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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.

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“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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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.