Some tales are timeless. Some stories get better as they are repeated. As long as they are told in a good manner, in a better way than the last one was, repetition of stories is hardly a problematic matter. There are movies like ‘A Star is Born’ that never lose their lustre. There are some stories that are so important that they need to be told time and again because the world needs them. And then, there are some stories that had amazing potential but the storyteller was rather lousy at their job! Hence, it becomes all the more important to re-tell these stories, in the right manner, the way they deserve to be told. Remaking is, thus, one of the most important trends in the field of filmmaking. Everyone has a different perspective and everyone has a different way of telling the same tale. Even a gossip doesn’t move forward in the same way as it began. Then, it is rather unacceptable to believe that one story has only one fixed direction. I don’t know about people, but stories do mature over time, some more than others. Numerous movie remakes are under development, and if you want to know if any of your favourites, here is the list of upcoming movie remakes coming out in 2019 and 2020. We hope that these latest new movie remakes are as good as some of the recent ones.
20. Jacob’s Ladder (February 1, 2019)
In 1990, Tim Robbins starred in a psychological horror about a man who returns from the Vietnam War and gradually begins to lose his sanity in the aftermath. His hallucinations become more vivid and bizarre as the time passes and he begins to distrust the ones closest to him. The film takes a bizarre turn by the end, which is quite difficult to explain. When it was released, the film wasn’t appreciated as much. It had a modest box office performance and though it received some critical praise, the audience had pretty much discarded it. Over time, it gained a cult status and its popularity prodded the filmmakers to make it again.
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19. What Men Want (February 8, 2019)
As is often stated, men and women come from different planets. None of them understands each other, and they often wonder what is going in the mind of the other party. In 2001, Mel Gibson starred in a film called ‘What Women Want’. The film tells the story of a man who, one day, out of the blue, develops the ability to hear what is going on in the minds of the women around him. The upcoming ‘What Men Want’ explores the same idea but from the perspective of the different gender. Taraji P. Henson (known for films like ‘Hidden Figures’) will play the role of a woman trying to succeed in a man’s world. When she gets the ability to get into the minds of men, she decides to use it to further her career ambitions.