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‘Romancing The Stone’ Next To Get Remake Order
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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.

[Source: THR]

2 Comments »

  1. Up next on the remake list, “Defending Your Life.” I’m lying, but if they go after one guilty pleasure, they go after all of them eventually.

    Comment by Anrkist — December 14, 2008 @ 1:58 pm

  2. Well i think you hit the point perfectly. The only thing that made the original a modern classic of sorts was the star power/chemisrty of the actors in the movie. Nothing of the plot or storyline in general is either original or even worth a remake. If you bring back an aging Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner and have them search ritirement homes for some valuable denture adhesive….now thats a story!!

    Comment by Sirburnout — December 14, 2008 @ 7:09 pm

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