Another remake of an ’80s movie is officially on the way. It’s being reported that Rebel Wilson is set to star in Private Benjamin, an updated version of the 1980 flick of the same name that starred Goldie Hawn.
The movie will follow a redneck who, along with a rich city girl, get much more than they bargained for when they enlist in the Marines to get away from their current life situations. In the original, Hawn played a woman who joins the Army after being tricked into thinking the military is much more glamorous than it turns out to be.
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.