Top 10 ’80s Movies Currently Being Remade

The “Movie Remakes” thread on the Retroist forum got me thinking…I wonder if Hollywood is currently remaking any of my favorite films from the 1980s. With a little research, I discovered that there are tons of ‘80s flicks currently in-the-works, so many in fact, I felt compelled to organize a selection of titles into a Top 10 list.

The questions remain: Do these classics really need to be remade? Will the remake devalue the original? Could the remake actually be better? Is Rose McGowan the new Brigitte Nielsen? Is Chace Crawford (from “Gossip Girl”) the new Kevin Bacon? Why don’t you head on over to the forum to discuss…

Top 10 ‘80s Movies Currently Being Remade

#10 Red Sonja
red-sonja

Original release: 1985; Remake release: 2010; Status: pre-production

#9 Red Dawn
red-dawn

Original release: 1984; Remake release: 2010; Status: pre-production

#8 Conan
conan

Original release: 1982; Remake release: 2011; Status: pre-production

#7 Hellraiser
hellraiser

Original release: 1987; Remake release: 2011; Status: in development

#6 Short Circuit
short circuit

Original release: 1986; Remake release: 2010; Status: announced

#5 Back To School
back to school

Original release: 1986; Remake release: 2010; Status: in development

#4 Poltergeist
poltergeist

Original release: 1982; Remake release: 2011; Status: in development

#3 The Karate Kid
karate kid

Original release: 1984; Remake release: 2010; Status: filming

#2 Romancing The Stone
romancing the stone

Original release: 1984; Remake release: 2011; Status: announced

#1 Footloose
footloose

Original release: 1984; Remake release: 2010; Status: pre-production

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9 thoughts on “Top 10 ’80s Movies Currently Being Remade

  1. Are they doing a remake of Flight of the Navigator? I think I heard something about that a little while ago, but I may be imagining it.

  2. until I get my A-Team movies, 80’s remakes are dead to me.
    ok, ok… maybe night, but why remake half of these?
    Back to School, Footloose, The Karate Kid and Red Dawn are going to be so heavily geared toward the tween crowd that really I am already not even looking forward to these movies.
    But Conan and Red Sonja I would like to see what happens with them.

  3. uh oh we have Anon here!! 4chan’s leaking! Run! lol. all these movies were prety good why ruin their memory with no doubt a poor remake?

  4. Ugly American says:

    If all these Hollywood bozos are so creative then let them write new movies….

    [crickets chirping]

    Yeah, that’s what I thought.

  5. Bob Dobbs says:

    I would like to see a remake of Soylent Green. I mean come on, talking about Global Warming and its effects…

  6. Sadi says:

    Blasphemy i say XD!! there are some movies that shouldn’t be remade at all! It’s like someone trying to repaint the monalisa. its just blasphemy i say! lol

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