5 movie reboots we are pumped for
These upcoming films all started their lives elsewhere – from a cheesy television series to a cult classic – but as a wise woman once said, revivals are the new black. Each of these series and films have retained a fan following throughout the years which has been duly noted by Hollywood execs.
Playing to our nostalgic needs, these 80s and 90s classics have been in the repair shop for some much needed updating and will be hitting our screens after a lick of paint from this summer onwards.
Just hearing those dramatic opening drum beats can take you straight back to the skimpy 80s swimsuits of Baywatch. Forever and always, they’re always here for you. Luckily, they’re also planning on making the leap to the big screen. With a cast list featuring Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra and Kelly Rohrbach we’re not even sure they need a storyline – we have a feeling this cast could’ve been chosen on head shots alone. Nevertheless, the film will follow the likes of 21 Jump Street as an R-rated buddy movie with Efron and Johnson teaming up to save their beloved beach from an oil tycoon. Fans of the original series can rest easy knowing that The Hoff himself has confirmed he will make an appearance. The film is set to be released on 19 May 2017.
2. Power Rangers
When you read that Elizabeth Banks is the baddie, you know it’s going to be good. Taking on this classic 90s television series are a team of writers with X-Men and Thor in their credits, hopefully ensuring this will be the epic production it deserves to be. Five relatively unknown actors have been cast in the ranger roles but Elizabeth Banks takes the spotlight with her part as Rita Repulsa – the evil humanoid alien witch and archenemy of the rangers. The film will be released on 24 March 2017.
3. Beauty and the Beast
Emma Watson leads this unbelievable cast in Disney’s live action remake of the classic Stockholm Syndrome fairytale. Supporting Watson is Dan Stevens (The Beast), Luke Evans (Gaston), Emma Thompson (Mrs. Potts), Ewan McGregor (Lumière), Ian McKellen (Cogsworth) and Stanley Tucci in a new role as grand piano, Cadenza. Filming wrapped in August 2015 and the film has a release date set for 17 March 2017.
Something to whet your appetite a little earlier, Ghostbusters will be hitting screens this summer (15 July 2016). Bridesmaids’ director Paul Feig is at the helm of this all-female demon-hunting team, which consists of Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. Whilst the trailer has received a lot of negative attention, we’re holding out hope that these ladies will be who we’re gonna call for a quality viewing experience at the cinema.
5. The Crow
This neo-noir fantasy film is perhaps best-known for the horrific circumstances surrounding its star’s death. Brandon Lee was accidentally fatally shot on set during the filming of a scene. The film has become somewhat of a cult hit with critics praising its dark tones and visual style. Talks of a reboot go back as far as 2008 with the film passing through the hands of many directors until Corin Hardy was announced in 2014. A variety of top Hollywood actors have been considered, and even attached, for the role of Eric Daven. Luke Evans was replaced by Jack Huston in February of 2015, but by June it was said that he had dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. Filming supposedly starts this month (March 2016) so – does anyone want to be in The Crow reboot? They may be looking for actors…