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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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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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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Breumaster

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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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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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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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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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Suggestions:

If there would be a todays remake --> If there should be a new remake

The director can be chosen on different matters --> The director can be chosen for different reasons

Which of these fictional remakes would you most likely want to be made? --> Which of these fictional remakes would you most like to be made?

#1: thought recording theorie --> thought recording theory

#3: exzessive sex, drugs and dance floor in combination of a big Facebook started party --> excessive sex, drugs and dancing in a big, Facebook-organized party

#4: the subject's matters --> the main character's issues

#4: loosing the comedy aspect --> losing the comedy aspect

#8: bigger and bader spider movie --> bigger and badder spider movie

#16: losing the charme of the old movie --> losing the charm of the old movie
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Thank you, Peter.
You had the better words, now it reads very better.
I changed it.
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Thanks to Peter, now I read all those carefully ;)
Would be also better to use "worse" instead of "bader"
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"Badder" can be used as slang for something that is actually good/cool, so I think it's okay.
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The AP may not like slang ;)
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Changed it to "and more evil". ;)
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May I suggest one small edit? ('below in bold)

I guess there is no movie dude or dudette who never thought: "This movie should be remade."

(Period inside of the quotation marks.)
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Underlined "... fictional remakes ..." to make it as clear as possible that it's just a mind game. Guess it's ok.
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Hey, I get confused and put the period outside too. It is really weird looking to me when an exclamation point or question mark is inside a quotation mark too.
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MAthePA

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Breu, the underlined parts do not work in polls.
Voters will see the text, but no underlines.
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Breumaster

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Thank you for telling me. So I've put them out before getting into trouble about the gaps. ;)
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In fact, thanks to ruby. Because if not her last post notified by e-mail, I'd rather not breaking the one-week pause in visiting GS :)
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Peter, Champion

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You have a bad link under Night of the Living Dead.
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MAthePA

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Well scanned


to poll

:)))
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Peter:
I've changed the broken link. I don't know why this happened. On my computer worked all fine before. I'll ask for a repush.
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Great job!
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