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The Butterfly Effect has a remake in the pipeline

In one of the more bizarre pieces of reboot news we've heard in the last few months, Variety (opens in new tab) reports that The Butterfly Effect will be getting a lick of paint and a quick polish for a whole new audience.

The original film, released just ten years ago, was billed as Ashton Kutcher's breakthrough into the world of serious acting, casting him as a troubled college student capable of going back in time by reading his old diaries.

While it may not have completely reinvented Kutcher, the film was a considerable success at the box office, raking in nearly $100 million worldwide and spawning a couple of straight-to-DVD sequels.

That, seemingly, is enough to have convinced New Line offshoot Benderspink to sign off on a reboot, with original co-screenwriter Eric Bress reportedly at work on a new script. No director has been announced as yet.

In a Hollywood landscape where original features seem increasingly outnumbered by sequels, prequels and reboots, this latest news seems particularly unimaginative, but we'll reserve judgment until we find out a little more about this version...

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