31 Jul

I don’t care about history. Rock ‘N Roll Highschool gets the remake treatment.

Posted by Bryan White | Thursday July 31, 2008 | News

Rock 'N Roll High SchoolI always wondered what happened to Alex Winter (aka Bill S. Preston, Esquire!).  Seems like he made that flick Freaked back in the 90′s and dropped off the face of the earth forever.  Turns out that he’s been directing ads in England and just recently Howard Stern pulled him in for a director’s stint on a remake of the Corman classic, Rock ‘N Roll High School that showcased the acting chops of The Ramones.  Maybe you remember, maybe you don’t but there is a sequel to this flick that more or less acts like a remake called Rock ‘N Roll High School forever which featured not the Ramones but a band headed up by Cory Feldman in full-on Michael Jackson garb.  Heavy, I tell you.  I don’t know who let that guy into wardrobe but he did the same thing in the sequel to Dream A Little Dream.

I should probably shut up now.

I’m perplexed as to what band could possibly head up a high school rebellion since just about every facet of hard music has been neutered these days.  I vote for the Dirty South Revolutionaries.  According to Winter,

This movie seemed so ripe for a remake.

Says you, dude.

Source: Variety

3 Comments 

  1. August 3, 2008 5:50 am

    RockerboB

    The band that everyone wanted to go see in RNRHF was the one hit wonders “The Pursuit Of Happiness”, just so turned out that Feldman had his own band. With you on the wardrobe though.

  2. August 3, 2008 11:15 am

    Dan

    There was a long-standing rumor that The Replacements were being considered for the role of the band in RNRHF. There’s such a great alternate reality vibe to the original that I feel will be impossible to recapture. The band members were such great characters themselves I don’t know how you recreate that today. “Hey, pizza!”

  3. February 18, 2009 7:14 pm

    deucy

    I liked that movie,and i think the “dirty south revolutionaries” would be the best band to play the role in RNRHF!!


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