According to Variety, the studio has a list of priority projects in the works, the five films being: a reboot of 'RoboCop' -- which was one of the studio's first casualties when the financial issues arose, a reboot of the Michael Keaton-starring 'Mr. Mom,' a remake of 'The Idolmaker' -- the only surprise being that this one didn't come sooner in our 'American Idol' world -- and the fourth 'Poltergeist,' stalled in 2009.
Now you might say that's only four...
That's because there is a lone new feature in the bunch -- a 'Hercules' project Peter Berg is producing. Though, if you want to be cinematic sticklers, the story has been tackled in a number of ways over the years, so it isn't all that fresh.
If you need a breath of fresh, unique air in this remake news, remember that MGM is co-financing 'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters' with Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton. So there's that.
But these days, does it matter? Every studio is throwing a billion remakes in the air and seeing which ones fly. We can't help but wonder if Hollywood's just testing the limits of our tolerance. With most of the understandable or slightly surprising remakes in the heap, will the studios now turn to the unfathomable remakes? They already have, really, when you think of news like Robert Zemeckis' hope to remake 'The Wizard of Oz.'
Nothing's sacred when it comes to milking pre-existing fanbases. Which of these do you actually want to see?