12 remakes of hit films, the main characters of which were characters of the opposite sex (14 photos)

Category: Movie, PEGI 0+
13 April 2024

Replacing actors when creating remakes is a common occurrence, since most often they are filmed a fair number of years after the release of the original. Sometimes, in order to restart the story, new characters are introduced into the plot of the film, and sometimes a new main character is introduced, whose personality in many respects diverges from the one who was in the original.

Ocean's 8 (2018)

A spin-off of the film Ocean's 11 (2001) and its two sequels. The new version featured top actresses Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, as well as singer Rihanna.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (2019)

A remake of the film Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988), which in turn is a remake of the 1964 film Bedtime Stories. Anne Hathaway is here again - along with Rebel Wilson, they replaced Steve Martin and Michael Caine. And they replaced Marlon Brando and David Niven. Here the stars were in all three versions.

Ghostbusters (2016)

A reboot of the 1984 Ghostbusters film and its 1989 sequel. The female version stars Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig, as well as Chris Hemsworth and actors from the original film.

The Thing (2011)

Prequel to the 1982 film The Thing. The new version, starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, takes place exactly before the story of the original, starring Kurt Russell.

The Karate Kid 4 (1994)

The fourth installment in the Karate Kid film series (1984-1989), in which Mr. Miyagi this time teaches martial arts to a teenage girl, played by Hilary Swank. In this case, it is not a remake, but a direct continuation. The Master, as in previous parts, is played by Pat Morita.

American Psycho 2 (2002)

Either a remake or a sequel to the film “American Psycho” (2000). The leading actor in the original, Christian Bale, was replaced in the newer version by Mila Kunis.

What Men Want (2019)

Remake of the film "What Women Want" (2000). Taraji P. Henson plays a similar role to Mel Gibson in the original and hears the men's thoughts.

After the wedding (2019)

Hollywood remake of the 2006 Danish film After the Wedding. The new version stars Michelle Williams and Julianne Moore, while the original starred Mads Mikkelson.

Bumblebee (2018)

Prequel to the main Transformers film series (2007-2017). Here, a teenage girl played by Hailee Steinfeld, replacing the hero Shia LaBeouf, becomes Bumblebee's friend.

Hellraiser (2022)

A remake of the 1984 film Hellraiser. The role of Pinhead is unexpectedly played here by actress Jamie Clayton, who replaced Doug Bradley and two other actors who played the Cenobite in this large-scale series.

He's All That (2021)

Remake of the film "She's All That" (1998). The only case in the collection when the heroine (Rachel Leigh Cook) from the original was replaced by the hero (Tanner Buchanan) in the remake. The concept with this rearrangement has not changed - from a “nondescript” (she wears glasses, what a horror!) schoolboy they make the king of the prom.

Doctor Who (TV series 2018-2022)

For the first time in the history of the series, the role of the main character was played by a woman - Jodie Whittaker became the Thirteenth Doctor.

Bonus: Storm (2010)

The only well-known film adaptation of Shakespeare's play of the same name, the main character of which, the wizard Prospero, is a man. In the film, he became Prospera, played by Helen Mirren.

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