If you've been keeping up with entertainment news, then you know that two remakes of cult-classic films were recently announced: David Cronenberg's Videodrome is being remade into a sci-fi action thriller and Drop Dead Fred is being re-done with Brit comic Russell Brand. We're not sure we see the logic -- are they hoping that these underperforming movies will make a lot more money the second time around? If that's the case, we came up with ten old, used-up cult films that deserve to be seen by wider audiences, preferably by adding a lot of big-budget special effects and A-list talent. After all, who wants to see a movie that was made in 1985? Ugh!
Everything ever-so-slightly old is new again, as the decade of the '80s takes over the mantle of sequels, nostalgia and remakes that once belonged to previous decades. There are remakes of Footloose and Clash of the Titans on the way, new versions of Robocop and Red Dawn in the offing, and a big-budget Wham! movie percolating like 20-year-old coffee that inexplicably costs a hundred million dollars to make. With all that nostalgia wafting through the air, I guess it was just a matter of time before Alex Cox picked up on the scent and decided to make a sequel to Repo Man.