Twitter: a vast social network, an efficient way to track your friends, a useful place to stalk your favorite celebrities and if you're director Craig Brewer, it's where you debut images from your upcoming remake of 'Footloose.'
First a 1984 Kevin Bacon-starring nostalgia favorite and then a 1998 stage musical, 'Footloose' is the easily parodied story of a city boy who moves to a small town where dancing and rock 'n roll are banned, and then proceeds to change everyone's minds by being awesome. Although multiple directors have attempted a remake in the past few years, Brewer is the first to actually get it off the ground, with filming in Georgia just about ready to wrap up. The man who made 'Hustle and Flow' and 'Black Snake Moan' may seem like an odd choice to take on this property, but considering how dull the prospect of a 'Footloose' remake actually is, at least an exciting filmmaker is involved.
As far as casting goes, we have Kenny Wormald (in the Kevin Bacon role), Dennis Quaid (in the John Lithgow role), Julianne Hough (in the Lori Singer role), and Andie McDowell (in the Dianne Wiest role). Dancing. Will. Happen. Feet. Will. Be. Loose.
'Footloose' is scheduled to hit your local movie house on April 1, 2011. Kick off those Sunday shoes and check out more images over at Brewer's Twitter page.