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Remake central: Has Hollywood run out of new ideas?

Remakes of well-known movies like "Scarface" and "Ghostbusters" seem to show that studios are running out of original ideas
Is Hollywood out of ideas? 02:41

Every where you turn, there appears to be news about a new big-screen remake. From two new "Ghostbusters" movies to a reboot of "Scarface," it's starting to feel like a case of déjà vu at the movie theater these days.

What gives? Is Hollywood out of ideas?

Variety deputy editor Jenelle Riley spoke with CBSN's Elaine Quijano about Hollywood's apparent creative drought.

"It definitely feels like they've run out of ideas," she said.

"There were thousands of movies that weren't quite good, but maybe had potential -- had good stories," added Riley. "I could think of a bunch of horror films that could stand remaking. You don't need to remake 'The Evil Dead.' You don't need to remake 'Ghostbusters.'"

But will remaking previous blockbuster hits bring moviegoers into the theater?

Riley, for one, will be there.

"I will see every single one of these," she said.

Check out the video above for more on Hollywood and the flurry of remakes coming our way.

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