Michael Lee Simpson

Do We Really Need Endless Movie Reboots & Remakes? (Part 3)

Do We Really Need Endless Movie Reboots & Remakes? (Part 3)
This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Remakes

Following on from Part 2 in our series on reboots, we can be both cynical that studios want to squeeze every last penny from a film franchise, or we could became more laterally creative and see what new and exciting elements we can add to elevate it. Are sequels and prequels included in this paradigm? […]

 Michael Lee Simpson

Do We Really Need Endless Reboots & Remakes? (Part 2)

Do We Really Need Endless Reboots & Remakes? (Part 2)
This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Remakes

During Part 1 of this series, we explored the business and creative rationales behind the phenomenon of dusting off old films and TV shows and breathing new life into them. Studios are looking to mitigate their financial risks and audiences want more of the characters they love. Are we really running out of ideas or […]

 Michael Lee Simpson

Do We Really Need Endless Film Reboots & Remakes? (Part 1)

Do We Really Need Endless Film Reboots & Remakes? (Part 1)
This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Remakes

The debate about the role of film and television remakes remains a hotly contested issue. In our three part series, we explore why they’re made and whether they’re a good or bad thing. His long black cape has whipped over the shoulders of eleven different actors in the last seventy-eight years, a trademark feature on […]