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Hey ppl,

So with bigger budgets available, advances in all aspects of film making, especially effects, which film would you most like to see remade and perhaps go as far as to suggest what aspect you most want to see translated for today? (yes i realise some films should not be remade as they are "classics" but have some fun :) .

I would like to see a really well made remake of The Count of Monte Cristo (which is in prodcution i believe).

-- John Wishbone (, July 05, 2000


The Hulk. They'll screw it up, but in a purists world a CGI Hulk would spank the world and call it Nancy.

I know, it was a TV show and not a movie, but still.

Oh, and apparently they are already making it with Brenden Frasier. Is there a gun shop and a bell tower anywhere near here?

-- Lister VonLister (, July 06, 2000.

Ah good one..yes Hulk...a strong charcter driven film on the fury and pain of the hulk would be great..and true they will probably stuff it like last years turkey..but we can hope..maybe ?

I have another one...this is still kinda cheating..cause so far all these are kind of in production, but I would like to see Planet of the Apes remade. I ahve no idea where there takin it in the current remake with Burton to direct..but I liked the version written a while ago entitled Return of the Apes.

-- John Wishbone (, July 06, 2000.

Wow, great question. Where to start...

1984 - Two words...Terry Gilliam. Oh this could kick ass. ------ Time Machine - We need a definitive version of this fella. ------ Logans Run - Same. A Classic, but I would love to see Gilliam or the like do it. ------ V - Yes, the mid eighties TV movie. I'd love to redo that baby. ----- - Live Action Akira - directed by David Fincher, Spike Jonz...or me. --- --- The Blob ------ and of course, Ice Pirates.

-- Michael Fitts (, July 06, 2000.

OOOhhh those were all great. 1984 and Logans Run especially.

I would like to see a logans run with Russell Crowe, and directed by Ridley or Fincher.

-- John Wishbone (, July 07, 2000.

I'm not so sure abooot the Planet of the Apes remake. I like the original and I'm a Heston fan and I dont think they can remake it without it being big time con queso. Not that the original wasn't. It beat you over the head with it's message and entertained with cheesy apes and Chas' special brand of acting. The whole nukes are bad thing is sort of lost as nobody really gives much of a shit about that anymore. Anyway. done ranting now

-- Yousuf (, July 07, 2000.

I want to remake The Bad Seed.

A remake of 1984 done by Terry Gilliam would be the coolest thing ever. I think I could die happily after that.

-- wendy (, July 13, 2000.

Charade (1963 version). I love that film. Although I don't think they could ever find some one to play Regina Lampert better than Miss Audrey. And there's no way in hell that anyone but Walter Matthau could play his part. But still, I'd pay $7.88 to see Charade in Dolby Digital.

-- The Furry Gaffer (, September 25, 2000.

The Phantom Menace by any of the above directors :) That WAS meant to be a joke, but the more I think about it..... If George new then the critisisms of the film, how would he have made it better? My actual vote would be for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, by Tim Burton. Chris Walken for childcatcher?

-- Ash (, October 31, 2000.

Wow, that's good. I hadn't thought of remaking crappy films that had potential. Okay, Mission to Mars with the same plot and cast, but with Fincher at the helm. Nice. Oooo, oooo, or Attenborough.

-- Lister VonLister (, November 02, 2000.

I would have to say The Lost World Jurassic Park. I realize it was already a huge hit and had great effects but it could have possibly been the worst novel adaptation I've ever seen. It disgusted me.

-- Richard McLaughlin (, December 19, 2000.

I'd like to see Final Destination remade. I liked the premise and the script was probably pretty solid. I feel horrible for the guy who wrote it, because they really butchered the hell out of it. The direction and DP work was godawful. The actors ('actors' only because there is nothing else to call them in polite company) lived in a bizarre world were no one was old, fat, or ugly. No was was poor either. Everyone in the town could go to France at the drop of a hat. I think they deservered to die.

-- Michael Fitts (, December 21, 2000.

For myself, I would like to see Slaughterhouse 5 remade. Don't get me wrong; I admired what was accomplished in the first film, particularly Michael Sachs as Billy Pilgrim. Of course Valerie Perrine was great to look at as well. But with today's special effects, and the right director and actors, who knows, maybe it would be a hit, and a new generation would be introduced to Kurt Vonnegut Jr.(God knows that they probably aren't being introduced now).

As a fantasy wish list, Maybe Tobey McGuire as Billy Pilgrim(or Edward Norton), and maybe Terry Gilliam to direct, or as an outside choice, Ang Lee to direct.

What do you think?

-- Frank J. Merritt (, February 25, 2001.

The more I think about it, the more I would like to see a new version of Douglas McCarthur, the WWII general. There was a Hollywood treatment of him many years ago Starring Gregory Peck, but there is a lot more to be said about that man and his life.

-- Frank J. Merritt (, September 13, 2001.

I'm ashamed to admit that I've never seen Slaughterhouse Five, Frank. But if it ever got remade with Gilliam directing I'd be there opening night with bells on. Doesn't matter who the cast would be, for me. I'd see it just because Gilliam was involved.

Although I'll admit, if Ed Norton or Toby Maguire were cast maybe I'd hustle my sweet ass to the theater a little quicker.

-- Wendy (, September 20, 2001.

Oh, good lord. Who mentioned Charade a few posts back? They're remaking it. Jonathan Demme's at the helm and, dear sweet merciful baby Jesus, Mark Wahlberg and Thandie Newton starring.

Why, God?! Marky frickin' Mark? Seriously, wasn't anyone better available?

-- Wendy (, September 20, 2001.

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