And on this day, it appears originality in Hollywood is on an extended vacation! Now I'm not saying Hollywood doesn't have its moments (the film Her for example was pretty interesting), and remakes, and reboots aren't always a bad thing, but this is getting ridiculous.
According to DenOfGeeks.com, as of July, 2013 57 films are up for remake, or reboot. 57 films! In my opinion, it seems like laziness to me. What I also don't understand, is when these remakes take place, they deviate from the original stories in the strangest, and dumbest of ways.
About Last Night
Agent 47 (HITMAN)
All Of Me
- All Quiet On The Western Front
Jamie Fox isn't Daddy Warbucks, but Benjamin Stacks?! Why?!!!!!
Big Man Japan
The Black Hole
- 47 Ronin
Another remake box office bomb
They want to make this more character driven? Isn't this an action movie?! What are they doing!
This was clearly a financial bomb, and a terrible film Original 1, Remake 0
- The Crow
Before Luke Evans, Bradley Cooper and Tom Hiddleston were in talks to play Eric Draven....Thank god that didn't work out.
Escape From New York
I could see Taylor Kitsch as Snake.
- Fantastic Four
- Flight Of The Navigator
Thank goodness not the one with Robert Deniro and Al Pacino.
- Jacob's Ladder
This was shocking. I really don't get the reasoning behind remaking this.
- The Killer
The Legend Of Conan
They are rebooting the reboot. Apparently an elderly Schwarzenegger will star in the reboot.
One's not mentioned in this article, and one's I have caught wind of are:
- The Magnificent Seven
- Point Blank
As I am sure there are many others. This speaks volumes about the state that Hollywood is in. Why can't anyone sit down and come up with something else? Why Remake, remakes, and add people who no longer draw in large crowds. It seems so futile...but then again, these could be good remakes, that turn into franchises...something everyone actually enjoys. I guess we will never know until these films are released on the big screen. So far, the track record doesn't look promising.
Anyway Denofgeeks gives the full low down on their site, and I encourage you go read more:
What do you think?