January 18th, 2022
As Scream rolls into theatres this weekend, it all got us thinking about the upsides of reboots, sequels, reboot-quell and seboots. We are certain the last two are a thing by the way. In ‘96, Scream set off a series of teenage events in the world of movies. When something new hit, that formula would get drained until the last bit of box-office dripped from the knuckles of the last WB star left standing. In the spirit of finding something new and positive (even though we are recycling), the first two ripe for a reboot are Urban Legend and The Faculty. A wrinkle we would like to see is @rodriguez reboot his own 2020s version of The Faculty and a digital-age take on Urban Legend. Maybe Jared Leto can come back around for the fun. We know he was in it. 😉
A trifecta sure to land at the top of executives desks are Tremors, Disturbing Behavior and one that we are really serious about seeing given the reboot treatment while we’re at it, The People Under the Stairs. Maybe if Scream lands well then some deeper cuts from Wes Craven and the 90s in general get small-budget, up-and-coming directors treatment. Tremors is probably a Netflix movie in 2022, as is Disturbing Behavior. The People Under the Stairs is one with the pedigree of Craven behind it, deep enough cut for it to feel fresh and a solid plot to build upon and modernize in 2022 and beyond. Look, reboots and reimaginings aren’t going anywhere, so it is time to take the Moneyball approach: “Adapt or die.”
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