Lately it seems that Hollywood has been having issues with coming up with new, original movies. So, what is the next feasible thing to do? Remakes!
Today, so many remakes have centered on the action-film types. The latest bust was the remake of Total Recall. With production and advertising costs of about $138 million, you would think that there had been enough hype to help the movie earn back its money. As of now, the film has taken in just barely $38 million worldwide.
You would think this would deter Hollywood from making anymore remakes, especially if their original predecessors have made very little money as of today.
We were seriously wrong.
From horror films, to musicals to comedies, the madness has yet to end:
Most of the Stephen King movies based off of his books have been relatively decent, except for some bumps in the road: a remake of Carrie made-for-television was a prime example. This man must be very rich from all the movies!
Now, MGM has once again decided to reboot Carrie, casting Chloe Moretz in the title role, with Julianne Moore playing Margaret White. This movie is slated for release Spring 2013. Following this remake is Pet Sematary. Lorenzo di Bonaventuara is on board to produce the film. I have a feeling they might be rebooting The Shining again…
After the crash and burn of Seed of Chucky, you would have thought that producers would have learned from their mistakes. Most of us would think that they would make another sequel, perhaps for the die-heart fans. Not exactly. Get ready for Child’s Play to hit theaters in 2014. Brad Dourif is said to be returning to voice Chucky – the doll that has terrified people to locking up their dolls in closets (including myself). Thanks, Brad, for making it hard to look at even a Barbie doll!
Good grief – how many Hellraiser movies have there been? I know for sure at least five. Well, guess what – Clive Barker has decided to try it again. No word yet if Doug Bradley will return to reprise his role as the spine-chilling Pinhead.
I was shaking my head in disgust when they decided to remake Poltergeist. MGM must be struggling lately with them making so many remakes. With the sweet Heather O’Rourke having have passed away, her shoes will be hard to fill. Is the producer Sam Raimi up for the challenge?Possible release date is 2013.
The Evil Dead
Keeping Sam Raimi in mind, he has decided to reboot his own cult classic, The Evil Dead. With Bruce Campbell jumping on board to help him produce it, the remake make actually stand a chance.
Drop Dead Fred
Stepping away from the horror movie genre, Universal has decided to bring back Drop Dead Fred. With this movie now selling for up to $75 a DVD, this has made it one of the hardest movies to find out there (at least at a reasonable price). Russell Brand is said to be playing the imaginary friend.
How many remakes have been made of this movie already? I’ve lost count. Willow Smith is said to be playing Annie in the upcoming 2013 remake.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
I loved watching these turtles kick butt! The movie was supposed to have been underway awhile ago, but recently it has been noted that it will come out March of 2014. Michael Bay and the first Iron Man writers have decided to lean away from the original story and give it an alien origin theme. I’m not sure I’m up for that…
There are so many more remakes going on now, that well, it’s ridiculous. Here are some other remakes to follow: American Psycho, The Neverending Story, Little Shop of Horrors, Daredevil, and An American Werewolf in London. So hang on movie lovers – be prepared for a galore of remakes!
Sources: www.darkhorizons.com and personal source