It's official! Producer and Director, Kenny Ortega, who is responsible for the teenage idiocy that was Highschool Musical, is remaking Dirty Dancing.
I can hear Patrick Swayze cursing in his grave from here. Although the cast has yet to be announced, we can be certain that it will more than likely feature people who cannot act, much less dance in a way that isn't degrading to the current generation.
Co-producer, Debra Martin Chase, will assist Ortega in his butchering of the brilliant 80s classic. She has produced past gems of teenage drama in the past, including Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and Cheetah Girls.
The premise of Dirty Dancing is rumored to remain the same. "Baby" joins her family on a summer vacation and winds up falling for bad boy dancer, Johnny Castle. Ortega says the remake will incorporate a few original Dirty Dancing songs, plus new compositions and dance moves.
This is the producer's way of alluding to slutty dance routines that could make a stripper cringe and the hip-hop rap-crap of the modern era.
Ortega says the original Dirty Dancing helped him flourish throughout his life, as a director and a person who loves to dance. If this is true, then he should know that you don't mess with the classics. In all, the remake of Dirty Dancing will be one that older generations will find appalling, and the younger, more idiotic generation will flock to theaters to see.