Oh Hollywood, when oh when will you learn? … You just have to remake old properties over and over and rarely does it work. For every Karate Kid hit, you have a dozen A-Team sized bombs. And now, you’re doing it again remaking the 80′s dance classic Footloose that launched the career of Golden Globe winner Kevin Bacon. The movie about a town that outlaws dancing in the middle of the good ole USA was quite timely back in 1984 and featured an amazing soundtrack with the top ten hit “Almost Paradise” by Mike Reno and Ann Wilson, and the # 1 hits “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” by Deniece Williams and the title cut by Kenny Loggins. It also gave us a riotously evil performance by multiple Emmy winner John Lithgow and featured Fame’s Lori Singer and Emmy and Golden Globe winner Sarah Jessica Parker. The movie was awesome and even spun off a theatrical stage musical. You’d think that would be enough… However, the powers that be at Paramount have decided to bring this tale to a younger audience and instead of taking a new spin with it like filming an actual musical of it (like originally planned), it looks as though they’ve just done a shot for shot remake. Argh. And I’m sorry but judging from the trailer, it does not improve on the original. This one stars newcomer Kenny Wormald alongside Julianne Hough (Dancing with the Stars), Andie MacDowell and Golden Globe nominee Dennis Quaid and hits theatres in October and I have the first trailer for you. Check it out below and let me know if you want to cut loose with Footloose again.
Tags: A Team, Andie MacDowell, Ann Wilson, Bonnie Tyler, Denice Williams, Dennis Quaid, Fame, Footloose, John Lithgow, Julianne Hough, Karate Kid, Kenny Loggins, Kenny Wormald, Lori Singer, Mike Reno, Sarah Jessica Parker, Shalamar