POLL: What do you think about a “Dirty Dancing” remake?
There should be a dislike for just a title of an article, in my opinion.
It’s true. The people of Lionsgate have decided to remake the classic movie of the 80s.
The film company has tapped Kenny Ortega, who choreographed the original’s iconic numbers, to direct. Variety reports that the remake will incorporate songs from the original — chestnuts like “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” “Hungry Eyes” and “She’s Like the Wind” — plus more classic 1960s songs and new tunes.
“The opportunity to direct Dirty Dancing is like returning home for me,” director Ortega (who helmed the High School Musical films and Michael Jackson’s This Is It) said. “Growing up in the ’60s on the dance floor helped define me as a person and as an artist.”
Finding stars to fill the shoes of Grey and Swayze will be tough, he admitted. “Patrick Swayze set the bar for men dancing in the movies as Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire did before him.”
I personally think it’s an awful and pointless idea, but what do YOU think?