Paramount Pictures has released the latest trailer from the Footloose reboot starring former Dancing with the Stars hoofer Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid and newcomer Kenny Wormald tackling the role that made Kevin Bacon a star.
Filmmaker Craig Brewer (Hustle and Flow) directs the remake and has insisted that this isn’t the Footloose you knew from your childhood. Many of the original film’s elements are in place, but Footloose 2011 is not as much a remake is it is a film that brings the story firmly into the present.
The small town that Wormald’s character moves into still has made dancing illegal. There are also teens dying to boogie that band together to bring down the law and change their town’s views on what teenagers are capable of achieving if they are only given the opportunity.
Footloose’s soundtrack even features a few of the first film’s songs, with additional new tracks provided by artists from today’s music scene. Blake Shelton, fresh from his duties as mentor on The Voice, takes the title track — originally performed by Kenny Loggins — and brings it into the 21st century. Almost Paradise, the love theme from the original remains, and this time out it will be sung by Victoria Justice and Hunter Hayes. Bonnie Tyler’s classic Holding Out for a Hero also makes the cut, updated by Ella Mae Bowen and Let’s Hear It For the Boy gets a remake courtesy of Jana Kramer.
Original songs featured on the soundtrack run the gamut of styles with tracks from Cee Lo Green, Zach Brown and Big & Rich. Footloose arrives in theaters October 14.