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It has to be The Thing really. John carpenter pretty much knocked it out the park really.
To widen it out, it can encompass an adaptation of a book as well.
Gotta be The Thing
Willard. Crispin glover was made for that role.
The Body Snatchers was amazing. Better than the 50s version (I think it was made in the 50s).
called L.A. Takedown? Michael Mann did both.
if its book maybe We Need To Talk About Kevin, or To Kill A Mockingbird
remake probs Bad Lieutenant (but its not really)
maybe cronenberg's fly is also pretty great
in terms of remakes of foreign films, it's gotta be the department
too many good films are adapted from books.
um, Werckmeister Harmonies maybe? Apocalypse Now? I've got a pretty big soft spot for Lord of the Rings.
Things adapted from books are a different question entirely.
but The Thing is pretty much the right answer.