DIRTY DANCING (?). News just in: Dirty Dancing is due for a makeover! Apparenty, Lionsgate has been developing a new version of the period drama for a few years....but who will play Baby and Johnny? Rumour has it Dianna Agron, Lea Michele, Emma Stone and Justin Timberlake are all in the running...
OCEAN'S 11 (2001). The Rat Pack starred in the original 1960 version of this film. But in 2001, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Andy Garcia, Julia Roberts, Casey Affleck, Bernie Mac and Elliott Gould (phew!) came together to reignite the story.
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (2005). Who else but Johnny Depp could take on the eerie character that is Willy Wonka? And he did it so well in the 2005 remake of the film, which was originally based on the novel by Roald Dahl.
THE PARENT TRAP (1998). The movie that shot Lindsay Lohan into superstardom! She played twins Hallie and Annie in the remake of this 1961 classic.
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TRUE GRIT (2011). Could anyone possibly replace John Wayne? Jeff Bridges did, and he did it darn well, in this country-western remake! In the film, a14-year-old girl joins an aging U.S. marshal and another lawman in tracking her father's killer into hostile Indian territory
FATHER OF THE BRIDE (1991). Steve Martin and Dianne Keaton star in this hilarious comedy, which is a remake of a 1950 movie of the same name. Poor Dad tries to make his 22-year-old daughter's wedding ceremony as inconvenient as possible in this classic.
KING KONG (2005). Over 70 years after the original 'King Kong' debuted, Peter Jackson recreated this fantasy adventure. It stars our very own Naomi Watts, Jack Black and Andy Serkis as King Kong. Coincidently, Serkis also plays an ape in the latest remake of 'The Rise of the Planet of the Apes'.
Watch the trailer for 'The Rise of the Planet of the Apes"
FREAKY FRIDAY (2003). Lindsay strikes again - this time with 'Freaky Friday', starring opposite Jamie Lee Curtis. The film is based on the original made back in 1976, and follows the story of how they switch bodies thanks to a Chinese fortune cookie.
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THE DEPARTED (2006). This crime thriller, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon (amongst others) was a remake of Hong Kong film 'Internal Affairs'. The movie focuses on young undercover cop Billy Costigan (DiCaprio), who is assigned to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Costello (Jack Nicholson).
3:10 TO YUMA (2007). Academy award winnners Russell Crowe and Christian Bale teamed up to star in the remake of this 1957 classic. The film is about a rancher who agrees to hold a captured outlaw awaiting a train to go to court.
SCARFACE (1983). Al Pacino starred in this epic remake of Howard Hawks' original 1932 film of the same name. Pacino plays Tony Montana, a Cuban refugee, who gains a green card in return for assassinating a former Cuban government official.
HOMEWARD BOUND: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY (1993). Who doesn't remember being plonked in front of this movie as a kid? It's actually a remake of a 1963 film, and follows three pets who think they have been abandoned.
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