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We're Dying to See These 17 Classic Movie Remakes

Hollywood is ablaze with remake fever at the moment; there are currently a disproportionate number of upcoming film and TV series remakes or reboots in the works. Many of these projects aren't just based on popular titles, but well-loved classics like A Star is Born, Dirty Dancing and My Fair Lady. Check out the most highly-anticipated movie remakes.

A Star is Born

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There have already been two remakes of classic 1937 romantic drama A Star is Born, about a fading actor who helps an aspiring actress/singer succeed. Bradley Cooper is aiming to star in and direct a new version.

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Dirty Dancing

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ABC's upcoming three-hour musical re-imagining of Dirty Dancing, which will star Abigail Breslin as Baby and actor/dancer Colt Prattes (Wiener & Wiener) as Johnny, shows much more promise than previous attempts to remake the cherished chick flick.

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The Birds

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Michael Bay (Transformers) is remaking Alfred Hitchcock's cult classic The Birds, with Dutch filmmaker Diederik Van Rooijen directing and Naomi Watts rumored to star. Bay has succeeded with remakes of other iconic horror films like Friday the 13th.

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My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady

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Actresses ranging from Carey Mulligan to Keira Knightley are rumored to be in contention for the role of Eliza Doolittle in the highly anticipated remake of My Fair Lady. The new screenplay was written by actress/filmmaker Emma Thompson.

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Overboard

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The 1980s romantic comedy Overboard, starring Goldie Hawn as a spoiled heiress with amnesia who's tricked into taking care of a widower's three kids, is being rebooted. Jennifer Lopez is reportedly set to star and Will Smith producing.

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Frankenstein

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Over 80 years after the original movie, Frankenstein is still one of Hollywood's favorite films to revisit. The latest adaptation of Mary Shelley's classic horror novel will be written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, who wrote the screenplays for The Hobbit trilogy.

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Rebecca

Rebecca

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A remake of Hitchcock's Oscar-winning suspense thriller Rebecca, about a young bride living in the shadow of her husband's late wife, is being developed at Dreamworks. A new script by Eastern Promises' Steven Knight is being used.

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Jumanji

Jumanji

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Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart are teaming up for a remake of the 1995 Robin Williams' action comedy Jumanji, about a boy who's trapped inside a board game and released 26 years later. The movie is slated to debut July 28, 2017.

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Pet Sematary

Pet Sematary

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The original Pet Sematary was released in 1989 and based on Steven King's novel of the same name, which tells the story of a family in a small Maine town (of course) and a creepily special pet burial ground. There is no set release date for the remake yet, but the film's writer, Jeff Buhler, confirmed it is in the works.

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An American Werewolf in London

An American Werewolf in London

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Werewolves never really go out of style. The 1981 horror classic An American Werewolf in London is getting a contemporary remake. Fernley Phillips (The Number 23) is writing the script with brothers Sean and Bryan Furst (Daybreakers) producing.

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Three Men and a Baby

Three Men and a Baby

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In 2011 Adam Sandler was reportedly planning a remake of Three Men and a Baby that features the men as gay lovers, with Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider. Recently there's been talk of a remake starring Ryan Gosling, Ryan Reynolds and Ashton Kutcher.

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Laura

Laura

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A contemporary remake of beloved 1944 noir romance thriller Laura is in the works, with James Ellroy (L.A. Confidential) writing the script for the movie, to be set in London. Ellroy seems the perfect choice for this sensual, complex murder mystery.

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All Quiet on the Western Front

All Quiet on the Western Front

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The first rendition of this WWI drama won two Oscars in 1930 for Best Picture and Best Director. The remake is currently in the works with Dante's Peak and The Bank Job director Roger Donaldson.

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The Bodyguard

The Bodyguard

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Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner's treasured movie The Bodyguard is being remade with Dan Lin (The Lego Movie) producing. This reimagining stars Danna Paola as a Latina pop singer who falls for the son of her bodyguard.

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Strangers on a Train

Strangers on a Train

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Another Hitchcock classic, Strangers on a Train, is getting a remake. Reuniting Ben Affleck with Gone Girl director David Fincher and writer Gillian Flynn, Strangers offers a twist on the murder-thriller story, which is based on Patricia Highsmith's novel of the same name.

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