Teen WolfPlease, MTV dudes, if you're intent on rehashing cheap-jack 80s movies into modern-day TV serial dramas, at least have the decency to honor the original by updating the original, not simply hijacking the title. We're talking about 'Teen Wolf,' the 1985 groan fest that became a sentimental favorite solely because of the winning performance by Michael J. Fox in the title role. Judging by its new trailer, the TV series will be more "reminiscent of the dreamy 'Twilight' character played by tween heartthrob Taylor Lautner," observes Movieline.

That means MTV will turn the movie's basic premise upside down in search of ... what? A lead-in for their reality hit 'Teen Mom'? Look, the original was no deathless classic, but the idea was sweet and gentle, plucked straight from a geeky, naive teen boy's fantasies. Michael J. Fox played Scott Howard, a kid who's leading an ordinary high school life, out of the limelight. He's an average basketball player on a bad team; he yearns for a pretty girl and is bullied by her boyfriend. Then, wham! He learns that he can turn into a werewolf, is thrust into the public spotlight and begins to reap the rewards, before learning valuable lessons about what's really important in life.