Director's Remakes, Part 1

Can you name the Great Director's Remakes

DirectorAnswerOriginal Film/Novel/Hint
William FriedkinTV Version of Sidney Lumet's 1957 filmed teleplay
Takashi MiikeJûsan-nin no shikaku (1963)
James MangoldBoth based on Elmore Leonard's short western story
Taylor HackfordOut of the Past (1947)
Steven SpielbergA Guy Named Joe (1943)
Rob MarshallTV version of John Huston's 1982 filmed musical
Richard LinklaterVersion of Michael Ritchie's 1976 comedy
John SturgesShichinin no Samurai [The Seven Samurai] (1954)
Harold RamisVersion of Stanley Donen's 1967 comedy (loosely based on Faust)
Mike NicholsLa Cage aux Folles (1978)
Stanley Donen Un moment d'egarement (1977); remake stars Michael Caine
Jim SheridanBrødre (2004); original is Danish
Billy WilderL'Emmedeur (1973); remake stars Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau
Martin ScorseseBoth movies based on John D. MacDonald's novel 'The Executioners'
Kimberly PeirceBoth movies based on Stephen King's 1974 novel
Paul SchraderBased on Jacques Tourneur's 1942 horror film; remake stars Natassja Kinsi
Franco ZeffirelliBased on King Vidor's 1931 drama; remake stars Jon Voight
Atom EgoyanNathalie... (2004); remake stars Liam Neeson
Joel SchumacherCousin, cousine (1975); remake stars Ted DansonC
Louis MalleBig Deal on Madonna Street (1958) also remade as Welcome to Collinwood (2002)
Walter SallesRemake of Hideo Nakata's 2002 horror film; remake stars Jennifer Connelly
DirectorAnswerOriginal Film/Novel/Hint
Zack SnyderRemake of George A. Romero's 1978 horror film
Neil LaButeRemake of Frank Oz's 1997 British comedy
John MaddenRemake of Assaf Bernstein's 2007 Israeli drama
Martin ScorseseInfernal Affairs (2002)
Michael CiminoRemake of William Wyler's 1955 thriller; remake stars Mickey Rourke
Warren Beatty & Buck HenryHere Comes Mr. Jordan (1941); also remade as Down to Earth (2001) starring Chris Rock
Ron HowardLouis 19, le roi des ondes (1994); remake stars Matthew McConaughey
Paul SchraderAlthough completed first, this was released after Renny Harlin's version a year earlier
Adrian LyneDiversion (British TV movie)
Ivan ReitmanLes Comperes (1983); remake stars Robin Williams
Sergio LeoneYojimbo (1961)
David Cronenberg Remake of Kurt Neumann's 1958 horror film starring Vincent Price
Craig BrewerRemake of Herbert Ross's 1984 film starring Kevin Bacon
John SingletonThe Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
Michael HanekeRemake of his own 1997 film
David FincherVersion of Stieg Larsson's novel
Roland EmmerichGojira (1954)
Neil JordanBob le flambeur (1955)
Rob ZombieRemake of John Carpenter's 1978 classic horror film
Jan de BontRemake of Robert Wise's 1963 horror film
Michael MannRemake of his own television movie 'L.A. Takedown'
DirectorAnswerOriginal Film/Novel/Hint
Peter HyamsHigh Noon (1952); sci-fi version of a western
Alexandre AjaRemake of Wes Craven's 1977 horror film
Francis LawrenceThe Last Man on Earth (1964); also remade as The Omega Man (1971)
Christopher NolanRemake of Erik Skjoldbjaerg's 1997 Norwegian thriller
Oliver HirschbiegelRemake of Don Siegel's 1956 classic horror film; also remade in 1978 by Philip Kaufman and in 1993 by Abel Ferrara
F. Gary GrayRemake of Peter Collinson's 1969 caper film starring Michael Caine
Michael Caton-JonesRemake of Fred Zinnemann's 1973 thriller; both based on Frederick Forsyth's novel
Richard FleischerRemake of Alan Crosland's 1927 talky; remake stars Neil Diamond
Peter JacksonRemake of Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack's classic monster movie; also remade in 1976
Barbet SchroederRemake of Henry Hathaway's 1947 film noir; remake stars Nicolas Cage
Joel and Ethan CoenRemake of Alexander Mackendrick's 1955 comedy starring Alec Guinness
Wes CravenLoosely based on Ingmar Bergman's 'The Virgin Spring' (1960); Craven's film was remade in 2009
Walter HillYojimbo (1961); stars Bruce Willis
Frank OzMusical remake of Roger Corman's 1960 film
Alfred HitchcockRemake of his own 1934 film
Blake EdwardsRemake of Francois Truffaut's 1977 film; remake stars Burt Reynolds
Martin BrestDeath Takes a Holiday (1934); remake stars Brad Pitt
Simon WestRemake of Michael Winner's 1972 film starring Charles Bronson
Stephen SommersRemake of classic Universal horror film directed by Karl Freund in 1932
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