We’re Just Waiting for These Movies to Be Remade

While it’s always a risk when redoing a movie, there are some remakes that prove that it’s well worth it. Think ‘Mad Max,’ ‘The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo,’ and ‘Ocean’s 11.’ Those are all remakes and wow were they good. So you see? Sometimes, it works out.

Michael J. Fox / Zach Galligan / John Matuszak / Brooke McCarter, Kiefer Sutherland, Billy Wirth, Alex Winter.
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The following movies are ones that I think we all would love to see again in a new version!

‘Back to the Future’

Just so I’m clear as can be – there’s nothing wrong with the original ’80s cult classic, but can you just imagine what a new version of a future/past clusterf&*% would look like? Unfortunately, the movie’s director, Robert Zemeckis, isn’t making any plans.

Michael J. Fox as Marty Mac Fly in a promotional shot for the film.
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Zemeckis says both he and screenwriter Bob Gale would have to be dead for a remake to happen. That’s sad news. But the only piece of hope that I can muster up is to think maybe someone else will take the reins and make it happen!

‘The Goonies’

‘Goonies’ director Richard Donner announced plans for making a sequel to the classic in 2014. Although plans were announced, no progress has yet to be made. And it’s been 5 years. So…

John Matuszak, as Sloth, in a scene on the pirate ship in The Goonies.
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From the looks of it, it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen anytime soon. But I can’t help but wish that someone would pull some strings and get the ball rolling because this is a perfect 80s film that screams remake.


Apparently, there’s already a ‘Gremlins’ reboot in the works, but it’s been a while since there’s been any real update on the film project. Since no info has come about the progress, it might mean that the project was cut short.

Zach Galligan on the set of Gremlins.
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It’s about time we give those creepy yet cute tiny monsters a film reboot that we deserve. Although the classic can’t be beaten, updated graphics, CGI magic, and modern jokes can really give it huge potential to be box office hit.

‘The Lost Boys’

Another 80s horror-comedy that made a dent in cinema culture was the film about California suburban life that also features bloodsucking vampires. ‘The Lost Boys’ is currently being adapted into a series.

A promotional shot of the film.
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The TV adaptation on The CW stars Tyler Posey. But a series isn’t the same as a movie. It doesn’t mean that we don’t deserve a modern take on the classic Corey Feldman movie as well. And at the end of the day, vampires are still having their moment.

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

The 1962 black and white movie ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is probably only enjoyed by a minority of people, if I had to guess. But Harper Lee’s novel-turned-movie tells quite a powerful story that is worth giving a 21st-century update.

A scene from the film.
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It was also recently adapted for the stage, but that’s a whole other ball game. A new cinematic adventure is what I’m talking about.