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Weinsteins To Produce Dance Movie Spoof
Prepare yourself for Dirty Step Stomp

07 February 2007  |  Written by   |  Source: Variety

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Oh, our aching sides. With the seemingly unstoppable advance of a host of Scary Movies and pretenders like Date Movie and Epic Movie (talk about spoofing what it says on the tin, eh?), the Weinstein Company have snapped up a new script called Dirty Step Stomp, riffing on that modern plague, the dance movie.

Yes, another (half)witty comedy is on the way, with likely targets including the immortal (but surely so-cheesy-it's-a-spoof-of-itself) Dirty Dancing, the original teen dance hit Save The Last Dance and so-recent-the-money's-still-being-counted US box office winners like Step Up and Stomp The Yard. We'd be amazed if Honey and Flashdance don't get a look in as well, and hey! Probably The Godfather too, actually, given how closely modern spoofs stay to their target genre.

The script's been written by Steve Basilone and Annie Mebane. His only previous writing credit appears to be a TV show called 'Almost Funny' (oh, hold us back from the obvious response), while she wrote and directed a TV documentary about a high school debating team. There's no cast or director yet, but expect to see the film in about five minutes, given the speed with which these things are turned out.

Now we've been very cynical, but maybe we're being unfair. Maybe this will be the funny exception that proves the rule. Maybe Leslie Nielsen will star as the tough hoodlum whose natural sense of rhythm helps him find a way out of the 'hood and into the arms of a beautiful ballet student. Maybe. Oh, who are we kidding? Bring back Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker, all is forgiven; even Jane Austen's Mafia!


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RE: Looks like Bob 'n' Harvey
The Weisteins went out on their own to start making this sort of movie??? More

Posted by Sleepy at 16:25 on 10 February 2007 | Report This Post

RE: Looks like Bob 'n' Harvey
Another spoof....at this rate we'll soon all hate Airplane. More

Posted by Daniel Kelly at 12:46 on 10 February 2007 | Report This Post

Looks like Bob 'n' Harvey
have abandoned all hopes of Oscar now. One day they're throwing money at 'Gangs of New York' the next they're greenlighting this shit. I really like spoofs, but these recent ones are just plain crap -almost like people are too lazy to wait 90 minutes to laugh at an original story More

Posted by TheMadFatChickKiller at 13:04 on 08 February 2007 | Report This Post

H was right
So this is what the Ian Watkins feller(ette) was on about. Dirty Step Stomp sounds like the ideal reunion gig to me. As long as Lisa's still wearing her ice skates... More

Posted by David Banham at 16:12 on 07 February 2007 | Report This Post

there was ANOTHER trashy movie called Dirty Step Stomp Umer? it didn't feature penguins did it? all those penguin movies made eating the aquatic-fowl-monickered choccy-biccies that bit more satisfying. I went off topic there didn't i? maybe I'm a spoof movie.... More

Posted by Adrian at 15:01 on 07 February 2007 | Report This Post

Why
Why? oh why? oh WHY? I mean people are complaining about Epic Movie and then the Weinstein brothers go and do the ONE thing people dreaded and that is to make another trashy movie called Dirty Step Stomp? F****** H***, where did the brains and the pwoer go. More

Posted by umer_ejaz at 13:34 on 07 February 2007 | Report This Post


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