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Dirty Dancing remake

Aug. 19, 2009by:

Pat and his star

When a 17-years-late sequel to an 80s classic failed to capture the original's essence and box-office results, there isn't much choice: remake it and sucker in younger, unsuspecting audiences. It worked for a bunch of horror films, so why not chick flicks too?

And so it is that according to Production Weekly, Lionsgate is developing a remake of the Swayze "classic" DIRTY DANCING on a "new" script by Julia Dahl, a lady whose one and only feature-film writing credit is the 2003 so-so Brit Murphy/Dakota Fanning vehicle UPTOWN GIRLS.The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation is drooling already.

No word yet on casting or director, but does it matter? They're gonna do it anyway, and it'll probably make enough money to warrant a sequel of its own. With RED DAWN on its way and now this one, who wants to put money on how long it'll take for a GHOST remake to be announced? Swayze's entire 80s catalog is being combed, it seems...

Extra Tidbit: Anyone who feels this is a good idea care to speculate on casting?
Source: Coming Soon

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6:44AM on 08/19/2009

Urgh...

I just threw up in my mouth a little bit...
I just threw up in my mouth a little bit...
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5:16PM on 08/19/2009
It wouldn't really work. Dirty Dancing actually was dirty dancing back then when that style of dancing wasn't a popular or acceptable way to dance. Now a days it wouldn't have the same impact since that's how people dance normally. Also, abortion is currently legal so the controversial topic wouldn't really have as much of an impact on audiences either.
It wouldn't really work. Dirty Dancing actually was dirty dancing back then when that style of dancing wasn't a popular or acceptable way to dance. Now a days it wouldn't have the same impact since that's how people dance normally. Also, abortion is currently legal so the controversial topic wouldn't really have as much of an impact on audiences either.
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7:34AM on 08/19/2009
*is waiting for Roadhouse and Point Break remakes*
*is waiting for Roadhouse and Point Break remakes*
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10:50AM on 08/19/2009
Roadhouse remake?! Blasphemy! :)
Roadhouse remake?! Blasphemy! :)
1:03PM on 08/19/2009
They already did the Point Break remake but with cars, its called: The Fast and the Furious...
They already did the Point Break remake but with cars, its called: The Fast and the Furious...
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10:13AM on 08/20/2009
Hollywood once again proves they suck. Crappy remakes of everything. No imagination. Maybe they can make a movie based on the contents of my medicine cabinet next.
Hollywood once again proves they suck. Crappy remakes of everything. No imagination. Maybe they can make a movie based on the contents of my medicine cabinet next.
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12:25PM on 08/19/2009

definitely get upset...

...because the original is so unbelievably awesome. I'd hate to ruin an 80's chick-flick about dancing I couldn't give two shits about, then or now by having a remake.

Is this what protesting remakes comes down to? Protesting the remake of a movie that sucked in the first place?
...because the original is so unbelievably awesome. I'd hate to ruin an 80's chick-flick about dancing I couldn't give two shits about, then or now by having a remake.

Is this what protesting remakes comes down to? Protesting the remake of a movie that sucked in the first place?
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1:45PM on 08/19/2009
Zac Efron anyone?:D Id watch that.
Zac Efron anyone?:D Id watch that.
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