7 Deadly Movies That Have a Remake or a Reboot at the Ready


Director: Andy Muschietti

Cast: Bill Skarsgård

Original: 1990

The reviews are in and the results are stellar – it looks like this remake has remained close to the source material of Stephen King‘s best-selling novel. The story follows seven children who come face to face a sadistic shapeshifter that takes the form of a evil clown called Pennywise. Whoever’s idea it was to cast Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise is an absolute genius. He looks truly terrifying in the trailer.

It comes out this Friday September 8th


Director: Darren Aronofsky

Cast: Jennifer LawrenceJavier Bardem

Original: 1968

Not much has been revealed about this mysterious story and perhaps it’s not a remake but judging by the trailer it’s safe to say there’s something seriously satanic going on here with Jennifer Lawrence at the center, which is very similar to what happened to Mia Farrow in Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby. Is Lawrence’s Veronica being groomed to bear the seed of Satan, with her husband being part of the sinister plot? Also, the name, “mother!” indicates that maternity is a central point – remake or homage the similarities are pretty stark.

mother! comes out on September 15th


Director: Niels Arden Oplev

Cast: Ellen PageKiefer Sutherland

Original: 1991

Not technically a remake, but a sequel to Joel Schumacher’s 1990 cult medical drama starring Kiefer Sutherland, Kevin Bacon and Julia Roberts. This time we see a group of med students experiment on “near death” experiences that involve past tragedies until the dark consequences begin to jeopardise their lives. Original flatliner Kiefer Sutherland is joining the cast as their shady professor.

Flatliners comes out on September 29th

Blade Runner 2049

Director: Denis Villeneuve

Cast: Harrison FordRyan Gosling

Original: 1982

The long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott‘s classic Blade Runner is upon us. Details on the story are being tightly guarded but we do know that it’s set several decades after the original and Ryan Gosling has shared that, “it’s not a remake of the story, more an extension.” Based on the industrial-y-dystopian-y trailer the world feels as iconic as the one Scott created in 1982.

Blade Runner 2049 comes out on October 6th

Murder on the Orient Express

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Actors: Daisy Ridley, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer

Original: 1974

As well as directing, Branagh will also star as Agatha Christie’s redoubtable detective Hercule Poirot, who is tasked with investigating a thrilling mystery with thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect in the murder of a passenger aboard.

Murder On The Orient Express comes out November 3rd

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

Director: Jake Kasdan

Actors: Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart

Original: 1995

The new remake/reboot/sequel is doing things a little different whereby instead of an ancient board game the focus this time is a video game where the four leads are avatars representing four high school teenagers.

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle comes out on December 20th

Mary Poppins Returns

Director: Rob Marshall

Actors: Emily Blunt, Colin Firth, Meryl Streep

Original: 1964

The original Mary Poppins was set in 1910. The sequel takes the action forward to 1935 where in a Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss.

Mary Poppins Returns comes out December 21st 2018

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