Remakes Headed Your Way In 2021

January 3, 2021

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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The trend of remakes and reboots continues. Here are some of the remakes headed your way in 2021.



Candyman Remake/Sequel

Candyman returns to the neighborhood where the legend began, where Cabrini-Green housing projects once stood. We all know not to say the legend’s name five times, but the characters in the movie say it anyway and bring down Candyman’s wrath upon themselves.

The movie starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (US, Aquaman), Tony Todd (Candyman), Teyonah Parris, Colman Domingo, and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett is produced by horror heavy hitter Jordan Peel who co-wrote the script along with Win Rosenfield.

Candyman is set to make his return on  August 27, 2021.




The Children of the Corn 

In the new adaptation of the Stephen King story, in a quiet town in Nebraska, a demon walks behind the rows. The children form a cult and the adults of the town come to a bloody end. The new movie is described as a revenge tale in which the cult feels the adults have caused the failure of crops and the kids to punish them for their failure. A new sequel is also on its way.



The Others

Nearly twenty years after its release, Alejandro Amenábar’s haunting film The Others is getting a reboot with a contemporary twist.

Released back in 2001, the original supernatural film centers on Grace (Nicole Kidman), a mother of two struggling to take care of her children while waiting for her husband to return for fighting in WWII. After the arrival of three servants, Grace’s world begins to fall apart as terrible secrets begin to surface.

Sentient’s Renee Tab and Christopher Tuffin will produce alongside Aliwen Entertainment’s Lucas Akoskin. Cerezo will executive produce with Rud, and Miller Way’s Michael and Jeeny Miller.



Salem’s Lot 

This will be the third adaptation of the Stephen King novel about a vampire plaguing a small town.

Annabelle Comes Home‘s Gary Dauberman is both directing and writing the script with James Wan producing.



The Changeling

In the original, after the death of his wife and daughter in a car crash, a music professor staying at an old mansion is dragged into a decades-old mystery by an inexplicable presence in the mansion’s attic. “Taboo’s” Steven Knight will be in the director’s chair.



The Howling

In the original, after a bizarre and near-deadly encounter with a serial killer, a television newswoman is sent to a remote mountain resort whose residents may not be what they seem.

The new film, a Netflix original, is being directed by IT‘s Andy Muschietti.



Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors tells the story of Seymour, a meek florist who works at Skid Row Florists, where he is bossed around by the shop’s owner. Secretly in love with Audrey, Seymour becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers the talking alien plant. His life becomes complicated when the plant begins to demand people to eat.

Avengers star Chris Evens will star alongside Scarlett Johansson. Marc Platt and Sarah Schechter and Berlanti are producing.



Todd McFarlane is remaking the god awful 1997 movie Spawn and giving fans of the comic character a darker, “R-rated”, supernatural movie starring Jamie Foxx as Spawn and Jeremy Renner as Twitch.

In the original, an elite mercenary is killed but comes back from Hell as a reluctant soldier of the Devil to seek revenge.




Sound the alarm, director Jan de Bont’s 1996 action-adventure/disaster blockbuster Twister is getting a remake by Universal Pictures.

Joseph Kosinski (Top Gun: Maverick) is currently in talks to direct “and the studio is currently meeting with writers to pen the script.” Variety reports.

The original film centers on Bill and Jo Harding (Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton), advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes.




Witchfinder General is the next genre film getting a remake. Deadline reported the news from Cannes that John Hillcoat (The Road, Lawless) will be directing the new version written by Jon Croker (Woman In Black 2) with Nicholas Winding Refn (Drive, Neon Demon) serving as producer.

In the 1968 original, directed by Michael Reeves and starring Vincent Price, a young soldier seeks to end the evils caused by a vicious witch hunter.




The upcoming remake of Stephen King’s Firestarter, from Universal and Blumhouse, has found its director, Fatih Akin (In the Fade).

Scott Teems (Narcos) will be adapting the script based on King’s 1980 novel about a young girl with pyrokinesis (the ability to set fire with only the mind).

Jason Blum of Blumhouse will produce alongside Akiva Goldsman. Martha de Laurentiis will executive produce. VP of production Sara Scott will oversee production for Universal.



Resident Evil

Filming has just wrapped on the Resident Evil reboot from director Johannes Roberts (47 Meters Down, The Strangers: Prey at Night).

Paul W.S Anderson’s 2002 original adaptation starred Milla Jovovich as Alice who along with a military unit, goes head to head with an out-of-control supercomputer and hundreds of scientists who have mutated into flesh-eating creatures after a laboratory accident in an underground facility known as “The Hive”.

Resident Evil premieres on September 9, 2021.



The People Under the Stairs

Jordan Peele is remaking The People Under the Stairs. He has signed on to produce a new adaptation (aka remake) of Stephen King’s tale for Universal. There is no word yet if he will be directing yet, but will be producing.

In the original 1991 movie by Wes Craven, two adults and a juvenile break into a house occupied by a twisted brother and sister and their stolen children. There, they find more than they bargained for and must fight for their lives.

Kaya Scodelario (Crawl) stars as Claire Redfield. Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and the Wasp) plays Jill Valentine, Robbie Amell (Upload) is Chris Redfield, Tom Hopper (“The Umbrella Academy”) plays Albert Wesker, “Yellowstone’s” Neal McDonough plays William Birkin, and Avan Jogia (Zombieland: Double Tap) plays the role of Leon S. Kennedy, with Donal Logue (Silent Night) as Chief Irons.


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