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Hollywood is Remaking Your Childhood

Hollywood is Remaking Your Childhood

This August, the ’80s crime-fighting foursome of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will join the list of millennial heroes being given the big-screen treatment with the help of Michael Bay and lots of CGI. But it’s not just old-school superheroes being reborn as blockbuster stars anymore. Hollywood has their targets set on a new set of remakes and sequels to bring nostalgic twenty- and thirtysomethings back to the movies. Steven Spielberg is reportedly trying to reunite some of the original cast of The Goonies, and there’s a rumored Gremlins remake in the works. Here’s a look at a few more of your favorite childhood franchises poised for Hollywood comebacks.


Snoopy, Charlie Brown and Charles Schulz’s entire gang of beloved comic strip characters are getting the computer animation treatment in this Paul Feig-produced blockbuster due out in the fall of 2015.


The 1995 film about a magic board game that brings the jungle to life is getting a makeover at the hands of Zach Helm, a screenwriter who has worked on Stranger than Fiction and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

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Disney’s 1986 sci-fi time travel adventure that made every kid want his own alien spaceship is reportedly getting a reboot with the help of Safety Not Guaranteed director Colin Trevorrow.


Jack Black will star as author R.L. Stine in a very meta movie about the Scholastic catalog favorites. It will likely involve several characters from the novels as Stine’s Goosebumps monsters are unleashed in the real world.

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