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Fri, Jun 14, 2019 7:17 AM

Live Poll: 25 Fictional Remakes by Other Directors

Intro:

I guess there is no movie dude, who never thought: "This movie should be remade". If there would be a nowerdays remake of one of these titles below, except for a new cast, a new director would have to be chosen. The director can be chosen on different matters, e.g. showing a new view on the story. Which of these fictional remakes below would you most likely want to be made? Please pick your favorite remake by also considering the mentioned titles of the filmographies and - of course - the mentioned benefit of it. Free your mind here.

Rules for Suggestions:

Only movies rated between 4.9/10 to 6.9/10

Form:

(Pick a movie)
Director:_______(Name the director of the movie which you wish to be remade)
Wish:_________(Name of the director you would suggest for the fictional remake)
Former titles: __(Examples of movies that show the abilities of your picked remake-director)
Benefit:________(Tell us why you would pick the director by explaining the benefit for the movie)

Link:

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls049119610/

Poll:
https://www.imdb.com/poll/WADocjNTcFY/

Responses

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Brave New World (I think that's the name of it; the one about Pocahontas and John Smith)
New Director: Mel Gibson
Benefit: More accurate to the true story, less dull. 

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Brave New World (2020) (TV Series)
8)

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That's about the future, though.

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Thank you for the idea, NIA. I have no option, I would skip for it. At this list.

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That's okay!  I'm just throwing stuff out there, lol.

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There's also a problem of which 'Brave New World'. There appear 3, when writing. ;)
19xx? 20xx? a.d.?

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Good grief!  I'm such an airhead!  I meant the movie "The New World" from 2005.  NOT Brave New World.  Sorry.  :/

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2 y ago

The Lone Ranger (2013)

Wish Director: Quentin Tarantino

Former Titles: The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained

Benefit: Create a more intelligent and attractive story

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Hi, Dracko. Nice, you joined. :D
I took a little hour and investigated because of your idea.
I guess this idea would move many people. When I think of the originals from
Trendle & Striker, which I found at the internet, I think it's been a kids story in the
first. They broadcastet about 3000 episodes on the radio and a daily comic stripe in the newspaper. Gore Verbinsky left a 2 hours 30 minutes kid story, which was all-in-all boring even though it had it's moments. A Tarantino story and cut wouldn't only tell a more intelligent story - I think it would also be nasty and provoking! It's an interesting idea to make a grown-up-only-story of it. But when I put this to the list, I first would make some modifications on the benefit-line. The line is a little simple for now. Tell me more about this idea.

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Dracko,
I've put your suggestion on the list, 'Ben' (1972) had to flee to the other list.
Please tell me, if the Benefit line is ok for you. :D I changed it a little to
come more to the point. And I think the benefit-line is more teasing that way.

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You can use this benefit if it suits you

"Make a more adult and intelligent western with more depth in its characters and a visual show with its direction techniques"

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2 y ago

I haven't actually seen Armageddon, yet, but from what I know about it the pitch of an Aronofsky remake seems extremely tantalizing. Kudos to you for this awesome idea. (And I'm honestly down for anything Aronofsky makes anyway: his films may not always be perfect, but they're certainly never boring!)

Now for some pitches of my own:

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Godzilla (1954)
Director: Ishirô Honda
Wish: Darren Aronofsky
Former titles: mother! (2017), Noah (2014), The Fountain (2006)
Benefit: Ishirô Honda's original "Gojira" was a sobering look at Japan's political landscape of the time, as well as film with strong environmental themes. Since Hollywood is dead-set on revitalizing the Godzilla franchise in an American setting, they might as well let Darren Aronofsky take a crack at it. Aronofsky not only has experience directing a variety of genre films, but has a noteworthy track record of featuring environmental themes ("mother!", "Noah"), and could also bring his singular aesthetic sensibilities ("The Fountain") to make a distinctive, modern mark on the series.

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Slaughterhouse Five (1972)
Director: George Roy Hill
Wish: Charlie Kaufman
Former titles: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Synecdoche, New York (2008), Anomalisa (2015)
Benefit: Kurt Vonnegut's famed, absurdist novel "Slaughterhouse Five" was brought to the big screen in 1972... and yet it didn't make as much of an impact as it perhaps should have. Several years back, it was announced that Guillermo del Toro would produce a new adaptation from a script penned by Charlie Kaufman. Though the project fell through, there is nonetheless a good case to be made for Kaufman to not only pen the script, but to direct as well. For one, Kaufman's Academy Award-winning screenplay for the film "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" demonstrates his aptitude for crafting non-linear narratives. Furthermore, his directing work on "Synecdoche, New York" and "Anomalisa" demonstrate his skill in communicating surrealist and absurdist elements. 

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This is a really fun poll idea, thanks for sharing! Sorry if my descriptions are a bit wordy compared to the others, and if needed I can try to shorten them.

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Godzilla really needs a remake that is good!

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I work on it. :D

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Sparse, your suggestions are on the new list, which will go online, today.
But I have to put some other users ideas on the list first. I'll post the new link
below after a while. :)

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Thank you, and great work so far! :)

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2 y ago

Logan's Run (1976) was an ambitious film for its time and had a huge budget behind it yet some of the effects even back then were terrible with noticeable models and perhaps the dodgiest robot design of all time with Box. There has been a remake planned which has been in production limbo and there have been similar movies like Michael Bay's The Island. To bring this fantastic sci-fi story to modern movie audiences I think Alfonso Cuarón would do a great job to give that Children of Men dystopian vibe which feels grounded in reality rather than the dated 1970's look of the future.

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I'll put it on the new list. Wait a while. :D

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JamesTheMovieGuy
I've put your suggestion here:
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls048068964/
Thank you for suggesting! :D

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2 y ago

I see, this gets a lot of resonance. So I will do a second PS without limit.
Please give me some time.

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2 y ago

Ok, the suggestion of the second list is online:
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls048068964/
From now on, please suggest your idea there. Only 2 suggestions per user!
Getsatisfaction-link:
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/imdb-poll-board-users-fictional-remakes-by-other-directors

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2 y ago

Do the right thing (1989)
Wish director: F. Gary Gray
Titles: Friday, The Italian Job, Straight Outta Compton, MIB 2019
Benefit: Get the feeling of the streets in present time.
With good recent (hip hop) music, a stylish cinematography and with good action scenes.

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Hoekki:
I'll put it to the list. Thank you for suggesting. The list lives from that.
If there will be not enough people suggesting their ideas, I would give
3 options per user. But for now it stays at 2 options per user. :)

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2 y ago

All:
I reworked the 2 lists a little to show the releasedate automatically and also the laguage specific title. Thank you for showing me that. I just needed a little time & got it a little later. ;]

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2 y ago

728-views-*bump*

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2 y ago

*bump*

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748-views-*bump*

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2 y ago

Suggestions:

If there would be a todays remake --> If there should be a new remake

The director can be chosen on different matters --> The director can be chosen for different reasons

Which of these fictional remakes would you most likely want to be made? --> Which of these fictional remakes would you most like to be made?

#1: thought recording theorie --> thought recording theory

#3: exzessive sex, drugs and dance floor in combination of a big Facebook started party --> excessive sex, drugs and dancing in a big, Facebook-organized party

#4: the subject's matters --> the main character's issues

#4: loosing the comedy aspect --> losing the comedy aspect

#8: bigger and bader spider movie --> bigger and badder spider movie

#16: losing the charme of the old movie --> losing the charm of the old movie

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Thank you, Peter.
You had the better words, now it reads very better.
I changed it.

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Thanks to Peter, now I read all those carefully ;)
Would be also better to use "worse" instead of "bader"

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"Badder" can be used as slang for something that is actually good/cool, so I think it's okay.

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The AP may not like slang ;)

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Changed it to "and more evil". ;)

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2 y ago

Checked the form of the links and corrected the format of some of them.

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2 y ago

May I suggest one small edit? ('below in bold)

I guess there is no movie dude or dudette who never thought: "This movie should be remade."

(Period inside of the quotation marks.)

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This rule is the most strange and maybe the only illogical in American English, that should be followed because of the AP style ;) 

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ruby:
Thank you for explaining. I was quite unsure for some time. Sometime I made 2 periods. One inside and one after. Its really irritating for me, that after the quotation marks there is no period and the next sentence follows.
So ... done. :D

I hope I can hold it. It's like looser and loser for me. I trained it a little, but later the devilish double-o has struk back. ;D

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Underlined "... fictional remakes ..." to make it as clear as possible that it's just a mind game. Guess it's ok.

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Breu, the underlined parts do not work in polls.
Voters will see the text, but no underlines.

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Thank you for telling me. So I've put them out before getting into trouble about the gaps. ;)

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In fact, thanks to ruby. Because if not her last post notified by e-mail, I'd rather not breaking the one-week pause in visiting GS :)

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2 y ago

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You have a bad link under Night of the Living Dead.

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Well scanned


to poll

:)))

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Peter:
I've changed the broken link. I don't know why this happened. On my computer worked all fine before. I'll ask for a repush.

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2 y ago

Breumaster, congratulations!