A year ago we found out that a remake of the 1984 classic Romancing the Stone was in the works with Daniel McDermott (Eagle Eye) hired to write the script. No one enjoyed hearing this news, and no real updates ever came of the project leaving us all to hope it had been scrapped. It’s not so easy; reports from Pajiba state that the remake is still moving forward, and that Robert Luketic has been brought on to direct.
Luketic has a major resume for those who are fond of what we know as “Chick-Flicks” that includes Legally Blonde, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton, Monster In-Law, and most recently, The Ugly Truth. He also directed the card math movie 21, and he is currently slated to be the man directing the limbo-trapped Barbarella remake. He even did a little short film in 1997 called Titsiana Booberini. Yeap.
With this information, you can basically just take all of those movies (with the exception of Booberini, of course) and watch the entire Romancing the Stone remake in your mind right this very moment, though I’m not sure this is a good thing.
Also reported in the same news article, is that there is a planned remake for 1987’s Overboard in the works with Bill Collage and Adam Cooper (Accepted, Moby Dick [in development]) writing the script. The original starred Goldie Hawn as a spoiled rich woman who gets amnesia and is tricked into thinking she’s the wife of a lowly repair man (Kurt Russell) who wants to get the money she owes him for work he did on her yacht. Of course she goes for it and the man and his four sons find themselves coming to love the memory-less version of her.
[Source: via Cinematical]