You call that a remake

I recently found this article that tries to explain why the new Karate Kid doesn’t do Karate. The article boils down that the reason they call it Karate Kid in this country is just to keep it associated with the original movie, but the story takes place in China to play well internationally. Other countries will call it the Kung Fu Kid.

Karate Kid
Click image to read article.

Yes that is Lemar from Revenge of the Nerds in this clip.

Just from the previews the movie seems different enough to be considered a new movie. They could have even called it a sequel if keeping the name was so important. I’ll stop now before I rant further.

I thought it would be a great challenge to come up with NEW stories for old movie titles. Pick a movie from the list provided and come up with a short synopsis of how you would rewrite it to make a new movie.

Pick one of these movies (all taken from the Oscar’s best picture list):

  1. The Sound of Music
  2. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  3. An American in Paris
  4. Gone with the Wind
  5. Dances With Wolves
  6. No Country for Old Men
  7. All Quiet on the Western Front
  8. It Happened One Night
  9. You Can’t Take It With You
  10. The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King

Here are the rules:

  • The title must work with your story
  • You cannot  keep any of the original story’s elements
  • Have Fun!

Bonus: Pick any movie you want and do the same!