transition for Edwards is a smooth one. And hopefully the Godzilla remake and Pacific Rim will ignite a resurgence in big-budget Hollywood kaiju movies!
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1:04PM on 07/06/2012
Its a no from me on all of them.
Its a no from me on all of them.
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11:59AM on 07/06/2012
Now this is a perfect choice for number 1. Except for the first couple positions, this was a pretty good list
Now this is a perfect choice for number 1. Except for the first couple positions, this was a pretty good list
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