'The Butterfly Effect' Is Getting a Reboot, And No One Cares: 6 Other Films That Didn't Need a Remake

Confession time: I actually have a serious soft spot for the bizarre and disturbing Ashton Kutcher film The Butterfly Effect. Yes, this time-travel drama sometimes made no sense and featured way too much beard on Kutcher, but what can I say — if it's on TV, I'll be watching it. According to reports, the 2004 film — which spawned two terrible sequels — will get a reboot in 2014. But just because I happen to have an affinity for The Butterfly Effect doesn't mean that I have any interest in seeing a reboot of the film. Still, it's not the only film that we can't believe is getting remade. Whether we want the original film to be left alone — or thought the original was too awful to warrant a rebirth — here's a list of films that shouldn't be redone. Image: New Line Cinema

Now Here's a Reboot We Don't Need to See

Confession time: I actually have a serious soft spot for the bizarre and disturbing Ashton Kutcher film The Butterfly Effect. Yes, this time-travel drama sometimes made no sense and featured way too much beard on Kutcher, but what can I say — if it's on TV, I'll be watching it. According to reports, the 2004 film — which spawned two terrible sequels — will get a reboot in 2014. But just because I happen to have an affinity for The Butterfly Effect doesn't mean that I have any interest in seeing a reboot of the film. Still, it's not the only film that we can't believe is getting remade. Whether we want the original film to be left alone — or thought the original was too awful to warrant a rebirth — here's a list of films that shouldn't be redone. Image: New Line Cinema

'American Psycho' (2000)

A terrible idea? Take a cult film that is literally a satire of a specific time period and change that time period for a reboot. The project has been in development over at Lionsgate since 2011. While we'd certainly give it a chance, we'll take Scott Disick and Kanye's version over a remake any day. Image: Lionsgate

'Heathers' (1988)

Whoever thought of rebooting Heathers as a TV show for Bravo probably had a brain tumor for breakfast. The cult classic — which paved the way for fast-talking teen movies like Junowill be adapted into a television series for Bravo that will focus on Winona Ryder's character, Veronica, and her teen daughter. Image: New World Pictures

'Child's Play' (1988)

The Chucky franchise has terrified audiences for years... and then it stopped being scary to basically everyone. Once Chucky stopped being frightening, the filmmakers went straight for the camp factor instead with Bride of Chucky and Seed of Chucky, two films that are actually pretty good at poking fun at the franchise's own ridiculousness. Yet the filmmakers eventually went back to straight-up horror with Curse of Chucky, a straight-to-DVD film that will horrify absolutely no one. Except your wallet, if you choose to spend any money on it at all. Image: Universal Pictures

'Spider-Man' (2002)

The world can't get enough of superhero flicks, but why make another version of essentially the same exact story just five years after Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy? The Amazing Spider-Man did well in theaters (because, obviously), but didn't exactly feel like a fresh take on the character. Maybe it would have been if Donald Glover played the hero.

'The Grudge' (2004)

Hey, remember that horror movie that wasn't The Ring but tried really, really hard to make you believe it was as good by throwing the beloved Sarah Michelle Gellar in it? Though The Grudge was actually a remake of a Japanese horror film, it seems that it's the subpar American version that will now get its own remake. Image: Columbia Pictures

'Three Men and a Baby'

Adam Sandler apparently wanted to make a version of Three Men and a Baby with Rob Schneider, David Spade, and Chris Rock as polyamorous gay men, trying to raise a kid. Let's hope this one gets stuck in development. Image: Buena Vista Pictures