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UPDATED: Looks like they're really going to remake Romancing the Stone

Aug. 31, 2011by: Dave Davis

UPDATE: Apparently a movie isn't big enough to contain a remake of ROMANCING THE STONE. Deadline says that an NBC TV series is in the works with Shawn Levy (REAL STEEL, A NIGHT AT THE MUSEUMs) possibly directing the pilot.

August 25th, 2011:

"One hell of a morning has turned into a bitch of a day!"

Even though updates of FRIGHT NIGHT and CONAN THE BARBARIAN were essentially ignored at the box office just last weekend, Hollywood still figures there's enough value in brand names to keep doing remakes (and yeah, I realize CONAN could just be considered a new take on Robert E. Howard's character, but if you're daring to call your movie CONAN THE BARBARIAN, I'm going to call it a remake).

Now Moviehole says that Fox is forging ahead on a remake of ROMANCING THE STONE, and is searching for a director with a "fresh, exciting take" on the material. The studio is also reportedly eyeballing talent like Gerard Butler, Taylor Kitsch and (guh) Katherine Heigl.

The 1984 original, directed by Robert Zemeckis during his phase when he worked with humans, featured Michael Douglas as a gruff soldier of fortune who gets mixed up with a hapless romance novelist (Kathleen Turner) and thief Danny DeVito in South America. A treasure hunt, bicker-banter, profuse perspiration and outrageous adventure ensue.

Extra Tidbit: A third Jack Colton movie called THE CRIMSON EAGLE was in the works in the 1990s but obviously never happened.
Source: MovieholeDeadline

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1:33AM on 09/02/2011
Wow JOTN and RTS were my favorite movies when I was a kid. Heck the Going Gets Tough video with cast and Billy Ocean still puts a smile on my face.
I can understand a remake given the advances in South America. However, the writing will most definitely suck and having Levy as director doesn't inspire confidence.
Wow JOTN and RTS were my favorite movies when I was a kid. Heck the Going Gets Tough video with cast and Billy Ocean still puts a smile on my face.
I can understand a remake given the advances in South America. However, the writing will most definitely suck and having Levy as director doesn't inspire confidence.
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2:01PM on 09/01/2011

"... during his phase when he worked with humans"

LOL! that was good.
LOL! that was good.
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11:30AM on 09/01/2011
i have a 'fresh, exciting take' on the idea: DON'T DO IT.
i have a 'fresh, exciting take' on the idea: DON'T DO IT.
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6:59AM on 09/01/2011
This is why studio execs shouldn't have Netflix, it only gives them bad ideas.
This is why studio execs shouldn't have Netflix, it only gives them bad ideas.
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3:30AM on 09/01/2011

Welcome to Columbia!

Well lets see this already has shit sandwich written all over it so lets go all out. The director will most likely be Aronofsky although if he sees his shadow he will quit, the star of course will then be none other then Marky Mark, the female lead will as others have already stated everyone's favorite tampon Heigel, Devito's role will be played by Martin Lawrence in a fat suit just because, and the plot will change completely and instead of the jungle it will all take place at a resort.
Well lets see this already has shit sandwich written all over it so lets go all out. The director will most likely be Aronofsky although if he sees his shadow he will quit, the star of course will then be none other then Marky Mark, the female lead will as others have already stated everyone's favorite tampon Heigel, Devito's role will be played by Martin Lawrence in a fat suit just because, and the plot will change completely and instead of the jungle it will all take place at a resort. Hollywood, I swear you make one more remake, we're throwing fists I've fucking had it with you.
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1:35AM on 09/02/2011
Colombia the county. Columbia the city.
Colombia the county. Columbia the city.
12:47PM on 08/27/2011
I'd be interested if the right cast and director was involved, but I don't know who that would be. They will definitely have big shoes to fill!
I'd be interested if the right cast and director was involved, but I don't know who that would be. They will definitely have big shoes to fill!
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2:08PM on 08/26/2011

Augghhh

Fire any Hollywood execs that think that this is a good idea for a movie. Originality people! Come on!
Fire any Hollywood execs that think that this is a good idea for a movie. Originality people! Come on!
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12:43PM on 08/26/2011

starring...

Matthew McConaughey and some hot at the moment girl who cant act but is pretty to look at, aka Olivia Wilde
Matthew McConaughey and some hot at the moment girl who cant act but is pretty to look at, aka Olivia Wilde
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7:37AM on 08/26/2011
Meh...Sounds better than Conan, but a REMAKE???? I might cheap theater it, or DVD.
Meh...Sounds better than Conan, but a REMAKE???? I might cheap theater it, or DVD.
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7:10AM on 08/26/2011

Look at those snappers!

How the fuck could you possibly beat the chemistry of the original cast?? And no-one can play a bastard quite like Michael Douglas. This will bomb.
How the fuck could you possibly beat the chemistry of the original cast?? And no-one can play a bastard quite like Michael Douglas. This will bomb.
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4:58AM on 08/26/2011
I re-watched it like 2 weeks ago on tv and had a blast. Not so much with The Jewel Of The Nile but still.
This could really work but only if they cast 2 seasoned A-listers for the lead parts. 2 faces you know well going through all kinds of hi-jinks and having fun.
Another must, of course, is hiring a solid director. Not cinema rapists like Justin Lin or Shawn Levy. Think Knight & Day and definitely not The Tourist.
I re-watched it like 2 weeks ago on tv and had a blast. Not so much with The Jewel Of The Nile but still.
This could really work but only if they cast 2 seasoned A-listers for the lead parts. 2 faces you know well going through all kinds of hi-jinks and having fun.
Another must, of course, is hiring a solid director. Not cinema rapists like Justin Lin or Shawn Levy. Think Knight & Day and definitely not The Tourist.
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3:16AM on 08/26/2011
Awesome news.
Just do an updated mocap and CGI version of Danny Devito and we're in business.
Ohhh, and Kathy Heigl, everyones favorite cunt.
A win at every turn!!
Awesome news.
Just do an updated mocap and CGI version of Danny Devito and we're in business.
Ohhh, and Kathy Heigl, everyones favorite cunt.
A win at every turn!!
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12:54AM on 08/26/2011
Matthew McConaughey will prob be in this shit.
Matthew McConaughey will prob be in this shit.
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12:42AM on 08/26/2011
I'd rather they remake the porn version, Romancing the Bone.
I'd rather they remake the porn version, Romancing the Bone.
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12:31AM on 08/26/2011
I hope Katherine Heigl never gets work in Hollywood again.
I hope Katherine Heigl never gets work in Hollywood again.
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11:54PM on 08/25/2011
lame.just keep ruining movies i love. my brothers and i still quote this movie regularly. and devito is great
lame.just keep ruining movies i love. my brothers and i still quote this movie regularly. and devito is great
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11:38PM on 08/25/2011
Remake Overboard with Kate Hudson. She's not doing anything.
Remake Overboard with Kate Hudson. She's not doing anything.
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11:14PM on 08/25/2011

What. The. Fuck...

Is Hollywood truly devoid of anything original??? Next they'll be remaking Used Cars...
Is Hollywood truly devoid of anything original??? Next they'll be remaking Used Cars...
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11:04PM on 08/25/2011
Dear Hollywood,

I want a divorce. You'll be hearing from my attorneys shortly.

Sincerely,

ItchyBarracuda

P.S. FUCK YOU
Dear Hollywood,

I want a divorce. You'll be hearing from my attorneys shortly.

Sincerely,

ItchyBarracuda

P.S. FUCK YOU
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10:52PM on 08/25/2011
I truly feel sorry for this generation.
They just can't seem to come up with any good original ideas of their own.
I truly feel sorry for this generation.
They just can't seem to come up with any good original ideas of their own.
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10:31PM on 08/25/2011
I think this could actually be a good movie. Its a little bit of everything: A chick flick, a romcom, adventure flick, heist flick, and a comedy. Yeah I can see why fox would look at this for remake material and I agree that this would be a nice role for butler.
I think this could actually be a good movie. Its a little bit of everything: A chick flick, a romcom, adventure flick, heist flick, and a comedy. Yeah I can see why fox would look at this for remake material and I agree that this would be a nice role for butler.
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10:30PM on 08/25/2011
I hope Gerard Butler goes nowhere near this. He doesn't need this shit.

They should just make this a movie about a bunch of guys romancing the Stone as in Emma Stone.
I hope Gerard Butler goes nowhere near this. He doesn't need this shit.

They should just make this a movie about a bunch of guys romancing the Stone as in Emma Stone.
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1:32AM on 08/26/2011
Jim Carrey would be all over that.
Jim Carrey would be all over that.
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