We’re all very used to any movie that was made prior to 1990 being scheduled for the remake treatment, so it shouldn’t hurt so much anymore. But still, when you hear of a movie that you love being called into the office for its makeover, one just can’t help but to feel a little sting inside. Fans of the 1984 Romancing the Stone now feel this sting as Fox has announced a remake of the movie for 2011 with Daniel McDermott (Eagle Eye) signing on to write it.
The original starred Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner as an unlikely pair who end up on a wild adventure to find a priceless stone. Lots of running, lots of shooting, and a little Danny DeVito later, a fairly loved classic was born.
Honestly, I can’t even tell you where they might go with this. It’s fairly simple a story, so what could they possibly do in a re-tune? Will it be a shot-for-shot remake with George Clooney and Nicole Kidman? Will it be moved to the middle east and involve escaping terrorists in the search of a priceless camel spider?
Confusion sets in.