One of many Hollywood projects mining the 1980s for inspiration is the Paramount remake of Footloose. Craig Brewer has written and is directing a newcomer in Kenny Wormald playing the Kevin Bacon role, and Dancing With The Stars’ Julianne Hough in the Lori Singer role.
Footloose is currently in the middle of production so we’re still early for the first trailer to appear. Over the past couple days a handful of images have made their way online that show Hough in Daisy Dukes, Wormald kicking off his Sunday shoes, and Dennis Quaid as Rev. Shaw Moore, a role played by John Lithgow in the original film.
Whether you wanted a Footloose remake or not, it’s coming. If Brewer is smart he’ll do whatever it takes to make sure Kenny Loggins’ Footloose theme song makes the jump in time.
The tentative Footloose release date is October 14, 2011.