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This is a legal question. At least in the US, parody and satire fall under the fair use umbrella of copyright law. A remake requires permission if the material being remade is copyrighted. You can't remake Star Wars without permission as the story and characters are protected under copyright and trademark laws. You could remake a Sherlock Holmes story ...
Parody does not need permission because it is protected under "fair use".
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