A flick by any other name

Instead of making old movies again under a different name (say, "Death Takes a Holiday" becomes "Meet Joe Black"), why not make different movies under an old name? Here's an example:
The Big Chill, 2002. Directed by Jerry Bruckheimer. Starring Bruce Willis as The Weatherman, and Julia Roberts as His Assistant Meteorologist.
The Plot: A cold front threatens to engulf Southern California. Panic ensues as a light breeze hits the Los Angeles area. Cars get stuck in traffic jams and things inexplicably explode. Then there is a drizzle in Hollywood, and all hell breaks loose. Not recommended for intelligent viewers.