Three movies, one from the 70's and two from the 80's, are set to be remade this year. I'm not so sure I feel good about any of them. I want to know what you think. Here's the rundown
1. Jake Gyllenhaal will star in a remake of "Road House", which is being produced to stream on Amazon Prime. The original came out in 1989 . . . and starred Patrick Swayze as a bouncer, who has to clean up a rowdy bar. In the new version, Jake will play a former UFC fighter who, "takes a job as a bouncer at a rough-and-tumble roadhouse in the Florida Keys, but soon discovers that not everything is what it seems." It's too soon to say when it might premiere. For me, this is not a movie I would have thought needed to be remade. Patrick Swayze was perfect in the role and it was a fun movie. I guess we'll see how it goes.
2. Selena Gomez is producing a reboot of the '80s comedy, "Working Girl". The original came out in 1988, and starred Melanie Griffith, Sigourney Weaver, Joan Cusack, and Harrison Ford. The movie is expected to premiere on Hulu, but it's still a long way off. There aren't even any details on how similar the plot will be . . . or who may star in it.For now, Selena is only being mentioned as a producer. I loved Working Girl in the 80's, but I watched it again recently and it really doesn't hold up all that well. They'd really have to update it to get me to tune in, so I'm really not sure about this one.
3. If you haven't heard, there's a new "Exorcist" TRILOGY in the works, and Ann Dowd has just joined the cast. You might know her from "The Leftovers" and "The Handmaid's Tale". The rest of the cast includes: Leslie Odom Jr. and Ellen Burstyn, who's revisiting her role as Chris MacNeil. The first movie is supposed to hit theaters in October of NEXT year. Let me just say this. I will not watch the old Exorcist, so there is not enough money or special effects to get me to watch a new one. I don't like devil movies, so I am completely 100% out of this one. What about you?