There are an amazing number of sequels and remakes either already released or in the works now. I had no idea there were so many sequels and remakes coming out.
When is Hollywood going to come up with something original that is good? One not on the list is a remake of that suspense classic “When A Stranger Calls”. I rented the original starring Carol Kane not long ago from Netflix. I also bought it for my son’s best friend for Christmas. He told me about the upcoming remake.
Here are some remakes on the list:
The Pink Panther
The 8th Voyage of Sinbad – If you haven’t seen The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, find it. Ray Harryhausen’s stop-motion animation makes that a good movie. He invented stop-motion animation.
Basic Instinct 2 – Risk Addiction
Beverly Hills Cop 4 – It’s rumored that Quentin Tarantino will direct.
The Breakfast Club 2 – Spare me.
Bubba Nosferatu – Starring Bruce Campbell. I wonder how Joe Lansdale feels about this, since he wrote the short story Bubba Ho-tep. Lansdale’s books are a bit hard to find, but that story is a riot. I own the book it appears in.
Evil Dead – I own the original, and it’s one of my favorite movies. It’s already been remade. The remake was Evil Dead 2. Why remake it again? It’s fine on its own.
Candyman 4 – Say it. I dare you. “Candyman… Candyman… Candyman… Candyman…”
Fahrenheit 9/11 1/2 – I’m sure the wingnuts will go apeshit over this one.
Halloween 9 – I could have sworn they were up to “Halloween 250″ by now…
Indiana Jones 4 – I thought Harrison Ford was getting too old to do this again?
Love At Second Bite – The original starred George Hamilton, he of the eternal suntan.
Police Academy 8 – Spare me, part 2.
Rocky 6 – Stallone will star in the movie and write the script, but there is no word whether or not he will direct.
X Files 2 – I’ll see this only if David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson play Mulder and Scully. I’m a major X-phile.