The Footloose remake arrives in theaters this October from director Craig Brewer and stars Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough. When the film was first announced, a group of filmmakers decided to beat Paramount by getting their version of the remake made sooner. I have been upset about remakes happening, but have never gone as far as making my own version of a remake. The 54 filmmakers took the original film starring Kevin Bacon and broke it into segments, and assembled all those pieces into one brand new movie. Our Footloose Remake has been shown at independent movie houses across the country for several months. Over the weekend, the whole movie made it online.
Here is a descrption of Our Footloose Remake from their official site:
We are a collection of amateur filmmakers and video-making enthusiasts, recreating the Kevin Bacon classic and releasing it this summer. Different filmmakers from “around the world” have divided the original 1984 Footloose into 54 different scenes. 54 different filmmakers. 54 different Ren McCormack’s. In October 2008 it was announced that Paramount Pictures and Dylan Sellers Productions would be remaking the classic Footloose, starring Zac Efron. We were fed up. The Hollywood remake machine was going to take another solid movie, put it through the ringer, and make a buck from a younger generation. We decided “Let’s beat them to the punch. Let’s do this remake our way.”
Originally slated to release in June 2010, director complications have pushed the release of “The New Studio Remake Footloose” back to 2011. Hollywood can’t make it by 2010? We can. Our fifty-four filmmaker “The Footloose Remake” will hit Los Angeles in June, taking the place of Paramount’s release. Let’s undermine the Hollywood remake machine.
Watch the full film below and click here to see the letter the filmmakers sent to Paramount.