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"Slap Shot" Remake Gets Writer and Director

Posted: February 3rd, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"Slap Shot" Remake Gets Writer and DirectorSubmit Comment
Universal Pictures is moving forward with a "Slap Shot" remake, setting Dean Parisot (Fun With Dick and Jane) to direct the redo of the 1977 hockey comedy classic. Peter Steinfeld (21) is penning the script.

The original starred Paul Newman as the fading player/coach of a minor league hockey team. Trying to hype the Charlestown Chiefs for a possible move South, the coach ramps up interest by turning his team into a group of brawling thugs.

When Steinfeld took the writing job and spoke about it last summer, fans were critical of the notion of updating a favorite sports film. Yet such nostalgic resistance certainly did not hurt "The Longest Yard" remake, a global hit that grossed far more than the original.

Source: Variety


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synthetic1985 writes:
on February 3rd, 2009 at 4:03:40 AM

phew...at least this is a movie that didn't come out less than 5 years ago...good job hollywood...you did somethin smart for once....oh wait...i take that back lol...it's another REMAKE!!!
OheRRo29 writes:
on February 3rd, 2009 at 10:20:13 AM

i agree 100% they need to stop remaking everything and especially this class movie and right after paul newmans death (r.i.p) they need to leave it alone
onthejon writes:
on February 3rd, 2009 at 3:14:37 PM

Who can honestly replace the Hanson Brothers? This irks me
tomp03 writes:
on February 3rd, 2009 at 3:33:24 PM

Awful idea...this movie is on a more superior level than The Longest Yard. It is a staple for sports humor. Think people would be happy if they tried to remake Bull Durham? Or, in terms of classics, what if they remade Hoosiers? All are impractical.
hardcorehogan87 writes:
on February 3rd, 2009 at 6:58:57 PM

Please don't. This is my favorite movie of all-time, leave it alone. No one can duplicate any of the characters in the movie whether it be the Hansons or Reggie Dunlop; please don't remake this movie.
Space_Ghost11 writes:
on February 3rd, 2009 at 8:33:51 PM

this could be a great re-make, they could make a great cast! I vote Jonah Hill as first call, Bill Murray second call, & so on! Hockey!!! best sport ever!
MillROY writes:
on February 3rd, 2009 at 10:56:05 PM

What a great idea! I hate good movies so much! re-making good movies with lesser ones is like bringing a dead person back to life just to kill them again. Let's remake Starwars and Casablanca with J Lo and the Jonas Brothers...Of course I'm being ridiculously serious, I'm not gonna watch any terd remake. It's their money let 'em waste it!
Kal-El writes:
on February 4th, 2009 at 2:30:02 AM

Also, make it 3D Imax. RIP Paul Newman.
hardcorehogan87 writes:
on February 4th, 2009 at 9:30:28 PM

Space Ghost, never speak again. Comparing Jonah HIll to the great Paul Newman, the Hannsons, and Michael Ontkean is sacrilege.

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