The latest remake to be announced is this belated follow-up to Disney’s 1991 superhero movie The Rocketeer, which has since garnered a cult fanbase for its old Hollywood stylings. The new movie, titled The Rocketeers, will feature a black female lead who inherits the jetpack from the original movie’s hero. It’s written by Matt Spicer and Max Winkler (yes, he’s the son of Henry “Fonzie” Winkler).
In the wake of the rebooted Ghostbusters franchise, another all-male team-up movie is to be remade with a female-centric cast. A retooling of 2001’s Ocean Eleven (which was itself a remake of the 1960 original), Ocean’s Eight will feature Sandra Bullock as Danny Ocean’s sister, who similarly puts together a team of expert criminals (and famous faces). Confirmed to be joining Bullock are Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling and Elizabeth Banks.
The 1922 silent horror classic Nosferatu has already been remade several times over the decades. Nonetheless. a new take on the material is on the way this very year. Monster actor extraordinaire Doug Jones (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) is leading a cast that includes Joely Fisher, Sarah Carter and Jack Turner, with David Lee Fisher directing. Expect this one to arrive in cinemas on – naturally – Halloween 2016.
If a remake has got to happen, you want it to bring something new to the table. Well, the minds behind this take on the classic masked hero are certainly planning on that. Rather than the 19th century setting of 1998’s The Mask of Zorro, this movie – titled Zorro Reborn – will take place in a post-apocalyptic future. Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal is the favourite to don Zorro’s domino mask. Or futuristic visor of some kind. Whatever.