There's an old Hollywood saying: if a movie's worth making, it's worth making again. And again, and again, and several more times. Actually, I'm telling a massive lie, this isn't an old Hollywood saying at all. But the sentiment definitely runs true.
Much as we can never seem to look at an upcoming release schedule without seeing numerous sequels, prequels and spin-offs of some description, remakes are also a frequent fixture.
The early half of 2018 has already seen new versions of Tomb Raider, Death Wish and Overboard. In the months ahead we can look forward to a reboot of Superfly, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels remake The Hustle, and a remake of Dario Argento's horror classic Suspiria. 2019 already has some on the cards too, including What Men Want, a new take on What Women Want.
Remakes are always likely to cause some controversy. Either we're angered to see another one of our old favourites getting served up all over again like microwaved leftovers, or we're bemoaning the lack of original ideas.
Still, there have been plenty of good remakes over the years, and even a few truly great ones; so here's hope the ones down the pipeline fall into that category.