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One movie I wouldn't mind a remake of


I love the original. It's got some great effects (the fireball, the view of the black hole from the Signus bridge), Dante's Inferno ties in well, and the score is incredible.

However, now that more is known about black holes, I think it would be interesting to see a remake that delves into the science aspect a bit more. Keep the score, keep the Inferno bits, but delve into the science vs. religion idea and the theories about what is on the other side. Tie in with some sweet action sets and a new design for Maximillian, and I think it would crush it at the box office.

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Absolutely spot on. I normally detest remakes and reboots but after rewatching it there’s so many things they could improve upon. As much as I want to love it, the original just falls flat despite their efforts. They don’t even have to get carried away with special effects set prices but just do more with the story

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I agree, the director that made Tron: Legacy wanted to do this remake but eventually it got shelved. I'd definitely change the ending, make it LESS kid friendly, and my god an even badder Maximilian would be incredible. Back to the ending, it's so hard to come up with something satisfying(the original ending is lazy and awful) but I think I could write something that would be a crowd-pleaser.
PS: I also think a remake of The Spirit of St. Louis would be fun.

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I agree with less kid-friendly, but don't go full R rating. I'd say VINCENT and BOB were really silly. Make VINCENT more of a realistic robot (whatever that means). A little more scare and tension would be great - the humans behind the mask could be mutilated, Max ripping people apart could be a bit more horrific, the gothic imagery surrounding the Cygnus could be even more heightened. The score is the most terrifying part of the original movie and would fit in well with a darker tone.

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