As someone who saw ‘Red Dawn’ in a drive-in back in 1984, I’m still more than stunned that they ever tried to remake the thing, as steeped in Cold War jingoism and 80s elbow grease as it was. Still, in a world where every single intellectual property will be returning in one way or another, we’ve not quite reached the bottom of the barrel. They could remake ‘Night Of The Comet’, f’rinstance, or give us a new version of ‘Heartbeeps’ with Jim Carrey and Kristen Wiig replacing Andy Kaufman and Bernadette Peters. Heck, as long as they don’t use Seth Rogen in the new version of ‘Real Genius’, I’m okay, leading to today’s launch-booted query…
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) figures it’ll be Michael Cera for the new version of ‘Fletch’, asking: Which property, real or hypothetical, would be the most unnecessary remake of all?
Almost anything well animated. Akira, Ghost in the Shell, you name it.
The Lion King?
That too, it was well animated but not as breathtaking as Akira, for example. Akira was something that would be hard to achieve even now, no matter if they did it in traditional way or with computer animation.
The original Star Wars trilogy – though you could argue that ol’ George already did that back in the 90’s