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Reboots Abound: All The Shows and Movies On The Way

We've had so much reboot news in the past week or two, and it's been so excessive, we decided to make a list (and tell you which ones we think will actually work - and which are just crazy). 

Xena: Warrior Princess
NBC's Robert Greenblatt shared with Hollywood Reporter that they are in the earlier stages of a reboot of Xena: Warrior Princess. It will NOT star Lucy Lawless, therefore it is a genuine REBOOT and not a revival. I don't know about this one - Lawless made that role. We'll see.

The Lion King
Disney is making a made for TV set up called The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar starring Rob Lowe as Simba, and Gabrielle Union as Nala, according to E!. Remember what we've said before, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Jumanji
We've shared that we think this is probably a big mistake, due to the fact that we don't have Robin Williams. Hopefully it doesn't tarnish the original movie - but everyone is as skeptical as us, according to E!.

The Notebook - The TV Series
CW is creating a TV version of the book/movie, and Entertainment Weekly says the premise is the following: “This series will follow the romantic journey of the two beloved central characters Noah and Allie, at the outset of their blossoming relationship as they build their lives and their future together against the backdrop of the racial politics, economic inequities, and social mores of post-World War II of the late 1940s in North Carolina.”

The project is still in early phases and still needs to work out the kinks before being "green lit" but you have to wonder... why? Nicolas Sparks is on board - so we're guessing it will be pretty set, and they also believe that they will not be showing the older version of Noah and Allie.

Point Break
Set to come out in December of 2015 according to IMDB, they will be rebooting the 1991 film which originally starred Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. Luke Bracey (The November Man) will take on Keanu's role and Édgar Ramírez (The Bourne Ultimatum) will take on Swayze's role. I guess Tony Stark mentioning it in The Avengers may have brought it back.

The Craft
The 1995 film is getting a refresher course, as horror movies tend to do every so often. The Hollywood Reporter was the first to share this story, and Leigh Janiak is set to write/direct the reboot.

Three Men and a Baby
This is just not... okay... at all. You mean, you couldn't get Ted Danson, Tom Selleck, and Steve Gutenberg on this as grandfathers, at the very least? Oh, oh no. Reported on FandangoDavid Spade, Chris Rock, and Rob Schneider as the lead roles, and Happy Gillmore himself Adam Sandler is producing. They should call this movie Three Men and a Trainwreck.

 

There are also a few more on these lists, for you movie buffs, like It, The Crow, The Birds, and Bill and Ted's Most Excellent Adventure set for reboots - and it's safe to say the following: Hollywood has run out of original ideas.

Amy Cooper is a writer and pop culture fact nerd, and on multiple occasions has been referred to as a “Walking iPod.”