@thepanzini: Alien, The Terminator, and Rambo had almost immediate sequels that were in the same general genre but tweaked to be more action oriented. Rambo 1 is an action thriller. Rambo 2 is more straight action. Terminator 1 is a dark sci-fi action thriller. Terminator 2 is dark sci fi action. Alien went from sci fi horror to sci fi action horror. And there were not significant time gaps there.
A Fistful of Dollars is irrelevant because it had absolutely no obvious connection to the source and wasn't marketed on that at all. The Mummy just used a generic public domain monster and put it in a new setting with maybe a couple minor winks at the earlier film like calling the mummy Imhotep. It made no attempt to market based on the earlier Universal Horror movie. Mission Impossible went from small screen spy TV show to big budget spy movie and then slowly morphed into a more pure action franchise, but the first movie had many, many, connections to the source material. Battlestar Galactica, Perry Mason, and Lost in Space just took old franchises and remade them in modern style. You can't remake Perry Mason as a 1950s style lawyer show but it's just a 2020s prestige lawyer show. Lost in Space and Battlestar Galactica likewise just moved from 1950s and 1970s style sci fi shows into more modernized versions of the same thing.
None of these are the same as taking a single player focused FPS from the 1990s and making it a zero story multiplayer extraction game in 2020s style. Nobody expected it would be EXACTLY the same as Marathon from the 90s. Like nobody thought there were going to be flat corridors like Wolfenstein with flat sprite enemies. They expected something more like the Doom update, where they took the basic premise and remade it in a modern style with new twists.
Doom 1993 to Doom 2016 is much more similar to Battlestar Galactica 1970s to 1990 or Lost in Space and its remakes. It's the same basic genre but for a new time period.
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