Don’t get us wrong – we love good cinema. Films and movies are part of what makes life liveable in today’s world, but when it comes to imagination, there seems to be a lack of it in Hollywood as of late. With hundreds of reboots and revivals scheduled for the coming years, here are five upcoming movie reboots we REALLY don’t need to see.
5. Jumanji (2017)
Dwayne Johnson leads an all-star cast here, which also includes Jack Black, Missi Pyle and Karen Gillan. Though it’s more of a soft reboot than some of the others on this list - as it’s telling a different story entirely to the one we saw in the original movie starring Robin Williams - it all feels a little bit… Messy. Here, we’ll see four teenagers brought into the world of Jumanji rather than the other way around, where they have to go up against the trials and tribulations that await them there to escape back to their own world. It certainly sounds like a lot of fun, but perhaps the idea would have done better as an original one, rather than being placed under the Jumanji umbrella.
4. The Mummy (2017)
Tom Cruise joins a rebooted cast here, as film bosses attempt to squeeze some more money out of the cash cow that was the original Mummy film series. Sofia Boutella and Russell Crowe join Cruise in their roles as an ancient princess is brought back to life from her crypt beneath the desert. The gang shouldn’t expect a warm welcome to the land of the princess however, as she’s spent millennia plotting on how to work her way back to power if she ever did wake. Compelling for sure, but nothing we really need right now.
3. Scarface (2018)
Is there really any point? You don’t take a classic like Scarface and decide to do it all over again, simply because you know it’ll be a big money maker. Nothing innovative or inventive can or should attempted to be done to this story, so there’s simply no need to reboot. Universal confirmed that their remake will hit the big screen in August 2018, and said that The Coen Brothers would be writing the script, but not directing. When you see that the original version earned nearly $66 million worldwide, it’s easy to understand why Universal would be interested in getting their paws on a reboot. It’s just sad to think that things like this have to be done for a movie studio to make their money.
2. Tomb Raider (2018)
It’s been done time and time again, but now a brand new cast hopes to breathe new life into the Tomb Raider movie franchise. To-date, the films have been incredible boring entries, so if we absolutely must see another one on the big screen next year, we have to hope they’ve thrown out any relation to the older movies in order to be a success. Alicia Vikander will step into the boots of Lara Croft here, in a Warner Bros. release that could turn things around. We’re not completely convinced. Time to stick to the video games…
1. The Bodyguard (TBA)
Nobody will ever be able to match Whitney Houston’s role as Rachel Herron in the original Bodyguard film, so why even try? It seems like a slap in the face of the late Houston, who made this one of her biggest and proudest career moments, despite having the opportunity to go down so many other avenues. Houston was hot property in a way that not many people see nowadays. Unless they’ve exhumed Whitney and discovered how to bring people back from the dead, we hope this one is shelved.
Which big screen reboots do you wish were never announced? Let us know in the comments!