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Slap Shot Being Remade, Paul Newman rolling over in grave?

The 1977 classic hockey film is ready to be remade with Dean Parisot (Fun With Dick and Jane) directing. Peter Steinfeld, who co-wrote 21, is writing the script. Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy will produce. In the original, Paul Newman played the minor league coach who turns his hockey team into a bunch of violent ruffians in order to re-establish themselves.

Parisot is set for some internet forum cross-checking, but Variety brings up a good point. The remake of sports classic The Longest Yard with Adam Sandler grossed at least triple of what the original made. At the least, maybe this particular remake will inspire people to check out the original.

What do you think - will you see the remake?

Source: Variety

The Black Balloon

Martin Scorsese's Latest - Silence - with Day-Lewis and Del Toro