What Movie Remake Are You Dreading Most?

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The fact that another science fiction remake is announced every week doesn't mean Hollywood has run out of ideas. It just means nostalgia is the mind-killer. And it's only going to get worse, now that the Omega Man remake I Am Legend was such a huge success. So which planned remake makes you want to firebomb your local cineplex? Click through to vote.

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When I started putting this poll together, I was shocked by how many remakes are currently on the slate. Some of them are more definite than others: Jason Statham in Death Race, Brendan Fraser in Journey to the Center of the Earth and Keanu Reeves in The Day The Earth Stood Still are definitely happening. (Oh, and Will Ferrell's Land of the Lost.)

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Less definite: Gerard Butler is supposed to be starring in the remake of Escape From New York, with a director TBA, but some reports say Butler has pulled out. (Butler himself said recently he's still considering doing it.) Peter Berg's Dune is in the early stages, and so is Roland Emmerich's Fantastic Voyage. Robert Rodriguez's Barbarella is in limbo, but he's still trying to get it made with Rose McGowan.

Even less definite: The remakes of Logan's Run and Metropolis seemed so uncertain, I left them out of the poll. Oh, and I forgot to include The Greatest American Hero and Scanners, which are also in the early planning stages, in the poll.

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I started to make a joke along the lines of, "next they'll remake Westworld or something," only to realize a Westworld remake is also in the planning stages.

So leaving out the super-iffy Westworld, Greatest American, Scanners, Logan's Run and Metropolis, there are still a lot of forthcoming remakes to choose from. Which one fills you with the most revulsion?

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dirtybacon
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Yeah, I am all about a remake of Barbarella as well. That movie's overall is just so-so, but the scenes that stick out REALLY stick out... and Rodriguez will keep some of the cheese packed in. I am a little concerned about his love of ultra-violence, though. If only the great Russ Meyer hadn't passed on... there's a real director for barbarella!

I like "Chip Chillios" in Death Race, but agree making them prisoners takes some of the coolness out of it. Why can't we make movies today that are so outragous, why do they all have to be in the "this could really happen NOW!" vein?

I'm voting for day the earht stood still. there is no way in hell Hollywood can remake that without it being a total crap-fest. and probably making $350 million bank, too *cough, cough independence day cough, cough*