Within minutes of our announcement that Kenny Ortega has signed on to direct a Dirty Dancing reboot, many of you had already echoed my own reaction to the news. (EWWWWW.com.) It struck me violently in the face that perhaps the horror of this situation can best be expressed by the original Baby, Jennifer Grey herself.
“The people greenlighting this crap need to be drug into the street and forced to watch their ‘remakes’ with their eyes taped open MARATHON MAN style. Enough is enough!!!!!! MAKE IT STOP!!!!” –lettergirl
“I think the question everyone wants to know is….will Baby wear a mask with cat ears or will she just wear 3D glasses?” –Matt Damon (although probably not Bald Matt Damon)
Oh, well. It’s happening! In the immortal words of creepy Neil, “Sometimes, in this world, you see things you don’t want to see.”
‘Dirty Dancing’: Kenny Ortega to direct