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Everybody Cut "Footloose" -- Again

7/11/2007 1:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Zac EfronGet ready to kick off your Sunday shoes -- Paramount is re-making "Footloose." Oowhee, Marie!

Zac Efron, of "High School Musical" and "Hairspray" fame, will take on the Kevin Bacon role as the rebellious newcomer in a town where dancing has been banned.

Let's just hope Zac dances as well with a tractor as Kevin did.

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Dove    

this is so wrong. girly-boy freak from that insipid high-school musical (which, irnonically enough, happens to be a re-make of Grease) cannot pull off Ren MacCormack. Even Kevin Bacon had a slight (very slight, i think) problem with pulling off the whole "not really a macho hero revelling in coolness/ down-to-earth young man trying to the right thing by his peers" character, but this kid?
i suppose this Footloose is just the result of two hollywood fads coming together; 1) girly-boy being hot and a draw for the tweeny-bopper set and 2) Hollywood writers/directors/producers re-making everything in sight because they have no original ideas that don't suck out loud and want to try and re-create the "magic" (a.k.a. money) that the old films had when they were released.
there is a reason that classic movies are called CLASSICS; because they were right the first time and therefore won't dissapear into the oblivion just because they aren't as flashy and squeaky clean as contemporary mainstream crap. leave the good ones alone and the bad ones too if you're going to make them excruciating (e.g. marie antoinette).

2535 days ago
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btk    

What no Clay Aiken jokes? I'm dissapointed.

2572 days ago
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greeneyedlass    

You are kidding! They are remaking this movie...ALREADY?! What's the problem...Hollywood can't come up with something original?!

2572 days ago
4.

stoopit    

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Stop the remark madness Hollywood!

GAWD.

2572 days ago
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MTV USED 2PLAY MUSIC VIDEOS! REMEMBER?    

To #3 --- what do you mean, ALREADY? The original ' Footloose' is 20+ years old!
It came out right after I graduated HS!

2572 days ago
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kgb    

Too soon to remake it.
I bet they will change a lot of it.
Too bad.
Leave the good ones alone already.
Isn't that Zac guy a little too girl-y for the part???

2572 days ago
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Amy    

I love Footloose! My friends and I used to watch it over and over again. Sad huh.
I'll go see it!

2572 days ago
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laloca    

zac efron is a cute guy but if he' going out with that pubic hair man, vanessa ann hudgens, he must be smoking something. He knows he makes a cute couple with ashley tisdale. But i don't blame him for dating that bi#@ you would too if you had a knife to ur back.

2535 days ago
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Dre    

Why must they re-make everything? Just so some young upstart can do something un-original? Please. I'll stick with the original. If it ain't broken.......

2572 days ago
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Devon    

Please, please, please! Don't remake Footloose! The original is a classic and there is no way any remake could compare.

2572 days ago
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MEL    

WTH!!!! I thought it was a joke when they remade Hairspray with Freakin John T. doing Devine's role!! It's a John Waters CLASSIC!!! What happend to GOOD campy fun, now we have to make everything into mainstream crap!! Oh ya, and keep remaking it!!!!

2572 days ago
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lucky    

PLEASE NO talk about pathetic..

2572 days ago
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Kate    

OMG - am I really that old? They're making remakes of my teenage favorites? What's next? Breakfast Club Redeux? It can star Hayden P. as Claire and Greasy Bear as Bender.

Seriously, though, is there NO ONE in Hollywood who can think up an original idea? Can't wait to see how they butcher this one.

2572 days ago
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Fed Up    

Absolutely heinous. Can we get John Lithgow to ban remakes from lazy Hollywood executives?

2572 days ago
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Me    

Hollywood really, really, needs to come up with some new movies already. Do the writers really suck that bad ?? Pirates, Hairspray, Ninja turtles, transformers, and not to mention ANOTHER DIE HARD MOVIE !!! Man, just come up with somthing new !!! We dont need footloose remade.... at all !! What Fast Times At Ridgemont High, next ?? Uhhggg !!

2572 days ago
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