When Hollywood starts to run out of original ideas, they normally turn to making sequels. However, when that well starts to run dry, it’s time to start in on movie remakes and reboots. I will admit there have been some good ones, and of course, bad ones. With so many coming up in the next few years, we hope there are some awesome ones to look forward to.
There is an old story behind this series: It’s cursed. With every film in the trilogy, came a death with the film, whether is was a cast or crew member. Our main protagonist, Heather O’Rourke (Carol Anne) sadly passed away during the making of the final film. Now, however, the scary series is getting a makeover. The infamous Sam Raimi will take on Steven Spielberg’s horror classic. Sam Rockwell has jumped on board to play the new lead character. Lets just hope this film remake doesn’t end up cursed, also. Release year: 2015
I can’t believe they’re making yet another Amityville Horror movie. I lost count how many sequels they made. And now, they want to start over? On the plus side, the film will just be called Amityville. This is one reboot that may not be such a good idea. Release date: Unknown
You would think after the flop of Daredevil, no one would dare cast Ben Affleck as a superhero again. We were sadly mistaken. Although the new bat suit and batmobile are appealing, Affleck is not quite who moviegoers had in mind for this overly done reboot. Most of us agree that he is best suited for directing. Release year: 2017?
Not only is Pet Semetary getting a makeover, but so is IT. For the last two years, it has been in discussion of how to take on the project. The mini-series itself wasn’t entirely scary, but just seeing Tim Curry dressed up as Pennywise was enough to give anyone nightmares! Lets hope this one goes well. The question, though, is who will play the terrifying clown? Release year: Unknown
We’ve been hearing about the little orphaned girl for decades now, from the radio to films. Now, Quvenzhane Wallis will play the title role of Annie. The real kicker is that Cameron Diaz will play Ms. Hannigan! Release year: 2014
Go, go, Power Rangers! I think most of us remember singing this song everytime one of the movies or the tv series came on. Coming up is the reboot, despite how poorly the other films did. Can this franchise recover? With Lionsgate and Haim Saban on board, we will just have to wait and see. Release year: Unknown
It’s rumored at this point in time that there are dozens of other remakes and reboots in the works. I don’t doubt this. A couple of ones coming up are: Point Break; Fantastic Four; Jaws; The Little Mermaid; Cinderella; The Little Rascals; Alien; and Gremlins. Do you think any of these films will make it out on top and become blockbusters?