Slap Shot remake moves forward
March 2007 is when I first wrote about the possibility of Slap Shot, the ice hockey film starring Paul Newman, getting a remake, and now it sounds like the film is actually moving forward.
The film told the story of an ice hockey team who found new success through focusing more on the fighting side of the game rather than the actual playing, and interesting turn of social commentary on the audience.
Paul Newman headlined the original 1977 Slap Shot comedy film which has become a classic with hockey fans since, and it will be interesting to see who they replace him with in this remake, the calibre of that actor will no doubt be a strong indicator of how the film is going to turn out.
The article says that although Internet commenters were up in arms about the idea, The Longest Yard worked well and earned more than the original – well I'm not going to analyse ticket prices and such in that conversation, let's just move on – and that remake starred Adam Sandler.
What kind of Slap Shot would you like to see, now that you have to see it remade, and who would you want to be the lead? Adam Sandler?