For a few years now, The Neverending Story has been one of those movies that has been rolling around the internet as one of the classic films from the '80s that could possibly get a remake, but should this actually be done?
While this film has been a favorite for quite a few people who grew up in the '80s, and is one that many of them still come back to even now, that does not necessarily mean that it should be something that should be remade. This isn't to say that a remake wouldn't create effects that were far superior to anything that we saw in the original, because while they might have been perfectly fine at the time (and something that none of us would have blinked an eye at as being obviously fake), but that isn't necessarily enough of a reason to "modernize" the film. Even if the effects are completely horrible by today's standard, it's hard to believe that any of us who still go back and watch this film over and over again have such a hard time swallowing the effects that we would need something newer and shiner to keep us within the story . . . but that may have something to do with nostalgia.
What would really decide whether the film would probably be remade is whether or not the studio in charge of the remake would think that they would be able to make enough money from a newer version of the film to justify recreating it. And the thing with that is that when your concern is how much money you think that you might be able to make with the film, that doesn't necessarily mean that you are going to be concerned with the quality of the film that you are putting out there (since that particular mindset seems to be more concerned with making a quick buck rather than with creating something that would endure).
It seems that this is one of those films (those that have become something of a cult classic) that should be left alone in all of it's 1980s glory (with all of its horrible effects and everything), unless the filmmakers are able to create a film that not only pays homage to the original film, but which doesn't feel as though the filmmakers are far more concerned with how much money can be made by cashing in on people's nostalgia for all things 1980s.