Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler Eyed for ‘Romancing the Stone’ Reboot

Fox is remaking the 1984 adventure film that originally starred Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas.
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Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler Eyed for ‘Romancing the Stone’ Reboot

http://movieweb.com/movie/romancing-the-stone/Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler to star in the Romancing the Stone reboot? Fox is looking to reboot the 1984 action flick Romancing the Stone with Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler in the lead roles. Heigl would play Joan Wilder, originally played by Kathleen Turner, and Butler would play Jack Colton, originally played by Michael Douglas.

In the original Romancing the Stone, Joan Wilder, a mousy romance novelist, receives a treasure map in the mail from her recently murdered brother-in-law. Meanwhile, her sister Elaine is kidnapped in Colombia and the two criminals responsible demand that she travel to Colombia to exchange the map for her sister. Joan does, and quickly becomes lost in the jungle after being waylayed by Zolo, a vicious and corrupt Colombian cop who will stop at nothing to obtain the map. There, she meets an irreverent soldier-of-fortune named Jack Colton who agrees to bring her back to civilization. Together, they embark upon an adventure that could be straight out of Joan's novels.

The film has been in talks since 2007 and is said to start production soon.

Romancing the Stone is in development .

Romancing the Stone was released March 30th, 1984.

Sources:Movie Hole

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  • titanictom • 4 years ago

    IT"s clear to me{and other movie goers}now that Holywood has clearly run out of ideas for films-What is it that they need to remake/reboot/rehash just about every good movie from the 80's and some films that are not much older?!I can go into any bookstore or library and pick out more than 180 books that would make good movies or animated films!!!Ever since PETER JACKSON Remade KING KONG: HollyWood is on this kick.....Catch a clue WE want to something NEW/something WE haven't seen before!!!!!!!

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    • moviegeek • 4 years ago

      NO!

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      • zanyzap • 4 years ago

        @ejk1: Blasphemous comment. :P

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        • ejk1 • 4 years ago

          Clearly, Hollywood is on a mission to turn Heigl and Butler into Hanks/Ryan, only of horrible films.

          On another front, I have more news on that Casablanca sequel. Victor Laszlo will be played by Channing Tatum, who joins Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston in a remake of Hollywood's greatest love triangle.

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          • zanyzap • 4 years ago

            I hate Katherine Heigl.

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            • ROFLitschristian • 4 years ago

              @jakn Took the words right out of my mouth. They went together in that movie like corn and ketchup.

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              • jakn • 4 years ago

                They stared in The Ugly Truth...nobody liked them as a couple.

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                • DuaneBarry • 4 years ago

                  @pjwolsker Actually there was a 1985 sequel titled The Jewel of the Nile.

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                  • jimthar • 4 years ago

                    another classic ruined. thank you hollywood. thank you so much for constantly ruining the movies that we all think are classics for your greedy cash grabs. as with the other "remakes", this WILL NOT be getting any of my money.

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                    • YD • 4 years ago

                      Butler would be great but I would prefer somebody else for the Joan Wilder character.

                      owever, I agree, not another remake.

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                      • daveactor7 • 4 years ago

                        @corey to me Butler cant act either lol

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                        • corey • 4 years ago

                          I'm down for Butler. But I HATE Heigl. Worst female actor ever. Honestly.

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                          • 2movieguys • 4 years ago

                            I like both Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler ....but come on Hollywood...another remake of a great classic 80's film!!

                            Hollywood you can't recreate lighting in a bottle!!!

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                            • bud2fresh • 4 years ago

                              Ya know i might be ok with this if they could find another leading lady maybe Charlize Theron but i'm cool with Gerald doing this.Don't get me wrong it could never be done as good a Mr.Douglas but i'm willing to give this a chance.

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                              • daveactor7 • 4 years ago

                                Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner own this. Butler and Heigl two of my hated actors suck

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                                • dark-env • 4 years ago

                                  Why is everyone saying this is a romantic comedy? The original has those elements yes but that's not the main elements, it was an action/adventure/romance/comedy film. Just pointing that out. Now I'm a big fan of the original. I agree they really don't need to redoing this. Hollywood is just finding things with name brands that are popular in some sense and making them into movies (in some cases again). This was considered a hit in the 80s and they assume it will again become a hit.

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                                  • supermanvenom • 4 years ago

                                    @mattbierwagen You are so right. And really? Katherine Heigl argh

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                                    • mattbierwagen • 4 years ago

                                      i love the original! but really? i just dont understand, was there anything wrong with the original? Will it actually be complimenting the original.

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                                      • SpaceCowboy • 4 years ago

                                        I could see Gerard in it, but to have both of them back together would be The UGLY Truth all over again.

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                                        • bawnian-dexeus • 4 years ago

                                          Nah

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