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Now this is the droid we're looking for.

In a desperate attempt to somehow get even more Star Wars into the world, people are digging up some real strange versions of the George Lucas classic. Chief among them is the 1982 Turkish pseudo-remake, Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam, or The Man Who Saves the World. Now that’s a title.

Great Big Story talked to film historian Ed Glaser, who spends a lot of his time hunting down bizarre, cheap-o remakes of some of Hollywood’s biggest hits. Glaser has seen, restored, and/or attempted to re-release weird foreign rip-offs and remakes, including Nigerian Titanic, Turkish Rambo, and Egyptian Rocky Horror Picture Show.

via Gif Soup

“The holy grail of these kinds of films is Çetin İnanç's The Man Who Saves the World, better known as The Turkish Star Wars,” he says. “I’ve never really seen anything like it. It’s a little bit like a fever dream.”

Now don’t get your hopes about this one. It’s not exactly the story of Star Wars. It just cuts some of Lucas’ footage into another weird movie about a half naked man and his sword. According to The Verge, “It, ahem, borrows footage from other sci-fi flicks, as well as music scores from movies like Raiders of the Lost Ark. More importantly, however, is its inclusion on Wikipedia’s list of the worst films ever made. That’s an honor that makes us dying to get ahold of it.”

Check out the video and marvel at some of the footage. Now if only they could cut some of this footage into Episode VIII.

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Mashable remade 'Friends' with hamsters.
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Do you know that today is Friday?

Of course you do.

Do you know that Mashable remade your favorite 90s sitcom Friends with hamsters?

Well they did.

Don't think too hard about this one. Just sit back and enjoy the countdown to the weekend.



Mashable does this often. They had hamsters throw a tiki party, had them eat tiny burritos and celebrate Valentine's Day.

They probably just found a box of them in an alley a few years ago and are trying to ensure they lead happy lives.

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If there aren't singing orangutans in this movie, the whole thing is a bust.

Disney continues its foray into live action remakes with the newly released trailer for next year's version of The Jungle Book.

It's got some really big voice acting names to it, a kid that looks a heck of a lot like Mowgli and some pounding drums in the soundtrack. So that's something. At the very least, it looks better than the 1994 Jason Scott Lee version.



That bear looks lost.

For whatever reason, Disney has recently decided to go back its well of immortal cartoons and remake them with live action. It's a strategy they appear to be doubling down on, because it seems like that's a phrase some Disney exec would have used when talking about this strategy.

The first of these remakes was this years Cinderella. Next will come this probably-songless remake of Jungle Book. Then for 2017, Disney is already working on a live action Beauty and the Beast. And last July, they announced they would work on a live action, Tim Burton remake of Dumbo.



You could probably thrown this year's Maleficent in with the bunch, but we're mostly talking about specific remakes rather than reimaginings. The world is full of complications.

But for now, we can just sit back and imagine what Christopher Walken will sound like as King Louie. Because that's probably going to be the best part.

Are you excited for The Jungle Book or any of these live action remakes?

Parents recreate daughter's selfies and it's wonderful.
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Emily Musson and her boyfriend love taking selfies. Emily's parents love making fun of them.

Musson got in the habit of regularly uploading pictures like the following, showcasing the couples photogenic-ness.



She then shared an album of them on Facebook, because that's what Facebook's for.



Her parents immediately started trolling.



It was incredible.





Musson posted it to Twitter and it's currently sitting at almost 50,000 retweets, because people like good stuff.

Now Nightmare on Elm Street is getting remade.
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We have reached the point in human history where we now measure days no longer by the sun, but by when the next cycle of remake news comes out.

Today's very special #tbt announcement? New Line Cinema wants to remake A Nightmare On Elm Street.

"Didn't they just do that?" you're saying and you are a clever one, aren't you?

In the bygone era of 2010, the studio did indeed remake the 1984 original with Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger. It also starred Rooney Mara and Kyle Gallner.

But fear not, for the nostalgia machine erases all traces of past flops and Freddy shall terrorize the dreams of teens once more.



Tracking Board got the exclusive news that marks another day has dawned.

Plot details are kept under lock and key, though fans can safely assume that the red-and-green sweater/fedora wearing Freddy Krueger will once again be up to his old tricks, ready to terrorize a new group of sleep-deprived youngsters. There's no producer on board yet, but Orphan scribe David Leslie Johnson has been tapped to script.



If you don't remember Orphan, it was a 2009 horror film about a couple who adopts a nine-year-old girl. Shocker, she's "not nearly as innocent as she claims to be."

With A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th and Halloween all receiving remakes the past couple of years, Hollywood's running out of 1980s slasher properties to remake.

Maybe it's about time they took another look at 1988's classic Pumpkinhead.

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Early Bird Special: Finally: A shot-for-shot cooking-themed remake of the Inception trailer.

[thanks paul!]