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Old 12-04-08, 11:58 AM
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'Romancing the Stone' remake in works

'Romancing the Stone' remake in works
Fox taps Daniel McDermott to pen screenplay

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Dec 4, 2008, 01:00 AM ET
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1984's "Romancing the Stone"
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Fox is bringing "Romancing the Stone" to the big screen again, swinging into development a remake of the 1984 adventure movie and tapping Daniel McDermott to write it.

The original movie helped launch Robert Zemeckis as a director, turned Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito -- then best known for their TV work -- into film stars and established Kathleen Turner as a romantic lead.

Written by Diane Thomas, "Romancing" told the story of a repressed romance novelist who travels to Colombia to find her missing sister only to meet up with an American soldier of fortune. The two embark on a cross-country adventure involving a map, a jewel and a private police force. Thomas wrote the script while working as a waitress in Malibu. It turned out to be her only produced screenplay; she died in a car crash the year after the film's release.

No producers are attached to the remake.

McDermott, a former head of DreamWorks Television who segued to screenwriting, most recently co-wrote the DreamWorks thriller "Eagle Eye." He is developing a contemporary adventure movie for Tom Cruise at UA titled "Adventurer's Club" and working on a remake of "Soylent Green" for Warner Bros.

McDermott, repped by UTA and Media Talent Group, also created and executive produced the Lifetime drama "Angela's Eyes."
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...c621593ffd4a7a

Strange, since Michael Douglas was interested in doing a sequel several years ago.

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Obvious casting choice:

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^^ Yeah, I can definitely see this turning into another craptacular Matthew McConaughey/ Kate Hudson date movie!
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^^ Yeah, I can definitely see this turning into another craptacular Matthew McConaughey/ Kate Hudson date movie!
I guarantee there are people in high places thinking just that, but feeling very differently than you do about it. Animals.
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McConaughey is the safe bet, but I think they need to go more rugged. How about Clive Owen or Hugh Jackman? Both have plenty of room to expand their comedy chops. As for the female lead... that's tougher...
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Nah, I think they'll try to get Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
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^^ Yeah, I can definitely see this turning into another craptacular Matthew McConaughey/ Kate Hudson date movie!
Oh Noooooooooooooo You are so right and now I am terrified.
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I guess there are no more story ideas for movies anymore if they have to redo old movies - how original...
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This one is unnecessary. RTS hasnt really aged badly at all so I dont see the point. Why not just call it Fool's Gold 2 or something instead?
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Originally Posted by mickey65 View Post
I guess there are no more story ideas for movies anymore if they have to redo old movies - how original...
How many times are you going to post the same post?
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Why not remake mediocre films? Romancing the Stone isn't a classic by any stretch, but it's hard to see where they'd top the original.
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I've seen Romancing the Stone so many times that it's a classic for me.
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I've seen Romancing the Stone so many times that it's a classic for me.
I think it's a 3 to 3 1/2 star movie. It's by far the best of the Indiana Jones clones of the 80's, but I hesitate to label it a classic. That's reserved for a film like Raiders.
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I would based on Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner's on-screen chemistry alone. I hate that it's considered an Indy clone. It achieved some things that no Indy movie even attempted.
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Originally Posted by Doughboy View Post
I think it's a 3 to 3 1/2 star movie. It's by far the best of the Indiana Jones clones of the 80's, but I hesitate to label it a classic. That's reserved for a film like Raiders.
It's not a Raiders clone at all (other than the way FOX tried to market it) - if anything, it's similar to The African Queen.
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Re: 'Romancing the Stone' remake in works

The plan for a big-screen remake (starring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler no less) has been scrapped in favor of a TV series:

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/216...ake-goes-to-tv
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Re: 'Romancing the Stone' remake in works

Forget a remake, just make a third one!
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Re: 'Romancing the Stone' remake in works

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Forget a remake, just make a third one!
Not sure how well it would go over when Danny Devito is in the best condition of the 3 starring actors.
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Not sure how well it would go over when Danny Devito is in the best condition of the 3 starring actors.

You got me there!
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Re: 'Romancing the Stone' remake in works

A series might have potential. I got kind of a Scarecrow and Mrs King vibe from the brief description at dh, substituting "adventurer" for "secret agent".
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Re: 'Romancing the Stone' remake in works

If they had the right cast, like maybe Bradley Cooper in Douglas' role and Christina Hendricks in Turner's, it might work. Butler and Heigl?

Why do studios feel the need to offer everything slightly romantic comedy to Heigl first?
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