Everybody Cut Loose! It’s the Footloose Remake Trailer

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I know I shouldn’t be this excited about a movie about a bunch of country kids learning to dance again thanks to a hunky Boston kid (anyone ordered some chowda?) with an attitude problem, but I have very fond memories of the Kevin Bacon original, and from the looks of it, Craig Brewer’s remake has kept quite a bit of the original. There’s even the “dancing by myself” in a factory scene, the Volkswagen, and the red velvet tux. The dances, of course, looks a lot dirtier, but that’s to be expected in a 2011 movie. The kids love that grinding stuff, or so I’ve heard.

Ren MacCormack (played by newcomer Kenny Wormald) is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where he experiences a heavy dose of culture shock. A few years prior, the community was rocked by a tragic accident that killed five teenagers after a night out and Bomont’s local councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid) responded by implementing ordinances that prohibit loud music and dancing. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s troubled daughter Ariel (Julianne Hough) in the process.

Starring Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Ziah Colon, Ray McKinnon, Miles Teller, Ser’Darius William Blain, Patrick John Flueger, Andie MacDowell, and directed by Craig Brewer.

Cutting loose October 14, 2011.

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  • Thescowl

    Now I feel what my dad felt when they did remakes of his beloved movies and I don’t feel so good.

  • Juggernaut

    Wow! That actually looks pretty friggin’ good! I’m a big fan of Footloose and nearly all Kevin Bacon cinema. It looks like they took the best parts of the original, gave it a bit of a back story and infused it with a modern sensibility. Plus having the smokin’ hot Julianna Hough replacing Lori Singer or as I call her “the poor man’s Darryl Hanna” as Ariel doesn’t hurt a bit!

  • Juggernaut

    Wow! That actually looks pretty friggin’ good! I’m a big fan of Footloose and nearly all Kevin Bacon cinema. It looks like they took the best parts of the original, gave it a bit of a back story and infused it with a modern sensibility. Plus having the smokin’ hot Julianna Hough replacing Lori Singer or as I call her “the poor man’s Darryl Hanna” as Ariel doesn’t hurt a bit!

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool

      WOW! I’m actually hocked thi came out looking so good. I have find memories of the original, but I really like how this keeps the feel, look and almot the exact setting while updating things.

  • baddog

    I thought I might have a problem with this movie since I grew up in the 70’s & 80’s, but your right Juggs. They did good with this keeping true to the story. I know my 12 year old girl likes footloose, so I will go take her to see this.

  • John

    I never liked the original film. It felt surprisingly… dull.