Poll Suggestion: IMDb Poll Board User's Fictional Remakes by Other Directors

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Based on the highly interest of the Poll Board users, I created a second, only to 35 options limited  list.

Intro:

I guess there is no movie dude, who never thought: "This movie should be
remade". If there would be a nowerdays remake of one of these titles below, except for a new cast, a new director would have to be chosen. The director can be chosen on different matters, e.g. showing a new view on the story. Which of these fictional remakes below would you most likely want to be made? Please pick your favorite remake by also considering the mentioned titles of the filmographies and - of course - the mentioned benefit of it. Free your mind here. This is the second part of this fictional remakes series.

Rules:

Every user has 2 suggestions. Please only serious suggestions. I will deny suggestions if I think it doesn't fit. Convince me with your good ideas, please. It doesn't cost you to try! ;D

Link:

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls048068964/

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High Noon (1952)
Wish Director: Joel and Ethan Coen
Former Titles: The Man Who Wasn't There (2001), Blood Simple (1984), Miller's Crossing (1990), Fargo (1996), True Grit (2010), No Country for Old Men (2007).
Benefit: Helped by modern technologies and great own experience, Coen brothers could show their unique talent once more when improving the original one-cut experiment.

The coded version of this sugg to embed into the list:
Director: [link=nm0003593]
Wish: [b][link=nm0001054][/b] & [b][link=nm0001053][/b]
Former titles: [link=tt0243133], [link=tt0086979], [link=tt0100150], [link=tt0116282], [link=tt1403865], [link=tt0477348]
Benefit: [b]Helped by modern technologies and great own experience, Coen brothers could show their unique talent once more when improving the original one-cut experiment[/b]
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Thank you specially for the copy and paste handling. That saves me some work. :D
It's on the list ! :D
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Making Mr. Right (1987)
Wish Director: Spike Jonze
Former Titles: Being John Malkovich (1999), Adaptation. (2002), Where the Wild Things Are (2009), Her (2013).
Benefit: Perfect balance between sci-fi world and real human demands, comedy and drama. The Bad Grandpa (2013) writing experience could be also of use here.

The coded version of this sugg to embed into the list:
Director: [link=nm0782384]
Wish: [b][link=nm0005069][/b]
Former titles: [b][link=tt0120601][/b], [link=tt0268126], [link=tt0386117], [b][link=tt1798709][/b]
Benefit: [b]Perfect balance between sci-fi world and real human demands, comedy and drama. The [link=tt3063516] writing experience could be also of use here.[/b]
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Charlie's Angels, 2019.
Wish Director: Ben Stiller
Former Directing Titles: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Tropic Thunder
Benefit: A witty spoof of the show, set in the 70's, having fun with the style and sound of the decade.
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Actually, please change my director to Arlene Sanford (director of A Very Brady Sequel).  I think she has the talent for wit and great 70's humor, also without making it too raunchy.
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Done.
Let me know, if you want any other change on it.
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Arlene Sanford for action genre?
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Looks like an experiment. Well, Charlies Angels never were that hard action like Jason Staham, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger. I guess NIA wanted a more funny than action packed version. That's ok by me. But NIA, MAthePA is right when he thinks that a strong lack of action might be too less for many people. ;)
Maybe you even would choose another candidate later?
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Thank you, Breu.  :)  She just did great on nailing Brady Bunch; I think maybe combined with the talents of the rest of the crew, she could do a hilarious job spoofing 70's Angels!  
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Breu,
you can move my Beast Must Die idea to this list.  It's one I'm pretty passionate about, and I think it would fit in this list best.  Plus it will free up a spot in the other one for someone with a more popular idea to use.  Thank you.  :)
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Yes, ok. But first I have to find another option for the first list. That's because I declared it as full and ready to go. Give me some time. I'll think about another movie I'll put on the first list. Afterwards I'll put your 'Beast'-suggestion to the second list. :)
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No cashback. List is awesome ;)
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Thank you!
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Breu, I'm back and I have a great idea that occurred to me after seeing these two movies and comparing them for no reason, I hope you like it as much as I do.

Jumper (2008)
Director wish: Josh Tank
Former Titles: Chronicle
Benefit: A more developed story with deeper characters, who really feel the use without control and excess of powers creating internal problems in the most interesting characters with a philosophical essence
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Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
Wish Director: Debra Granik
Former Titles: Winters Bone and Leave No Trace
[b]Director:[/b] [link=nm0594503]
[b]Wish:[/b] [link=]nm0335138]
[b]Former titles:[/b] [link=tt3892172], [link=tt1399683]
Benefit: She's has a great understanding and handling and developing female protagonists struggling with their environment and circumstances. This would be Debra's first studio film. 
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Joe & Stephen:
Thank you both. I will consider your suggestions. But please give me a little time. It's again very hot here. We actually got the next heatwave. Today it's 29°C, means 84,2°F - but in high humidity. Maybe tonight, when it's colder, or tomorrow. Thank you for your patience.
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Joe:
I think your idea is pretty good. NarniaIsAwesome asked me to move one of his/her ideas to this list. Do you wanna join my 25-list with your idea? I would put your suggestion to the 25.. list of same ideas, if that's ok for you.
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Stephen Atwood:
I see you want to change an anime to a photorealistic movie. That's not the subject. It's more about making filmed remakes of formerly filmed movies. I know no one else who would change the work of Hayao Miyazaki. Sorry, but no.
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Breu, I think it's fine to put it on the main list of 25.
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joe siegel:
Done! :D
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Film: ALIVE (1993) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106246/ 
Director: Frank Marshall
Wish: Alejandro Gonzales Inarritu
Benefit: a larger-than-life story that also starts with an accident (a recurring theme in Inarritu's films) bringing many characters together and forcing them to transcend their capabilities for better or for worse... the original film while good in its own right didn't get the reception it deserved and might garner many complaints for its non-Hispanic main cast, surely that wouldn't be an issue with the Mexican-born director.


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Thank you ElMo. I changed it. :)
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Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
Wish Directors: The Wachowskis of The Matrix
Ben McKenzie?

Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Wish Director: Tim Burton
Genre change to a Horror/Comedy
Bruce Campbell stars

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Ed Jones (XLIX):
First of all: Thank you for suggesting. But what director now for Plan 9? The Wachowskis, Ben Mc Kenzie? Or all three together?
'Night of the Living Dead seems to be a fun suggestion. But the idea is weird, I would be curious how many people would choose that option. :D
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Look at the Matrix credits for the directors The Wachowskis (Brothers) well now one is a girl!!! transgender thingy!
Ben McKenzie could Star From Gotham a suggestion.

As for night, It is a well known cult favorite movie.
Who better than Tim Burton to direct it. If you were to place it in the top half, it would probably be in the top 5 choices in a poll.
Bruce Campbell as a star from Ash vs. The Evil Dead. Perfect casting.

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What's the benefit of the remake of plan9?
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Both Wachowskis are women now.
The news about the second sex change came shortly after.
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Ed:
About the Plan 9 thing: I try to understand your intention. Ben McKenzie is an actor, right? You want him to act in the fictional remake, directed by the Wachowski Sisters? What exact would the Benefit be?
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I Cry Uncle!
Benefit of 9? bad special effects on the original. What today's CGI would do. Ben would bring a dimension that the first did not have. Good acting by anyone.

And The Wachowski's would bring life to a rather lifeless direction by the original director. Same thing again. Bad SF/X improved by CGI.

Poll takers will "Get" the inclusion.
I recommend selections always based on the likelihood that people will remember the title and will vote for it. If you really look at my polls, Really look close, you will notice a pattern. A lot of my polls (About 1/2) have the votes spread out over many titles.

Cheers
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Thank you. But I also think the main problem could be the script. Can you imagine the Wachowskis directing a movie to an original script of Ed Wood? That might be a problem. The Wachowskis wrote the story of 'The Matrix' themselves. I didn't understand what Ed Wood wanted to say with that movie. It was so weird, nothing fitted. ;D

Sorry, just kidding. The heat rises again. It will have about 82,4°F, later this week maybe up to 89,6 steamy °F. I'll consider your suggestion in the early morning, when it's still not so hot or any days next that are not so warm.
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That's a cold spell! LOL I live in the Mojave Desert. Was 108F today,
It's 1:45 AM and it is 80F.
Cheers
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That's nice, so you have it each day and got to be used to. With that dry heat it's not so hard. We got high humidity, which makes it feeling double as hot. And of course high fluctuation between rainy days and heatwaves. That could kill a cat.
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Ed:
'Plan 9 from outter space' was dealing with stereotypes about a space race that want to conquer the earth. It was such simple and weired that I wouldn't think it should be made by the Wachowskis. It looks better to make a satire or a mockbuster of it and - sorry - without any reason I don't believe the Wachowskis are good in that.

To be clear:
The idea of this poll suggestion is serious. Since 25 years we think of movies executed in another way with other directors, actors, etc. By watching movies you can dream, but when they end, you're back in reality. We often passionately and vividly discussed about the fantasies we saw. We know they are not real, but it's fine to dream about changing the movie a little in our minds.
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 By watching movies you can dream, but when they end, you're back in reality. We often passionately and vividly discussed about the fantasies we saw. We know they are not real, but it's fine to dream about changing the movie a little in our minds.

Well said.  :)
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I wish it would have been 80°F at night. Todays peak in G was 108,68 °F, Which means 42,6 °C, half steamy. When Germany has tempratures like the Mojave desert, something went wrong! I'm glad I was not at the place where the peak happened. Climate change is real!
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I wish it would have been 80°F at night. Todays peak in G was 108,68 °F, Which means 42,6 °C, half steamy. When Germany has tempratures like the Mojave desert, something went wrong! I'm glad I was not at the place where the peak happened. Climate change is real!
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108 here also. Humid too. Had flash floods also yesterday. We had our coldest winter. It actually snowed out here in Jan. Global cooling. It's real!
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So After these records, it's stated that climate change happens.
108°F is normal at Mojave, but not in G!
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I really like this idea. How fun! I don't have any suggestions now but ideas are percolating; I would love Sean Baker ('Tangerine' among 'The Florida Project' other less known films) to remake... I'll have something soon. : )
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Thank you for your interest. I'm curious about your soon suggestion. ;)
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Changed NIA's 'Die Monster, Die!' to this list.
joe siegel's 'Jumper'-suggestion is now on the 25 list.
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The Girl on the Train
Director wish: David Fincher
Former Titles: Gone Girl
Benefit: David Fincher could make this thriller more exciting and the plot twist less predictable and more impactful.
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You got "Alive"'s director wrong, it's Frank Marshall
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Hi, ElMo. Thank you, I changed it.
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Checked the form of the links and hope I forgot none of them. ;)
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Breu,
if you could, please change the wording of my Charlie's Angels movie not to say 'less action packed," but rather, "less hardcore."  Action is fine, just not the serious stuff - think the goofy Starsky and Hutch movie action.  :)

And add to The Beast Must Die, "Possibly part of Kenneth's new Poirot films." 

Thanks.  :)
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Please can you explain me the steps you thought off? I'm a little confused about your issues.
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Sure, lol!  :)

On my Charlie's Angels idea, change the wording to: 
To make it less hardcore, but more funny with 70s centered humor.

And for The Beast Must Die, change the wording to say:
The story would be told more fluent in a faster rhythm with better monster action and the dialogues would get more to the point; possibly make it part of Branagh's new Poirot films.

Hope that makes more sense.  :)
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A little more clear now. I'll care about it later. :D
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Bump
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List not ready, gotta need some time. Thank you for *bump*ing. :D