Oct 2, 2010

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Remakes Coming Our Way

Remakes Coming Our Way

Get ready because Hollywood is remaking everything they can get their hands on, from 80’s to Asian nothing will stop the frenzy of not creating an original screenplay but to copy someone else.  The following list are from movies in pre/post-production or waiting for release.

An American Werewolf in London
In Development
English
Dir: N/A

No official plot yet, but the original told the story of a couple American tourists, who are attacked by a local werewolf in a small English town, where one of them survives only to become a werewolf who runs amok in the night.

And Soon the Darkness
Post-Production
English
Dir: Marcos Efron

Ellie and Stephanie break away from their boring tour group in pursuit of breathtaking scenery, adventure and fun of Argentina. They reach the once-prosperous town of Alemana, where beneath the sumptuous landscape lies a…

Angel Heart
In Development
English
Dir: N/A

Follows the exploits of Harry Angel, a New York detective hired by a mysterious client to track down a once-popular performer indebted to him. While pursuing this seemingly routine investigation, Harry encounters dark and…

Anguish
In Development
English
Dir: N/A

Follows two girls who, while watching a scary movie, find themselves in a horror film of their own when their life starts to mirror the pic’s plot.

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!
In Development
English
Dir: Kent Nichols

No official plot yet, but the original film revolved around a group of strange individuals put in charge of saving the world from mutated killer tomatoes.

Battle Royale
Development Hell
English
Dir: N/A

No official plot yet, but the original was set in Japan, where violence among the youth have sky-rocketed, leaving the government to create a program dubbed “Battle Royale”.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer
In Talks
English
Dir: N/A

No official plot yet, but the original film and television series followed a teenage girl, who learns that she is her generation’s destined slayer of vampires.

Child’s Play
In Development
English
Dir: Don Mancini

No official plot yet, but the original told the story of a killer who transferred his soul into a doll, which comes to life and attempts to take over the body of a young boy.

Children of the Corn
In Production
English
Dir: Joel Soisson

Tim and Allie are heading out of LA and into the very warm California desert environs to see Tim’s father. The car overheats, and they are forced to stay overnight at the home of a questionable couple and their young…

Deadly Friend
In Talks
English
Dir: N/A

No official plot yet, but the original focused on a group of young friends that implant a robot’s AI into the brain of their female friend and face the violent consequences of their actions, as the girl goes on a bloody…

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
2011
English
Dir: Troy Nixey

A young girl moves into a home with her father and his new girlfriend, where she she unwittingly unleashes malevolent little nocturnal creatures bent on destroying all of them.

Frankenstein
In Talks
English
Dir: Guillermo del Toro

No official plot yet, but the original told the story of a mad scientist named Dr. Frankenstein, whose obsession to reanimate the dead using various body parts brings forth a being that’s forced to live with the fact…

Fright Night
In Production
English
Dir: Craig Gillespie

No official plot yet, but the original told the story of a teenage genre fan, who suspects his neighbor is a vampire. He enlists the help of his friends and a television host/vampire slayer to discover the truth and put a…

Hell Night
In Talks
English
Dir: N/A

No official plot yet, but the original told the story of a group of college pledges who are forced to stay the night at a supposedly haunted mansion, where they encounter a deformed killer who picks them off one by one.

Hellraiser
In Development
English
Dir: N/A

No official plot yet, but the original told the story of a mysterious puzzle box that’s the key to unleashing sadistic demons to the real world.

I Saw What You Did
In Development
English
Dir: Patrick Lussier

The original was about two teenage girls who make a series of prank phone calls to strangers, whispering “I saw what you did, and I know who you are.” In the film, the fun stops when they randomly ring a man who…

I Spit on Your Grave
Awaiting Release
English
Dir: Steven R. Monroe

Revolves around writer Jennifer Hills, who takes a retreat from the city to a charming cabin in the woods to start on her next book. But Jennifer’s presence in the small town attracts the attention of a few morally…

Infection
Development Hell
English
Dir: N/A

No official plot yet, but the original followed the problematic staff at a rundown and isolated hospital, where a mysterious infection among the patients is revealed to have a supernatural origin.

It
In Development
English
N/A

Follows a group of kids called the “Losers Club” that encounter a creature called It, which preys on children and whose favorite form is that of a sadistic clown called Pennywise. When the creature resurfaces…

Kingdom of the Spiders
In Development
English
Dir: N/A

No official plot yet, but the original focused on a small town overrun by deadly spiders.

Let Me In
Oct. 1
English
Dir: Matt Reeves

Tells the story of Owen, a twelve year old boy who is feeling increasingly isolated and alone. Enduring the bitter divorce between his parents, and being the target of relentless bullies at school, the friendless and…

Martyrs
In Development
English
Dir: N/A

No official plot yet, but the original revolved around a woman and her childhood friend, who seek revenge on those that victimized and abused them.

Motel Hell
Development Hell
English
Dir: N/A

The original followed a farmer who would kidnap and bury unsuspecting travelers up to their necks in his garden and keep them alive until they’re ready to be picked and made into his famous beef jerky.

Mother’s Day
Awaiting Release
English
Dir: Darren Lynn Bousman

After a bank robbery gone wrong, three brothers head for home, hoping their MOTHER (Rebecca De Mornay) can provide them with a getaway. The youngest brother, JOHNNY (Matt O’Leary), has been shot and their back-stabbing…

Mute Witness
In Development
English
Dir: Antonio Negret

No official plot yet, but the original revolved around a mute makeup artist, who witnesses a gruesome murder while working on a slasher flick in Russia and tries to stay alive long enough to notify the police.

Near Dark
On Hold
English
Dir: Samuel Bayer

The original told the story of a traveling family of vampires, who reluctantly bring a young new member into their group. We follow the family as they cause trouble in various towns and ultimately getting the law to catch up…

Night of the Demons
Awaiting Release
English
Dir: Adam Gierasch

Angela Feld is throwing the Halloween party to end all Halloween parties at the infamous Broussard Mansion in New Orleans, where dark events transpired almost a century ago. But when the packed party gets busted by the…

Pet Sematary
In Development
English
N/A

No official plot yet, but the original told the story of a family that moves to a small Maine town with a pet cemetery and an Indian burial ground that’s said to resurrect anyone who’s buried in it.

Phone
Pre-Production
English
Byung-ki Ahn

The original was about a reporter, who changes her phone number after getting threats, but by doing so it causes mysterious supernatural occurrences, and leads her to investigate the previous owners of the number.

Poltergeist
In Development
English
Vadim Perelman

No official plot yet, but the original told the story of a suburban home built over an Indian burial ground, which resulted in a very pissed off spirit.

Race With the Devil
Development Hell
English
Chris Moore

No official plot yet, but the original told the story of a group of vacationers as they stumble across a cult of satanist. Once they report them to the authorities all the evidence vanishes and the vacationers are forced to…

Rosmary’s Baby
Development Hell
English
N/A

No official plot yet, but the original told the story of a young couple, who move into a New York apartment, where the woman becomes mysteriously pregnant, and soon discovers that her neighbors are a part of a coven of…

Scanners
In Development
English
N/A

The original film was about a guy with extraordinary psychic abilities, who hunts down a group of “scanners” with similar abilities that want to take over the world.

Suspiria
Pre-Production
English
David Gordon Green

The original was about a young woman who attends a ballet school only to discover that it’s actually a coven for witches.

The Bad Seed
Development Hell
English
Eli Roth

No official plot yet, but the original was about a seemingly perfect daughter, who turns to killing.

The Birds
In Development
English
Dennis Iliadis

No official plot yet, but the original told of a town riddled with birds which attack anyone in sight.

The Blob
In Development
English
Rob Zombie

The original film told the story of an object from space that crashes into a field and releases a red blob-like substance onto the land that absorbs and grows with anything it comes in contact with.

The Brood
In Development
English
Breck Eisner

Follows a woman who telepathically communicates with her group of mutant children, instructing them to act out violently.

The Changeling
Development Hell
English
N/A

No official plot yet, but the original was about a man, who tries to solve the mystery behind the mysterious happenings in his new home.

The Creature From the Black Lagoon
In Development
English
Carl Rinsch

A scientific expedition discovers a prehistoric amphibious creature.

The Entity
In Development
English
Hideo Nakata

No official plot yet, but the original followed a woman whose life crumbles when she believes she is being repeatedly molested and raped by an unseen paranormal force.

The Evil Dead
In Development
English
N/A

No official plot yet, but the original followed a group of friends as they vacationed at a small remote cabin, where they are forced to fend off against each other after they’re possessed by evil spirits from within the…

The Fly
In Development
English
David Cronenberg

The original centered on an eccentric scientist who, after an experiment with teleportation goes awry, is transformed into a fly.

The Gate
Pre-Production
English
Alex Winter

When best friends Miles and Terry discover a mysterious crystalline rock in Miles’s back yard, they quickly dig up the lawn in search of more. Instead, they unearth the Gate—the opening to an underground chamber…

The Host
In Development
English
Fredrik Bond

The story follows a town terrorized by a giant mutant squid-like creature hatched by toxins that flow into a nearby river from a military base. When the creature grabs a little girl, her dysfunctional family must band…

The Howling: Reborn
In Development
English
Joe Nimziki

On the eve of his high school graduation, unremarkable Will Kidman finally bonds with the girl he has long yearned for, reclusive Eliana Wynter. But he also discovers a dark secret from his past… that he is about to become…

The Monster Squad
In Development
English
N/A

No official plot yet, but the original film told the story of a group of young horror fans who find themselves facing against icons like Dracula and the Wolfman in real life.

The Orphanage
In Development
English
Mark Pellington

A remake of the Spanish film, which told the story of a woman who returns to the orphanage she grew up in, and creepiness ensues.

The Substitute
In Development
English
Scott Derrickson

Revolves around a terrified sixth-grade class as the students race to reveal to their parents that their new substitute teacher is an evil alien being.

The Toxic Avenger
In Development
English
N/A

No official plot yet, but the original told the story of a wimpy towel boy, who transforms into a powerful superhero after getting dumped into a vat of toxic waste.

The Witches
In Development
English
Guillermo del Toro

The original followed a young boy who discovers a gathering of witches in a seaside resort.

The Woman in Black
Pre-Production
English
James Watkins

The story follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps, who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client’s papers. As he works alone in the client’s isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic…

They Live
In Talks
English
N/A

In the original film we followed a homeless construction worker, who stumbles upon a pair of glasses that enables him to see aliens among us and discovers their plot to take over humanity. This unlikely hero attempts to stop…

Versus
In Talks
English
Ryuhei Kitamura

No official plot yet, but the original story told of a group of reincarnated fighters who meet at a mystical forest which resurrects the dead and houses a gateway to another realm.

Zero Dark Thirty
In Development
English
Paul Solet

The film revolves around a U.S. Army solider named Andy Woodward, who returns home from Afghanistan — weeks after his own funeral. His family and friends are further stunned once they realize all signs of the old Andy are…

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