Hollywood's New Tactic: Remake Duds
Get ready for reboots of 'Daredevil' and 'Judge Dredd'
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2012 1:06 PM CDT
Updated Jul 15, 2012 10:16 AM CDT
In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Henry Cavill is shown as Superman in a scene from the upcoming film "Man of Steel."   (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures)

(Newser) – The Ben Affleck-helmed Daredevil was a flop, but it may be getting a reboot, compliments of 20th Century Fox. Ditto for Judge Dredd (coming in September as just Dredd, and minus Sylvester Stallone), the moderately successful Fantastic Four, and the often re-interpreted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Sure, Hollywood has long embraced remakes and sequels, but this is something new: a focus on rebooting relatively recent franchises or total duds, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Other coming reboots include Total Recall (in theaters in August), Superman (this time called Man of Steel), Highlander, Ghostbusters, and RoboCop ... and the list goes on (and on and on). And it could be paying off. The Journal notes that The Amazing Spider-Man raked in $140 million in just under a week in the US, calling that a "respectable start" for a film that rehashes a story that was so recently told.

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Beanburger
Jul 16, 2012 10:24 AM CDT
It takes no imagination to think that rebooting an idea takes no imagination.
actionbadger
Jul 16, 2012 8:05 AM CDT
and people really ARE going to see this crap. People are like these consumer whore cattle.... I bet these are the same moronic people who are getting all the minimum wage jobs I keep getting turned down for... Maybe I'll go search for news stories about people saving kittens, not *just* because I'm a moron, but because I would like a reason to like people.
gunther84
Jul 15, 2012 11:17 AM CDT
"every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a thief...all kill for inspiration and then sing about their grief..."