Why Hollywood, Why?
Remaking 80′s classic movies, there are so many ideas like making a video game being turned into movies.
Here is my list of great video games that can be turned into movies:
Call Of Duty
Metal Gear Solid
But still studios keep on remaking classics or good movies from the past 10 or 12 years.
Come on, a Spiderman reboot, I mean it’s been 10 years since the first oen got released and now a reboot, I think it is too early but still judging by the trailer, I think The Amazing Spiderman will have a Batman Begins style movie.
I hope it is dark and The Lizard turns out to be a great villain.
Still I think rebooting is a bad idea, what ever happen to originality idea.
I hope in years to come, studios do more original movies than remake movies.
So i take it you might not be in favor of the mortal kombat reboot(:
he might not be but i am, i really am
there are many ideas,but most all of them are in genres that people like and they can´t handle too new ideas,most movies with new fresh ideas became flops. because movielovers like action/heist,martial-arts,fantasy/adventure/superhero and comedy/romanticfilms. they can´t handle too many new ideas that are not familiar with what they like. i.m.o. that´s why we get reboots from beloved movies. at least the question is will it be as good as the original ,or will it be even better or worser!
why is it that people think that film is the end of all beat all of artistic expression? Its hard enough to make a good film out of a book, and impossible out of a video game. I can tell you that no movie will ever be made that I will enjoy more than I enjoyed those games. It can’t be done, just leave them alone
I don’t mind the fact that they are rebooting the franchise but do we really have to see his origins and the murder of Uncle Ben again? And why recast his aunt and uncle as younger versions of themselves? I had no problem with the original supporting cast in the Raimi series. Rosemary Harris and Cliff Robertson were perfect as Aunt May and Uncle Ben. If you are going to do a reboot, why not use them again?
Cliff Robertson passed away, unfortunately.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has a very good storyline. It impressed me so much, that I wished it was a movie. Ideas of a Russian invasion of America has never been done before. I don’t know why, but it will make a great action war movie.
Actually there is the classic, well i consider it a classic, movie from 84 called Red Dawn. It stars really young Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen as part of a group of high school students who when Russians invade and begin an occupation of the US take refuge in the mountains of Colorado and fight back guerrilla warfare style. They call themselves The Wolverines after their high school mascot. For an 80′s movie it actually had great action and drama and is one of the few alternate history movies that I know of. I really can’t think of any others that don’t involve aliens or zombies. I just read that apparently it is also being remade and will probably be on this list, but really check out the original it’s really great.
RED DAWN ring a bell?
Assassin’s Creed is already in the works by Sony and Ubisoft.
I’m betting that movie will be pretty awesome. Ubisoft will also have some creative control over the project. So that’s a major plus.
MGS is also rumored to be in production as well.
Assassin’s Creed movie is apparently in the works, and as for the FPS suggestions…any war movie ever made has kinda done it all already
So how does a movie based on the ‘Call of Duty’ or ‘Battlefield’ series end up not just being another war movie? It doesn’t, so those are more or less out (any movie tying in with those franchises are simply doing so to lure in their fans…not a great omen).
Of all the titles you list, Halo would seem to be the one with the most potential (although translating a “faceless” protagonist to the big screen would seem to be the one obstacle standing against it). I only hope that when it’s done (it will be), it’s done right.
the best video game to turn in to a movie is mass effect call of duty wouldnt make a very good movie just another war movie ,and as for battle field yes if its bad company and you forgot left for dead
David finches 20000 sounds awesome. And a 3d setting that could be great. Fantastic voyage would also lend itself nicely to an avatar-esque 3d experience.
Any word on re-shooting Red Dawn with the passing of Kim Jong Il? Doesn’t really matter, there is no way I’m going to see it anyways. The premise of the original relied on the paranoia of the time in which it was made, much like Watchmen did and much the way Akira makes no sense out of context. Telling these stories to an audience that doesn’t share the sense of impending doom that drives the action is like asking an audience of Kansas farmers to care about something they really don’t care about (thank you Black Adder for helping me finish this sentence).
I’ve got a similar view on most of the other entries, with the exception of Dirty Dancing. In the story you link to Kenny Ortega is identified as the original choreographer of the film, why ignore that completely in your review, regardless of what he’s done lately? My wife (a professional dancer) has gotten me hooked on SYTYCD, for which Mr. Ortega was a guest judge this past season. He announced the remake on the show (though that may not have been the first anyone had heard of it), which tells me that the producers are also gearing it to appeal to more serious fans of dance that may not appreciate mere “booty-shaking and crotch grinding”.
With the word “dirty” in the title, I’m hedging my bets that there will be plenty of booty shaking and crotch-grinding.
Oh, there’s enough paranoia to go around to make a retelling plausible…
While they’re at it why don’t they remake lassie,dick tracy,& the 6th sense,come on you know i wanna see it,give it to daddy.
Wow, we are in for a rough 2 years. :/
You guys are awesome and everything but why do you have no faith in the amazing spiderman? I like the idea of the untold story thing because thats one of the original story arcs from spiderman. Its souly based around his parents. Look at the original movies, Sam Rami had no real plot or direction besides Peter’s issues with Harry and the currant issues he delt with in each film. Also, It seemed like Sam kept rushing and throwing villians on screen just to make people (Mostly fans) Happy.
Just because it a reboot doesnt mean it would be bad. Plus beside the story, The only the new Director did was take pieces of the original and ultimate spiderman books. When I say Ultimate I mean the original Ultimate comics. So thats my take.
the guy playing the “new” Dredd has a weak chin compared to Sylvester….FAIL!
EVERYBODY has a weak chin, compared to Sly. But that “guy” playing him is AWESOME. Um, ever seen Lord of the Rings? Star Trek? Yeah, Karl Urban, baby!
Xena Warrior Princess?
From what I understand its in Pre Production One of the original creators is on board and they want to make it live action and dark…much like the original comics intended, we’ll see if that happens. Im still a huge fan of the first one as I still feel they provided a nice balance between adult and kid audiences…and subject matter.
I am fine with adaptations of books and movies based on TV shows.David Fincher’s 2000 Leagues Under the Sea might be good.American Psycho remake?Who would remake a movie made in the 2000′s?Don’t remake the classics.STOP REMAKES,BE ORIGINAL!
So many remakes.. Looking forward to superman and spiderman tho
I HATE remakes!….wait, both Jessica AND Kate are in it?
I LOVE remakes!
Jessica and Kate who? And what movie?
Total Recall. Kate Beckinsale & Jessica Biel. Ouch!
20th century~ warner bros.~ and sony want to keep those comic book characters so they pump out junk.. or not every year.
im glad they are remaking spider-man, in fact i think they should reboot super Mario movie to actually incline with the actual game the 90′s movie sucked. and PLZ!!!!!! make a Halo movie that would awesome.
I wanna see a remake of Jurassic Park and Avatar
oohh and also Mrs. Doubtfire and The Hangover and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire…..with Eddie Murphy in the lead roles of all three
No way can anyone make a Jurassic Park movie better than the first one Spielberg made. I’d rather see another sequel than have them reboot the series.
i hate remakes aswell. especially 80s remakes. 80s movies and tv series are classics for a reason. i dont want to see scarface, ferris bueller’s day off, star wars etc remade.
now making a sequel can be bad aswell like indiana jones but i would love to see sequels like beetlejuice if its done right and if michael keaton, miss ryder and tim burton returns.
i prefer sequels to remakes. like making nightrider. bring back hoff. dont put a no name young actor in it.
the only movie made in the last 10 years to be a reboot besides superman is X-MEN.
PLEASE RE BOOT X-MEN.
GIVE THEM ORGINAL COSTUMES. PROPER COSTUMES. PUT GAMBIT IN THE TEAM. AND HAVE WOLVERINE WEAR HIS MASK!!!!!!!!
get rid of the black leather crap and have cyclops the leader wearing blue and wolverine the rebel wearing his yellow uniform and mask.
have Gambit the cool guy wearing his coat etc and rogue wearing her sexy green tight outfit.
THIS IS X-MEN. not some black leather wearing village people team.
and before anyone says something about x-men not wearing the yellow outfits of that wolverine shouldnt wear a mask. i point to fact that Captain america wears a blue outfit with a mask and there was no complaints.
wolverine not wearing a mask is like superman not having the S on his chest of Captain america not wearing his mask. it stupid.
sorry i kept putting ‘of’ instead of ‘or’ towards the end. lol.
Whoa, down boy. BREEEEEATHE…
Only Marvel could do this but it will never happen unless….
a) The whole of FOX studios gets collectively high and mistakenly signs away the rights for a big gulp and a bag of chips.
b) Disney pays them somewhere in the ballpark of about 5 BILLION dollars.
So, in other words, not gonna happen. I AM with you in spirit but realistically FOX has pretty much a death grip on the X-Men franchise.
GODZILLA (2000) feat Mathew Broderick had a budget of 130 Million and a domestic box office take of 136 million and a worldwide box office gross of 380 million. The global box office receipts for this supposed failure of a film is almost 3 times the amount it cost to make. Even when you throw in additional marketing costs the film certainly made more then twice what it cost to make and thats just in box office receipts. That doesn’t include after market like sell-Thru (DVD’s/Blu-Rays) and rental.
Now how does that formula equal failure? I get that many critics gave the film a big thumbs down but that happens to many a film. I always thought that a failure in the movie industry was a movie that costs more to make then it generated in revenue but apparently that isn’t the case.
No offense intended but exactly what is the formula for classifying a film as being a failure?
BTW – The article over all was excellent as usual.
It depends, I think showbiz politics comes in play with these things, look at Spiderman 3, a box office hit that got the reboot treatment, and probably the expectations along with thosse movies.
All these remakes, reboots, reworkings point to the same thing a serious lack of creative imagination in Hollywood and elsewhere. The only one I would pay money for or line up to see is Logan’s Run with the director and actor named to the others I say, Adios.
Anyone notice Superman’s backwards “S”?
I’m looking forward to the Godzilla reboot.
I’m mixed on the reboots. If the acting sucked in the original but the concept was interesting then go for it. Cult movies shouldn’t be remade because they are for that generation of people. Why in gods name would you remake Footloose. The Red Dawn remake is just like “Tomorrow When the war began”. If you want to reboot movies it should be because technology would make it better.
If stuff wasn’t rebooted then we wouldn’t have had movies like The Dark Knight. I’m all for reboots if they are done good. As far as the issue of making games into movies is concerned, there are a few interesting games like Bioshock, Fallout, Portal that can be made into movies. But, It is going to be one hell of a task for the director.
No mention of the 2014 Thomas the Tank Engine movie set in WWII?
What I’d really like to see is an extended length, trilogy set, (Lord of the Rings style)of Mass Effect. Kate Beckinsale can be Miranda (Yum!!)
i completely agree mass effect would be an awesome movie.
If I don’t get a Saved by the Bell movie I’m gonna be livid.
Not related to the issue but is Bizarro making an appearance in Man of Steel? I noticed Henry’s “S” is backward.
If done well. A reboot can be a good thing (Casino Royale was good QoS not so much). I’m looking forward to Spidey more and more.
they r going to kill freakin movies by doing the remakes like the crow and dirty dancing they need to leave those two movies alone they have plenty of other remakes that they can screw up and redoing spiderman is stupid they should have just went from the last spiderman instead of starting over and superman i love superman but come on enough with doing the freakin remakes just go from where they left off of the last one
remaking the crow is retarded that was an awesome movie i just watched again yesterday
Makes me sick to my stomach that today’s writers are complete wusses and idiots…
They are to afraid to write their own material, they have to sculk the pages of someone else and try to rewrite masterpieces and say it’s theirs…
I especially hate movie writers that take a great cult classic and twist it all around and remake it into something it’s not…
Leave the movies alone and come up with your own materials.
I think Gears of War would make a good film as long as they stayed true to the source material and Halo would be awesome if done right as well.
I can see 20,000 Leagues being a hit with our newest technology. It’s still a great story in bad need of being updated.
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