Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Country & Western Version Of Grease?


Late yesterday people began talking about a remake of Grease. Well, that is nothing new. People have always talked about a remake of Grease. The only thing that made this talk any different was that Michelle Pfeiffer came out and said that she had been offered a role in the new version, she thought Grease 2 sucked and wished she had never done it. For those of you who are in Toronto, that wailing sound you heard last night was Drew Barrymore being told that her favorite movie was hated by it's star.

Even that might not have caused any attention, but then Michelle dropped the little bomb that she thought Jessica Simpson would make a great Sandy. That of course is blasphemy. Sandy becomes a slut at the end of the movie. With Jessica Simpson as Sandy, she would have to start out as a slut and then become a hooker or something by the end of the film. Despite everyone saying Jessica is too old to play Sandy, she is younger than Olivia Newton John when she played Sandy. ONJ was 30 and Jessica is just 27.

All of that is beside the point because the real story here is that Grease isn't being remade, but rather redesigned. Producers have an idea for a C&W version of Grease which would take place in Texas rather than LA, and would star Jessica Simpson and would also star Owen Wilson, although not in the Danny role. It would not take place in high school. It would be in the "real world."

This collaboration is the reason that Owen and Jessica have been spotted together. Hey, they may end up having sweaty monkey sex with photos for Pimpa of course, but what brought them together was this idea for a C&W version of Grease. Michelle Pfeiffer would portray Jessica's mother, and John Travolta and ONJ would be given small roles. From what I understand, the movie would be more of a cross between Grease and High School Musical, but with brand new songs and skimpier outfits.

9 comments:

mngddess said...

WHAT HAPPENED AT CDANCON, ENT?????

You wrote all these posts about giving away swag - what's going on? I know Dominique showed up as planned, but what else happened? You're eerily quiet.

I think it's only fair to your loyal contingent to say something.

Merlin D. Bear said...

This is a Halloween prank, right?
'Cause it's certainly the scariest thing I've read all morning.

Anonymous said...

LOL@merlin

GammaGirl said...

Worst.Idea.EVER! I am at a complete loss as to how this got greenlit by a movie studio.

EmilyR said...

I liked Grease 2. Of course, I was 10 when it came out.

Twisted Sister said...

Merlin, I heart you.

Merlin D. Bear said...

Okay, I'm really getting scared here... you're serious??? It's an actual greenlit project?
I'll resist the temptation to decry the lack of originality here and instead make a request for whoever's dealing the happy smoke in Hollywood to send me an ounce or two - it's certainly superior to what we've got over here.
That's the only logical explanation I can come up with.

Twisted Sister said...

Personally I was waiting for the Spanish version, myself....even though I'm Irish and Italian.

noel said...

hey... I think it would be cool!! I probably wouldn't pay for it but it would still be a laugh...

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