A ‘Romancing the Stone’ Remake Could Become an ‘Ugly Truth’ Reunion
The Playlist alerts us to a post from Moviehole, who are citing a "trusted source" that says that Fox is moving forward on a "Romancing the Stone" redo. The 1984 original was directed by a scrappy upstart named Robert Zemeckis, and two years ago "Ugly Truth" director Robert Luketic was attached to the remake. He's no longer involved, but Moviehole is hearing that Fox may want Heigl to play the Kathleen Turner role of the sheltered adventure writer. As for the Michael Douglas part of the Indiana Jones-like soldier of fortune, it could be either Taylor Kitsch or Heigl's "Ugly Truth" costar Butler. By the way, Butler is 41, and Kitsch is 30; that's not an insignificant age difference between the two actors Moviehole hears Fox is currently considering.
Before the Heigl haters start yelling at their monitors, though, we'd suggest a little restraint. This new "Stone" is something Fox has been working on since at least 2008, so this could stay in development hell forever. Still, considering the success of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," you can see why Fox wants to reignite the franchise that was endlessly compared to "Raiders of the Lost Ark" back in the day. Indy didn't have these kinds of moves on the dance floor, though...
Exclusive : Romancing the Stone remake still on? [Moviehole]