Go­ing for a song from out of the movie vaults

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Any­one re­mem­ber Martha Coolidge’s en­gag­ingly off­beat 1983 ro­man­tic com­edy Val­ley Girl, fea­tur­ing a 19-year-old Ni­co­las Cage in his first lead­ing role?

No? Well, ex­pect a DVD reis­sue soon, now that the movie is set for a re­make as a mu­si­cal.

As Hol­ly­wood con­tin­ues to plun­der the vaults, Pa­pil­lon, the 1973 drama star­ring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoff­man as con­victs on a French pe­nal colony, is sched­uled to be re­made on lo­ca­tion in the Ca­nary Is­lands in Septem­ber next year.

Dun­dalk di­rec­tor John Moore is set to fol­low his re­makes of The Flight of the Phoenix and The Omen with an up­dated treat­ment of the un­der­rated, deeply para­noid 1978 thriller Capricorn One, in which Nasa fakes a mis­sion to Mars.

Di­rected by Peter Hyams, it fea­tured James Brolin, Sam Water­ston and OJ Simp­son (be­fore he be­came no­to­ri­ous) as the as­tro­nauts. Quite point­lessly, MTV is de­vel­op­ing a re­make of The Rocky Hor­ror Pic­ture Show.

And 10, the hit 1979 Blake Ed­wards sex com­edy star­ring Julie An­drews, Dud­ley Moore and Bo Derek, is also set for the re­make treat­ment. It should not be con­fused with Nine, the mu­si­cal in­spired by Fed­erico Fellini’s 8½ , which starts shoot­ing in Oc­to­ber with Daniel Day-Lewis lead­ing a cast that in­cludes Sophia Loren, Ni­cole Kid­man, Mar­ion Cotil­lard, Judi Dench, Kate Hud­son and singer Fergie.

Capricorn Two: John Moore has a new project

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