But this particular High Fidelity attempts to present itself as a much different beast than its predecessors. For one, the property has been gender-flipped Ghostbusters-style, with Zoë Kravitz as Rob and Rob’s formerly-cishet and white coworkers replaced by a black woman (Da’Vine Joy Randolph, her Cherise standing in for Jack Black’s Barry) and a gay man (David Holmes as Simon, in place of the film’s Stiff Little Fingers-loving Dick)." https://www.stereogum.com/2073477/high-fidelity-remake-hulu-zoe-kravitz/franchises/sounding-board/
So, to recap, they've done it to:
The Dark Tower film
Dickens' David Copperfield
Covers of classic novels
The author of High Fidelity thought the reboot was a gimmick. Which it is:
"Hornby said he initially feared that the proposal to have Kravitz portray Rob was “a gimmick” based off the fact that her father “is a rock star” (Lenny Kravitz) and her mother (Lisa Bonet) was in the 2000 film.
"And, to be honest, I understand some of the backlash. Instead of rebooting old movies with gender swapped roles (yes, this applies to you too, Steven Spielberg), why not greenlight original movies with original women characters as the lead?"