So there is a lot of 80’s movie remakes in the works. We’ve compiled a list of them. What 80’s movie would you like to see remade? I would like to see a new version of “Bugsy Malone” , I love that movie but it’s from the 70’s. Hope your having a great week, Justin out!

Here’s the list of 80’s movies remakes:

 21 Jump Street (premiered on TV, 1987) — The new live-action adaptation is being co-written by — and starring — “Superbad” funnyman Jonah Hill and there’s even talk of a special Depp cameo. Winter 2012.

Red Dawn (premiered in theaters, 1984) — The upcoming adaptation finds our heroes fighting the Chinese, rather than the Soviets. November 24.

Wall Street (premiered in theaters, 1987) — Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps stars Shia LaBeouf, Oscar nominated Carey Mulligan and the original Gordon Gekko — Michael Douglas. The update will tell the story of a once again young Wall Street trader (LaBeouf) who partners with a disgraced former Wall Street corporate raider (Douglas). September 24.

Footloose (premiered in theaters, 1984) — Dancing with the Stars pro Julianne Hough will play Ariel in the remake while the role of Ren McCormack remains undecided after “Gossip Girl” star Chace Crawford recently left the cast. No firm release date has been set.

The Smurfs (premiered on TV, 1981) — The smurfing blue cast will be hitting the big screen on August 3, 2011, in 3D of course. It’s an animated and live action combo with Neil Patrick Harris as Johan (the lead live action character).

A Nightmare on Elm Street (premiered in theaters, 1984) — A new version will be out late this month starring Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger, a role made famous by Robert Englund.

Karate Kid (premiered in theaters, 1984) — Jackie Chan as will play Mr. Miyagi and Jaden Smith is Dre Parker. In the new version, to be released June 11, work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son who embraces kung fu taught to him by a new master.

The A-Team (premiered on TV, 1983) — The new version involves a group of Iraq War veterans looking to clear their name with the U.S. military, which suspects the men of committing a crime which they didn’t commit. June 11.

Tron (premiered in theaters, 1982) — Jeff Bridges reprises his role and the sequel adds Olivia Wilde to the cast. Expect tons of CGI effects. December 17.

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  1. The new Tron movie isn’t going to be a remake. It’s a sequel!

    Jeff Bridges is playing the same character, but the movie is set 25 years later. His son (played by Garrett Hedlund) is looking for him, and he gets sucked into the computer world like his father did 25 before. And that’s where he finds him!

  2. Yeah I know, but it’s one of my all time favorites, and my grandfather designed the program for the computers that were used in the frist movie so I had to add it in the list. Good looking out Gabe.

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