Are you tired of movies getting reboots and endless sequels? Well, you shouldn’t be. Most people don’t know, but some of the movies we love are only remakes of earlier ones. For instance, “Ocean’s Eleven” was based on a 1960’s film of the same name. The 1983 classic film “Scarface” was also a remake of a movie that was made 50 years earlier.

With that in mind, here are some the movies that Hollywood is planning to update for the modern audience as shared by Looper.


Speaking of “Scarface,” this classic crime film will get a remake once again.

Actor Diego Luna will reportedly star in the updated version. However, Universal is said to be having a hard time looking for the right director to helm the reboot.

The 1983 film starred Al Pacino in his most memorable role. He played the character of Tony Montana, who started out as a Cuban Refugee but ended up as the most powerful drug kingpin in Miami.

'Dirty Rotten Scoundrels'

This classic 1988 comedy film starred the iconic Steve Martin and Michael Caine. It was also a remake of a 1964 Marlon Brando film titled, “Bedtime Story.”

The movie is about two con men that made a bet with each other on whoever can swindle $50,000 first out of an American heiress, played by Glenne Headley. The movie is about to get a remake but will have a different title, “Nasty Women,” which the name suggests will have two female leads this time around.

The “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” remake will feature Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson and will be helmed by director Chris Addison.

'The Fly'

When you hear the title, “The Fly,” the first thing you will probably think of is the 1986 movie where Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis starred in. Actually, the movie is already a remake of a 1958 film which featured actor Vincent Price.

The Fly” is a science-fiction horror film about a scientist who slowly turns into a fly after an experiment gone wrong. The movie was successful at the box office and was by praised by critics. A sequel was made in 1989 called, “The Fly II.”

Fox is reportedly speaking with director J.D. Dillard to helm another remake of the movie.

However, nothing is official yet as of this writing.

'The Great Outdoors'

This 1988 comedy film starred the iconic comedians John Candy and Dan Aykroyd. It’s a movie about two families spending time together on a vacation in a Wisconsin wilderness. The movie was written by the great John Hughes, which also created classic films such as “The Breakfast Club” and “Sixteen Candles.

It was recently announced that Universal is looking to reboot the movie and will bring in Kevin Hart as the lead actor.