Remakes are blasphemous by definition. gasps
i’d rather shoot the producer…..
“the Servant” by joseph Losey
“Something Wicked this Way Comes”
Of course, I should probably watch the original first…
Not anything of particular note as far as the classics go, but I would love to direct a remake of a low-budget film from the 1960s called “Requiem For A Secret Agent”.
Just the title kicks it…
I wouldn’t do this, but I believe that the next most controversial shot-by-shot remake (if I may say so), following GVS’ Psycho would be Citizen Kane :O that’d be fun to see (or not). Wouldn’t be up to it though :P
>>“Something Wicked this Way Comes”
Of course, I should probably watch the original first…<<
You should. It’s not that bad…
Much as I think Cocteau’s film is perfection on a stick, I’d like to do a new version of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. I’d steal as much as possible (especially the costume design) but make it in an approximation of 3-strip Technicolor. (Imagine, for a moment, Cocteau’s film having the color palette of THE RED SHOES …)
There are also some details in early versions of the tale that didn’t make it into Cocteau’s film … such as a tabletop theater the Beast gives Beauty to entertain her – the diffrence is that it has living miniature performers. It would be lovely to work someof those things into the film.
From Hell, but then again it would basically be a “make.”
Not so much a remake, but the ending of The Exterminating Angel is just asking for a film.
Following the same train of thought as From Hell, I’d like to see a new take on Sherlock Holmes versus Jack the Ripper. Not necessarily a remake of Murder by Decree, but something along those lines. I think there’s lots of potential that MBD didn’t quite fulfill.
And for Doyle’s sake, keep Guy Ritchie far, far away.
It seems to me every time I’m watching something new that I like, I’m wanting to remake it before the credits roll.
So for me the movie I’d most like to remake is usually the one I’m watching.
Watched Rio Bravo (1950) several nights ago, a movie I thought I was familiar with but was I wrong. Easily the best of his cavalary trio. I was recasting it in my head and then I figured…what the heck. You could never do this better.
Crap movies, those are the ones to re-make.
Oh yeah, and I would totally remake The Most Dangerous Game, if I could get Mel Brooks to direct.
P.S. I am in no way inferring the awesome The Most Dangerous Game (1932) is crap. It is not.
Rio Bravo isn’t a part of Ford’s cavalry trilogy, it’s by Hawks. I think you’re referring to Rio Grande.
“If you could direct a remake…”
I still wouldn’t.
12 Angry Men
The comics are excellent in their ramshackle ordinariness. Mostly just small episodes in this man’s life. The film, while not horrible, seems more like a sitcom. Giamatti is miscast because he is far too likable in the lead role. Hope Davis is fine but the film should have been much more challenging than it was.
Please disregard the From Hell post above. I don’t value that work as much as i did before so I don’t need to direct a remake of the graphic novel.
Thank you Joshua W. Yes, Rio Grande.
Kind of you to not also mention my spelling of “cavalary”.
I would say remake Rio Bravo except Hawks did remake it as El Dorado (1966) and then John Carpenter had a kick at it with Assault on Precinct 13 (1976).
Mr. Arkadin! Ooh it’s all mine!
This film does not need a remake and it is not flawed in any way but I would love to see a modern version of Rashomon and not some heavily influenced crap fests like Vantage Point.
I would also like to see a remake of Psycho with Vince Vaughn as Normon Bates…o wait…
Even though there are already several remakes and/ or alternate takes on this film, I would do a remake of the 1956 version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. I’m a huge fan of 50’s era science fiction, and would love to try and modernize and twist that story while trying to keep the charm of the original. I think I would make it a period piece set sometime in the early 60’s, shortly after the JFK assassination.
- Vertigo (as an Homage)
- A Clockwork Orange (to correct the mistakes)
- Citizen Kane (in a strange H Story meets Inland Empire way)
Well, you sad if i could.
Remaking movies you love seems silly to me. If it was successful the first time, and fulfills your desires, why does it need to be remade? It would just be redundant, even as an homage – what could you hope to accomplish except redundancy?
Especially in terms of The 400 Blows, I agree with the crack comment. Metropolis too. You are a brave or stupid soul if you think you can top Fritz Lang, that is, accomplish something he did not. Cabinet of Dr. Caligari too. It’s a work of art.
It’s like saying you love Van Gogh’s sunflowers, so I’m going to remake it. I think it would just be a waste of time and resources, and a surefire way to look ridiculous.
I think it is important to look at successful remakes and then ask why they were successful. For instance: Warner Herzog’s Nosferatu. Murnau’s version was a work of genius, yet Herzog saw an opportunity to create something new and of personal vision.
That is why I’d like to remake Murnau’s Faust. I think the film stands to gain a lot with modern technology and perhaps borrowing from Goethe for source material.
I think Fahrenheit451 was a good call. A decent film by one of the great filmmakers of all time, but still really left something to be desired.
Perhaps the prudent and more productive thing to do would be to take a film that you thought was a failure but had great potential, take for instance the gentleman who saw the potential of Soylent Green. Of course this approach probably wouldn’t work in Hollywood’s paradigm…
The Blob…o wait! http://www.slashfilm.com/2009/08/27/rob-zombie-to-remake-the-blob/
id take young torless and a soldiers story and combine them in to one movie
I’d like to remake A DROWNING MAN, directed by Naoki Ichio.
HORROR EXPRESS, H-MAN , HUNTER IN THE DARK, THE BEYOND. BROTHER JOHN, CHARLY “Mind you” I love these films !. ..i just would just love to do my versions.
A Boy and His Dog
Both are nice little pictures that could have been tweaked better. I see no reason to remake unless something can be improved upon from the o.g.
I agree it’s more interesting to take something that’s a “near miss” or something so connected to its era and remake it, turning the concept into something new.
It may sound odd, but I’d remake “Hercules” as a modern fable, turning it back into what the original Greek legend was all about – the archetype of the warrior with a wounded psyche. In the original, he just doesn’t go through his Twelve Labors, he winds up killing his family, suffering from something that’s similar to what we would call PTSD today.
And this one might sound strange – “All Monsters Attack”. Basically, I’d want to take footage from the different Toho giant monster films and work them into a period piece that looks at an alternate universe Tokyo where attacks by these monsters are commonplace and more of an annoyance, told from the view of a little kid who finally gets the monsters to just go away and leave everyone alone.