The original starred Kathleen Turner as a mousy romance novelist who journeys to Columbia to search for her missing sister and gets involved with Soldier of Fortune Michael Douglas. The film was a sleeper hit and helped launch the career of director Robert Zemeckis.
What made the original such a hit was the incredible chemistry shared by Douglas and Turner on screen. Their conflicting personalities and rapid fire bickering called to mind some of the great screwball comedies of the 1930s and 40s and was a precursor to a similar dynamic feature in the TV series Moonlighting, which would premier a year later.
Finding a new couple to recreate that chemistry will be a tricky, if not impossible, task for whomever signs on to direct and produce the film. Until they make an announcement about the cast, I’m just not that interested.
Via Hollywood Reporter.