It’s no secret that Hollywood’s on the ropes when it comes to original ideas. With Jurassic World (2015) holding strong atop the box office and Terminator: Genysis (2015) opening, a trip to the cinema may feel leave you feeling like it’s 1993. That said, there’s still plenty of classic material out there that’s ripe for update, and while nobody is suggesting a remake of Back to the Future (1987) is in order, here’s 10 films that might succeed at the box office if given a contemporary overhaul.
10. Seven Samurai (1954)
While some may consider 1960’s The Magnificent Seven the only necessary remake of Akira Kurosawa’s classic samurai film, one could argue that Seven Samraui‘s (1954) excellent storyline and beautifully choreographed fight scenes would translate well to any era, especially the contemporary one geared towards summer blockbusters and epic action films. Kurosawa’s original, renowned for its masterful camerawork and editing, would most certainly be a tough act to follow; however, in the hands of the right director (Matthew Vaughn, perhaps?), this remake could be a summer tentpole hit with a star-studded ensemble.