The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas remake
On one hand I'm glad that a remake of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is going to stay true to the original and keep the musical style of the film, and on the other I'm a little disappointed, perhaps we needed a modernised version of the film that looks at the real life hardships of a whorehouse? Maybe we'll get both.
What is certain is that Universal are looking to remake the film and has a pair of writers attached to rewrite the original script, and considering they wrote Legally Blonde, I think you can guess the tone of this film already.
Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith have written films such as The Ugly Truth and The House Bunny, as well as Legally Blonde, so light hearted fare, and not at all dark. Well it's no surprise then that the film will retain that musical structure and a lot of the fun that the original did.
Mind you, the Variety article does suggest that the films is getting a complete overhaul from the first film. That starred the great Burt Reynolds and the immense talent of Dolly Parton. The original The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas film was based on the Broadway play from 1978 and featured many of the original songs from the play.
Except the play wasn't the conception of the story, it was based on a Playboy article which talked about the real life story of the Chicken Ranch in Texas, an illegal but tolerated brothel (much like those around here actually) which operated from 1905 to 1973.
Although being a complete overhaul, the new film will be a musical, but there's no word on if the film will carry the same songs as previously, although I would have thought one or two key ones would have had to make an appearance, surely.