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I know many of you are sick of seeing remakes and sequels and want to see original movies. I totally agree. Especially when the original was so much better. But there are a few movies that i hope do get sequels or a remake.

Goonies - I mean seriously. This needs to be remade for the current generation of kids.

Wizard of Oz - I want the original not some spinoff.

Ran - Kurosawa epic

StarWars Episode 0 - Lucas needs to redeem himself. Jedi/Sith war is begging to be on screen.
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There are so many great books that have never been made into movies. All remakes and sequels are are Hollywood's idea of low risk.
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Along these lines. 7 top 10 original films in 1981, and 0 top 10 original films in 2011.

Dude, are you made of leprechauns? Cause that was awesome!

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In the spirit of the OP, how about

The Last Starfighter - I was young when this movie came out, and didn't actually see it until several years later. I remember thinking it was a little corny even then, but I still liked it.

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The complete Dune saga of Frank Herbert, please.
Or a TV series....

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I know many of you are sick of seeing remakes and sequels and want to see original movies. I totally agree. Especially when the original was so much better. But there are a few movies that i hope do get sequels or a remake.
Goonies - I mean seriously. This needs to be remade for the current generation of kids.
Wizard of Oz - I want the original not some spinoff.
Ran - Kurosawa epic
StarWars Episode 0 - Lucas needs to redeem himself. Jedi/Sith war is begging to be on screen.

First trailer for Oz The Great and Powerful

http://blog.bigmoviezone.com/?p=14358
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Along these lines. 7 top 10 original films in 1981, and 0 top 10 original films in 2011.

Top 10 based on what, box office performance? That means apparently people want to see these films as well.
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Sequels:

 

Firefly

The Fifth Element

Star Wars- Another Trilogy please

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The Matrix- Maybe remake the last one, didn't like ending.

Day Watch

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This brings up a question, why hasn't The Wizard Of Oz been remade yet? Or Gone With The Wind? Or Casablanca? Or any of the classics from the 30's to 50's? If studios want to reuse proven "brand name" properties to make quick money, there's a huge selection to choose from. Are the studios too scared to go there?
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Star Wars- Another Trilogy please
And this time, REAL sequels.
I wanna see an elderly, mystical Luke (ala Ben Kenobi) dispensing Jedi training to Han and Leia's kids/grandkids.

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That's been greenlighted already.

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I would love to see more in this series.


Also, here is another fine first film in an announced trilogy, but sadly, didn't do enough business to justify more:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0416044/

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This brings up a question, why hasn't The Wizard Of Oz been remade yet? Or Gone With The Wind? Or Casablanca? Or any of the classics from the 30's to 50's? If studios want to reuse proven "brand name" properties to make quick money, there's a huge selection to choose from. Are the studios too scared to go there?
Go ask someone in their 20's, or even 30's, and ask them if they would like to see a remake of Casablanca or Gone With The Wind and they'll probably look at you as if you asked them if they farted. smile.gif

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If studios want to reuse proven "brand name" properties to make quick money, there's a huge selection to choose from. Are the studios too scared to go there?

There's a difference between what is "classic" and what is "a brand name." Classics, people just go see the original, if they're even inclined to see them. You can't replicate Judy Garland, Clark Gable or Humphrey Bogart today, and they made their roles iconic.

Stuff like Batman, or Marvel characters, or what not, made the iconic status in other media, but cast it halfway decent and you can get people in the theater. People don't care if it's Michael Keaton or Christian Bale as Batman, they just want to see a good Batman. (Although admittedly Ledger's Joker would be tough to follow.)

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Go ask someone in their 20's, or even 30's, and ask them if they would like to see a remake of Casablanca or Gone With The Wind and they'll probably look at you as if you asked them if they farted. smile.gif
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Go ask someone in their 20's, or even 30's, and ask them if they would like to see a remake of Casablanca or Gone With The Wind and they'll probably look at you as if you asked them if they farted. smile.gif
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Well, they'd be updated or "reimagined" for today's audiences of course, and skewed younger. If James Cameron wanted to do something different post-Avatar and do a follow-up to his Titanic, imagine what could do with GWTW. Or better yet, Michael Bay for a follow-up to Pearl Harbor. biggrin.gif Seriously, with today's studio mentality and technology, why haven't some of those stuffy old classics been turned into contemporary big-budget blockbusters?

I actually wouldn't mind a remake of the whole Star Wars OT, as long as it wasn't done by Lucas, and completely ignoring the PT. Somehow I think ol' George will end up doing it himself, since he so much wants the OT to match the PT that this is the only route left to follow. He could do it Sin City-style and have it be 95% CGI with no actual location shooting to deal with.
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Seriously, with today's studio mentality and technology, why haven't some of those stuffy old classics been turned into contemporary big-budget blockbusters?

Most younger people would rather see a property they're familiar with. That's why there are so many comic book adaptations, contemporary best-selling novel adaptations (think Twilight), and sequels.

Even if you pulled off the near impossible and made a re-imagined GWTW that was good, I think you'd have a hard time getting younger audiences into the theater to see the damned thing, and older audiences would rather just watch the original.

Maybe a James Cameron could pull in enough young people, but honestly, I don't think something like GWTW is in his wheelhouse. Yeah, he did a drama in Titanic, but even that wasn't really GWTW level drama. Leo and Kate were no Vivien and Clark.

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Yeah, he did a drama in Titanic, but even that wasn't really GWTW level drama. Leo and Kate were no Vivien and Clark.

Different era too... "Golden Age" Hollywood can't be compared to today's stars. One thing for sure, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet have become an iconic movie couple. ...and Kate Winslet is such a classy, beautiful woman!... smile.gif
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Most younger people would rather see a property they're familiar with. That's why there are so many comic book adaptations, contemporary best-selling novel adaptations (think Twilight), and sequels.


Biggest BO Movies

2012 YTD:

http://boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?yr=2012&p=.htm

2011:

http://boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?yr=2011&p=.htm

2010:

http://boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?yr=2010&p=.htm

2009:

http://boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?yr=2009&p=.htm

2008:

http://boxofficemojo.com/yearly/chart/?yr=2008&p=.htm
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Heh, I glanced over the first two links.

Here's 2012:
1. Comic book property (and arguably a sequel to five Marvel films representing four separate franchises)
2. Comic book property (and a sequel whose first film was a reboot of an existing series)
3. Best-selling novel
4. Comic book property (and a reboot of an existing series)
5. Original
6. Original
7. Sequel
8. Based on a TV special based on a book
9. Sequel (first film in series was a comic book property)
10. Sequel

It's better than 2011, though:
1. Best-selling novel (or sequel)
2. Sequel (first film in the series based on TV show based on toys)
3. Best-selling novel (or sequel)
4. Sequel
5. Sequel (first film in series based on an amusement park ride)
6. Sequel
7. Sequel (first film in series based on TV show)
8. Sequel
9. Sequel (aside from the character basically being a folk hero, it's for all intents and purposes a remake of any number of Sherlock Holmes films, which were based on best selling short stories/novels. Holmes is listed as being the most portrayed character in film history, with some 75 actors and 200+ films.)
10. Comic book property

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StarWars Episode 0 - Lucas needs to redeem himself. Jedi/Sith war is begging to be on screen.

I will be very interested in watching how Darth Sidious came to be. I find him the most interesting character in the SW universe.

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