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Old May 24 2009, 04:22 AM   #31
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Re: Failed reboots/remakes?

Other than Texas Chainsaw Massacre, have any of the recent horror remakes been successful? I'm thinking of Halloween and didn't they also remake Friday the 13th? Total failures, as far as I'm aware. Why people keep letting Rob Zombie near movie sets is beyond me.
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Old May 24 2009, 11:55 PM   #32
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We all know nuBSG and Abrams Trek are successful reboots. But what reboots/remakes are major disappointments, both television and movies?
nuBSG and Abrams Trek. Because what you "know" wrong.
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Old May 25 2009, 12:20 AM   #33
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Other than Texas Chainsaw Massacre, have any of the recent horror remakes been successful? I'm thinking of Halloween and didn't they also remake Friday the 13th? Total failures, as far as I'm aware. Why people keep letting Rob Zombie near movie sets is beyond me.
The remakes of Halloween and Friday the 13th were both very successful. They made $79.1 million and $90.1 million worldwide on production budgets of $15 million and $19 million respectively. They were both very front-loaded in their box office, but most horror films are.
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Old May 25 2009, 12:40 AM   #34
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^Yes, and both are getting sequels, I believe. H2, the sequel to Zombie's Halloween remake, comes out this August.
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Old May 25 2009, 02:08 AM   #35
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Was the Tim Burton remake of Planet of the apes a disaster? they never made a sequal. (not even to the Direct to DVD market)
Commercially it was a substantial hit, making $362 million worldwide on a $100 million production budget, but the studio obviously felt that a sequel would likely make far less. They have another Apes film in development titled Genesis: Apes, which will either reboot the franchise again or act as a prequel.

The Emmerich/Devlin version of Godzilla is in the same boat. It didn't make as much money as expected (especially domestically), but it had a very successful return on its $130 million production budget, making $379 million worldwide. But it was obviously felt that a sequel would see a dramatic decline in box office and so one wasn't pursued.
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Old May 25 2009, 02:08 AM   #36
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Other than Texas Chainsaw Massacre, have any of the recent horror remakes been successful? I'm thinking of Halloween and didn't they also remake Friday the 13th? Total failures, as far as I'm aware. Why people keep letting Rob Zombie near movie sets is beyond me.
The remakes of Halloween and Friday the 13th were both very successful. They made $79.1 million and $90.1 million worldwide on production budgets of $15 million and $19 million respectively. They were both very front-loaded in their box office, but most horror films are.
Indeed. I won't be surprised when the sequels do well. These slasher movies take almost zero effort to do. Bloody death scenes with idiots teenagers and hot naked chicks.

I enjoyed the F13 remake. It was a guilty pleasure. Plan to see Halloween remake eventually.

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Old May 25 2009, 08:24 AM   #37
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Dragnet...hmm this game is sort of fun
I was gonna say the movie Dragnet was a sequel...but I forgot Ed O'Neil's version.
1st season was good but what did they do with season 2...LA DRAGNET
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Old May 25 2009, 12:30 PM   #38
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Other than Texas Chainsaw Massacre, have any of the recent horror remakes been successful? I'm thinking of Halloween and didn't they also remake Friday the 13th? Total failures, as far as I'm aware. Why people keep letting Rob Zombie near movie sets is beyond me.

I disagree. Both Halloween and Friday the 13th did well at the box office. H2, the Halloween sequel is coming out later in the summer, August 28 I believe.

Would Peter Jackson's King Kong be considered a failed remake?
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Old May 25 2009, 05:07 PM   #39
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Two failed "Red Dwarf" American pilots.
Yes, yes and yes! Ugh, those were utterly horrid.

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Would Peter Jackson's King Kong be considered a failed remake?
It made $550 mil. worldwide but I think, having been Jackson's project after LOTR, it may have come in below expectations.
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Old May 25 2009, 05:30 PM   #40
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1993's blink-and-you-missed-it remake/sequel of Route 66. Starred some Melrose Place castoff and some MTV castoff. Cool Warren Zevon theme song though.
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Old May 25 2009, 10:42 PM   #41
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Re: Failed reboots/remakes?

Since none of the movies were good (from what I hear), can we count Punisher? Not only were they failed reboots/remakes, but the original movie was a failure as well!
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Old May 25 2009, 11:38 PM   #42
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Enterprise. It was a failed remake of Voyager.
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Old May 26 2009, 12:38 AM   #43
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Enterprise. It was a failed remake of Voyager.
Voyager was dull, Enterprise was not.
Not failed.
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Old May 26 2009, 11:44 AM   #44
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Two failed "Red Dwarf" American pilots.
Yes, yes and yes! Ugh, those were utterly horrid.
Though the American Lister might not have been bad if the script was much, much better.

Any Brits see the Minder remake? Bad writing + Bad casting = even my mum turning it off. And she watches Coronation Street.
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Old May 26 2009, 02:44 PM   #45
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^ You could also include the last few seasons of the original Minder, in which Terry/ Dennis Waterman was replaced by Arthur's nephew, whose name I can't even remember (character or actor). The Arthur of the original series, who could be a bit of a bastard to Terry, suddenly morphed into this lovable cuddly family man. I think they were trying to turn it into Only Fools and Horses, which was always an inferior series, IMHO.
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