There are so many remakes being produced that it’s easy to forget what’s being done. A while ago it was announced that the 1984 Robert Zemeckis film Romancing the Stone was being remade, and for the most part the news fell on deaf ears. Fox is still pushing the idea and may have found a director in the form of The Ugly Truth’s Robert Luketic.
Luketic is being courted by the studio to follow in the footsteps of Zemeckis with a fresh take on the original film. Besides The Ugly Truth, his other claim to fame is the romantic comedy Monster-in-Law, which was equally horrible. With such a lackluster track record Luketic has still managed to land the Barbarella remake (which probably won’t happen) and now Romancing the Stone. Why is he in such high demand?
More than likely Stone will be his next feature because the script is already finished and awaiting rewrites. If that wasn’t enough to make your blood boil, Sony is gearing up to remake the 1987 film Overboard, which starred Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. The film centered on a rich woman (Hawn) who falls from her yacht and loses her memory. She’s found by a local widower who makes her believe that she’s his wife and mother of his multiple sons. The script will be written by Bill Collage and Adam Cooper, who also did Accepted.
Are there no more ORIGINAL ideas floating out there? This is just sad.
What do you think of the Romancing the Stone and Overboard remake?