A lot of popular culture from my childhood feels sacred, and The NeverEnding Story may very well be in my top five favorite fantasy movies I saw as a kid.
The movie actually had two sequels back in the day, and now it's coming around again: Leonard DiCaprio's production company as well as the folks behind The Curious Case of Benjamin Button are gearing up to figure out how to bring this fantasy back to the big screen for a new generation.
The original movie, based on a German-language novel, followed a lonely boy named Bastian who discovers a new land called Fantasia through reading. According to today's news, the new script will likely "examine the more nuanced details of the book that were glossed over in the first pic."
It's so strange to think about these mystical kid movies from the pre-CGI era. The original is dark and full of puppets and Falcor! I'm not sure a CGI-ed remake could touch the first one. Or maybe I just imagine this movie to be better than it actually was because everything seemed magical before I hit double digits — after all, even the two older sequels left me a little cold. How do you feel about this? Do you wish Hollywood would lay off the '80s already? Or is this a battle you just can't bring yourself to fight?