Are there no original ideas anymore?
I was just browsing the Interwebneticonomatic and idly looking at a list of movies that are slated for release next year.
First, you have your remakes.
Footloose Must miss!
The Incredible Mr. Limpet Really?
Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Drop Dead Fred
Escape from New York
Short Circuit Nooooooooo!!
Then you have your TV spinoffs... first, the live-action...
Saved By The Bell
Pee-Wee's Playhouse There are literally no words.
Wonder Woman Sorry, but if Lynda Carter and her magic breasticles are not in it...
Magnum P.I. Sorry, but if Selleck and his magic 'tash and eyebrows are not in it....
Then come the cartoons...
Grayskull He-Man, of course.
The Adventures Of Tintin: Secret of The Unicorn As a Brit, I'm really looking forward to this one.
Ghost In The Shell
Then you have your sequels:
Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
The Chronicles Of Narnia:The Silver Chair
Another Batman movie (as yet untitled)
Another Twilight movie
Wild Hogs 2
White Chicks 2
Another Bridget Jones movie
Another Alien sequel (sorry, prequel)
Raging Bull 2
The First Avenger: Captain America
Ghostbusters 3 Noooooooooo!
Harry Potter: The Final Deathly Doom or whatever
Another Bond flick
X-Men Origins:Wolverine 2
Rambo V:The Savage Hunt. Isn't Sly about 87 years old by now?
The Brazilian Job Sequel to The Italian Job.
Deadpool (another X-Men Origins flick)
Sherlock Holmes sequel
Superman:Man Of Steel
Sin City 2
Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom Of Doom
Puss In Boots Shrek prequel.
Night Of The Living Dead:Origins
Bubba Nosferatu:Curse Of The She-Vampires Sequel to "Bubba Ho-Tep".
Death Race:Frankenstein Lives
Happy Feet 2 in 3D
Men In Black 3
Friday The 13th Part 2 A sequel remake or a sequel to a remake? Who knows.
National Treasure 3
Scary Movie 5 Seems to me there aren't any new genres of horror to spoof, except remakes. Is this a remake?
Another Jason Bourne film
Super Troopers 2
Silent Hill 2
Ghost Rider 2
28 Months Later
Get Smart 2
Evil Dead IV
The Ring 3
Then there's your movies that don't come under the previous categories:
The Flash Another comic book hero brought to the big screen.
What Boys Want Remake of "What Women Want" wherein a teenage girl gets to hear boys' thoughts. Why? We all know what teenage boys want.
Now, I was going to comment on each and every one of these. But I don't have the time or the energy. I think my point is illustrated. Consider this, folks. I culled these titles from a list of 2,845 movies scheduled for release in 2011. Bear in mind that some of them are in pre-production, which means that they may not even get made. Bear in mind also that of the list of 2,845, I only got as far down as number 321. We have only just scratched the surface. Who knows what horrors may have lain in wait further down the list? Guess we'll have to wait till 2011 to find out....