Classic Movies That Are Getting Reboots

Hollywood loves to remake its classic film installments. The saying that Hollywood is no longer original is pretty much a true statement. Still, seeing classic movies resurface give us a bit of nostalgia.

All Quiet on the Western Front

Original: 1930
Remake: All Quiet on the Western Front is a classic film from 1930 about a young soldier in World War I. The remake is set for this year, though its IMDB page says it’s still in pre-production. According to the page, this will be the third rendition of the story. It had been remade in 1979, though that version is lesser known than the classic 1930 film.

WarGames

Original: 1983
Remake: Another remake we could see is on the classic WarGames story, a story that almost got the world into a whole lot of trouble (not realistically, of course). The director of the remake, Dean Israelite, has been quoted for saying he’s skeptical of remakes but has said he’s approaching the new installment with the idea that WarGames is more relevant to our time now than it was in the ’80s. There’s no release date set yet, but you can read more about the director’s updates on the reboot here.

The NeverEndering Story

Original: 1984
Remake: The NeverEnding Story is apparently never-ending. Two years ago, Warner Bros. confirmed that the film would receive a classic Hollywood reboot. The story, based on a German novel, is about a boy named Bastian Balthazar Buz who discovers a book titled, “The NeverEnding Story,” which takes him to another universe.

Though the original film did not include famous actors, it still impressed in the box office, which means it’s time to se if the story still could bring in fans and moviegoers. I’m betting it will. And who better to reboot this fantastic story than Peter Jackson, the director, writer and producer of Lord of the Rings trilogy and the Hobbit trilogy. Check out what Peter Jackson had to say on remaking the film here.

Honey, I Shrunk The Kids

Original: 1989
Remake: In a few years, get read for some kids to get really, really tiny. Yes, that’s right. Hollywood is remaking Honey, I Shrunk The Kids, a classic that will easily draw in many of people who love the films as a child. Mike Myers will be starring in the remake as Wayne Szalinski, the silly scientist who shrinks his kids. Read more about the 2019 remake here.

It

Original: 1990
Remake: That’s right. Pennywise is getting more screen time (not that we really want to see that clown anyway). This time, there’s a new actor to play the infamous clown: Will Poulter. You might recognize him from We’re the Millers or The Maze Runner. And yes, his creepy eyebrows are considerably similar to Tim Curry (the original Pennywise).

Rumor has it, the It remake will be divided into two films, given the length of the story. If you recall, the original film was 187 minutes running time. If you do the math, that’s a little over 3 hours, so I don’t blame them for wanting to split the remake into two films. Plus, more money for them. Stephen King’s It focuses on seven children in Derry, Maine (a fictional town that King uses as a setting for many of his stories). A shape-shifting creature, known as Pennywise, stalks and torments the children. The creature is an unhuman form that resembles the children’s fears.

It was a classic film and Will Poulter will probably take a lot of heat for portraying the infamous Penneywise, a character that Tim Curry portrayed so well. Regardless, moviegoers and fans of the original film will be excited for this reboot. There has not been much news on this reinstallment and no news for a release date, but an IMDB page confirms that it’s the real deal.