Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter’s wife and devastating and many deaths occur in a small town Wisbourg. I would personally choose Michel Hazanavicius because he won an Oscar for his silent cinema of critical acclaimed The Artist which is popular. Rami Malek should play the creature Nosferatu as he is an Oscar winner for Bohemian Rhapsody, and he can morph into a character, the estate agent who named Hutton it should be Jean Dujardin (The Artist).
19.The Towering Inferno
At the opening party of a skyscraper, but poorly constructed, office building, a massive fire breaks out that threatens to destroy the tower and everyone in it, in the heart of San Francisco. I would love Chris Evans who play (Captain America) would be the architect of the building and Daniel Craig play Chief O’Halloran, Rhian Johnson who did (Knives Out and Star Wars: Episode VIII) should direct this and the remaining cast of Knives Out should play the survivors.
The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrive in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina, this is the beginning of Universal Horror in the sound era. This would be amazing to be remade by Christopher Nolan who did the Batman series and Leonardo DiCaprio (Titanic) would be Dracula, Eddie Redmayne(The Danish Girl) would be John Harker, Margot Robbie(Goodbye Christopher Robin) would be Mina and Cillian Murphy (Inception) would be Van Helsing. With Nolan’s film he normally does creepy atmosphere.
A meteorite falls in the country of a small town, bringing a jelly creature lifeform consumes everything in its path as it grows and grows. It would be interesting if Michael Fassbender (The Snowman, Prometheus) would play Steve McQueen role and Ridley Scott (Blade Runner) would direct this, as Ridley Scott normally do science fiction type of films and the artistry and the vision in his films.
A phoenix secretary embezzles forty thousand dollars from her employer’s client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man name Norman Bates under the domination of his mother. This would be an amazing film if David Fincher (Seven, Girl with The Dragon Tattoos) would direct this, Timothee Chalamet (Little Women, Call Me by Your Name) would play and Norman Bates. Michelle Williams (The Greatest Showman) would play Marion Crane. This film would focus on the killer perspective.
The bumbling Inspector Clouseau travels to Rome to catch a notorious jewel thief known as The Phantom before he conducts his most daring heist, with involving a diamond called The Pink Panther. This would be ideal for Stephen Merchant (Fighting With My Family) to direct this and John Oliver (The Lion King) would be Inspector Clouseau, with some laughs and nice moments as well.
14.The Man From U.N.C.L.E
In the early 1960 with the cold war in play two CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin team up in a mission against a mysterious criminal organization. Paul Greengrass (Bourne films) would direct this and Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) would be Napoleon and his sidekick would be Domhnall Gleeson (Peter Rabbit, Goodbye Christopher Robin) would be Kuryakin. Their boss would be George Clooney and it will be a better story than the 2015 one.
13.Creature From The Black Lagoon
A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of The Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study. This would be directed by Andy Muschietti (It films) and Bill Skarsgard would be playing the creature and the lover would be Sophia Lillis (all of them appear in the same film It) this would be darker with creepy atmosphere and beautiful storytelling as well.
Robert and Katherine Thorn seem to have it all. They are happily married, and he is the US Ambassador to Great Britain. Mystery deaths occur in a small town could the child that he is raising be the Antichrist. This is would a Jaume Collet – Serra (House of Wax, The Shallow) type of film and Archie Yates (JoJo Rabbit) would be Damien and the parents would be Matthew Goode (The Crown, Watchmen) as Robert Thorn and the wife Anne Hathaway(The Intern) as Katherine Thorn. This film would be creepy and atmosphere.
Bernard and Bianca of the Rescue Aid Society search for a little girl kidnapped by unscrupulous treasure hunters. I would personally love Rob Letterman (Goosebumps, Shark Tale) to direct this, he normally does live action films with character development. Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool, The Croods) would be Bernard, Reese Witherspoon (Legally Blonde) would be Bianca. This would be enchanted film with a good story.
Based upon Richard Adam’s novel of the same title, a group of rabbits flee their doomed warren and face many dangers to find and protect their new home. This would be direct by Chris Sanders (The Call of the Wild) and Harrison Ford (Air Force One) narrated this, with an all stars cast who doing the voices with a mixture of live action and CGI telling a beautiful timeless story.
9.The Elephant Man
Based on a true story of Joseph “John” Merrick, a nineteenth century Englishman afflicted with a disfiguring congenital disease, this set in Victorian era England. This film should be remade with J.A Bayona (A Monster Calls, The Impossible) should direct this and Lewis MacDougall (A Monster Calls) should play Joseph Merrick. This would be a beautiful film with a good message of appearances and anti-bullying type of film.
8.The A Team
In 1971 four Vietnam vets, framed for a crime they did not commit, help the innocent while on the run from the military. There is one man who able to turn this into a film event and it is Kenneth Branagh ( Murder on the Orient Express) who would direct this and also star in it as well, he should be Hannibal as the leader, John David Washington (Tenet) will be B.A Baracus. Armie Hammer will be Faceman and Joseph Gordon – Levitt (Looper) would be Murdock.
7.The Naked Gun
An incompetent police Detective Frank Drebin and his team must foil an attempt to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II. For me personally it should be Edgar Wright (Cornetto trilogy) should direct this and Bill Nighy (Love Actually) who play Frank Drebin and his partner Norberg should play by Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), the woman who Frank Drebin lover should be Tamsin Greig (Green Wing). It will be funny and generally endearing at the same time.
6.Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Four teenage mutant ninja turtles and a rat emerge from the shadow to protect New York City from a gang of criminal ninjas. Andy Serkis (King Kong) will direct this as he used to live action films and he will be Splinter the rat, with Justin Timberlake (In Time) will be Raphael, Zac Efron (Baywatch) as Leonardo, Simon Pegg (Cornetto trilogy) Donatello, Nick Robinson (Love Simon) as Michaelangelo, Felicity Jones (Rogue one) as April O’Neal and Andrew Garfield ( Spider Man) as Casey Jones. Jason Isaacs as Shredder.
5.Last Action Hero
A young boy with the help of a magic ticket, is transported into the fictional world of his favorite action movie character. Sam Mendes (1917) would direct this film as he normally blends his action film into characters driven, Hugh Jackman would be Jack Slater and the kid would be Roman Griffin Davis (JoJo Rabbit). The villain would be Mark Rylance (Bridge of Spies) and Jackie Earle Haley (Shutter Island), This would be truly spectacular.
A group of amateur superheroes must try to save the day when a supervillain threatens to destroy a major superhero and the city. I would absolutely love James Gunn to direct this as he normally mixed science fiction and comedy really well, Mark Ruffalo (Dark Water) would be Furious/Roy, David Schwimmer (Friends) would be Blue Raja/Jeff, Michael B Jordan (Black Panther) Invisible Boy, Lily James (Baby Driver) Bowler, Jude Law (Hugo) Shoveler/ Eddy, Leslie Odom JR (Knives Out) Sphinx, Sam Worthington ( Avatar) Spleen.
3.Super Mario Bros
Two Brooklyn Plumbers must travel to another dimension to rescue a princess from the evil dictator King Koopa and stop him from taking over the world. It got to be James Cameron (Terminators films) who direct this and Zack Gottsagen (Peanut Butter Falcon) play Mario and Shia LaBeouf (Peanut Butter Falcon) play Luigi and the princess will be Dakota Johnson (Peanut Butter Falcon who would play the princess. The villain would be Robert DeNiro as King Koopa, this would be an all stars cast, and it would be amazing and a fun ride.
Hopeless dweeb Elliot Richards is granted seven wishes by the Devil to snare Allison, the girl of his dreams, in exchange for his soul. This would be an ideal film for John Krasinski to direct this and stars as Elliot as well and Emily Blunt (Both of them are in A Quiet Place) would be The Devil, the girl of his dream would be Emily Mortimer (Mary Poppins Return). This would be generally funny and lighthearted.
1.An American Tail
Fievel is a young Russian mouse separated from his parents on the way to America, a land they think is without cats when he arrives alone in the new world , he keeps up hope, searching for his family, making new friends while trying to survive in a new country. I put this first because it has potential to be amazing and enchanted many people with a beautiful story. I would personally love Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg to executive product it and Peter Jackson (King Kong) to director it. With Jamie Bell to play Fievel and it going to be motion caption like with the Tintin film. With Peter Jackson he normally cares about the characters and a proper storytelling as well, this will be a major successful film.
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There has has obviously been a lot of work and thought gone into this post to re-imagine who would be involved in remakes of these films. I wouldn’t try to replicate them all – I haven’t got your depth of knowledge on current actors and directors, but I have a few alternative suggestions:
Andy Serkis to play Nosferatu
Johnny Depp in the Christopher Lee role as Dracula
Guillermo Del Toro (Shape of Water) to direct The Blob
Rowan Atkinson to play Inspector Clouseau
Mike Leigh or Ken Loach to direct the Elephant Man (because of their interest in social issues, especially those excluded by mainstream society)
For me, you can’t beat the original Bedazzled with Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.
That’s all I’ve got at this point.