The joy of premakes: The Empire Strikes Back, Ghostbusters, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Forrest Gump and Gone With The Wind

We all know abut remakes, right? You take an old movie or TV show and then make it again, updating it for today’s audiences. Think of Battlestar Galactica, Batman, Psycho et al.

So how about premakes? The idea here is to take a modern movie or TV show and then create from it an imagined original version made decades ago to show you how effects, etc, have changed over the years. Here’s what I mean.

Is there anything you’d like to see pre-made?

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  • Toby O'Brien

    I discovered the premakes after you posted that 1970's version of 'The Avengers' from a few weeks ago.� And that led to the 1940's/50's version as a premake.

    Have you ever seen the 1940's version of 'The Lord Of The Rings' using footage from old Warner Brothers' movies?�


  • Toby O'Brien

    I discovered the premakes after you posted that 1970's version of 'The Avengers' from a few weeks ago.� And that led to the 1940's/50's version as a premake.

    Have you ever seen the 1940's version of 'The Lord Of The Rings' using footage from old Warner Brothers' movies?�


  • I have now!