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.
Year of Original Film
|The Great Gatsby||1974|
|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|
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