"Untouchable Screen Classics" That SHOULD Be "Touched"

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So, we have a thread for films that should never be remade. But on the flip side of that, what are some classic movies that could or should be remade?

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Plan 9 from Outer Space. I know dorks think it's a "so bad it's good" cult thing, but the plot is actually pretty interesting and I'd like to see what someone would do with it using today's technology.
 
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The Wizard of Oz. I think it could work, with the right musical talent of today, with modern special effects.
 
The Wizard of Oz. I think it could work, with the right musical talent of today, with modern special effects.

Hailee Steinfeld as Dorothy. :up:

And then set up the cinematic universe leading to...... Wizard of Oz vs. The Wiz: Civil War.
 
Hailee Steinfeld as Dorothy. :up:

And then set up the cinematic universe leading to...... Wizard of Oz vs. The Wiz: Civil War.


Good suggestion for Dorothy.

But the civil war should be Wizard of Oz vs. Wicked. ;)
 
Logan's Run
Flash Gordon

While l enjoy Logan's Run's 70's cheesiness, with the majority of film taking place in a mall of some sort, I think it's begging to get an update. THOUGH I just don't want it to be like Total Recall's remake where everything's silvery and Blade Runnery.
 
Are a lot of these suggestions actually more about re-adapting stuff, more than a clear "re-making" though? Logan's Run and Oz were already books and Flash Gordon was a comic strip and then in serials long before the 80's film. Maybe it's me being a nitpicky nerd (natch) but some "properties/franchises" are always going to be redone for a new generation's audience (Zorro, Tarzan or myths, folklore or historical events ect.), and books to me are always ripe to have new adaptations in media.
 
A lot of the 70s scifi stuff.

Zardoz
The Black Hole
Star Trek: The Motion Picture


All films with amazing premises but poor execution.

Some of them are already in development and there are lots more from the 70s that have already been remade.

No. Zardoz should be left alone. Sean Connery in a red diaper bangin' random women is art. His sexuality in that film is bonkers. His sweat alone turns them all crazy. Let it be.
 
What da hell was Boorman smoking when he wrote that? I say this as someone that actually has a soft spot for the film as a bat guano crazy experiment.
 
Gone With The Wind
Ben Hur
Lawrence Of Arabia
The 10 Commandments
Cleopatra
Casablanca
 
Gone With The Wind
Ben Hur
Lawrence Of Arabia
The 10 Commandments
Cleopatra
Casablanca

Of all in that list only Casablanca is "original" and even then, wasn't it itself an adaptation of a failed play, "Everybody Comes To Rick's" or something?

Gone With The Wind- Book

Ben-Hur- Book

Lawrence Of Arabia- Based on real world events

The 10 Commandments- Based on Religious text

Cleopatra- Based on real world events
 
What da hell was Boorman smoking when he wrote that? I say this as someone that actually has a soft spot for the film as a bat guano crazy experiment.

Listen to his commentary. One of the best of all time.
 
Someone should try to remake spider-man.
 
Not sure Logan's Run would work without the 70s cheesiness. The book itself is very different from the movie, isn't it? I flipped through it once and it looked a lot more bizarre.

A remake of Gone With the Wind would be interesting, especially if they included all the characters from the book that the 1939 version cut out, such as Scarlett's two children from her first two marriages, and Dilcey, the half-Native American slave woman who was also Prissy's mother. But I doubt anybody will ever have the guts to try it.
 
The Sound of Music
Indiana Jones
The Ten Commandments
Mary Poppins
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Sleeping Beauty 1950 (more faithful to it)
The Little Mermaid
 
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Plan 9 from Outer Space. I know dorks think it's a "so bad it's good" cult thing, but the plot is actually pretty interesting and I'd like to see what someone would do with it using today's technology.
A serious usage of the concept would indeed be interesting. Given the film's reputation, though, if a straight remake were ever to happen, it would likely be a comedy.
 
Not sure Logan's Run would work without the 70s cheesiness. The book itself is very different from the movie, isn't it? I flipped through it once and it looked a lot more bizarre.

A remake of Gone With the Wind would be interesting, especially if they included all the characters from the book that the 1939 version cut out, such as Scarlett's two children from her first two marriages, and Dilcey, the half-Native American slave woman who was also Prissy's mother. But I doubt anybody will ever have the guts to try it.

I read one of the early scripts that Refn and Gosling were going to do. That Logan's Run was going to be weird and awesome.
 
The Lion King, there I said it!
 

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