This is a continuation of a post that I had written towards the end of May about Reboots in the film & tv world.
Since then I’ve had a good look at some other remakes / reboots. Friday The 13th movie series has been remade – I have bought a copy of the new movie yesterday and will keep you posted on the review. Why remake the series? Why not just continue?
Wes Craven’s Nightmare On Elm Street series is getting remade, with the first movie to be released in 2010. They are going to recast Freddy Kruger. Like anyone can replace Robert Englund! The Production company Platinum Dunes is behind many remakes like Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Amityville Horror and the above mentioned two slasher movies. They also have Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds line up as well.
I had also failed to know about the remake of Knight Rider, a series that had got canceled after 1 season. The theme was about Michael Knight’s son taking over the role.
And this just in – they are going to bring T J Hooker to the big screen. Remember the tv series of the same name in the 1980s starring William Shatner? Well they are negotiating to have Shatner play T J’s dad in the movie, bringing the role to it’s roots.
So that’s 2 epic heroes made famous by Shatner that have been remade. But they’ll never be able to replicate what he brough to the roles!