If there's one (living) Hollywood couple I wish was still working together it's Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas. If only to make another sequel to Romancing the Stone. Never mind that the first follow-up, The Jewel of the Nile, was a disappointment. There could have been a really great franchise there had its stars not broken up, with subsequent films involving one-off stories set in different, romantic parts of the world. Of course, Danny DeVito would be necessary for each film, too, but really it was the chemistry -- good and bad -- between Turner and Douglas that makes those movies work.

Alas, we'll never get that third installment of the original series. But we are, no surprise, getting a remake, as Monika disappointedly told us a year ago. And Pajiba has an update on the project, which appears to be moving forward with Robert Luketic (The Ugly Truth) directing from a script by Dan McDermott (Eagle Eye). Dustin Rowles at Pajiba believes this will be Luketic's next film after finishing the upcoming Killers, rather than the remake of Barbarella. And it's easy to assume the director will cast Katherine Heigl in Turner's role. As for Douglas' adventurer character, perhaps Luketic can go for an Ugly Truth reunion and go with Gerard Butler.
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