Check out a list of the most profitable films of the past decade and it becomes quite obvious that people want more of the same. This is how Hollywood has become an industry of remakes, reboots, re-imaginings and rip-offs. Most Hollywood players have gotten in on the trend, but some more so than others. Here are 15 producers, actors, and directors who embraced the remake/reboot movement early and often.
While you could argue his take on Batman (1989) was a re-do, Tim Burton officially got bit by the remake bug back in 1998 with Planet of the Apes, a film that made gobs of money but received a mixed reception from audiences and critics (hence the Rise of the Planet of the Apes reboot in 2011). Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) and Disney’s Alice In Wonderland (2010) followed and made similar waves. Most recently, Burton remade the cult horror soap opera Dark Shadows as a feature length film. Among other projects the director currently has slated is a proposed stop motion animation re-imagining of The Addams Family.