Director:Ron Howard and Brian Grazer Starring:Channing Tatum and Jillian Bell In a gender reversal of the original film, Tatum will assume Hannah's role as the enchanting mermaid, while his22 Jump Streetco-star Jillian Bell will take on Hanks's role of the human faced with a larger-than-life decision.
Director: Rob Marshall Starring: Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep and Lin-Manuel Miranda Set 20 years after the Disney original, the new film will take place in Depression-era London. It is due to take its storylines from PL Travers’s children books focusing on Poppins’s continued adventures with the Banks family. Blunt will star as the titular supernanny alongside the Tony-winning creator of the Hamilton musical as a lamplighter named Jack.
3. The Craft (1996)
Director: Andrew Fleming Starring: Robin Tunney, Fairuza Balk, Neve Campbell
Director: Leigh Janiak Starring: TBA After directing and co-writing the disturbing horror film Honeymoon, young filmmaker Leigh Janiek has been commissioned to perform the same role on a remake of Nineties teen thriller The Craft, about a group of students at a Catholic high school who dabble in witchcraft.
4. Wargames (1983)
Director: John Badham Starring: Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, John Wood Honours: 3 Oscar nominations for writing, cinematography and sound. Bafta best sound winner, nominated for visual effects and production design
Director: Dean Israelite Starring: TBA Former director Seth Gordon was replaced by Project Almanac director Dean Israelite earlier this year. Israelite said in February that of all his projects, he hopes WarGames will go next, which is a promising but extremely non-commital statement to make. He added "If there was ever a movie primed to say something new and bold and relevant for our time, it's WarGames. So that's why I see the potential in remaking the movie."
5. Commando (1985)
Director: Mark L Lester Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya
Director: TBA Starring: Not Arnie. Fox bought the rights for a Commando reboot five years ago, and it is still yet to be matched with a director and cast. In 2010, writer David Ayer said the 21st-century Commando will be "less brawny, but more skilled in covert tactics and weaponry." Ayer however dissociated himself from the project last year, and we're yet to hear who might next attempt such a resurrection. Die Hard was initially meant to be a Commando sequel - might this project too end up as an entirely different film?
6. Overboard (1987)
Director: Garry Marshall Starring: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward Herrmann
Director: Will Smith is producing for Columbia Pictures, but a director is TBA Starring: Jennifer Lopez The screwball comedy, in which a hired carpenter convinces his uptight and cruel heiress employer that she is his wife, and must manage his three unruly children after she suffers from amnesia, seems a tricky dynamic to re-appropriate to 21st century life. Surely that constitutes some form of kidnap?
7. An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Director: John Landis Starring: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Joe Belcher Honours: Best Make-up Oscar, Rick Baker
Director: TBA Starring: TBA Updates on the AWIL remake have been somewhat thin on the ground recently: all we really know is that Fernley Phillips (2007 film The Number 23 is his only visible writing credit to date) was signed to write the script back in 2010. Producer brothers Sean and Bryan Furst have also been attached to the production. We’re told the remake will be a "modern twist" on the original, although it’s hard to see how iPads or Tindr might become central players in a plot about a rabid werewolf causing havoc on the English moorland.
8. Wild Bunch (1969)
Director: Sam Peckinpah Starring: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan Honours: nominated for Best Original Screenplay and Best Music Oscars
Director: Tony Scott was attached to it before he died, and a year later, Will Smith has been attached to the actor-producer role. Starring: Will Smith It would be a western first for Will Smith (aside from his role in the comedy Wild Wild West), although the actor-producer is seasoned enough in the world of remakes, having rebooted The Karate Kid in 2010. The Wild Bunch remake will reportedly follow a disgraced DEA (drug enforcement association) agent who assembles a team to go after a Mexican drug lord and his fortune.
9. Jumanji (1995)
Director: Joe Johnston Starring: Robin Williams, Kirsten Dunst, Bonnie Hunt
Director: TBA. Matthew Tolbach (The Amazing Spiderman, The Amazing Spiderman 2) has been announced as producer, alongside Bill Teitler, who produced the original. Starring: TBA. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Kevin Hart and Tom Hollander have all been linked to this remake, and Karen Gillan has implied her involvement through some cryptic tweeting. Given the death of Robin Williams, the status of the Jumanji remake is somewhat up in the air. According to Columbia Pictures President Doug Belgrad, the new film is set to be reimagined and updated version of the original. With her and Tolbach's Spider-Man connection, may Kirsten Dunst star in the film again? Perhaps not in the same role as her 13 year old self …
Director: Michael Anderson Starring: Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan, Farrah Fawcett Honours: nominated for Oscars in Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction and Set Decoration. Won a Specialist Achievement Academy Award for visual effects.
Director: TBA. Bryan Singer, Christopher McQuarrie and Carl Erik Rinsch have all been pegged to direct the film at various times, and all have subsequently pulled out. Starring: TBA. Ryan Gosling was attached to the production in 2011, but has since pulled out. It’s been in various stages of development since the mid-Nineties, with no one managing to see it through – could Logan’s Run be the film Hollywood lacks the audacity to resurrect? It has been most recently taken up by game developer and BioShock creator Ken Levine, who may drum up a new dedicated gamer fanbase for the dystopian sci-fi. With Superhero Cinematic Universes such as Marvel turning out box office busting movies, and historical fiction adventure game Assassin's Creed getting a movie version released next year, perhaps game writers moving to film is something we will see and increase in in the future.
11. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
Director: Lewis Milestone Starring: Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim, John Wray Honours: Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director
Director: Roger Donaldson Starring: TBA. Although Travis Fimmel is currently attached to the project. Like Logan’s Run, All Quiet is positioned as a re-adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque’s 1929 novel, rather than a remake of the original film. Daniel Radcliffe was once attached to the production, but it’s understood he is no longer involved.
12. Porky's (1982)
Director: Bob Clark Starring: Dan Monahan, Wyatt Knight, Mark Herrier
Director: TBA Starring: TBA Shock jock American broadcaster and generally controversial personality Howard Stern acquired the rights to remake the American Pie-style teen sexcapade movie back in 2002, although has since been mired in legal battles, so who knows when, if ever, his plans will come to fruition? It wouldn’t be the first of Stern’s movie plans to hit a brick wall: he expressed plans to make a film about Fartman, the character of his 1992 stunt that got him banned from the MTV awards, which subsequently failed.
13. Drop Dead Fred (1991)
Director: Ate de Jong Starring: Rik Mayall, Phoebe Cates, Marsha Mason
Director: TBA Starring: Russell Brand The idea that Saturday Night Live writer Dennis McNicholas would create a new version of this cult classic purely for Russell Brand to star as the returning havoc-wreaking childhood imaginary friend is totally conceivable.
14. Soapdish (1991)
Director: Michael Hoffman Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Kevin Kline, Sally Field, Teri Hatcher
Director: TBA Starring: TBA It was reported in 2011 that Parks and Recreation actor Ben Schwartz had been writing a new version of the star-studded Nineties romcom, along with original producer Rob Greisman. Updates on progress have been thin on the ground since then. The initial script for the original film was rewritten to accommodate Downey Jr, whose role was meant to be for a fifty-year old. Perhaps now he could reprise his role using the initial script?
15. Honey I Shrunk The Kids (1989)
Director: Joe Johnston Starring: Rick Moranis, Matt Frewer, Marcia Strassman
Director: TBA Starring: TBA A re-boot of the Eighties Disney comedy has been the subject of dubious rumour for half a decade, but no official news has yet emerged. Information from a crew member on the original film reportedly said in 2010 that a re-boot was in the works, and that it would not be sequel due to Rick Moranis having retired. Equally unofficial sources named Mike Myers to play Wayne Szalinski, but I don’t think we should be holding our breath on this one.
16. Police Academy (1984)
Director: Hugh Wilson Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Kim Cattrall, G.W. Bailey
Director: TBA. Scott Zabielski, a little-known PD who has mainly worked in TV, was attached to the remake when it was first announced in 2010, but is no longer connected. Starring: TBA Key and Peele, a comedy double act famous for their Comedy Central sketch show were last year announced to be producing the reboot, along with original producer Paul Maslansky. Although there’s been no mention yet of a possible cast, Maslansky’s promise to The Hollywood Reporter that the remake would be completely re-cast with up-and-comers and great comedians, gives us hope that Key and Peele will star too. Their exuberant humour would probably fit in well.
17. Flight of the Navigator (1986)
Director: Randal Kleiser Starring: Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens, Veronica Cartwright
Director: Colin Trevorrow Starring: TBA Space and time-travel are all the rage right now, so it may be time to get a move on with this reboot. Since Trevorrow was attached to the remake as director along with writer Derek Connelly two years ago, we’ve heard little about it’s progress.
18. Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
Director: Stephen Herek Starring: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter
Director: TBA Starring: Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter It’s been described as a re-make, a sequel, and a revisitation of Bill and Ted in their modern lives. But wait, shouldn't they be forming the basis of a future utopian society by now? With original stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter circling 50 years old, one wonders whether a Bill and Ted in midlife might be less goofball comedy and more twisted horror.
19. Three Men and a Baby (1987)
Director: Leonard Nimoy Starring: Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, Ted Danson
Director: TBA Starring: TBA Reports of both Three Men and a Bride (acting as a sequel to the 1990 Three Men and a Little Lady), and a complete reboot helmed by Adam Sandler have circled the internet in the past few years. Disney denied in 2011 that Sandler was in any official capacity working on a version starring Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider as three gay men struggling to care for the eponymous baby.
20. IT (1990)
Director: Tommy Lee Wallace Starring: Tim Curry, Richard Thomas, Tim Reid, Annette O’Toole
Director: TBA Cary Fukanaga (who directed True Detective) was set to direct, but has since been disassociated from the project. Starring: Will Poulter (perhaps best known for playing the young lead role in Son of Rambow) will play the deranged clown Pennywise. After its director pulled out, reportedly due to creative differences, just three weeks before the production was set to start shooting, the status of this two-part remake is looking dubious. Author of the original 1986 story, Stephen King, tweeted in May that while "the remake of IT may be dead - or undead - we will always have Tim Curry", which implies we may not be seeing a remake of the Nineties TV adaptation. At least not any time soon.
The remake of IT may be dead--or undead--but we'll always have Tim Curry. He's still floating down in the sewers of Derry.
Director: Renny Harlin Starring: Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker Honours: Nominated for Oscars in Best Sound, Best Sound Effects and Best Visual Effects
Director: TBA Starring: TBA Fast & Furious producer Neil Moritz is reportedly on board for a reimagining of this Stallone cliff-face action film, and a script has been commissioned. There are some things 21st-century technology hasn’t changed all that much, and rock-climbing is one of them.
22. Don't Look Now (1973)
Director: Nicholas Roeg Starring: Donald Sutherland, Julie Christie Honours: Nominated for seven Baftas, won one (for cinematography)
Director: TBA Starring: TBA Producers Andrew Rona and Alex Heineman of The Picture Company have brought their idea for a remake of the beloved supernatural Seventies horror to StudioCanal. No writer has been attached; pity the actors who have to take on the roles originally and indelibly played by Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie.
23. The Birds (1963)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock Starring: Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Suzanne Pleshette, Jessica Tandy Honours: Nominated for one Academy Award; Tippi Hedren won a Golden Globe for Most Promising Female Newcomer
Director: Diederik Van Rooijen Starring: Naomi Watts Alarm bells may ring when you hear that Michael Bay - he of Transformers and Pearl Harbor fame - is producing this new take on the Hitchcock original. The last notable Hitchcock remake was Gus Van Sant's 1998 version of Psycho, a shot-by-shot copy starring Vince Vaughn.
24. Memento (2000)
Director: Christopher Nolan Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano Honours: Nominated for two Academy Awards
Director: TBC Starring: TBC Made for less than $10 million, Memento was director Christopher Nolan's breakout hit, the film that started him on the path that led to a series of epic, brainy blockbusters, among them The Dark Knight, Inception and Interstellar. Made a mere 15 years ago, the rights to the film initially belonged to Newmarket Films, who produced it; in 2009 the company was bought by Exclusive Media Group, which was in turn acquired by Ambi Pictures, who are behind the remake.
25. Flatliners (1991)
Director: Joel Schumacher
Starring: Julia Roberts, Kevin Bacon, Kiefer Sutherland
Honours: Nominated for one Oscar
Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Starring: James Norton, Ellen Page, Diego Luna and Nina Dobrev
The director behind the Swedish version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is said to be attached to this remake of this Nineties cult classic about a group of medical students who experiment with death in order to explore the afterlife. Happy Valley's James Norton looks set to make the jump from television to Hollywood with this role, joining Juno star Ellen Page as one of the trainee doctors who dice with death.