Yeah, they've been remaking a lot of old movies lately. Most of which have been disappointing to say the least.
For example, the remake of Jumanji is set for 2017 release, starring the Rock and Kevin Hart. With all due respect a remake of Jumanji is absolutely unnecessary as the original was a masterpiece in and of itself.
They're only ruining the legacy of Robin Williams by remaking this movie. The Rock is cool and what not but Kevin Hart, really? He's a funny dude but I don't think his persona fits the movie's theme. Hollywood being hollywood by using old successful movies with current star actors, trying to rake in the big bucks. Money talks.