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Imagination Connoisseur, Jason Webster, asks why studios remake successful movies instead of remaking films that had great promise, but could have been made better. Jason proposes ten possible remakes – add your suggestion to the post in the comments section, below.

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Hi Robert,

I hope yourself and all the members of the Post Geek Singularity enjoying the weekend.

I have an interesting question. Instead of making remakes of remakes or remakes of films that are only 10 to 20 years old, wouldn’t better if they are going to produce remakes to produce movies based on films where the premise sounded great in a treatment but didn’t translate well on screen either through production problems (over budgeted or poor script and execution) or a simple case of being the right film released at the wrong time? That way, they will be able to give those films a second chance to attain the success they were denied.

For example, films like Juggernaut (1974), The Eiger Sanction (1975), The Cassandra Crossing (1976), Raise the Titanic (1980), Watcher in the Woods (1980), The Fourth Protocol (1988), The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) Accidental Hero (1992), Last Action Hero (1994) and Johnny Mnemonic (1995), among numerous others.

With this in mind…what previous film do you believe fits the bill in terms of receiving the opportunity through a remake to be successful that was denied the original upon its theatrical release?

Hoping yourself and all the members of the Post Geek Singularity have carefree day or night, depending which half of planet one may reside in.


Jason Webster