I had a conversation (or a conversation with a brick wall) with someone that wanted Jaws to be rebooted because he thought that the movie could taken in a new direction. What?
Here's the reasons why a Jaws re-anything will not work at all:
1. You can't recapture anything that the original had. It's been parodied and mimicked so many times especially with imitators that it won't work.
2. What new direction can you take it? The franchise took the shark to fucking Sea World and the Bahamas following a Brody relative. Not to mention that any killer animal movie after Jaws pretty much used up any creative scenarios (Deep Blue Sea for example) so where else can you go other than just re-creating the movie?
3. It's unnecessary to the max.
Jaws alongside movies like The Exorcist and The Godfather are those films that are so vital to their genre and imitated so often that a remake would not only tarnish the legacy, but it would just feel like another clone.