Romancing the Stone sequel
It was back in December of 2008 that we heard there was a remake planned of Romancing the Stone, at the time being written by Daniel McDermott, but now there's news that Michael Douglas' own production company are actually working on a sequel to the film called Racing the Monsoon.
So out the window goes the remake and in comes the sequel. Wait up though, doesn't a sequel mean continuing on the story? Does that mean we'll see Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito return to the series?
Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito already starred in Romancing the Stone and the fun sequel, The Jewel of the Nile. Both were great fun films and the three stars had superb chemisty between them all, so much so that they took their relationship onto the excellent The War of the Roses. with great success.
When I heard back in 2008 that they were remaking Romancing the Stone I was sorely disappointed, and so it's a bit of a relief to hear that it's actually a sequel, the original can stay there and not be tarnished by a cheaper, CGI filled remake.
That's when I started thinking, a sequel to the film? I hadn't heard that they were working on that, much less that Michael Douglas' production company was behind it, but there it was in The Hollywood Reporter, saying clear as day, Racing the Monsoon.
Now I had heard about the remake before, but I don't recall hearing about this sequel idea, or any information about it. Still it's in IMDB, all kept under the paid account wraps, so it's not clear who is writing, directing or starring in it.
Surely though it couldn't be Douglas and Turner again? Really?
I think it would be great to see them together on screen again, but neither are the screen stars they once were, can we really see this working? I wonder if they are actually setting it up as a sequel in spirit and it'll do the Hollywood switcheroo of adding in a younger cast.