They’re forty years old AND they’ve already been made into younger, shinier, newer versions. They are the films of 1976.
Sissy Spacek was 27 when she played Stephen King’s iconic telekinetic teen. John Travolta, her love interest of sorts, was 22.
Age of Remake: 3 years
Chloe Grace Moertz was 16 when she starred in the remake. Ansel Elgort was 19 when he took over Travolta’s role.
Lee Remick was 39 when she played the adoptive mother of Satan’s son. Gregory Peck, who played her husband, was 60.
Age of Remake: 10 years
Julia Stiles was 25 in the remake. Liev Schreiber was 39.
Jessica Lange was 27 when she played the giant ape’s object of affection. Her leading man, Jeff Bridges, was the same age.
Age of Remake: 11 years
Naomi Watts was 37 in the remake. Adrien Brody was 32.
Barbara Harris was Mom/daughter Annabel at 41. Jodie Foster played Annabel/Mom at 14.
Age of Remake: 13 years
Jamie Lee Curtis played Mom/daughter Anna at 45. Lindsay Lohan played Anna/Mom at 17.
Assault on Precinct 13
The stars’ ages were: Austin Stoker, 33; Darwin Joston, 39; Martin West,39.
Age of Remake: 11
Ethan Hawke was 35, Laurence Fishburne was 44, Drea de Matteo was 37, Maria Bello was 38, and Gabriel Byrne was 55 when starring in the remake.
The Town That Dreaded Sundown
Ben Johnson played Captain Morales at the age of 58. Andrew Prine was Deputy Ramsey at age 40. Dawn Wells was victim Katie Starks when she was 38.
Age of Remake: 2 years
Though it was more of a meta sequel than remake, shut up. Addison Timlin played the lead at age 23 and her leading man was Travis Tope, also 23. 39-year old Joshua Leonard was Deputy Foster and 58-year old Gary Cole was Chief Deputy Tillman.
The Bad News Bears
Coach Buttermaker was played by a 56-year old Walter Matthau. His team had a 15-year old Jackie Earle Haley and 13-year old Tatum O’Neal.
Age of Remake: 11 years
Billy Bob Thornton stepped into Buttermaker’s shoes at 50. Sammi Kane Kraft was 13 when she played the female pitcher for the Bears. (Kraft passed away at age 20 from injuries sustained in a car accident.)
The Killer Inside Me
Stacey Keach played the despicable deputy sheriff Lou Ford when he was 35. Susan Tyrrell was 31 when playing ill-fated prostitute Joyce Lakeland. Tisha Sterling played Ford’s love interest Amy Stanton at 32.
Age of Remake: 6 years
Casey Affleck took on the role of Ford at 35. Jessica Alba stepped into Lakeland’s shoes at 29. Kate Hudson was 31 when playing Stanton.