The Hollywood remakes keep coming, and with the '80s being a popular decade to draw from, rebooting its movies is becoming a sure bet for studios.
Some of these movie remakes of 1980s classics will be arriving in theaters as early as later this year and some are still a ways off.
The last big-screen incarnation of the Little Orphan starred Aileen Quinn in the title role, with Albert Finney as Daddy Warbucks, Carol Burnett as Miss Hannigan, Ann Reinking as Grace, Tim Curry as Rooster, and Bernadette Peters as Lily. The latest version will see "Beasts of the Southern Wild" star Quvenzhané Wallis as Annie, with Cameron Diaz as Miss Hannigan and Jamie Foxx as Daddy Warbucks, renamed as Benjamin Stacks. You will now forget about the Disney TV movie remake in 1999.
"The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!" (1988)
It's hard to fill the shoes of the amazing Leslie Nielsen in his role as bumbling detective Lt. Frank Drebin but "The Hangover" star Ed Helms is going to give it a try in the reboot, which was announced in December. The script is being written by Thomas Lennon and R. Ben Garant, who are best known for their work on the movie "Night at the Museum" and the "Reno 911" series.
"Poltergeist" is one of the best horror films of the '80s and one of the greatest haunted house movies of all time. The Sam Raimi produced remake is currently in production with a cast that includes Sam Rockwell, Jared Harris, Rosemary DeWitt, and Jane Adams.
This film is a classic for all the wrong reasons, but "Scarface" is one of the most groundbreaking crime dramas of all time from director Brian De Palma and starred Al Pacino. As of the summer of 2013, David Yates (director of the entire second half of the "Harry Potter" series) was in talks to direct the reimagining that's rumored to deal with Mexican drug cartels. Yates has since signed on for another remake, "Tarzan," so don't expect this one for a while.
"Short Circuit" (1986)
No. 5 is Alive again! "Hop" and "Alvin and the Chipmunks" director Tim Hill is developing a remake of John Badham's sci-fi comedy that starred Ally Sheedy and Steve Guttenberg. Original scene-stealer Fisher Stevens has apparently been approached to star and the film will reportedly be "darker" as it updates the story for the contemporary world of drone warfare. Really? Boo! Bad humans.