Live Poll: 25 Fictional Remakes by Other Directors

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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.

Rules for Suggestions:

Only movies rated between 4.9/10 to 6.9/10

Form:

(Pick a movie)
Director:_______(Name the director of the movie which you wish to be remade)
Wish:_________(Name of the director you would suggest for the fictional remake)
Former titles: __(Examples of movies that show the abilities of your picked remake-director)
Benefit:________(Tell us why you would pick the director by explaining the benefit for the movie)

Link:

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls049119610/

Poll:
https://www.imdb.com/poll/WADocjNTcFY/
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Good poll idea and some really interesting suggestions. I think a remake of Conan the Barbarian (1982) bus this time directed by Peter Jackson with some 'Lord of the Rings' elements would be quite fun to look forward to!
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Thank you leavey. :D
I would have known more movies to be remade, but I also wanted to give some other people the chance to give me their ideas. I would be delighted if you had one or more ideas. I hope other people will join.

I'm totally stunned that this list got 216 views only today - In just 12 hours !
I guess it'll rain suggestions. ;)
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I've done some changes in the benefit descriptions to be more precise.
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Come on guys! 346 views on that list and still no suggestion? Ok, maybe it takes some time. :D
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Last week 181, all in all 397 views. I'm really curious about who will suggest the first movie & director. Which ones would they be? And why?
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I put down the 6.9/10-rule. The range of suggestions is too limited with that.
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The at least 4.9/10 rule still exists.
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What a cool idea! I'll have to ponder this to generate a good suggestion. : )
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Great poll idea!
Suggestions:

Ready Player One
Wish Director: John McTiernan
Former Titles: Predator, Last Action Hero, Die Hard
Benefit: Add more real interest to the story and cut the pointless references, leaving only pop culture we really need for the plot.
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Ok, thank you. I added it.
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No, thank you!  :)
P.S. You got my wish director wrong.  It was Brad Peyton.  Adamson was just for Wonderland.
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Sorry, NIA.
My fault. I'm still heat-dumb. It cooled a little down, but it's still hot. ;)
Corrected the option.
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Sorry, NIA.
My fault. I'm still heat-dumb. It cooled a little down, but it's still hot. ;)
Corrected the option.
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That's OK!  ;)
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Assassin's Creed (2016)

Director: Justin Kurzel
New Director: Alex Garland 
Former Titles: AnnihilationEx Machina

Benefit: Creating gripping science fiction stories that are also thought provoking. He has been successful in writing for movies and video games so if anyone could adapt this story I would put my faith in him.

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Thank you. I'll put your suggestion to the list. :D
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Daredevil
Director:  Mark Stephen Johnson
New Director: Jon Favreau:_________(Name of the director you would suggest for the fictional remake)
Former titles: Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Jungle Book, Elf
Benefit: Someone who has been in and directed successful superhero movies and knows how they are done.

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I'll put it to the list. But it's also about the exact qualities of the movies. So I have to reword it a little to keep it as short and as to the point I can get it. Thank you for the suggestion. I'm delighted. :D
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I've used the text:

To treat Daredevil with the same respect like other Marvel superheroes and make a real dignified movie version

Are you ok with it?
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Alexander (2004)
Wish Director: Mel Gibson
Former Titles: Braveheart (1995), The Passion of the Christ (2004), Apocalypto (2006), Hacksaw Ridge (2016)...
Benefit: Bringing the life and realism into the epic story.
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This is a very good suggestion. I like the idea. :D I'll add it.
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Added. :D
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Thanks. It was a start ;)
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Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Wish Director: Robert Rodriguez
Former Titles: Desperado (1995), Sin City (both parts), Planet Terror (2007), Alita: Battle Angel (2019).
Benefit: More suspense and more... romance alongside with realistic martial arts. What a thriller should be!
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25 options reached ! Thank you all !
If there are more persuasive suggestions, I might skip one
or maybe two of my own options.

But these should be very tempting options. :)
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If there are two more persuasive suggestions, please let me know. The worst thing I can do is to deny. But you don't really loose anything. There are already 543 views on that list. I guess, I never met such an interest so fast ! It may take some time, but that interest can't be ignored. :D
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Lady in the Water (2006)
Wish Director: Guillermo del Toro
Former Titles: Hellboy (both parts), El laberinto del fauno (2006), Crimson Peak (2015), The Shape of Water (2017).
Benefit: The shape of fantasy water crowded with original creatures.
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I guess many people of the audience thought that. But it's a Shayamalan thing. I'm with you, even if I thought it's ok. I know other people who said that. del Toro is a really tempting choice in that case.
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It would be a cool sharing of the same basin for the philosopher (Shayamalan) and the dreamer/stargazer (del Toro).
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Ok, 'Knowing' has left the building. Your idea is now option #5, except someone has the one and only idea. Then I would drop it. If not, it stays on the list. I've heared several times before from different people, that this would have been the better match.
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The Beast Must Die (1974)
Wish Director: Kenneth Branagh
Former Titles: Cinderella, Murder on the Orient Express, Hamlet, Thor
Benefit: An update to the story with more action and intrigue, plus better effects!  Perhaps Branagh's Poirot could solve the beastly case?
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The plot is that a group of people come to a mansion, all with a history of being nearby when someone was brutally killed, and a expert must guess which one is really a werewolf.  It's a little like Ten Little Indians only with a creature.
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I'm not sure about it. When I read this, I was remembered on 'Clue'. Did you ever see it?
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088930/

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To be fair, I also want to not always take the same director. I made the suggestion for also thinking about which director also could do that  even better. It's a little strange when there are not enough different directors. I know we ourselves had some doubeling. That's why I hesitate to put it on the list. I'm sure there would be some other directors than Branagh who could do the job as good or maybe better. But I'll put him on the list by deleting another option.
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When I think of it, Branagh really might be ok for that.
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Thank you.  :)  It's just a suggestion.  If someone comes up with a better one, you can replace it if you want.  :)  I just know Branagh did Poirot and it seems like Beast Must Die might be up his alley.  
No, I've never seen Clue!  I've heard if it, though.
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Thank you, guys. I'll consider your suggestions.
For now: 554 views of this list speak for themselves. 149 last week.
The Hollywood actress list only has 289 views now (127 last week - after release)
Age of this list: About 2 weeks.
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great idea, the idea of ​​Armageddon remade by Darren Aronofsky seems very good to me
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Breu means the views on the list, I think.
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IKT I wanna know how to get the view #'s?
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Your minions spy on all IMDb members and report to you when they view?  :D  How?
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No magic. When you click your list and it appears , it stands on the right side direct below the button list activity. ;D
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LOL I thought Ed meant he was asking if we wanted to know how he got his views! I didn't realze he was actually asking!  :D
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Brave New World (I think that's the name of it; the one about Pocahontas and John Smith)
New Director: Mel Gibson
Benefit: More accurate to the true story, less dull. 
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That's about the future, though.
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Thank you for the idea, NIA. I have no option, I would skip for it. At this list.
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That's okay!  I'm just throwing stuff out there, lol.
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There's also a problem of which 'Brave New World'. There appear 3, when writing. ;)
19xx? 20xx? a.d.?
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Good grief!  I'm such an airhead!  I meant the movie "The New World" from 2005.  NOT Brave New World.  Sorry.  :/
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The Lone Ranger (2013)

Wish Director: Quentin Tarantino

Former Titles: The Hateful Eight, Django Unchained

Benefit: Create a more intelligent and attractive story
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Hi, Dracko. Nice, you joined. :D
I took a little hour and investigated because of your idea.
I guess this idea would move many people. When I think of the originals from
Trendle & Striker, which I found at the internet, I think it's been a kids story in the
first. They broadcastet about 3000 episodes on the radio and a daily comic stripe in the newspaper. Gore Verbinsky left a 2 hours 30 minutes kid story, which was all-in-all boring even though it had it's moments. A Tarantino story and cut wouldn't only tell a more intelligent story - I think it would also be nasty and provoking! It's an interesting idea to make a grown-up-only-story of it. But when I put this to the list, I first would make some modifications on the benefit-line. The line is a little simple for now. Tell me more about this idea.
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Dracko,
I've put your suggestion on the list, 'Ben' (1972) had to flee to the other list.
Please tell me, if the Benefit line is ok for you. :D I changed it a little to
come more to the point. And I think the benefit-line is more teasing that way.
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You can use this benefit if it suits you

"Make a more adult and intelligent western with more depth in its characters and a visual show with its direction techniques"
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I haven't actually seen Armageddon, yet, but from what I know about it the pitch of an Aronofsky remake seems extremely tantalizing. Kudos to you for this awesome idea. (And I'm honestly down for anything Aronofsky makes anyway: his films may not always be perfect, but they're certainly never boring!)

Now for some pitches of my own:

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Godzilla (1954)
Director: Ishirô Honda
Wish: Darren Aronofsky
Former titles: mother! (2017), Noah (2014), The Fountain (2006)
Benefit: Ishirô Honda's original "Gojira" was a sobering look at Japan's political landscape of the time, as well as film with strong environmental themes. Since Hollywood is dead-set on revitalizing the Godzilla franchise in an American setting, they might as well let Darren Aronofsky take a crack at it. Aronofsky not only has experience directing a variety of genre films, but has a noteworthy track record of featuring environmental themes ("mother!", "Noah"), and could also bring his singular aesthetic sensibilities ("The Fountain") to make a distinctive, modern mark on the series.

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Slaughterhouse Five (1972)
Director: George Roy Hill
Wish: Charlie Kaufman
Former titles: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Synecdoche, New York (2008), Anomalisa (2015)
Benefit: Kurt Vonnegut's famed, absurdist novel "Slaughterhouse Five" was brought to the big screen in 1972... and yet it didn't make as much of an impact as it perhaps should have. Several years back, it was announced that Guillermo del Toro would produce a new adaptation from a script penned by Charlie Kaufman. Though the project fell through, there is nonetheless a good case to be made for Kaufman to not only pen the script, but to direct as well. For one, Kaufman's Academy Award-winning screenplay for the film "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" demonstrates his aptitude for crafting non-linear narratives. Furthermore, his directing work on "Synecdoche, New York" and "Anomalisa" demonstrate his skill in communicating surrealist and absurdist elements. 

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This is a really fun poll idea, thanks for sharing! Sorry if my descriptions are a bit wordy compared to the others, and if needed I can try to shorten them.
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Godzilla really needs a remake that is good!
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I work on it. :D
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Sparse, your suggestions are on the new list, which will go online, today.
But I have to put some other users ideas on the list first. I'll post the new link
below after a while. :)
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Thank you, and great work so far! :)
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Logan's Run (1976) was an ambitious film for its time and had a huge budget behind it yet some of the effects even back then were terrible with noticeable models and perhaps the dodgiest robot design of all time with Box. There has been a remake planned which has been in production limbo and there have been similar movies like Michael Bay's The Island. To bring this fantastic sci-fi story to modern movie audiences I think Alfonso Cuarón would do a great job to give that Children of Men dystopian vibe which feels grounded in reality rather than the dated 1970's look of the future.
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I'll put it on the new list. Wait a while. :D
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JamesTheMovieGuy
I've put your suggestion here:
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls048068964/
Thank you for suggesting! :D
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I see, this gets a lot of resonance. So I will do a second PS without limit.
Please give me some time.
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Ok, the suggestion of the second list is online:
https://www.imdb.com/list/ls048068964/
From now on, please suggest your idea there. Only 2 suggestions per user!
Getsatisfaction-link:
https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/imdb-poll-board-users-fictional-remakes-by-other-directors
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Do the right thing (1989)
Wish director: F. Gary Gray
Titles: Friday, The Italian Job, Straight Outta Compton, MIB 2019
Benefit: Get the feeling of the streets in present time.
With good recent (hip hop) music, a stylish cinematography and with good action scenes.
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Hoekki:
I'll put it to the list. Thank you for suggesting. The list lives from that.
If there will be not enough people suggesting their ideas, I would give
3 options per user. But for now it stays at 2 options per user. :)
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All:
I reworked the 2 lists a little to show the releasedate automatically and also the laguage specific title. Thank you for showing me that. I just needed a little time & got it a little later. ;]
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728-views-*bump*
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