Hollywood loves remakes. It also loves sequels and reboots, but it really loves remakes. And it’s not just horror films anymore. Footloose and Red Dawn are on the horizon. There’s talk of remaking Dune (needs it), Short Circuit (ready for a CG robot, anyone?), and Judge Dredd (more Rob Schneider please).
What else might be coming up?
(SIDENOTE: Did this trend begin when the TV shows-turned-into-movies trend ended?)
At lunch, we discussed the inevitability of a Ferris Bueller’s Day Off remake. Who would play Ferris? Shia LeBeouf? Zac Efron? Zack or Cody?
To me, if they remake such a seminal 80’s film as Ferris Beuller’s Day Off, then the 90’s flick Reality Bites wouldn’t be far off. And that leaves me tons of more questions:
- Who would be cast in that film?
- Would it keep the same name? (Reality Sucks Balls anyone?)
- Would it be about vampires?
- Why is Janeane Garafalo so gross now?