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'Six Pack' is latest '80s movie set for a remake

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Six pack Kenny Rogers, you better sit down for this news: Your 1982 movie Six Pack could be next up for a big-screen Hollywood remake.

The movie starred Rogers, Diane Lane, Erin Gray and a very young Anthony Michael Hall. Rogers played a down-and-out racecar driver who inherits a half dozen kids as a pit crew. Um, really, it's better than it sounds.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express, Snow Angels) is eyeing the movie for a remake. "Apparently, Green sparked to the idea of writing an original script when he was living in an economically depressed neighborhood in New Orleans years ago and discovered that most of the African American kids there were obsessed with NASCAR," THR reports. "After sending the script he wrote with Barlow Jacobs around, he got a call from Fox asking him if he would rewrite it to be more of a specific remake of Six Pack.” 

I'm game for this idea. The original movie is pretty dated, though I still sing along to Kenny's theme song Love Will Turn You Around.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:57pm]

    

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