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4 blockbuster movies that are being rebooted in 2018

Matthew Vice rounds up some of the remakes that are heading to cinemas this year

01 July 2018 - 00:00 By Matthew vice
Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in 'Tomb Raider'.
Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft in 'Tomb Raider'.
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Oh dear, not another one. The Tomb Raider videogame series has reinvented itself three times since its 1996 debut, and now the movie series based on the games is doing the same. This new one is more in line with the recent Tomb Raider games and stars Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft. At the very least, this remake won't be a disappointment because I seriously doubt anyone considers the previous movies starring Angelina Jolie to be good.

WATCH | Tomb Raider Official Trailer


I guess this one technically isn't a remake, but it hasn't even been long since the big-budget Disney live action version of The Jungle Book. This one isn't by Disney, though, but by Warner Bros, and from the trailer it looks like it'll be basically the same idea - just with a different flavour. I was about to say "more realistic" flavour, but the CG talking animals made me think twice.

WATCH | The trailer for Mowgli


This is a completely animated version of the 2000 family Christmas comedy that starred Jim Carey in a big green fur suit extracting some genuine laughs for once. The voice for this new animated Grinch is provided by Benedict Cumberbatch, so there's bound to be some superbly delivered lines. I might see it for that alone.

 WATCH  | The trailer for The Grinch


Finally, a remake of something that is older than I am. The original film was released in 1974 and starred Charles Bronson in the role of an architect who becomes a vigilante after his wife is murdered by street thugs. This remake is a similar idea, and has Bruce Willis in the role of a surgeon who does exactly the same thing for the same reason.

WATCH | The trailer for Death Wish