41 Movies That You Didn't Know Were Getting Remade

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If this list is anything to go by, then Hollywood might have run out of ideas…

Here are 41 reboots and remakes (all in varying stages of development) that are currently on the cards:

Mulan

Remind me of the original? A Disney classic, Mulan was the story of a young Chinese woman who disguised herself as a warrior and went to war, in an effort to save her father. In the end, she saves the whole of China.

This will be a live action remake, albeit one without the iconic songs of the original.

Who’s going to be in it? No casting decisions have been made yet, but Niki Caro is rumoured to be directing.

When’s it coming out? 2nd November, 2018.

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Doctor Dolittle

Remind me of the original? There are various Doctor Dolittle films, the most famous being the 1998 version with Eddie Murphy. This reboot will apparently be called The Voyage of Doctor Dolittle.

Who’s going to be in it? Robert Downey Jr. has signed up to play the pet-whispering vet.

When’s it coming out? No word yet, but we’re guessing not for a couple of years…

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Van Helsing

Remind me of the original? Hugh Jackman played the infamous monster hunter Van Helsing, who in the 2004 movie was sent to Transylvania to take on Dracula and some werewolves.

Who’s going to be in it? This movie will be a prequel, although it’s unknown whether or not Hugh Jackman will reprise his role. The writer of Prometheus is doing the script.

When’s it coming out? No release date yet, although Universal are apparently keen to push forward with it soon.

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Ace Ventura

Remind me of the original? Basically, he’s a goofy detective that specialises in pet mysteries.

Who’s going to be in it? Not Jim Carrey, who played Ace in the original movie. He’s confirmed that he won’t be participating in any reboots or sequels.

When’s it coming out? This one might take a while. While Morgan Creek Productions are looking into it, they aren’t really making any major moves to get it underway soon.

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The Grudge

Remind me of the original? A horror movie (obviously), it sees a supernatural spirit possess victim after victim, making them violent and bloodthirsty before eventually killing them.

Who’s going to be in it? No casting decisions have been made yet, but this reboot is going to be English-language.

When’s it coming out? TBC.

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Jumanji

Remind me of the original? Starring Robin Williams, it saw two kids play a mysterious board game, and accidentally release a man who’s been trapped in it for 26 years.

Who’s going to be in it? Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Jack Black.

When’s it coming out? 29th December, 2017

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Tomb Raider

Remind me of the original? Based on the video game, it saw archaeologist/ adventurer Lara Croft attempt to recover various ancient artefacts. The remake sees her “set out on her first expedition to finish her father’s archaeological research and uncover ancient secrets in order to clear his disgraced name. Tragedy hits when her adventure turns into a fight for survival”.

Who’s going to be in it? Alicia Vikander, Dominic West

When’s it coming out? 16th March, 2018

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The Lion King

Remind me of the original? Disney are making a live action remake of The Lion King which of course is basically Hamlet, but with lions.

Who’s going to be in it? Donald Glover and James Earl Jones are confirmed. Jon Favreau (who did the live action Jungle Book) is directing.

When’s it coming out? 2018.

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Sister Act

Remind me of the original? After witnessing a mob crime, a famous singer is placed by police in a Convent, where she is hidden disguised as a nun. This will be a remake.

Who’s going to be in it? It’s unknown, at the moment, whether or not Whoopi Goldberg will be involved. The writer of Legally Blonde is doing the script.

When’s it coming out? TBA

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The Naked Gun

Remind me of the original? A comedy about an incompetent police lieutenant, it starred Leslie Nielsen as Frank Drebin. This reboot will focus on his nephew.

Who’s going to be in it? Ed Helms (The Hangover) will play the nephew.

When’s it coming out? No word yet.

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The Fugitive

Remind me of the original? Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones starred in this excellent action thriller, which saw a man unjustly accused of murdering his wife. While on the run from the law, he was forced to find the real killer, and prove his innocence. It was nominated for four Oscars.

Who’s going to be in it? We don’t know yet. Warner Bros. have their Fugutive reboot on the back-burner for now, and have refused to comment on whether Ford or Jones will be involved.

When’s it coming out? Probably not for the foreseeable future…

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The Matrix

Remind me of the original? Keanu Reeves starred as Neo – the computer hacker who learnt the truth about “reality”, and joined a group of rebels with the aim of saving humanity.

Who’s going to be in it? They are reportedly eyeing Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Fantastic Four) for the lead role.

When’s it coming out? We don’t know: this project has only recently been announced.

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Charlie’s Angels

Remind me of the original? A TV series, then a movie, then a (very bad) TV series again, Charlie’s Angels is about three super-talented, female detectives. The last movie adaptation stared Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore.

Who’s going to be in it? No cast details yet, but Elizabeth Banks (who did Pitch Perfect 2) will be directing.

When’s it coming out? No word yet.

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Remind me of the original? There’s actually two versions of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (one American one, starring Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig, and one Swedish version, with Noomi Rapace). This third is kind of a sequel, but it’s adapting the fourth book not the second, and will have an entirely new cast.

Who’s going to be in it? No casting decisions have been made yet…

When’s it coming out? October 2018.

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Scarface

Remind me of the original? The 1983 classic featured a Cuban immigrant taking over a drug cartel in Miami.

Who’s going to be in it? No cast details yet, but Jackie director Pablo Larrain has been hired to direct.

When’s it coming out? TBA

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Zorro

Remind me of the original? Antonio Banderas played the swashbuckling Zorro in two movies (1998 and 2005). Zorro Reborn will reportedly be set as “the western frontier is reborn” and “a hero will answer the people’s cry for justice”.

Who’s going to be in it? Gael Garcia Bernal will play Zorro. Jonas Cuaron (son of Gravity director Alfonso) is directing.

When’s it coming out? No release date yet.

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The Little Mermaid

Remind me of the original? There are two live action remakes of The Little Mermaid (which saw mermaid Ariel trade her voice for some land legs, and attempt to woo a prince) in the works. One from Disney (who reportedly have Lin Manuel Miranda on board) and one from Universal, who have a script by Love Actually’s Richard Curtis.

Who’s going to be in it? Chloe Grace Moretz just dropped out of the Disney version, meaning that neither at this point has a cast.

When’s it coming out? No release dates for either yet.

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The Birds

Remind me of the original? Alfred Hitchcock’s classic, this looked at what happened when birds of all kinds suddenly turned against people.

Who’s going to be in it? There were rumours that Naomi Watts was starring (and that Michael Bay was producing) but the project has been on the backburner for a while now. We’re kind of hoping it might just get forgotten about…

When’s it coming out? Hopefully never.

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Rambo

Remind me of the original? Sylvester Stallone starred as Rambo – a military veteran who uses his expertise to exact vigilante justice – in numerous movies. Rambo: New Blood is looking like it’s going to be a TV show.

Who’s going to be in it? We’re hoping Sly Stallone, but the project has only recently been announced and he hasn’t made any announcements yet…

When’s it coming out? TBA

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I Know What You Did Last Summer

Remind me of the original? The 1997 horror saw four friends tormented by a vicious killer who knows what they did last summer (they hit a pedestrian while driving home from a party, and dumped his body in a river)…

Who’s going to be in it? No cast yet.

When’s it coming out? The project is still in development.

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Nosferatu

Remind me of the original? Made all the way back in 1922, Nosferatu is an unauthorised adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

Who’s going to be in it? Doug Jones (who’s in Pan’s Labyrinth), Sarah Carter and Joely Fisher.

When’s it coming out? In October in the USA, and probably a little later in the UK.

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Aladdin

Remind me of the original? The Disney classic, this saw “street rat” Aladdin fall in love with a princess. With the help of a genie, he attempted to make himself into a man that she could marry. This (of course) will be a live action remake.

Who’s going to be in it? Will Smith is the Genie, Naomi Scott is Jasmine and Mena Massoud is Aladdin.

When’s it coming out? TBA.

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Memento

Remind me of the original? A Christopher Nolan classic, this sees a man with crippling short term memory loss attempt to track down his wife’s killer. It’s a great film, and news that it was going to be remade wasn’t exactly well-received…

Who’s going to be in it? No cast yet, and it’s unknown whether or not Christopher Nolan will be involved. Ambi Pictures own the rights, however, and they are apparently keen to push ahead.

When’s it coming out? We’re hoping that they forget about it…

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Ocean’s Eleven

Remind me of the original? A team attempt to simultaneously rob three different casinos. This will be an all female reboot, called Ocean’s Eight.

Who’s going to be in it? (Deep breath) Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon, Sandra Bullock, Olivia Munn, Helena Bonham Carter, Dakota Fanning, Sarah Paulson, Richard Armitage, Rihanna, Katie Holmes, James Corden, Mindy Kaling and Kim Kardashian.

When’s it coming out? June 2018

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Pet Semetary

Remind me of the original? An adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, Pet Semetary saw a family bury their beloved pet cat in a nearby pet cemetery, after it was accidentally killed. Miraculously, it comes back to life, but evil. Stephen King was not a fan of the 1989 movie, so he will hopefully be pleased that they’re giving it another go.

Who’s going to be in it? No casting decisions have been made yet, although the 28 Weeks Later director has signed up.

When’s it coming out? It’s still in development, so we’re not sure…

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Little Shop of Horrors

Remind me of the original? A comedy/horror, this was about a man who bought and nurtured a plant, only to discover that it was murderous. He was forced to kill people to feed it. The remake will be a musical.

Who’s going to be in it? It’s in development, so no cast yet, but Riverdale producer Greg Berlanti is on the project.

When’s it coming out? TBA

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Splash

Remind me of the original? A mermaid (who has legs until she gets wet) falls in love with a man who has no idea who/what she is. This remake will be gender swapped.

Who’s going to be in it? Channing Tatum is the mermaid, while Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street, Rough Night) is the human that he falls in love with.

When’s it coming out? No date planned yet.

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The Chronicles of Narnia

Remind me of the original? They’re having another run at The Chronicles of Narnia, this time with an entirely new cast. They’ll be making The Silver Chair, which will feature three new characters attempting to rescue Prince Caspian’s son.

Who’s going to be in it? No one is confirmed yet.

When’s it coming out? TBA

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League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Remind me of the original? Set in Victorian times, this saw various fantasy and science fiction characters (Captain Nemo, Mina Harker, Dorian Grey, Tom Sawyer, Dr Jekyll and Ishamel among them) team up on a secret mission.

Who’s going to be in it? No one confirmed yet, but the producer has promised that this remake will be more “female-centric”.

When’s it coming out? TBA

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Police Academy

Remind me of the original? An 80s comedy classic, Police Academy was about a group of incompetent but lovable police cadets. This will be a sequel, reportedly called Police Academy: Next Generation.

Who’s going to be in it? Not sure yet, but Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele (director of Get Out) are apparently attached to the project.

When’s it coming out? TBA.

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Dumbo

Remind me of the original? The heartbreaking Disney classic, Dumbo was a baby elephant who learnt to fly. This will be – you guessed it – a live action remake.

Who’s going to be in it? Colin Farrell and Eva Green have both signed onto the project.

When’s it coming out? No date yet.

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Nightmare on Elm Street

Remind me of the original? A serial killer haunts and kills his victims in their dreams, while they’re sleeping. A remake of this was attempted in 2010, but fell flat. Now New Line Cinema are giving it another go.

Who’s going to be in it? No cast yet, but David Leslie Johnson (who has written The Conjuring 2, Orphan and various episodes of The Walking Dead) has written the script.

When’s it coming out? TBA

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Little Women

Remind me of the original? Four sisters come of age in post Civil War America.

Who’s going to be in it? No decisions have been made yet, but actress/writer Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha, Mistress America) is doing the script.

When’s it coming out? TBA

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Men in Black

Remind me of the original? Men in Black was about a top secret organisation tasked with monitoring extra-terrestrial activity on Earth, and there are two reboots in the works. The first will be a trilogy, reportedly without Will Smith, and with a more central female character. The second will be a Men in Black / 22 Jump Street crossover….

Who’s going to be in it? No word on the trilogy, but Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum have both signed up for MIB 23.

When’s it coming out? Both are yet to be announced.

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Stuart Little

Remind me of the original? A human couple adopt a mouse child, leading to some inevitable difficulties.

Who’s going to be in it? No idea. There’s no timescale on the project, and it seems to be stalling a bit.

When’s it coming out? TBA

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Green Lantern

Remind me of the original? Warner Bros. are having another go at superhero Green Lantern, after the 2010 movie with Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively was so shit. This time around, it’ll be called Green Lantern Corps, and focus on a group of humans that join an intergalactic police force.

Who’s going to be in it? TBA

When’s it coming out? 2020

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An American Werewolf in London

Remind me of the original? Two American college students are attacked by a werewolf in London. The locals refuse to admit that there’s a problem.

Who’s going to be in it? We’re not sure yet, but the son of original director John Landis is reportedly going to be at the helm.

When’s it coming out? TBA

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A Prophet

Remind me of the original? 2009 French movie The Prophet is getting an American remake. The original saw an Arab sent to a French prison, and we’re guessing that the USA version will just move all the action stateside.

Who’s going to be in it? No casting decisions yet, but Sam Raimi will direct.

When’s it coming out? TBA

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Mary Poppins

Remind me of the original? A magical nanny showed up when the going got tough for London kids Jane and Michael. This will be a sequel, called Mary Poppins Returns.

Who’s going to be in it? Emily Blunt is Mary Poppins, and Lin Manuel Miranda, Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Ben Whishaw, Julie Walters and Emily Mortimer also star.

When’s it coming out? 25th December 2018

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Friday the 13th

Remind me of the original? A group of camp counsellors are stalked and gradually murdered by an unknown killer. There have been multiple remakes and sequels, and this version has been in the works for a while now.

Who’s going to be in it? Not yet known, but Prisoners writer David Bruckner is doing the script.

When’s it coming out? Probably not for a little while…

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Sword in the Stone

Remind me of the original? The 1963 Disney classic, this was essentially the story of King Arthur. This will be a live action remake.

Who’s going to be in it? No cat details have been announced, but Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman is doing the script.

When’s it coming out? TBA

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Which one of these are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments! 

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