What Not to Remake

A friend of mine posited a curious notion to me today.  If someone ever tried to remake Back to the Future, what car would they use for the time machine?  Can you imagine a Prius struggling to get up to 88mph?

Don’t think this idea is too far-fetched.  The turnaround between original and remake seems to be shortening (it’s just a breath if you consider the two Incredible Hulk films), so it shouldn’t be long before someone starts pilfering more of the 80s.  Think of it.  F/XLethal Weapon.  Or, God forbid, the John Hughes library.

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1 Response to “What Not to Remake”


  1. 1 cft999 February 22, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Much like the window of time between theatrical and DVD release is closing, so, too, will the remake window. Just wait.

    And yeah, I can see Hollywood and the media get in a lather over, “who’ll play Mel Gibson” in the Lethal Weapon reboot?

    Be afraid.


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