I for one, am pretty against remaking films unless you have good cause to do so, such as the original failing to live up to its full potential, which is usually pretty rare. Having said that, I am very disappointed that Paramount is allowing a remake of one of my favorite 80s films, Footloose, to be remade.
I had glimmers of hope for a while because there were a lot of times where it seemed like production on the project just wasn’t going to happen. Unfortunately, though, director Craig Brewer was able to find the remake its dancing shoes and is sending us his version this October 14th.
The character of Ren, who will never be able to played by anyone but the amazing Kevin Bacon, is being portrayed by newcomer Kenny Wormald who leads a cast that is rounded out by Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Ray McKinnon and Miles Teller.
Despite my dislike for this remake, though, it is happening as is very apparent in these first five images (first one is above) from the film as originally debuted by USA Today.