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Paul Kimball
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Posted: 23 July 2017 at 9:11pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Star Wars is one of the few movies that I just don't see Hollywood having the
courage to ever remake. They may make sequels/prequels etc but I would
guess I will never see an actual remake, which is fine with me.
Anyone see it differently? What would you say the odds are a remake will be
done in the next 50 years?
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John Byrne

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Posted: 24 July 2017 at 6:18am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Star Wars is one of the few movies that I just don't see Hollywood having the courage to ever remake.

Remakes do not require courage. Most often they require greed, creative bankruptcy, ego, or a combination of all three.

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Anthony J Lombardi
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Posted: 24 July 2017 at 7:11am | IP Logged | 3 post reply


Star Wars is one of the few movies that I just don't see Hollywood having the 
courage to ever remake.
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The Force Awakens was a not so subtle remake.
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Michael Penn
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Posted: 24 July 2017 at 7:27am | IP Logged | 4 post reply


 QUOTE:
Remakes do not require courage. Most often they require greed, creative bankruptcy, ego, or a combination of all three.

So... it's just a matter of time!
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John Byrne

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Posted: 24 July 2017 at 8:30am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Of course, there are those who argue that THE FORCE AWAKENS was just a remake of STAR WARS.
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Byron Graham
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Posted: 24 July 2017 at 9:10am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Hollywood -- you'll never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 24 July 2017 at 10:23am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

This is me playing Devil's advocate for a minute (I expect the responses will be interesting) but is there a reason why many, myself included, dislike most remakes, but are fine with adaptations?

I am fine with adaptations (i.e. countless versions of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST) whilst disliking remakes, many of which miss the point or only share a name with the original.

I know it's slightly different, i.e. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST films are adaptations of a classic fairytale - whilst remakes, I suspect almost all of the time, are cash-cow rehashes of films made years ago. But society seems forgiving of adaptations whilst unforgiving of remakes. 

Like I say, Devil's advocate. There are very few remakes I've enjoyed over time, INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978) being one. Others, particularly horror remakes, miss the point of the originals - and go overboard on CGI or whatever.

Sorry for thread drift. I would be very surprised if STAR WARS (and E.T.) are ever remade. Never say never, but I wouldn't bet on it. 
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Paul Kimball
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Posted: 24 July 2017 at 10:40pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Remakes do not require courage.
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We'll have to agree to disagree on this one. I don't care how greedy you are, i
think there are easier ways to make money than facing the legions of angry
fans, negative reviews, hate mail, and likely threats that would come from
remaking Star Wars.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 25 July 2017 at 4:16am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

You're ignoring the egos that would be involved.
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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 25 July 2017 at 8:28am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Nothing is sacred, nothing is bulletproof. Give it time.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 25 July 2017 at 3:56pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Once upon a time, there was a short list of movies that were so perfect in their construction and execution I would have bet money they would never, ever be remade.

KING KONG

THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL

PLANET OF THE APES

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123

ROBOCOP

sigh

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Anthony J Lombardi
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Posted: 25 July 2017 at 4:20pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

I'm dreading the day that Casablanca gets remade.
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Steven Myers
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Posted: 25 July 2017 at 7:17pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

Courage? There are legions of people who think they can do a Star Wars movie better than that Lucas hack....
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Jason Larouse
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Posted: 26 July 2017 at 9:45am | IP Logged | 14 post reply

I don't think they'd do it while George Lucas was still alive. 

He's been in "don't give a damn" mode since he sold it do Disney and I'm pretty sure if they remade his baby he wouldn't hesitate to completely bury it.
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Joseph Greathouse
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" There are legions of people who think they can do a Star Wars movie better than that Lucas hack...."

If they are basing that on the quality of the prequels, they could be on to something.
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Steven Myers
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Posted: 26 July 2017 at 9:54pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

" There are legions of people who think they can do a Star Wars movie better than that Lucas hack...."

If they are basing that on the quality of the prequels, they could be on to something.

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I'm basing it on the people who attack the prequels, despite them being very successful movies with lots of fans. There's a difference between not liking something and thinking you can do better. Just because I don't care for Avatar doesn't mean I think I'm better than Cameron.

If it's so much easier to do better than Lucas, why have the new movies been "remakes" and "fill in the gap" with no new ideas?
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