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Franchise Face-Lifts We'd Like to See

EW reimagines ''Robocop'' and ''Poltergeist''

POLTERGEIST
Picture this: Grudge helmer Takashi Shimizu directing, as Elle Fanning (Babel) coos ''They're heeere.'' We dare you to sit close to the screen.

ROBOCOP
Wentworth Miller (Prison Break) could definitely do justice to a souped-up robo-suit — and he'd never have to worry about helmet hair.

GODZILLA
Up-and-comer Joon-ho Bong (The Host) deserves a shot at taming the granddaddy of all prehistoric radioactive things. (Okay, so it's a small family.)

THE THIN MAN
Reese Witherspoon and Jake Gyllenhaal (we can dream, right?) would add a youthful and modern twist to the gin-soaked mystery series.

Originally posted May 18, 2007 Published in issue #935 May 25, 2007 Order article reprints