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Remakes We’d Like To See Happen

There’s nothing like redoing a classic film.
Lucy E Cousins
27 Aug
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Who doesn’t love a remake? Sure, some don’t quite hit the mark, *cough Dirty Dancing cough* but for every failed attempt, there’s a winner like Oceans 11 (originally starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr) and Westworld (a remake of a 1973 Michael Crichton movie).

To celebrate this month’s remake of Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell’s 1987 classic Overboard, with Anna Faris, we thought we’d have a little fun with some fantasy remakes of our own...

News
|27 Aug|3 Mins

Remakes We’d Like To See Happen

There’s nothing like redoing a classic film.
Lucy E Cousins
27 Aug
Share:

Who doesn’t love a remake? Sure, some don’t quite hit the mark, *cough Dirty Dancing cough* but for every failed attempt, there’s a winner like Oceans 11 (originally starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr) and Westworld (a remake of a 1973 Michael Crichton movie).

To celebrate this month’s remake of Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell’s 1987 classic Overboard, with Anna Faris, we thought we’d have a little fun with some fantasy remakes of our own...

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Titanic (1997)
Original stars: Leo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet
New stars: Harry Styles, Margot Robbie
The chameleon of remakes, the Titanic sinking has been made into hundreds of films and documentaries. However, we like the idea of remaking James Cameron’s version with the dapper Harry Styles, playing Leo’s character and our girl, Kween Margot Robbie as Kate’s character. The love affair, the costumes, the ‘dress me like one of your French ladies’ line… Oh and this time, they’d both fit on the door.

Lethal Weapon (1987)
Original stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover
New stars: The Rock, Kevin Hart
Well, apart from the fact we’re obsessed with these two legends, Kevin Hart would be perfect as the wisecracking LA police detective Martin Riggs, reassigned to an older partner (The Rock). The comedic duo clash before uncovering a massive drug ring and becoming the best of mates. Tell us that isn’t a film you’d want to watch!

The Graduate (1967)
Original stars: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Katharine Ross
New stars: Joel Creasy, Hugh Jackman, Liam Hemsworth
This classic movie follows a student as he falls for a much older woman… Before awkwardly falling in love with her daughter. Just imagine the Christmases at their house! We reckon you could turn this one upside and have a full Aussie production with Joel starring as the handsome student. He then starts an affair with the older, sexy Hugh (who wouldn’t) before falling for the perfection of Liam, Hugh’s son. COME ON! Box-Office gold.

When Harry Met Sally (1989)

Original stars: Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal
New stars: Emma Stone, Ryan Gosling
A classic 80s rom-com, this film centres on the fast-paced banter and chemistry between Meg and Billy as a friends-turned-lovers couple. The only Hollywood couple that we can think of that could pull this kind of banter-ness off is the lovely Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Think Crazy, Stupid Love, Gangster Squad and La La Land. They’ve got serious rom-com creds, haven’t they?

Thelma and Louise (1991)
Original stars: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Brad Pitt
New stars: Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, Michael B Jordan
Quick plot recap  – a timid housewife (played by Nicole Kidman) heads off on a fun weekend away with her sassy friend, Julia Roberts. But what starts as a short relaxing break turns into a run from the law when Julia’s character shoots and kills a guy who tries to rape the housewife. Plus, there’d be a cameo by Michael B Jordan (and his muscles) as the young thief who steals Nicole’s money after a steamy night in her hotel room.

Lucy E Cousins
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