I wouldn't mind seeing remakes of Quatermass* with modern CGI.
* The films/series, not our
Bouncy Castle wrote:
Couldn't remake him - he's a one-off!
They broke the mould after they made me. In something of a hurry, actually...
They did a remake of The Quatermass Experiment
TV serial, albeit abridged and live, so no monster. But I would love to see a full-on remake of the serials.
There are some remakes that, while not necessary, do actually do better. The Rebuild of Evangelion
films are certainly more impressive than the show it was remaking (Neon Genesis Evangelion
), and distill quite a lot of the story, though there is some loss of character development. And while the miniseries adaptations of Dune
and The Shining
lack the impressive atmosphere and feel of the film adaptations that preceded them, they nonetheless capture the books more accurately, and can have many better elements. And Casino Royale
had two versions long before the Daniel Craig version came out. Is the third one not the best version?
And delving briefly into the realm of video games, there are two remakes that are definitively good. The first Resident Evil
game got remade for the Gamecube, and it was impressive. So too was the remake of the first Metal Gear Solid
game as The Twin Snakes
, although there were understandable complaints about new gameplay aspects making things too easy (which varies depending on what part of the game is involved) and the over-the-top action sequences.
Are there any movies I would like to see remade? Not many, to be perfectly frank. One that comes to mind is Dr Mabuse, the Gambler
. And I'd love to see a version of Solaris
done closer to the original novel. Not to mention a version of A Princess of Mars
done a little better than the version (John Carter
) released earlier this year, though I'm actually at a loss how such a series, based on books that inspired the planetary romance genre, can be made fresh. James Cameron managed to do it with Avatar
, but can it be done with the John Carter books?
Four minutes? That's ages! What if I get bored? I need a television, a couple of books. Anyone for chess? Bring me knitting.
-The Eighth Doctor, defiant in the face of death, in Doctor Who: The Night of the Doctor