“Re-imagined” is a popular term used in the film industry. It lets audiences know the product is more than a remake; the creators are not following the original closely.
According to www.answers.com
“Reimaginings and renovations often contain tongue in cheek references to the original, with characters of the same name and similar concepts, while remaining significantly different from the original.”
In essence, a screenwriter can tap into a popular vein, to create a world without limitations. Thus, making audiences attracted to a specific name fall in love with an all new story.
A few of my favorite re-imaginings include: Alice in Wonderland, Batman Begins, Casino Royale, Sherlock Holmes, Star Trek and the television series Battlestar Galactica.
Some people view these shows as second only to plagiarism and claim Hollywood has no originality. How do you feel about reimagined films? In your opinion, what are some of the best and worst “re-imaginings”?