Your favourite movies are making a huge comeback in 2019
The reboot trend is set to continue this year
Hollywood’s long-standing obsession with remakes and remodels of old films has long faced criticism. While some see such updates as a wholly necessary way to introduce new audiences to classic stories and characters, many would argue they are nothing more than an exercise in making money from old rope.
Nevertheless, 2018 proved to be a most lucrative year for reboots, with more remakes and sequels being released than ever before. From familiar animated characters (Spider-Man, The Grinch, The Incredibles), to live-action favourites (Tomb Raider, Mary Poppins) to more genre-specific films (Predator, Suspiria, Halloween) the past 12 months were dominated by cinematic re-imaginings and this production line doesn’t seem to be running out of steam any time soon.
With updates for titles such as Terminator, Ghostbusters and The Crow all in the pipeline for 2020, there’s lots for audiences to look forward to. But with 2019 having only just begun here is a taste of this year’s reboots.