But refuses to confirm anything...
Alex Winehouse

10:16 20th July 2011

John Lasseter, the head of Pixar, has been quizzed about a potential Toy Story 4.

Tom Hanks had previously said that plans for a fourth installment of the adventures of Buzz, Woody and friends were being "worked on."

Lasseter told BBC Breakfast: "I found that very interesting too. It was really interesting, he carried on talking.

"We haven't announced anything, so I can't really talk about it."

A new short movie, Toy Story: Hawaiian Vacation, will play before the start of Pixar's latest film, Cars 2.

Following that, Pixar will start work on a sequel to the 2003 hit, Monsters Inc., titled Monsters University.

Cars 2 is released on July 22.

Hollywood's best (and worst) remakes...

  • The Maltese Falcon (1941) - Not many people know this, but the Humphrey Bogart classic was the third Hollywood attempt at bringing Dashiell Hammet's novel to life. However, the first two were relative duds, but in true Hollywood spirit, third time proved to be a charm. Not only the finest remake ever made, but one of the greatest movies to ever grave a cinema.

  • Pyscho (1998) - Gus van Sant thought he could top Alfred Hitchcock. He couldn't. Why he ever embarked on this particular ego trip is beyond anyone.

  • The Fly (1986) - A remake of the 1958 B-film classic, this version, starring Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis, manages to surpass what was already an excellent film.

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) - Tim Burton has remade two cult classics, and managed to do little justice to either. Because we loved the original Gene Wilder film, and cared little for Charlton Heston even at the best of times, we have decided to immortalise this dead duck of a film as opposed to Burton's other desecration, Planet of the Apes.

  • The Maginificent Seven (1960) - In truth, it might not be quite as good as Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, but it comes very close; and seeing as how Seven Samurai was such an incredible movie, The Magnificent Seven still stands as one of the best Westerns ever made.

  • Godzilla (1998) - It's been thirteen years since Hollywood decided to make a mockery of Japanese cinema, and we still haven't got over it. Matthew Broderick, what were you thinking?

  • The Birdcage (1996) - Hollywood gets French cinema right. A wonderful romp throughout, even if Gene Hackman in drag gives you sleepless nights. And talking of sleepless nights...

  • The Ring (2002) - Hollywood gets Japanese cinema wrong. Everything that was good about the original movie, the subtlety, the psychological terror, Sadako ruining the sight of Japanese girls in white dresses for all time for one particularly good friend of ours, gets thrown out of the window once the Americans get hold of it. Loud, proud, and in your face - the only scary thing about this re-make is that it ever dared get made in the first place. Hollywood can get the balance between US and Japanese horror right - see Dark Water - but they eviscerated this movie. Watch the Japanese version instead. It's brilliant.

  • True Lies (1994) - One of the last great Arnie action movies, True Lies was a remake of the 1991 French film La Totale!, but with Art Malik replacing the original's comedy sequences. The most expensive movie ever made at the time, we're also convinced this was also James Cameron's last decent film (because we all know Titanic and Avatar both sucked really).

  • The Wicker Man (2006) - How to do a rubbish remake of a rubbish movie. The original Wicker Man, from 1973 and starring Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee and a very naked Britt Ekland, may be considered a cult classic, but so is Plan 9 From Outer Space, and that's the worst film ever made.

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