Lionsgate Puts Their Not-Terribly-Anticipated 'Dirty Dancing' Reboot On Hold
Consider this project put in a corner
And apparently Lionsgate agrees with that assessment, as the studio has now pushed the film back to 2014 after previously setting it up for a release sometime next July. It even seems possible that the film won't even tap into 2014, as the studio has demurred from announcing a new official date.
Despite all that, Deadline reports that they've been informed that some young talents did audition for the film. Clearly, though, the likes of Lea Michelle, Liana Liberato, Nikki Yanofsky, Luke Grimes, Justin Gaston, and Derek Hough were not enough to get Lionsgate moving and grooving on this one.
Do you have any interest in seeing a remake of "Dirty Dancing"?
What's next, The Godfather? How about writing some fresh material? The remakes of good movies suck. They ruined Vanishing Point, The Karate Kid and they're going to take a stab at Robocop here too. Dirty Dancing was a perfect movie for a perfect time and the magic will not be recaptured.
I am not a fan of remakes.
I'm not really sure why Hollywood wants to re-do something that is still so well known to people, if they want to re-do something, why not pull it from the 1920-40's so that they could really put a high tech, new spin on the concept?!
Stuff from the 60-90's is just recycling, that's kind of cheating, isn't it?
There are some movies that should never be remaked and this is one of them. It's bad enough they did "Footloose" I saw it out of curiousity, it was cute not great like the original. That is all they are going to get out of this movie also. There is no way they are going to find another Johnny Castle like Patrick Swayze. What is next Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, Soon there won't even be any classics they'll been all remade over ! Dirty Dancing is a Movie that should be left alone and never touched!
Absolutely not. If I could pick my top 10 (or 100, whatever) that most certainly do NOT need to be remade, Dirty Dancing would be very close to the top. As Scarlett31 says below, "This movie was perfection and you can't top that!"
Oh how I wish that studios/directors/producers would just think up something NEW. If they do remake Dirty Dancing, I'll just stand up now and say they'll not make any money from me.
It's time to listen to what people are saying........they don't want re-makes of old films!!! What happened to Hollywood movie magic? Are there no writers in the world anymore? Heck I've got a great script, but it seems no one is interested in anything new in the studios. Well people are not going to keep paying for overpriced tickets just to be continuously dissapointed. And "The Magnificent Seven" Get serious ? that can not be touched ...... write a new western if you want, make some new characters to remember.