These 3 Iconic Films Are Going To Get Rebooted


An announcement was recently made about Morgan Creek Productions, established in 1988 to be rebranded as Morgan Creek Entertainment Group. The plan is to take a look at major titles and create reboots across various media forms. Some titles being contemplated are Young Guns, Major League and Ace Ventura. David Robinson, the president of  MCEG and the son of company’s founder James Robinson, stated:

“Morgan Creek’s globally recognized brand and premium titles are an ideal fit for the extraordinary creative revolution taking place in the television and digital worlds today.”

Beginning with Ace Ventura, David Robinson is willing to see Jim Carrey reprising his role. They are planning to make a new film which is not a remake, but, “new movie in the spirit of its original” which will be like a “baton-handing” to a younger actor. The premise is that the younger actor who could be a long-lost son or daughter, would take over the mantle of the detective and might take the franchise in the future, which could also be a show. This idea was also contemplated back in 2007 with Ace Ventura Jr featuring Josh Flitter, son of the super detective Jim Carrey, who came to the rescue after his mother was alleged of kidnap of a baby panda. It would be mild to say that the film was an under-performer.

“We wanted to do a mainstream theatrical production relaunch…Because it’s episodic in nature, about a pet detective, it also lends itself to a traditional single-camera series franchise.”

The new plans for Morgan Creek got going with Fox’s movie The Exorcist, and things are now speeding up. Young Guns starring Emilio Estevez and Kiefer Sutherland is a 1988 movie which also had a sequel. It is now set for a reboot, and they have plans for a TV series as well as a reboot.

So far we haven’t heard much about the reboot of Major League, other than the fact that it is one of the projects which might get going. Charlie Sheen had mentioned that a new Major League film was being developed with the original cast, but, we don’t think that would be the case. The other projects mentioned are Diabolique, Pacific Heights and Nightbreed, which will include Clive Barker and David Cronenberg assisting with a Dead Ringers reboot series. What helps Morgan Creek in pursuing the reboots is that James Robinson has secured the rights for their properties. According to David Robinson, that is a major benefit.

“Given the quality of our library, we are in a unique position among independent content-driven companies to take advantage of the many opportunities this new world presents, thanks to the foresight shown by James Robinson over the past 30 years.”

 Their Head of content, Barbara Wall clarified that they would look at possible avenues for the reboots, remarking that Morgan Creek is “platform agnostic.”

Deadline’s report claims that the company is going to look at ways to leverage the library in the form of short-form content, graphic novels, and video games. While Morgan Creek will focus on reboots, their strategy is 50-50, between original content and reboots.