Barely a few weeks ago, It was announced that Spider-man was once again was being rebooted. Not even a decade before being rebooted again previously.
Reboots are very much the trendy thing to do these days. As are remakes. Problem with remakes, is the aim quite often is to replicate the original success. Which 9/10 times doesn’t work.
In the information age, people can be notified instantly if a film is worth going to. The real question to be asked is why keep trying? the success rates of remakes aren’t pretty.
Surely a possible route to go is remake the failures! Yes on paper it sounds insane. But on further reflection, it could work. Think Waterworld. It was a failure, no debate. But it is an ample opportunity. You can walk in and tear up the original script and no-one is going to protest about it.
Why would they? it gives you the chance to twist the film to your likening. People will naturally say ” Waterworld was terrible.” The simple response is to say,” it can’t get worse” .
Everyone has talked about at length as to why it was bad.You know what to avoid as a result. Consult the original cast and crew. They will surely help you in order to help eradicate the original memories.
The original pushed to the back of the mind as the new one goes on to flourish. Win-win for all. The original Judge Dredd was terrible with Sly. But the new one with Karl Urban was nothing short of fantastic. Let’s hope it’s start of a trend.