Lazily reheating an old franchise for a 'new audience' is one of Hollywood's most hated habits.
Google 'remake' and you'll be showered with a torrent of purist eye-rolling and fanboy froth.
But there are plenty of dodgy, dated, obscure and undercooked movies that could really, really benefit from a reboot up the arse. Here's our countdown...
27. Outland (1981)
The film: A High Noon-style western in space, with Sean Connery’s marshal the only man interested in stopping lethal drug-dealing on the corrupt mining colony of Io.
Why it needs remaking: Because the premise is strong and the original just missed the mark. Done right, it’s a dirty, atmospheric thriller with the future-is-old sci-fi stuff in the background.
It needs a stubborn lead who can shoulder the whole movie – Clive Owen? – and a director who’ll look past all the space stuff and concentrate on nailing the macho plot. Bring on Michael Mann.
26. Jason & The Argonauts (1963)
The film: Sword and sandal epic following the hero of the Greek legend, fighting skeletons and harpies while searching for the golden fleece.
Why it needs remaking: Yeah yeah, the Clash Of The Titans rework is already underway, but who wants a mechanical owl when you can have an army of skeletons?
Updating – but staying true to – the incredible stop-motion of Ray Harryhausen is the draw here. Tim Burton is the sensible call – super-clean CG is out, and Burton has the style and reverence to get it done properly.
25. The Changeling (1980)
The film: A composer moves to a creepy Victorian house in Seattle following the deaths of his wife and daughter, only to discover that he isn’t alone.
Why it needs remaking: It’s an intelligent and subtle ghost story, all atmosphere and creaky stairs - something a Hollywood reduced to making One Missed Call could really use.
Shout from leftfield – Cronenberg to direct (he’d feed off the morbid loneliness) with Viggo Mortensen subdued but heartbroken in the lead.