It wouldn’t be too crazy to assume that Hollywood is running out of ideas. Instead of getting exciting new stories a lot of classics are being rebooted for the modern day, and nobody wants them. Here are 5 upcoming movie reboots that will hopefully never see the light of day.

A cinematic reboot isn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes a film’s concept and theme may be dated when viewed through a modern lens which makes a reboot a likely and logical choice. Unfortunately, that is rarely the case.

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Bradley Cooper’s and Todd Phillips’ A Star is Born is a perfect example of a reboot/remake done right; it’s been years since the last reboot and now, more than ever, is a perfect time for a modern retelling of this classic love story with themes that are relevant today. But it is rare to find a reboot that makes sense. Most remakes are merely a lazy effort at a quick cash grab.

Even if a quick cash grab is not the film maker’s intention a reboot could, and most likely always is, a terrible idea; especially when the film being rebooted is a cult classic that has stood the test of time.

Here are 5 upcoming movie reboots that nobody asked for and nobody wants.


5 upcoming movie reboots: Big Trouble in Little China

The original Big Trouble in Little China, directed by John Carpenter, was first released back in 1986. It was poorly received in theatres but became a cult classic over the years.

The Big Trouble in Little China reboot will allegedly star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the lead. Dwayne Johnson is no stranger to reboots as we’ve seen him ruin another great classic like Jumanji. According to Seven Bucks Productions, it won’t be a traditional reboot but instead a “continuation of the story” of the original film. Even Carpenter himself has expressed discontent for the upcoming reboot.