The Remake Pile

There are lots and lots of remakes being made out there, and I thought it might be fun to compile several of them into one web log entry.

The Monster Squad

According to Deadline, a Monster Squad remake is happening. The producer of the original Monster Squad, Rob Cohen (The Fast and the Furious, Dragonheart), is set to direct.

The main premise of the original is that a group of kids who are fans of classic monsters learn that Dracula and his friends are coming to their small town.

I’ve never seen the original. The trailers for the original make it look cheesy, and I’m not sure how successful a cheesy remake would be. It is making me think of the Land of the Lost and Van Helsing failures. Perhaps the Monster Squad remake will take a more serious tone.

Predators

IMDb says that “a group of elite warriors are hunted by members of a merciless alien race known as Predators.” Who are those elite warriors, you ask? None other than Laurence Fishburne, Adrien Brody, Alice Braga, Danny Trejo, and Topher Grace.

Am I the only one who doesn’t buy Topher Grace as an elite warrior? The same Topher Grace that was the skinny boy from That 70’s Show?

Robert Rodriguez presents and Nimrod Antal (Vacancy) directs. You read that right. Nimrod Antal.

Fright Night

In the 1985 original, a teenager believes that his next-door neighbor is a vampire. Fright Night had some comedy to go along with the horror.

Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl) is set to direct. Gillespie has done comedy pretty well, but we’ll see how he handles the horror.

Pet Sematary

As if you didn’t see this one coming a mile away. I’m actually surprised they haven’t remade Pet Sematary already.

1408 writer Mathew Greenberg is set to write the remake for Paramount, according to BeyondHollywood.

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5 Responses to “The Remake Pile”

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  2. Aunt Suzy Says:

    i just saw this yesterday about a remake of Scream.
    http://ontheflix.com/2009/06/05/a-scream-movie-remake-may-happen/

    • J. Marshall Says:

      I hope they can do something fresh with Scream. I never really liked Scream, it seemed like a rehash of Halloween and Friday the 13th. Maybe now they’ll do something original, but my hopes aren’t very high.

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