We can’t believe this is true (and are still hoping it’s not), but Lionsgate have announced their plans to remake the classic 80s film Dirty Dancing, using some of the original songs, new ones and some from the 60s. What’s the point?!!
Kenny Ortega, best known for his work with Michael Jackson, the High School Musical movies and choreographing the original movie, will oversee the project.
“Amazingly it has been almost 25 years since the original film was released, but the fans remain legion, and engaged more than ever with a brand that is special and vital to them,” Lionsgate president Joe Drake confirmed in a statement. “We believe that the timing couldn’t be better to modernize this story on the big screen, and we are proud to have Kenny Ortega at the helm.”