2013 Will See A Dip In Remakes

In the next coming weeks(October 18th to be exact), ‘Carrie’ will open nationwide in theaters. ‘Carrie’ is the remake to the 1976 film of the same name. In today’s film world, unoriginal content has run rampant, whether it be sequels, reboots, or remakes. With ‘Carrie’ being released soon, I began to wonder if there has actually been as many remakes being released as many of us might think?

Everyone will have their own opinion on what is a lot but it is a fact that 2013 will have less remakes released than the past five years. 2014 has also already planned to release more remakes than 2013. Once 2013 comes to a close, nine remakes will have been released compared to 12 in 2012, 2010 and 2009, and 10 in 2011 and 2008. 2013 might seems like it might be just a flash in pan but now we can’t say that Hollywood didn’t at least try to come up with more original concepts (yeah I realize there has been plenty of sequels and what not).

To see what films were remade in the discussed years, just click on each of the above years. Below is a list of 2013’s remakes and the year of the (most recent) original film.

2013 Remake

Year of Original Film

Evil Dead 1981
The Great Gatsby 1974
Maniac 1980
The Lone Ranger 1981
We Are What We Are 2010
Carrie (not yet released) 1976
OldBoy (not yet released) 2003
Delivery Man (not yet released) 2011
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (not yet released) 1947

Leave a comment below and give your thoughts on the state of remakes in the film industry.

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2 thoughts on “2013 Will See A Dip In Remakes

  1. The first Oldboy movie is one of my favorites of all time. I hope they not only take inspiration from the South Korean movie, but also from the original Japanese manga.

    • Haven’t seen it. I heard it was good though. I’m sure fans of the original materials will agree with you. This remake looks pretty good and I usually don’t say that about Spike Lee’s recent movies.

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