The unnecessary reboot/remake of the week thread

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  1. Foxhot

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    And now Robert Wagner and O.J. Simpson have signed on for the STRANGERS ON A RAIN remake, with Faye Dunaway and Susan Blakely as their respective wives, plus Richard Chamberlain as the suspicious detective on the case. Robert Blake will cameo.
     
  2. Caretaker

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    Kelsey Grammer was on The Talk and discussed the revival/reboot. The script for the pilot is still being written and it is tentatively planned to film starting in October.
     
  3. Aragorn

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    The Criminal Minds Paramount+ revival is on. 10 episodes. Every regular from the final season except Matthew Gray Gubler and Daniel Henney are coming back.
     
  4. SithHappens

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    It just seems to have taken so long.

    I'm really not sure if I'm excited or not, Frasier is one of favorite tv shows ever and I have a horrible picard feeling that I'll watch it, not hate it, but also feel like didn't need to see it.
     
  5. wayoung

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    Wasn't it just last month Grammar gave an interview where he said it was dead?
     
  6. Aragorn

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    Not a reboot, but another limited series based on a true story that told a complete story is getting another season. The show is Dr. Death and there better be another doctor involved with death. Otherwise it'll be like the second season of Dirty John that had nothing to do with Dirty John.

    Which brings me to the worst title ever for a movie -- The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia.
     
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  7. Foxhot

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    Then there's FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER (if only).
     
  8. Aragorn

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    Universal 1440, the production company that turned The Scorpion King, Dragonheart, Jarhead, Honey and Death Race into DTV franchises, is making another The River Wild movie. Not sure if they're treating it like a remake or if they'll name it something like The River Wild 2: A Wilder River.
     
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    Just when Meryl Streep thought it was safe to go down a river again little did she know this river has sharks in it. She is also stuck in a raft with a jokster who keeps wanting to tip it over because he thinks it would be funny and doesn't know about the sharks. The River has never been wilder.
     
  10. Mr. Adventure

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    I've gotten to the point where I don't react with "How dare they?" surprise or anger over reboots. However, sometimes, I'm surprised what makes the cut as being worth remaking/following up/etc.
     
  11. Owain Taggart

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    The joke's on the river though, because she'll end up winning another Oscar ;)
     
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    For playing the lead shark.
     
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  14. Aragorn

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    AMC Networks is reportedly developing a Max Headroom series. Matt Frewer would be returning.
     
  15. Owain Taggart

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    That's an odd one to bring back. It was iconic for its time as part of the cultural zeitgeist, but as a show itself, I don't find anything of it particularly remarkable.
     
  16. wayoung

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    It's probably best known nowadays for the pirate hacks. They're the only reason I know of it.
     
  17. DarrenTR1970

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    I just heard on the BBC World Service that Bollywood is releasing an Indian version of "Forest Gump". I wonder if there will be any dance numbers included.
     
  18. Caretaker

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    I missed this news from a few days ago: Paramount+ and Comedy Central have ordered to series the rumored animated reboot of Everybody Hates Chris, titled Everybody Still Hates Chris.

    I doubt it's feasible to have the younger actors voicing their characters again, but hopefully Tichina Arnold and Terry Crews can voice the parents. They were so good on the original/live action version. And of course, Chris Rock will definitely be back as the narrator.

    TVLine suggested giving Chris a new bully, a character named Willy. :lol:
     
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  19. Jayson1

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    "Dance Forrest, Dance!"
     
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  20. Owain Taggart

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    Could work though. We have a very popular show called Corner Gas in Canada, and while it went off the air more than a decade ago, they actually came back to do an animated followup. All but one of the actors, due to one having passed away, returned to voice their characters. The benefit of animation is that you can have the characters however young or old you want and still have them voiced by the same people. Animation gave them a way to do stories that otherwise wouldn't have been possible before.
     
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