15 Movies That Will Be Remade in 15 Years

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Whether you’re a hardcore cinephile or a casual movie enthusiast, you’ve probably noticed that Hollywood is obsessed with remakes these days. Some of them are good, most of them are bad (just like most movies), but the fact that they exist at all pisses some of us off. These are the movies, after all, that we grew up with and helped form who we are. Some of them are simply nostalgia favorites (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), some of them are bona fide genre classics (Robocop), and some of them were more famous than they were actually popular (I Know What You Did Last Summer), but they were our movies. How DARE they?

Then again, younger audiences sometimes embrace these remakes. Some of them even end up seeing the remakes before they ever see the original, and form a closer emotional bond to the retread than the movie that was so popular it was worth remaking in the first place. These are the people who will defend Rob Zombie’s Halloween tooth and nail, or claim that Len Wiseman’s Total Recall is a perfectly decent sci-fi movie with some pretty clever ideas. The older generation sighs when we hear arguments like this. But here’s the thing… the remake machine isn’t going anywhere, and it’s only a matter of time before it happens to them.

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We’re reaching a turning point in the remakes trend, wherein Hollywood is running out of classic movies and will now be forced to remake movies from the 21st Century, which a new audience grew up with and cared about. It’s already happening to Underworld after all. And once the studios start looking for movies to remake from the last 10-15 years they’re going to discover that they don’t have nearly as much to work with, since they spent those years remaking everything from decades prior. They’re going to be forced to remake only the best of the best, and send the current generation of moviegoers into a tizzy as they bemoan the bastardization of the films they care about.

We here at CraveOnline are kind of fascinated about what’s going to happen in Hollywood in the next 15 years, as Hollywood begins to mine a new generation of classics and does to them exactly what they did to the movies 30-somethings grew up with, i.e. probably ruin them. The parallels are probably going to be pretty obvious, but in the interest of forward thinking we’ve compiled a list of films and properties we suspect Hollywood is going to revisit in the near-ish future, and how they’re going to screw it up if how they’ve treated the previous generation of movies is any indication.

Will the seemingly inevitable announcement that these films are going to be remade piss you off? Are there any other films from the current generation that would be sacrilege for studios to reimagine for a quick buck? Or will you just not give a damn? Let us know.

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William Bibbiani is the editor of CraveOnline’s Film Channel and the host of The B-Movies Podcast and The Blue Movies Podcast. Follow him on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani.