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Wang structures her investigation of cross-Pacific film remakes around genre films because they are intrinsically repeatable and repetitive, but at the same time constantly evolving to maintain their viability.
Rohit Shetty is also rumoured to be working on a remake of Amitabh Bachchan starrer Hum.
While Russell Brand's 2011 version of 'Arthur', first made with Dudley Moore starring in 1981, was voted worst remake, the Daily Express reported.
Unknown dancer Kenny Wormald steps into the shoes of 80s heartthrob Kevin Bacon in a new version of Footloose, while James Marsden and Kate Bosworth replace Dustin Hoffman and Susan George in horror remake, Straw Dogs.
She added: "The remake of The Office fell on deaf ears over here because we are looking for that type of Britishhumourandit doesn't translate very well.
Since 1980, there have been about 30 comedy remakes, 17 of which grossed more than $50 million at the box office, according to Gray.
uk founder Alex Chesterman: "Time after time, remakes fail to sparkle like the originals.
Other remake flops included Alfie, starring Jude Law, a remake of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho, Thunderbirds and Charlie's Angels, which featured Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu
Second in the list was Gus Van Sant's attempt to remake the Alfred Hitchcock horror Psycho for a new audience.
Suchet is perhaps best known for his 13-year stint playing Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot on PBS but has also starred in countless Hollywood films including the recent remake of The in-Laws, which also co-starred Reynolds.
This "seemingly infallible signpost" is however complicated by those films that are "obviously remakes [but] do not credit their origins" (9).
to which producers Vertigo Entertainment and Tony Ludwig are attached; and remakes of two of his J-horror films, INFECTION and PREMONITION, to be written by Channing Gibson and Keith Gordon, respectively, for New Line, also with Vertigo Entertainment producing.