Occasionally, there’s talk of remaking Soylent Green. Of course, the film’s twist ending that the titular substance, a last-ditch effort to feed an overpopulated planet when the oceans have died, is actually made of people, can’t really be reproduced. (Witness what happened when Tim Burton remade Planet of the Apes and tried to go for a twist.)

What might make a reboot cheeky is if it is revealed (again) that Soylent Green is made out of peopleā€¦ but humanity’s response is a collective yawn, and it goes on happily eating it. “Better them than us, munch munch.”

That would be a pretty good mirror on our society today.