These days, it seems like some studio somewhere will announce a remake of a film every hour — despite the fact these movies were perfectly fine to begin with. In fact, I didn’t even bother to write up the fact that they are remaking “Kindergarten Cop” because this type of news gets old, and it gets kinda depressing.
That sentiment seems to be echoed by director Robert Zemeckis, who discussed the idea with The Telegraph. “Oh, God no,” Zemeckis (and pretty much everyone else at this point who are sick of this trend) replied to a question about whether he would ever consider remaking his classic “Back To The Future.” Finally, a breath of fresh air from an apparently sane person who works in Hollywood.
He went on to say that “That can’t happen until both Bob (Gale, co-creator) and I are dead. And then I’m sure they’ll do it, unless there’s a way our estates can stop it.” He went on to add such refreshing thoughts with “I mean, to me, that’s outrageous. Especially since it’s a good movie. It’s like saying ‘Let’s remake “Citizen Kane.”‘ Who are we going to get to play Kane?’ What folly, what insanity is that? Why would anyone do that?”
Finally, finally someone out there understands that remakes are usually a really bad idea. Perhaps Hollywood can start pumping out original ideas for films, because I doubt creative people bust their hump writing screenplays to one day be the person who wrote a script based on another, successful script of a film that has already been made.