A Brief and Canny Explanation for the Flood of Remakes and Sequels

Why does Hollywood keep rebooting the same movie properties over and over again? It's not just because studios want fans of those franchises to be happy. It's because the movie business is about supply and demand, and the demand is strongest for a few known quantities, writes Scott Feinberg. » 9/13/13 12:25pm 9/13/13 12:25pm

Escape from New York is getting rebooted into a trilogy

It's been a while since we last heard about a proposed Escape from New York remake, but alas, Hollywood can't keep its grubby hands off needless reboots for long. Deadline reports that not only is Joel Silver and Studio Canal planning on remaking John Carpenter's cult classic, but they plan on making it a trilogy,… » 3/19/13 6:40am 3/19/13 6:40am

What You Can Do Personally to Get More Original Science Fiction Movies

Sometimes it seems as though Hollywood is just deluging us with sequels, remakes, reboots and spin-offs. As though our beloved pop culture is just a relatively small number of properties, being endlessly milked for every last drop of cash. But you're just one consumer, and even if you vote with your dollars, you only… » 1/11/13 2:07pm 1/11/13 2:07pm

Just how badly will the Total Recall remake flop?

1990's Total Recall was one of the most profitable movies ever — it cost just $65 million to make and grossed around $262 million worldwide. But the new remake, starring Colin Farrell, was reportedly made for a staggering $200 million. And even though it comes out on Friday, we're hearing almost no buzz about it. It's… » 7/30/12 2:51pm 7/30/12 2:51pm