Are ’80s Movies About to Replace ’70s TV As The Go-To Lazy Remake?


After Charlie’s Angels, The Dukes of Hazzard, and The Brady Bunch (and Starsky & Hutch, and S.W.A.T., and Bewitched, and Mission Impossible), the tide pool of ’70s television shows to remake is finally drying up. There are still a few floating somewhere in development, but Hollywood is ready for the next fad, and it looks like MGM is set to lead the way. They’re remaking Valley Girl, the 1983 movie that brought us Nicolas Cage and “He’s like tripendicular, ya know?” (Thanks.) And Red Dawn. And RoboCop.

This is already showing dangerous signs of becoming a trend. There are rumors of a Weird Science remake. They’re redoing Footloose with Zac Efron, and Raven-Symone’s signed up for a new Adventures in Babysitting. Dimension just bought the rights to remake Short CircuitSHORT CIRCUIT! — and a new My Tutor is coming, too. Just when we need it most.

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