12 Reboots That Chris Pratt Should Star in ASAP
Now that Jurassic World has made a bajillion dollars (or $524 worldwide, with the biggest opening weekend of all time here in the U.S.), Chris Pratt basically has the pick of the litter when it comes to movie roles. But if he wants to stick with reboots, we have some ideas:
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1. Indiana Jones
Obviously. It has been announced that Indy will ride again — after the not-so-beloved Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull — and Pratt is the rumored frontrunner. It’s no surprise why either, Jurassic World could basically be his audition tape.
(It’s worth mentioning that when ET asked Pratt about those rumors, he said, “I don't know the answer to that, I really don't. ... I'm the last to find out these things. I'll be halfway through production on it and I'll be like, ‘I got it? I'm doing it?’ So we'll see. I don't know.”)
2. Power Rangers
Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) is supposedly set to direct the long-brewing Rangers redo. (Not to be confused with the NSFW dark and gritty short that premiered earlier this year). If Pratt has proven anything with Jurassic World, it’s that we can trust him with properties we loved as children.
3. James Bond
So Pratt isn’t English. But he can do a spot-on TOWIE: The Only Way Is Essex accent. (That's the U.K.'s version of Jersey Shore.) And that might be a fun little switcheroo, once Daniel Craig has stepped away from 007, right?
It’s probably not an issue that Pratt is already in the Marvel cinematic universe. (If the two superheroes ever meet, they can just shoot it Parent Trap style.) Or that Marvel apparently wants a teenage actor for the Spidey reboot. There are comics where Peter Park is grown. Whatever, we like watching Pratt crack wise and kick ass. We realize we just described Star-Lord. WHATEVER.
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5. The All-Male Ghostbusters
We’re excited enough for the Ghostbusters reboot with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon, so if Sony has to make an all-male version too (because of course they do — Channing Tatum is allegedly signed on), having Pratt in it would make it an easier pill to swallow.
6. Kindergarten Cop
The original was about a cop (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger) who had to go undercover in an elementary school, and mostly we want to see Pratt act with little kids, since his tweets and Instagrams with son Jack are so adorable. (Unfortunately, this is a direct-to-DVD sequel so they neither deserve nor could afford Pratt.)
7. Rocky Horror Picture Show
COULD YOU EVEN IMAGINE CHRIS PRATT SINGING “SWEET TRANSVESTITE”? Sadly again, Fox is redoing Rocky Horror as a two-hour TV event, not for the big screen. But seeing Pratt in a corset would be a whole new side of him. We stick by that.
Columbia Pictures announced they were working on a remake of the Robin Williams film way back in 2012, but little has been heard of it since. But Pratt does comedy, he can do action, and stampeding jungle animals aren’t that far off from raptors. Maybe Kirsten Dunst can play the mom?
(We know it’s sacrilegious to say, but we would also watch Pratt in a Mrs. Doubtfire reboot, should they ever decide to make it.)
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The Clue remake has been whispered about in Hollywood for forever, though nothing has come of it yet. But if they ever get around to it, they should cast Pratt. You’d think as Colonel Mustard, but nay. We want him as Professor Plum.
10. A Gender-Bended Sister Act
This makes no sense on any level, but we love a good gender-bent remake and since no one can top Whoopi Goldberg in the original, why not completely mix it up? At the very least, it would be interesting. Whoopi could play the Harvey Keitel part.
11. The Live-Action Winnie the Pooh
We originally brainstormed this as a joke, but Disney really is making a live-action Winnie the Pooh — to go with their live-action Beauty and the Beast and Pinocchio — and can you think of any actors who are more lovable than Pratt? Also, he could play any prince in any of the other live-action Disney movies.
12. Fuller House
People get recast on TV all the time. Someone needs to play Michelle, right?
Now, find out how Pratt became Hollywood’s most bankable star and what he demands in his contacts: