The Butterfly Effect has a remake in the pipeline

Time travel oddity getting another outing

In one of the more bizarre pieces of reboot news we've heard in the last few months, Variety reports that The Butterfly Effect will be getting a lick of paint and a quick polish for a whole new audience.

The original film, released just ten years ago, was billed as Ashton Kutcher's breakthrough into the world of serious acting, casting him as a troubled college student capable of going back in time by reading his old diaries.

While it may not have completely reinvented Kutcher, the film was a considerable success at the box office, raking in nearly $100 million worldwide and spawning a couple of straight-to-DVD sequels.

That, seemingly, is enough to have convinced New Line offshoot Benderspink to sign off on a reboot, with original co-screenwriter Eric Bress reportedly at work on a new script. No director has been announced as yet.

In a Hollywood landscape where original features seem increasingly outnumbered by sequels, prequels and reboots, this latest news seems particularly unimaginative, but we'll reserve judgment until we find out a little more about this version...

Would you watch a Butterfly Effect remake? Tell us, below!

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    • crystakura

      Jul 26th 2013, 9:39

      **** this! I'm going to film school seeing as no-one else is coming up with original ideas.

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    • ash333

      Jul 26th 2013, 11:13

      As one of the few fans of The Butterfly Effect, it wouldn't be right if I didn't stand up and defend it's honor. A remake of this is just a stupid, boring idea. It's as if movie execs just sit round with a load of film names that their respective studios have the rights to and take turns picking them out of a hat.. It's been chosen cos it'll be cheap to shoot and will work using unheard of hot young wannabes who will work for peanuts and get topless on demand.. The original was a bizarre idea, bizarrely cast that somehow did pretty well. Somehow they made an interesting, entertaining and unique movie when the odds were stacked against them. An achievement which is now apparently just fodder for the unimaginative.

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    • SiMan

      Jul 26th 2013, 13:09

      Maybe the film-makers have the power that Kutcher did, and they are travelling back in time to make some minor adjustments to it?

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    • Ichi1

      Jul 26th 2013, 14:00

      This sounds cool, but I am more excited for the remake of The Conjuringing coming out next month.

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    • andyj1979

      Jul 27th 2013, 18:59

      My neighbours step mother makes £85 hour on her laptop. She use to have a job that required thinking and imagination. Now she remakes films. Read more> bo !!0(ks com!!!

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    • Hadouken76

      Jul 27th 2013, 20:59

      Its a good idea ruined by Ashface kutner who only got the role on the back of schtupping Demi Moore.

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    • CathyRolphe24

      Jul 28th 2013, 6:02

      Summer. true that Jeff`s remark is impressive, last week I bought a gorgeous Maserati since getting a check for $8530 this-past/4 weeks and even more than ten/k last munth. with-out any question its the most-comfortable work I've had. I began this 5 months ago and pretty much immediately began to make minimum $71 per hour. I follow the instructions here, goo.gl/Fp9qx

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