New Footloose Trailer Targets Angsty Teens

There’s a second Footloose trailer out, and it looks like it’s going for the angsty teen demographic in a big way. Based on the classic 1984 Kevin Bacon-starring dance drama, the remake not only sports the angsty tagline of “This is our time,” but also what looks to be synchronized street dances and some acrobatics too.

In the newest trailer, main character Ren’s edgy fish-out-of-water scenario is played up, along with a sexier and sleeker peek at the movie than we got in the first trailer. No telling how young newbie Kenny Wormald will hold up as main character Ren, considering he’s filling the shoes an iconic actor in a cult ’80s classic.

As I said when the first trailer came out, I’m worried about some major problems with believability. The original ’80s film revolved around a teen transplanted to a small town where a tragedy had led the local church to ban dances. Even in the ’80s, this was somewhat of a stretch.

In this day and age, even in a small town, there’s no way a local church could hold that much sway. And even if there was, the kids wouldn’t band together to get the town laws changed and have an official dance; they’d just sneak off and go clubbing across state lines.

Check out the trailer and official synopsis below. Do you think this remake is worth a watch, or just another cinematic travesty waiting to happen?

Paramount’s modernized Footloose, written and directed by Craig Brewer (Black Snake Moan) will hit theaters on October 14th.

Ren MacCormack (Wormald) is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where he experiences a heavy dose of culture shock. A few years prior, the community was rocked by a tragic accident that killed five teenagers after a night out and Bomont’s local councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid) responded by implementing ordinances that prohibit loud music and dancing. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s troubled daughter Ariel (Julianne Hough) in the process.