This week is one of forgotten remake projects sudden popping their heads of to say, “I’m still here!” Invisible Man, Vacation, Fletch, and The Fantastic Voyage are all apparently alive and well, and so is the planned remake of Romancing the Stone.
It was way back in December 2008 when it was announced that FOX would remake of the 1984 romantic comedy adventure starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito. Originally, the studio wanted their new movie to come out in 2011, with Daniel McDermott penning the script. Exactly one year later, it was reported that Robert Luketic had been been brought on to direct the remake.
Now, MovieHole is reporting that this long-forgotten remake is still a-go, though Luketic is off the film and FOX on the lookout for a new director who will have a “fresh, exciting take” on the project.
Apparently Luketic had wanted his Ugly Truth star Katherine Heigl to take on the Kathleen Turner role, and MovieHole states that FOX is still interested in snagging the actress for the lead, with John Carter actor Taylor Kitsch and Gerard Butler on their wish list for the Michael Douglas role.
Is there anyone out there that really wants to see this remake? The original is so awesome and I don’t know about you, but I need a break from Heigl and her long list of rom-coms. I’m fine if FOX neglects this remake for another 3 years.