Once More…With Feeling.

Hollywood is a fickle beast, one day you’re the hottest thing in town and the next you’re circling the bottom of the bargain bin at the local Wal-Mart. No one knows the secret to keeping that ravenous beast happy except box-office receipts. Some of the time that’s a good thing, most of the time its not. And right now if you’re not a comic book hero, a vampire or a remake then you’re much up a creek named sh*t without a paddle.

Screen Rant posted a rather timely article featuring a pretty damn impressive list of confirmed upcoming remakes, including the knock your socks off remake (or reinterpretation depending on whose definition you use) of ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.’ The article even broke down the classifications for the films that have almost become a genre unto themselves:

  • Remake – Recreating a previously released film. (Fright Night, The Thing, Arthur or about a million others last year.
  • Reboot – Doing a “fresh start” re-launch of a previously established franchise or character.  (X-Men: First Class, The Muppets, Rise of the Planet of the Apes)
  • Reinterpretation – Creating a unique new cinematic vision of literary source material. (Red Riding Hood, Snow White and the Huntsman, The Three Musketeers)

Just like 3-D, this love ‘em or hate ‘em trend isn’t bound to go anywhere, anytime soon.  But as I went scanned through the list some films certainly did get my film geek senses tingling so I’d have to say that I still on the fence with this trend myself.

Now if only someone would try to remake/reboot/reinterpret a movie about a superhero that had vampires in it, I’m sure that would be a hit ,right? No wait…

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About Dorjan Williams

Dorjan Javas Williams has been in Film/Video production for 8+ years. Starting out as an intern and then a production assistant for several production companies in the Miami area, he has worked on set for all types of productions ranging from independent films, student films, music videos, documentaries, commercials, red carpet events and reality shows. Over the years, he has followed his passion to Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia, Chicago, Tampa even London. Recently, he has even taken on the role of production supervisor and instructor at two South Florida institutions, the Miami Film School and Miami Media School. As Production Supervisor, he assisted the film students in helping them prepare, develop, shoot and edit their short films as well as, helping them verify their film shoot locations, permits, props, release forms, cast and shot lists. Then as Instructor, he taught students Filmmaking and Production which included camera, lighting, sound, pre-production, script review and casting. As of Spring 2014, Dorjan has produced, written, directed and edited 4 short films, of which 3 have won awards from local film festivals for Audience Favorite. He is currently working on completing his first anthology series, See No Evil. His objective is to ultimately fulfill his dream of becoming a full-time 'anthology' writer/director, by producing films and short films series series that present different stories and characters within each episode or season. He can be contacted here.