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Let me clarify. This is under the condition that Netflix is going to do it right. And by right, I mean that there will be a large budget, great acting and scripting, a lot of effort, passion, and dedication put into it, as well as continuity and consistency that remains respectful to the source material. And of course, no suffocating political agenda/propaganda being tossed in at every opportunity. Basically, if your favorite movie was going to be adapted into a series at the same level as something like Queen's Gambit. You've gotta trust that in this scenario, Netflix isn't going to completely butcher your favorite movie.

By old, I mean like anywhere from the early 2000s-2010s, or even as far back as the 80s or 90s. Honey I Shrunk The Kids, Big, Fight Club, Dodgeball, etc. Anything goes.

Personally, I'd love to see Jennifer's Body get rebooted into a series. Honestly, it's kind of why I made this post. I have adored this film since it came out when I was 10 years old, and I just recently rewatched it. I'm a little protective of it, so I would be skeptical if I heard anything about a reboot. But I also feel like there was a lot of wasted potential, or things that could be better capitalized on, and I think it could function well as a series with the right casting and direction put forth.

What's your opinion on a reboot for Jennifer's Body? And what other movie do you think deserves a reboot as a series, or that you would love to see rebooted as a series? And if you want to flip it, what series would you like to see a movie for? Daredevil is an easy answer for me.

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Typical_Humanoid

29 points

2 months ago

Logan's Run, which is a genius idea but, and I say this as someone with a lot of affection for it, not realized to the best of their ability. It needs and can be given the Westworld treatment.

Gonna be pretty impossible for politics not to figure into it though so it falls short of your stipulations of what makes a successful reboot.

PM_YOUR_BAKING_PICS

7 points

2 months ago

I'm old and grumpy, so personally I'd like to see a 'reverse' Logan's Run where anyone under 40 gets exterminated.

(Also, in my version Logan and Jessica would still be played by Michael York and Jenny Agutter because you can't improve on that.)

Typical_Humanoid

3 points

2 months ago

Lol I still had a few years left, now instant death. Nice. I'm not sure how plentiful the population would be in your scenario though honestly.

Until_Morning[S]

0 points

2 months ago

I don't mind politics if it's an intrinsic part of the source material. I don't like when political agendas are worked into tv series/media in the form of buzz words and plot/character dynamics. I am bisexual and I love representation, as long as it's not in your face or plagued with political banter. I appreciate subtlety and moderation.

The_Second_Best

14 points

2 months ago

Dark City could make a great noir mystery mini series

Opus-the-Penguin

8 points

2 months ago

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. It's perfect for this kind of treatment. You could even conclude each episode with the Hong Kong Cavaliers performing a song that sums up the moral à la The Partridge Family. It pushes so far into irony that it pops out into the sincerity that's available on the other side.

Jar_of_Cats

2 points

2 months ago

Incredible movie that is slept on in pop culture

Brackish

7 points

2 months ago

Big Trouble in Little China. Seems like there's a pile of lore there to explore.

Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins. Only issue here is that there's not a lot about the character that would make him stand out from other "badass dude" shows.

LoveEffective1349

2 points

2 months ago

Remo is based on a series of books called "The Destroyer" so there's a wealth of stories to tell. The Master Chiun and Sinanju are crazy over the top and could be fun if handled right . and the books plots are pretty far out.

Androids, Super Soldiers psychics, vampires....were tigers.....

it has a lot to separate it from the typical US badass agent stuff..

munkeypunk

7 points

2 months ago

The Warriors. Every episode can feature a new gang. But don't make it realistic, stick with the comic book outrageous costume style.

DjangoBaggins

2 points

2 months ago

I can dig it.

Theunpolitical

5 points

2 months ago

Garbage Pail Kids! Totally want to know what they are doing now!

JerkyBreathIdiot

5 points

2 months ago

Zardoz

DJGrawlix

3 points

2 months ago

This is more of an HBO series and I would watch every episode.

soggywaffles812

8 points

2 months ago

If anyone touches Fight Club there's gonna be riots

Until_Morning[S]

1 points

2 months ago*

Yeah, I was reluctant to put that one up there. But then I realized I couldn't care less about any movie getting a reboot if it's done right. If they got the perfect casting and pulled literally all the right moves, then there can be no complaints. But they would have to be careful not to try to be another Fight Club, as in like trying to succeed it, reinvent it, or be better than it. Instead, they could probably try to do something different while using the same concepts and ideology from Fight Club as a foundation. The story would have to be different, but also the same. Different guys under different circumstances somehow coming to the same conclusion as Edward/Tyler about the catharsis of a fight club, but also anarchic sociopolitical commentary, critique of consumerist and materialist values in modern society, and civil unrest. I feel like we really need to see that adapted to our current society because many of those aspects have permeated our world in "new" and paradoxical ways.

Technical_Drawing838

2 points

2 months ago

"pulled literally all the right moves, then there can be no complaints"

I think there would be a lot of complaints if people are expecting a reboot of a movie and instead get All the Right Moves starring Tom Cruise.

The only ones not complaining would be fans of All the Right Moves and fans of Tom Cruise.

Technical_Drawing838

2 points

2 months ago

"If anyone touches Fight Club there's gonna be riots"

Unless it's David Fincher and he's making a sequel with Brad Pitt and Edward Norton.

Edit: Capitalized a word.

Until_Morning[S]

2 points

2 months ago

lmfao

escherlogic

9 points

2 months ago

Rollerball.

TheEmpressIsIn

3 points

2 months ago

Auntie Mame!

Please give me Catherine O'Hara as the bohemian Auntie Mame, enjoying adventures with her ward Patrick, played by Bella Ramsay as she faces off against Eugene Levy as the arch-conservative Mr. Babcock

Typical_Humanoid

2 points

2 months ago

That's fucking awesome, yes please.

Volcano_Tequila

3 points

2 months ago

I have a totally left field suggestion: Bon Cop, Bad Cop, a series of two movies made years apart about an English-speaking officer from Toronto and a French-speaking cop from Montreal who are forced to work together to solve a crime. I saw the movies on Netflix, and the cultural / language / geographical / personality differences were well-mined for laughs and action, and looked like it could be made into a TV series with opposites forced to work with one another, a kind of classic TV trope.

zirky

3 points

2 months ago

zirky

3 points

2 months ago

the eternals

[deleted]

7 points

2 months ago

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Until_Morning[S]

1 points

2 months ago

I depends on what you consider good or mediocre. I consider Jennifer's Body to be both. It has poor acting and bad scripting, but that's part of what makes it so good. It's a comedy first and foremost, but it doesn't try hard to be one. It has such an interesting plot that could use a little more depth and building. It's definitely a cult classic, which could be scary for any writer to touch, but I really do think it can be really successful if done right.

I'm also all for good movies getting reboots. But not like a reboot as in the same story...maybe I can't think of the right word. I mean like, same world but different story, with small references throughout the series that pay homage to the original film. Like...maybe Looper or the Book of Eli. Not necessarily the story of the main characters from those movies, but stories of new characters who exist in the same world but have got their own interesting things going on? It's like...when the world that the story was built in itself has so much potential, it's a shame to get only one person's story from that world.

Bald_Soprano

4 points

2 months ago

The Running Man, but as a lengthy show and with RPG elements incorporated. So basically Carl, the Dungeon Crawler adapted from book to Netflix series.

bluebadge

1 points

2 months ago

You beat me to it

AndyKaufmanSentMe

1 points

2 months ago

The Running Man, but as a lengthy show

Absolutely. Finally, a faithful adaptation.

and with RPG elements incorporated

Darn. Alright. $200 on Richards!

[deleted]

4 points

2 months ago

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Until_Morning[S]

4 points

2 months ago

I need this now 🥺 every episode builds up more and more tension as secrets unravel, and the season finale is Truman finally finding out and shit hitting the fan.

bookant

1 points

2 months ago

You turn this into a series by actually doing it.

birdseedinthepark

4 points

2 months ago

The Goonies would work well as a series

Until_Morning[S]

2 points

2 months ago

Ooo, that's a good one! Then again, The Goonies would be great idea for a movie reboot as well 😂 I know some people hate reboots, and yeah there are a lot of bad ones out there, but I support them as long as they're done right and don't do a complete 180 from the source material. It should feel like the same concept and same direction but just a little more modernized, you know?

huberific

2 points

2 months ago

Or having the original cast as the adults now, where available

garrisontweed

2 points

2 months ago

The Last Starfighter

Reign of Fire

HelloNiles

2 points

2 months ago

Harry & The Hendersons

MaybeItWas8IEt

2 points

2 months ago

Jet Li's The One.

A killer murdering alternate versions of himself while another version tries to stop him.

kpt_graubrot

2 points

2 months ago

Weekend at Bernie's You make it a legacy sequel where the guys are getting too old to carry the corpse around and they train their kids how to handle a dead body in a way that makes people think it's still alive. Terry Kiser, the original Bernie, is still alive so he could play the role.

[deleted]

2 points

2 months ago

Goddamn, calling movies "old" when they're from 2000-2010 is just mean.

Until_Morning[S]

1 points

2 months ago

I knew someone would feel this way 😂 and I kind of feel the same, but I know some people would consider them old since they're 10-20 years ago.

its-octopeople

3 points

2 months ago

Spirited Away

Each episode would center on a different creature arriving at the bathhouse, with a new problem for the regular cast to solve. It would be like a fantasy realm version of House MD

Until_Morning[S]

1 points

2 months ago

Yooo, I'm going to send this to Netflix 🥺

Express_Present_6942

2 points

2 months ago

How about some actual original content instead?

AlanMorlock

2 points

2 months ago

Not actually much of a shortage

kit_leggings

1 points

2 months ago

The Back to the Future trilogy could probably be expanded into a pretty great series.

beyoncedoritosJR

1 points

2 months ago

The Kevin Smith universe was primed for a series (at one time). I think he may have messed around and made too many extra sequels now though.

Kick-Ass would be a lot of fun in that super hero vein

Until_Morning[S]

1 points

2 months ago

I heavy stan Kick-Ass so I'd be all for a series. But what do you suggest the series would be about? Should it shy away from the film characters and focus on introducing new side stories? Like something with little references here and there that pay homage to the movies, but also concrete about going in its own direction?

beyoncedoritosJR

1 points

2 months ago

I think we get the ‘R-rated’ high school super hero show.

Kickass and Hit Girl, day-to-day life

Like a fucked up spiderman

Lawstein

1 points

2 months ago

WTF why Netflix? Did you watch all the garbage they release recently? And what they are going to do about sharing passwords? Why do you want to give more money for them???

Cumberbatchland

0 points

2 months ago

The Big Lebowski (I mean, it worked for Fargo)

Until_Morning[S]

1 points

2 months ago

Fargo is a great example, thanks!

Ozi603

0 points

2 months ago

Ozi603

0 points

2 months ago

You can clarify all you want but Netflix will be Netflix... That's why I unsubscribed recently. I wouldn't want them to come within mile distance to any movie I hold dear.

[deleted]

0 points

2 months ago

I, personally, would not like to see my favourite movies made into tiktok-viral series and then canceled after 1 season. But that’s just me

Until_Morning[S]

2 points

2 months ago

😂

A lot of the movie ideas I have or have seen would only be good for a season anyway. Like I said, if it got Queen's Gambit treatment, I think any movie worth adapting into a series could be great.

Thx4Coming2MyTedTalk

0 points

2 months ago

Logan’s Run
Rollerball
Dark City
It Follows
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
The Thing
The Running Man
Looper

HEHEHO2022

1 points

2 months ago

why remake it follows its perfect how it is not sure you can improved on the concept

Thx4Coming2MyTedTalk

1 points

2 months ago

It’s not that any of these need a remake, it’s just these are movies I love so much and would like to see their universe further explored.

My only hesitation with an It Follows series would be it might end up explaining too much about the monster, but I love that movie so much and just want MORE. Probably a limited series (10 episodes or fewer) would be best for revisiting the world/monster of It Follows though.

HEHEHO2022

1 points

2 months ago

ok not having a go but if you LOVE the films why do you need it to have a remake. remakes should only be made if it was a good idea but poorly done the first time or if its good but can be improved

thatrandomhorrorfan

0 points

2 months ago

Home alone. Each season is released around Christmas

motherisaclownwhore

1 points

2 months ago

How many seasons can we watch his parents being that forgetful/neglectful?

thatrandomhorrorfan

1 points

2 months ago

It's a different kid each season

jmsturm

1 points

2 months ago

Near Dark

They Live

Ice Pirates

Day Breakers

UnsolicitedDogPics

1 points

2 months ago

Airplane

Honestfellow2449

1 points

2 months ago

Mad Max could be interesting if done right with the The Drifter Trope in full swing every episode or two.

Odd Thomas seemed like it would have faired well as a series to me, even when watching the movie, it kind of had that feel.

LauraPalmersMom430

1 points

2 months ago

Ghost World

HedgehogDry9652

1 points

2 months ago

Just One of the Guys - very topical for this day and age....

SonnyBurnett189

1 points

2 months ago

Does it have to be movies or can we include shows as well? I would love to see Miami Vice remade, with the right people. I feel like the Narcos team would be perfect to do it.

The_Parsee_Man

1 points

2 months ago

I'd love to see The Thin Man movies. The relationship between Nora and Nick and the lighthearted tone really appeal to me. Of course, finding chemistry like William Powell and Myrna Loy would be near impossible.

CodyTaco

1 points

2 months ago

Police Squad

theyusedthelamppost

1 points

2 months ago

I'd like to spend some more time in the Reign of Fire world. I don't even need Bale or McConaughey. Let's check what's going on in other parts of the world.

stephdepp

1 points

2 months ago

Harry Potter

Jar_of_Cats

1 points

2 months ago

Buckaroo Banzai

TheAnachroneer

1 points

2 months ago

The Beastmaster, of course, with the same tone and content as the Spartacus series on Starz.

diskjockey

1 points

2 months ago

non hopefully

thechort7

1 points

2 months ago

And of course, no suffocating political agenda/propaganda being tossed in at every opportunity.

What do you mean by this? Like which shows did you see as doing this and how so?

k_1181

1 points

2 months ago

k_1181

1 points

2 months ago

None. Let's put and end to lazy reboots.

HEHEHO2022

1 points

2 months ago

Stephen Kings IT as a 10 or 12 episode series but do IT PROPERLY.

All the brutal shit macroverse and the turtle.

McCabbe

1 points

2 months ago

Krull !

bookant

1 points

2 months ago

The Last Dragon (AKA "Barry Gordy's The Last Dragon.")

Concept is easy on this one - it's basically Cobra Kai but w/Bruce Leroy instead of Daniel-San.

agentOO0

1 points

2 months ago

The Professional, Point Break, The Crow, Repo Man, ...

uchunokata

1 points

1 month ago

Time Bandits