From John Ford to Michael Mann to Alfred Hitchcock, some of the greatest filmmakers of all time have directed remakes their own movies.
Remakes, reboots, and reimaginings of existing films are becoming more and more common in the moviegoing landscape as Hollywood studios grow increasingly risk-averse and take fewer chances on original ideas. In most cases, studios hire a new filmmaker to take a crack at familiar material. But some directors have actually remade their own work.
From Michael Mann to Alfred Hitchcock to John Ford to Yasujirō Ozu, some of the greatest filmmakers in the history of cinema have taken a second stab at their own movies.