Hollywood is Remaking Your Childhood

This August, the ’80s crime-fighting foursome of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will join the list of millennial heroes being given the big-screen treatment with the help of Michael Bay and lots of CGI. But it’s not just old-school superheroes being reborn as blockbuster stars anymore. Hollywood has their targets set on a new set of remakes and sequels to bring nostalgic twenty- and thirtysomethings back to the movies. Steven Spielberg is reportedly trying to reunite some of the original cast of The Goonies, and there’s a rumored Gremlins remake in the works. Here’s a look at a few more of your favorite childhood franchises poised for Hollywood comebacks.

###Peanuts

Snoopy, Charlie Brown and Charles Schulz’s entire gang of beloved comic strip characters are getting the computer animation treatment in this Paul Feig-produced blockbuster due out in the fall of 2015.

###Jumanji

The 1995 film about a magic board game that brings the jungle to life is getting a makeover at the hands of Zach Helm, a screenwriter who has worked on Stranger than Fiction and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

###Flight of the Navigator

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Disney’s 1986 sci-fi time travel adventure that made every kid want his own alien spaceship is reportedly getting a reboot with the help of Safety Not Guaranteed director Colin Trevorrow.

###Goosebumps

Jack Black will star as author R.L. Stine in a very meta movie about the Scholastic catalog favorites. It will likely involve several characters from the novels as Stine’s Goosebumps monsters are unleashed in the real world.

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