Monday, Mar 29, 2010
by PopMatters Staff
by Steve Spears
St. Petersburg Times (29 March 2010)

“The official “Year of the ‘80s Remake” is now fully underway. In April alone, we get two biggies: Clash of the Titans and A Nightmare on Elm Street. In June comes The A-Team and The Karate Kid. The fall and winter brings us Red Dawn and Tron Legacy.

Having a hard time keeping score on remakes, sequels and reboots? Here’s an alphabetical list of every movie or TV project involving an ‘80s classic that I could find. And feel free to follow along daily, as I list each new projects on the Stuck in the ‘80s blog.

Much of the “status” reports are based on last-reported intelligence and are subject to change. And it’s probably safe to say that half of these will never make it to a theater or home audience.”

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