Everything Old Is New Again! Only Suckier!
In other remake news, Marc Webb ((500) Days of Summer) is negotiating to direct Jesus Christ Superstar, which was also a 1973 film, but is much better known for its stage version. The idea, with Marc Webb attached, is to update it from hippy to hipster: Jesus would obviously wear a Western shit with snaps, tight jeans, and Robert Pattinson hair.
I love (500) Days of Summer, and I think that Marc Webb is a terrifically talented director (and his music video background helps), and I actually do think that he's a good fit for the movie. But damn: I loathe the music in Jesus Christ Superstar, and even if they got Hall and Oates to give it that Philly sound and cast JGL as Jesus, I couldn't work up any enthusiasm. I like dipster hoochbags as much as the next guy, but I can't abide by Andrew Lloyd Webber.