Trailer arrives for 'Footloose' remake
June 22nd, 2011
11:55 AM ET

Trailer arrives for 'Footloose' remake

If you were around to see the original “Footloose” in 1984, get ready to have a serious sense of déjà vu.

A trailer for the 2011 remake has arrived, and it shows that the new version isn’t straying far from its predecessor. In director Craig Brewer's update, Ren MacCormack moves from Boston to Bomont, a small Southern town where a dance ban has been put into effect following a post-dance car crash.

With help from his love interest, the preacher's daughter Ariel Moore (Julianne Hough), Ren decides to take the ban on. Dennis Quaid stars as Ariel's father, Rev. Shaw Moore.

Although Zac Efron and Chace Crawford were attached to the part of McCormack, newcomer Kenny Wormald - born in the same year as “Footloose’s” release - is taking on the role, and he told Movieline that he’s indeed a fan of the original.

“I saw it when I was about ten years old,” Wormald says. “I remember being blown away because I was already dancing by the age of six, so I was very inspired and moved by Kevin [Bacon’s] performance. Especially that angry dance, when he’s in the factory going crazy.”

As for how close the remake is to the classic, Wormald explains that Brewer wanted to keep the story intact while finding a way to make it contemporary.

“Everyone on set, myself, the director, Julianne — we’re all super big fans of the original so we knew that you didn’t have to do much to the story to make it work. Craig Brewer definitely has a raw edge and his musical edge is a good fit for ‘Footloose’ – it stays true to the original story but he added contemporary elements, made it 2011, we updated the music but some of the original music is in it and some of the original music is remade in it.”

Wormald adds that he thinks once “Footloose” fans see the film, which arrives in theaters October 14, “it’ll be like revisiting it. It’ll give you those good feelings, but it’s not a line for line remake.”

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  1. marital affair

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    June 20, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. melissadavis

    This looks terrible. Like a country 'Step Up". The main guy is fugly and Julianne Hough looks too old to pull off High School. Leave classics alone.

    July 5, 2011 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
  3. Erin

    Looks like a steaming pile. First one was hokey and fun and certainly did not need to be remade.

    June 24, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. 80s girl

    have you seen the hilarous footloose trailer comparing side by side the 1984 version and 2011. hilarious take on worth the time if your into laughing!

    June 24, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Freddy

    Another piece of crap starring a bunch of pretty talentless people.....

    June 23, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Poop Loose

    Do we really need a remake of this yawner?

    June 23, 2011 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. gaucho420


    June 23, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. adraine

    they should let usher or chris brown lead they are real dancers

    June 23, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. celticfaerie

    About as pointless as the Dirty Dancing "sequel".

    June 23, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Ernie


    June 23, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  11. dave nelson

    Hah! Got one past you! Break out your dictionary and your thesaurus, mr moderator, because you are no match for me.

    June 23, 2011 at 3:02 am | Report abuse |
  12. dave nelson

    Physically discipline your progeny.

    June 23, 2011 at 2:59 am | Report abuse |
  13. dave nelson

    I cannot understand for the life of me why the moderator will allow references to scat and urine, but refuses to allow a post advocating physical discipline of children. Stop allowing your beliefs to trample those of others, you epitome of arrogance!

    June 23, 2011 at 2:49 am | Report abuse |
  14. dave nelson

    Post the comment i sent through about classics, you ignorant twit! All moderators like this one should be jobless, homeless, and childless, because this one acts brainless.

    June 23, 2011 at 2:45 am | Report abuse |
  15. dave nelson

    The moderator working right now should be first in line at the unemployment office tomorrow.

    June 23, 2011 at 2:41 am | Report abuse |
  16. Pootloose

    I thought Randy Quaid got probed by aliens on the 4th of July?

    June 22, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Superhiro

    Hooray! Remake # 28 that has been announced this year. Keep em rolling Hollywood. Originality?! What's that?!

    June 22, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  18. omer

    Yes Randy Quaid is a great actor. One of the best. I wish he would be in every movie playing Cousin Eddie. Cousin Eddie is the man!

    June 22, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  19. emme


    June 22, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  20. lurlene

    They should get Randy Quaid to do the kevin bacon part. Randy is a good guy and seems to need the money.

    June 22, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  21. lurlene

    Me too dave nelson. I think they are just a bunch of ignernt tards.

    June 22, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  22. dave nelson

    First off, i agree that the whole remake trend has gotten out of hand. Footloose was and is a great movie. Instead of remaking it, why not rerelease it, maybe with digital upgrades? Let this generation see how it was done right the first time and stands on its own merits. As for the other nonsense being posted here, i feel for those with such empty lives. Pity.

    June 22, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Chucklehead

    Julianne Hough sure looks good in those jeans.

    June 22, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  24. jem

    They should remake the first Harry Potter but in 3D. Or maybe make a prequel.

    June 22, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  25. jem

    I wonder what Emma Watson is doing today? I hope she is having fun. She sure is a cutie!

    June 22, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  26. nina

    they should have gotten Kevin Bacon to play the minister role.

    June 22, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Flex

    Is anyone capable of writing original movies? The hollywood obssession with remaking things that have been done before is getting old. Hey hollywood, make something original more often!

    June 22, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Playjojo

      They should just drop the word "Movie" from the dictionary and replace it with "Re-make" Hey, wanna go see a Re-make this week-end? Where you going on your date? He's taking me to dinner and a Re-make.

      June 23, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  28. cupcakemonkies

    I can't wait to see what they have done with footloose. I grew up in the 80's and that was one of my favorites. Lots of great memories at the theater with my girlfriends. I still watch it on TV from time to time.. I hope it does the same for this generation.

    June 22, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Randa

    I can't wait to see what they have done with footloose. I grew up in the 80's and that was one of my favorites. Lots of great memories at the theater with my girlfriends.. I hope it does the same for this generation.

    June 22, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  30. disgusted@people

    I can't believe some of the comments that are allowed on here. Not even relevant to the story.
    The Post by ray ray is probably one of the most offensive posts I have seen in a long time.

    June 22, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  31. apples

    gee, i hope they make it in 3d

    June 22, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Come on

      dont you know Hollywood by now?
      They cant release a 3D version until a couple of weeks after the 2D version has been out.

      June 23, 2011 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
    • timmy

      Me and my boyfriend will sit on the backrow chomping on some fresh chewy PoopCorn.

      June 23, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Ballson Chinn

      It's "my boyfriend and I", use proper grammar, twit.

      June 23, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |

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