I generally don't post movie news unless it is something big, but there just seems to be so much of it yesterday and today that I thought, what the hell, might as well.
Footloose - I'm not so sure they needed a remake, but as bad as Kenny Loggins looked last week, I figured what the hell, and give him a chance to maybe make a buck or two. I'm not saying they will be using his old songs, but they might throw him a bone and let him cut a new track for the movie. The lead in this thing was originally supposed to go to Zac Efron, but he decided that he would much rather fade into obscurity that much quicker and so took a pass. So, in second place comes the official signing of Chace Crawford who I think is actually a much better choice. He is a little edgier than Zac, and Kevin Bacon was not exactly some goody goody in his portrayal. In disturbing news about the movie it is being rumored that the female lead is going to go to Miley Cyrus. Yeah, that is the way to destroy it quickly. Lori Singer was sooo not Miley Cyrus. Worst casting decision. Ever. The only thing that could possibly make that decision pale in comparison would be if they let Miley record the title track. Oh, and if they let Billy Ray play the father.
Ghostbusters 3 - Dan Aykroyd sat down for an interview with the LA Times this week and said that Ghostbusters 3 should start filming this winter. The entire original cast, including Sigourney Weaver is now on board. I know Sigourney had been holding out, but honestly, I don't think at this stage in her very illustrious career she should be thinking of passing on a movie which will be guaranteed to break $100M at the box office. The big holdup though appears to have been Bill Murray, or as Dan calls him, "Billy." Billy boy owns 20% of the concept and had been reluctant to do a third installment. Probably because he has been working regularly while Dan hangs out at The House Of Blues and wonders if he can somehow figure out how to make another Blues Brothers movie. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Dan Aykroyd. I'm the only person I know who can watch Dr. Detroit more than once a year. One thing I don't like about the movie is that the idea is supposed to be a passing of the torch. The original characters will only be in it for a short while and then pass it off to, for now a group of female Ghostbusters. Dan likes Alyssa Milano and Eliza Dushku. At this point I guess I will take what I can get and hope for the best.
Zoolander 2 - The folks over at /film had a little chat with Ben Stiller about the possibility of a Zoolander sequel. I liked the original a lot. It was right on that dividing line between good and painful and so it worked. I'm not so sure they could pull of that balancing act again. /film agrees with me to the point they don't think the world is ready. This is not something that is close to happening so don't get your hopes up. The movie would take place about 10 years in the future with Ben's character running a modeling school and raising a kid. Meh. Sounds like almost any sitcom any day of the week on tv. Just substitute modeling school owner for some other job.
Twilight 4 - In probably the least surprising movie news of the day, Robert Pattinson took the time while at Cannes to share the news with the world that there will be a fourth installment of the Twilight series. Shocker I know. I mean, they are filming 2 and 3 right now, so I think anyone could have guessed they are going to go the whole way with this thing.