With MGM’s remake of Fame on the way, and plenty of audience demand for dance-related movies in general, I suppose it was only a matter of time before someone decided to remake the 1987 classic Dirty Dancing. A couple of years back, Lionsgate, who owned the rights to Dirty Dancing, started suing people who were selling bootleg t-shirts with the slogan “Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner”. Now that they’ve got that threat under control, they’ve finally decided to put a remake in development.
According to Production Weekly, they will produce the remake from a new script by Julia Dahl (The West Wing, Uptown Girls). I’m guessing this will at least be more successful than the 2004 sequel, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, but will the story be too cheesy for today’s moviegoers? I guess it can’t be any more cheesy than Step Up or some of the other recent dance movies. Are you psyched for a Dirty Dancing remake? And who do you think should play Patrick Swayze’s character this time around?