Footloose, the movie ... again!
OK, Hollywood. Now you've gone too far. Footloose - The Musical, which of course is the stage version of the 1984 movie, is now becoming Footloose - The Movie (Based on the Musical). Ackkk! I think I'm getting dizzy. But wait! There's more!
Who's taking over for the role of Ren McCormack, made famous by Kevin Bacon? Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to Zac Efron, of High School Musical fame! Is nothing holy anymore? (And by the way, am I the only person who thinks Efron looks like Rob Lowe during the 80s? Spooky.)
Of course, this isn't an entirely new concept. "Hairspray" and "The Producers" went through the exact same transition -- movie to Broadway musical to movie. Let's just hope they're not considering John Travolta to play the role of Rev. Shaw Moore (originally played by John Lithgow, who also pulled a Travolta and cross-dressed in World According to Garp.)
Kevin Bacon seems to keeping things in perspective. He recently told TV Guide that he's cool with everything. I've heard about it, and it's great" Bacon told their website. "But of course the truth is they're not really remaking the movie that I was in. They're remaking the Broadway musical."
(Something tells me Bacon is counting on some sort of financial payday buried deep down inside this mess. Maybe he's playing the role of book-burning Burlington Cranston!)