Romancing The Stone Remake
Romancing The Stone TrailerThe About face: A remake of the 1984 action flick Romancing the Stone that starred Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito.
The Wild side: 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 Movie facts: The original film was marginally good, at best, and leaves one to wonder why it needs to be remade. The 1984 Romancing The Stone was released before the advent of the PG-13 rating, and contained a scene of a woman's breast being shown through a wet, white shirt, a plethora of swearing and a scene in which a character's hand is bitten off by a crocodile.
Cast: Gerard Butler, Katherine Heigl
Director: Robert Luketic
Movie Studio: 20th Century Fox
Rating: PG-13 (For adult themes, violence, language)
Running Time: 2 hours
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