For Some Reason Ashton Kutcher's 'Butterfly Effect' Getting Rebooted
With properties from the 70s, 80s and 90s getting the reboot and remake treatment lately, it shouldn't be all that surprising that Hollywood is already reaching into the 2000s to bring back established intellectual property. Variety has word that FilmEngine and Benderspink (the company behind next month's promising R-rated comedy We're the Millers) are teaming to reboot the 2004 sci-fi thriller The Butterfly Effect, which starred Ashton Kutcher and Amy Smart. Benderspink was behind the original New Line film and two straight-to-DVD sequels, and apparently it's now ripe for a remake just under ten years later. More below!
Honestly, the original film is a cool little story as it follows a college student with a troubled childhood and an institutionalized father who learns that he has the ability to travel back in time and change the present by reliving and changing memories from his past. But the effects have surprising and drastic consequences. It's a very cool concept, and maybe there's a new twist on the story that will make it a little more interesting this time around. After all, the first film had this sort of emo, MTV generation feel to it, and this one could be made to hit a larger audience. However, with the original film's co-writer and director Eric Bress attached to the film, we're not sure what to expect. We'll have to wait and see how this plays out.