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'Slap Shot' remake planned

Wednesday, 02.04.2009 / 12:35 PM / News

NHL.com

There have been sequels to "Slap Shot" the legendary hockey movie that starred the late Paul Newman and the film that created the Hanson Brothers sensation, but no remake.

According to Daily Variety, that is about to change.

Variety reports Universal Pictures is ready to drop the puck on a "Slap Shot" remake, selecting Dean Parisot to direct the redo of the 1977 hockey comedy classic.

Peter Steinfeld ("21") is writing the script and Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will produce according to the publication.

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

When Steinfeld took the writing job and spoke about it last summer, Internet pundits 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.

Parisot last directed the remake of another comedy "Fun With Dick and Jane."

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I know the people on this board love this movie so lets hear those thoughts.

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I understand that the first one was great, but why such the apathy? I mean, if no uniform or logo is perfect, why would a movie be? Besides, it's not like the original ideas that have come out recently have been amazing either.

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I understand that the first one was great, but why such the apathy? I mean, if no uniform or logo is perfect, why would a movie be? Besides, it's not like the original ideas that have come out recently have been amazing either.

Using your uniform analogy, allow me to give you some examples. The Buffalo Bills. The Cincinnati Bengals. The Toronto Blue Jays and any other uniform change that ended up being a lot worse than the one before it.

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They did remake it. It was called "Slap Shot 2" and had one of the lesser-talented Baldwin brothers in it.

That's what I was thinking -- I was sure there were a couple of awful sequels or two to that movie. And unlike the Bad News Bears franchise (which had one very good and one terrible sequel), the Slap Shot sequel(s?) wasn't shot anytime close to the original.

They'll do it, and much like the Billy Bob Thornton Bad News Bears remake, no one will care.

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Any speculation on who will star in the remake? I don't know about you but a movie like this just screams "Adam Sandler" to me. It wouldn't be the first sports movie (Happy Gilmore) or even the first sports movie remake (The Longest Yard) he's done.

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Any speculation on who will star in the remake? I don't know about you but a movie like this just screams "Adam Sandler" to me. It wouldn't be the first sports movie (Happy Gilmore) or even the first sports movie remake (The Longest Yard) he's done.

I've heard rumblings of Steve Carrell and Mike Myers, both said they'd be interested in an interview I read in Entertainment magazine a while back.

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As much as I like Slap Shot, I don't see a problem with a remake. The cult classic is far from perfect. All remakes are a gamble and trying to recreate the chemistry the original cast had will be tricky. And if Sandler is involved at all, it is sure to suck.

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Any speculation on who will star in the remake? I don't know about you but a movie like this just screams "Adam Sandler" to me. It wouldn't be the first sports movie (Happy Gilmore) or even the first sports movie remake (The Longest Yard) he's done.

I've heard rumblings of Steve Carrell and Mike Myers, both said they'd be interested in an interview I read in Entertainment magazine a while back.

I don't see Carrell or Myers being able to pull of Newman's character, maybe Vince Vaughn. What about the Hansen brothers? are they gonna recast them or have the original Hansen brothers who are around 50 now play them? I think a Kevin Smith directed Slap Shot remake would be great, this other guy I have no faith in.

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Any speculation on who will star in the remake? I don't know about you but a movie like this just screams "Adam Sandler" to me. It wouldn't be the first sports movie (Happy Gilmore) or even the first sports movie remake (The Longest Yard) he's done.

I've heard rumblings of Steve Carrell and Mike Myers, both said they'd be interested in an interview I read in Entertainment magazine a while back.

I don't see Carrell or Myers being able to pull of Newman's character, maybe Vince Vaughn. What about the Hansen brothers? are they gonna recast them or have the original Hansen brothers who are around 50 now play them? I think a Kevin Smith directed Slap Shot remake would be great, this other guy I have no faith in.

Vince Vaughn would be interesting. Carell and Myers, I think, would indicate the movie will be too slapsticky and gimmicky. Vaughn could pull off a version of what made Newman's character so great. Dry, kinda scumbaggish, and self-aware.

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Maybe in the remake, there won't be an entire hour where absolutely nothing happens.

-applause-

I see no objection to the remake. Slap Shot was a good movie, but it isn't one of those untouchable classics, IMO.

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I don't have a huge problem with a Slap Shot remake, but I have a feeling it'll be a Longest Yard redux...

Although, the Vince Vaughn idea (if that could be pulled off) would be a great first step in my opinion. They would have to make him a bit older I'd think.

I can't think of any older actors that could do a comedy and work it... Steve Martin, but he's just as gimmicky as Carrell or Myers (who I both love... except the Love Guru trash). Gimmicky isnt bad but its not Slap Shot.

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