Where has the Magic of Hollywood Creativity Gone?

I recently visited a group of talented writers in the Living WritersCollective and shared some of the character development techniques I used. After the presentation, I got to chat with a few of them and after perusing some of their blogs there is clearly talent there. In fact, I haven’t done a show or presentation where someone has not walked up to me afterwards and shared some of their work with me which I love to see.
So if there is ample talent out there why then the obsession with reboots from Hollywood? Granted there have been a few that I’ve enjoyed (Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Batman Begins) but it really seems like the Hollywood spark is either gone or needs to be reinvented somehow.

Hmmm, reinvented. I like the sound of that.

With that said, here is a list of more reboots coming to a theater near you.

Flight of the Navigator
http://www.slashfilm.com/disney-to-remake-flight-of-the-navigator/

Poltergeist
http://www.mania.com/producer-talks-poltergeist-old-boy_article_131670.html

Heavy Metal (although I’ve enjoyed Robert Rodriguez’ work)
http://kzok.radio.com/2011/07/25/robert-rodriguez-to-direct-new-heavy-metal-movie/

Highlander
http://www.beyondhollywood.com/category/highlander-remake-2010-movie/

National Lampoon’s Vacation (this is more of a “next generation” type movie)
http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=25995

Short Circuit
http://www.filmjunk.com/2011/08/05/short-circuit-remake-gets-a-new-director/

I hear there’s even something in the works for “Gilligan’s Island”.

Really?
Chat soon!
Lenny

Leonardo Ramirez is an author of prose fiction and graphic novels in the genres of Young Adult and Children’s Books. For more information please visit http://www.leonardoverse.com.