10 Classic 90s Movies Being Remade in the Near Future
1. Stephen King’s It (1990)
It (1990): In 1960, seven outcast kids known as “The Loser Club” fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. 30 years later, they are called back to fight the same clown again. (Source: IMDb)
News about movies being remade: The upcoming IT movie remake is set to start filming around summer of 2016. The original writer Cary Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation) has since pulled out. According to Variety, Fukunaga had written an unconventional two movie horror screenplay that allowed development of non archetypal characters. As well as exploring the Pennywise character.
After getting constant script changes and rejections Fukunaga decided to part ways with the project. New Line has since found a new director in Andres Muschietti (Mama). As well as signing a new screenplay writer Gary Dauberman (Annabelle) to align the original screenplay with Muschietti’s vision.
The IT movie remake will not follow the original mini-series, it will be adapted from the book and follow Fukunaga’s original 2 movie idea. Part one will be set in the 80’s and part two will be set in the present day. Both movies will have an R rating.
The IT movie remake is currently filming and according to Bloody Disgusting will be released on the 8th of September, 2017. (updated 24th April)
The cast for the new IT movie will include Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise who played Roman Godfrey on Hermlock Grove.
Entertainment Weekly & IMDB
Entertainment Weekly Update 19th August.
Additional cast for the Losers Club includes
- Jack Dylan Grazer (Tales of Halloween) as Eddie Kaspbrak,
- Jeremy Ray Taylor (Ant Man) as Ben Hanscom,
- Chosen Jacobs (Hawaii 5-0) as Mike Hanlon,
- Wyatt Oleff (Guardians of the Galaxy) as Stanley Uris,
- Sophia Lillis (37) as Beverly Marsh
- Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things) as Richie Tozier and
- Jaeden Lieberher (St. Vincent) as Bill Denbrough. (Hitflix). (updated 6th & 10th of June, 2016)
Check out It 2016 Movie. For full news, visuals and behind the scenes.
2. The Crow (1994)
The Crow (1994): Eric Draven (Brandon Lee) and his fiancee Sarah (Rochelle Davis) are murdered in a brutal attack. On the one year anniversary of their death, a crow brings Eric back to life to avenge their murders.
News about the movies being remade: The Crow is currently an ‘in development’ re-boot and will be directed by Corin Hardy (The Hallow). The story will be written by Nick Cave (Lawless) and Cliff Dorfman (Warrior). Additional writing credits include Alex Tse (Watchman) and Jesse Wigutow (It Runs in the Family) for their earlier version of the screenplay, as well as James O’Barr for his original comic creation (which means it has his blessing and he will likely be involved in the movie). From the number of writing credits, it sounds like something resembling a script currently exists.
It has also been officially announced that Top Dollar will be played by a woman. English Actress Andrea Riseborough from Birdman and it has been rumoured that Forrest Whitaker will also be signing on. (Update September: Both Riseborough & Whitaker seemed to have moved on from the project after Relativity bankruptcy).
As of August 2015 the movie has been stalled after the company, Relativity Media, set to make The Crow declared bankruptcy. So it may never be released.
Update to movies being remade 17 March: Deadline has reported that director Corin Hardy has been fired after sinking media company Relativity made what producers call a rash and unilateral decision on behalf of the company. Pressman Film Corp. has also filled proceedings in court today to remove rights from Relativity Media to remake The Crow. Corin Hardy was subsequently re-instated in the weeks following.
Rumours have been swirling this week that Jason Momoa has been chosen to play Eric Draven/the Crow. (update 19th August)
The Wrap broke the news this morning (7th September) that the Crow reboot will begin filming in 2017 starring Jason Momoa.
For more see The Crow Reboot Filming in 2017 with Jason Momoa.
3. Drop Dead Fred (1991)
Drop Dead Fred (1991): Lizzy (Phoebe Cates) returns to her childhood home to get her life back together after getting divorced. While there, her life becomes more unstable than ever when her imaginary childhood friend Drop Dead Fred (Rik Mayall) comes back into her life.
News about the upcoming remake: Drop Dead Fred, has been ‘in development’ for a remake since April of 2009. The upcoming remake will be reportedly headed by Universal Studios, written by Dennis McNicholas (Land of the Lost) and rumoured to be starring Russell Brand.
It has been a little over six years since this was announced, and not much has been said since. So this one might just quietly go away.
4. Starship Troopers (1997)
Starship Troopers (1997): In a futuristic society, youth are encouraged to join the military to fight an insect-like species knows as ‘bugs’. Starship Troopers follows the lives of the men and women of a military squad as they train and prepare to fight in an intergalactic war.
News about the movies being remade: Starship Troopers is set for a reboot, but maybe not in the way many fans were expecting. In mid-2015 while promoting the Goosebumps movie, Hitflix queried the Starship producer Neil H. Mortiz on the upcoming movie remake. Mortiz first confirms “we’re developing it” and goes on to say “we are either doing it as a feature or doing it as a television series“. However, there is no news yet on:
- what direction they are heading or
- whether they will take the source material from the book, the movie or a mixture of both.
READ: Independence Day Sequel News & Release.
5. Jumanji (1995)
Jumanji (1995): Two kids Peter (Bradley Pierce) and Judie Shepherd (Kirsten Dunst) move into a new house with their Aunt Nora (Bebe Neuwirth) after their parents are killed in a car accident. While they are exploring the attic, they find a mysterious game called ‘Jumanji’. When the kids begin to play, they release a man (Robin Williams) who has been trapped in the game for many years along with the dangerous magic within Jumanji. The only way to stop the danger is to finish the game.
News about the upcoming remake: Jumanji is currently in pre-production for a ‘re-imagining’ and is on track to be released next year. According to Variety, it will be directed by Jake Kasdan (Bad Teacher) and written by Scott Rosenburg (Con Air) & Jeff Pinkner (The 5th Wave). The current release date for Jumanji is July 28, 2017. This may be subject to change, but all signs point to this definitely happening.
Update to movies being remade, 18th April, 2016: Den of Geek has reported that Dwayne Johnson & Kevin Hart have been rumoured to be starring in the upcoming reboot.
Update, 23 April, 2016: It has been confirmed. The Rock will join Jumanji. Promises not to screw it up
It’s OFFICIAL: Love this script! Big movie news that me and my canine gal Shang are excited to share;) To produce, create and deliver original properties to fans like HBO’s #ballers to this summer’s #CentralIntelligence is one of the best parts of my job. But to take great properties that are beloved worldwide like #BAYWATCH and #RAMPAGE and have the opportunity reimagine their stories in dope new ways to a whole new generation is truly an honor. It’s official. We’ll produce and deliver to a whole new generation a title that I love and is one of my all time favs: There’s games you play for fun… then there’s games that change your life. JUMANJI Working on edging up an already very good script with my @sevenbucksprod team. Up next is meeting with our producer Matt Tolmach and director Jake Kasdan. Shooting starts this fall. Promise to deliver something cool and special.. and not screw the whole damn thing up;). As always I’ll keep you posted. Casting this should be fun! #JUMANJI #JungleLife #JustPressStart #SONYPictures
Update to movies being remade 10th May:
And the #JUMANJI magic begins. Excellent meeting with our director Jake Kasdan, producer Matt Tolmach, and our @SevenBucksProd team to work on our new re-imagining of this amazing story. I felt like in order to craft something cool we should begin where it all started. Award winning writer Chris Van Allsburg’s source material of JUMANJI. Chris also wrote THE POLAR EXPRESS (later adapted by Robert Zemeckis and Tom Hanks) and has a very special & magical way of storytelling. I’m feelin’ good and confident stepping into these shoes as a producer as well as actor to bring you something great that you and your entire fam can enjoy. An important thing that I want to be honest and bring up is Robin Williams. The love and respect I have for this man is boundless. You have my word, we will honor his name and the character of “Alan Parrish” will stand alone and be forever immortalized in the world of JUMANJI in an earnest and cool way. I have an idea of what to do and I think his family will be proud. I also think Robin is somewhere lookin’ down and laughing, remembering the first time we met backstage and I (for the first time ever) was a star struck bumbling idiot that couldn’t even get my words out. Idiot. He literally calmed me down w/ that smile and laugh. But that’s for another fun story down the road. We got a great team assembled already over at our home base of SONY and now we build from here. Here’s another fun part… in the original movie there were three big roles. In our new story there’s now FIVE. Been so damn cool to see all my actor buddies push their projects aside so hopefully they can come play in our world. Should have cool casting announcements this week. Will keep you posted. #TheMagicBegins #JustPressStart #JUMANJI
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Update 13th May: Vulture has reported that Jack Black has joined the cast of Jumanji.
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6. Cube (1997)
Cube (1997): Seven strangers wake up in a room with nothing but hatches leading to another identical room. They soon realise that they each possess a unique skill that can help them navigate as a team through the giant maze.
News about the upcoming remake: Cube will be a ‘re-imagining’ of the original called Cubed. THR reported that it will follow the original premise but be re-written by Phillip Gawthrone based on director Saman Kesh’s ‘re-imaginings’. Kesh is a relative newcomer to the game but has impressed enough of the right people with his short film Controller to get the gig (watch below).
Cubed is still in its very early days, so release date and finalised cast and crew are unknown.
7. Flatliners (1990)
Flatliners (1990): Four medical students that go to the brink of death for insights to life. Begin to bring back past traumas that put their lives in danger.
News about the upcoming remake: Flatliners is currently ‘in development’ for a movie remake. According to Variety, Niels Arden Oplev (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) will direct off Source Code writer Ben Ripley’s screenplay. It is also been announced that Ellen Page (Juno) is set to star along side Mexican actor Diego Luna (Elysium).
Update 22nd April: Deadline has reported that Vampire Diaries actress Nina Dobrev is currently in talks to star in the Flatlines reboot.
Update 5th May: Variety has reported that Kiersey Clemons from Dope will star with fellow cast mate Ellen Page.
Update to movies being remade 10th May: Digital Spy has reported that James Norton from Happy Valley will join the Flatliners cast as the doctor who tries to play god.
Update 10th July: Den of Geek has reported that Kiefer Sutherland has signed on to the Flatliners remake.
Update 13th July: Flatliners will be released August 18, 2017 (USA) (via Bloody Disgusting).
- Read: Flatliners remake everything you need to know.
8. Sister Act (1992)
Sister Act (1992): After agreeing to testify as a witness to a mob hit. A Las Vegas singer named Deloris (Whoopi Goldberg) is sent into hiding at small church convent. Deloris has to learn to fit in and adjust from her wild Vegas ways, to escape the mob and stay alive.
News about the upcoming remake: Sister Act went into development relatively recently (mid 2015). So there is not a huge amount of information just yet. THR has reported it will be produced and released by Disney and so far two writers have signed on for the project. Kirsten Smith & Karen McCullah writers of 10 Thing I Hate About You and Legally Blond. There has been no mention of Whoopi Goldberg making a return in any way.
9. Time Cop (1998)
Timecop (1998): In the future when time travel is perfected. A new law enforcement agency is formed called the Time Enforcement Commission (TEC) to regulate the technology. After getting assigned to the TEC, Max (Jean-Claude Van Damme) gets caught up in a dangerous conspiracy involving the senator who runs the division.
News about movies being remade: The upcoming Timecop movie remake in currently ‘in development’. At this stage, Brian and Mark Gunn (Bring it on Again, Journey 2) have signed to write the screenplay. THR has reported that the writers intend to remake the movie more of a gritty police drama which could share tonal similarities to Looper (2012). There has been no news of whether Jean-Claude Van Damme will be given a role or cameo spot in the remake.
10. Cliffhanger (1993)
Cliffhanger (1993): A botched mid-air heist results in suitcases full of cash being searched for by various groups throughout the Rocky Mountains. (Source: IMDb)
News about movies being remade: The upcoming remake of Cliffhanger is currently ‘in development’. Deadline reported that a small group were tasked to write their best takes on a remake and newcomer Joe Gazzam impressed producer Neil H. Mortiz the most. So he has signed on to write the screenplay. There has currently been no mention of the star, Sylvester Stallone, coming in to make an appearance.