Examining the list of highest grossing movies of 2017 in the U.S. reveals a common thread: nine of the top 10 films are either sequels, remakes, or films based on existing intellectual property, the sole outlier being Dunkirk. Looking at the top 10s of the past few years doesn’t wield drastically different results either.

The reason Hollywood studios tend to gravitate towards churning out sequels and remakes is fear, according to John Landis. In the video above, Landis talks about how changing film distribution methods led to the current landscape of films, and why he’s excited about Get Out and Baby Driver.