This is a joke, right!?
â€œTwilightâ€ producers Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen are said to be courting everyoneâ€™s favourite lycanthrope (Though in my house, Scott Howard still retains the majority of the votes) Taylor Lautner for a remake of the 80s wrestling flick â€œVision Questâ€ (or â€œCrazy for Youâ€ as it was known here in Australia).
Known mostly for being â€˜the flick that featured Madonnaâ€™s â€˜Crazy for Youâ€™ (Madonna has a cameo in the movie too), â€œQuestâ€ starred Matthew Modine as a high-school wrestling star who falls in love with Linda Fiorentinoâ€™s artist, who is renting a room from Modineâ€™s father (Ronny Cox of â€œBeverly Hills Copâ€ fame).
Asusmingly, Lautner â€“ should he agree to don the lycra â€“ would play the Modine role, which, not surprisingly (and I’m sure it’s the only reason the young actor is being courted to star in the film), would require him to go shirtless a lot of the time.
An insider tells E! Online that screenwriter Richard Munic has penned a script thatâ€™s very faithful to the original (thatâ€™s a good thing!?). “Taylor saw [the script] and is really excited about it,” says the unnamed source. “It’s very much in line with his athleticism. His character is someone who’s striving for greatness.”
Warner Bros wouldnâ€™t certify whether Lautner was indeed in the running to play the lead, but did confirm that a â€œVision Questâ€ remake is in the works.
I remember watching the flick on VHS (likely because it didnâ€™t get a run in the country theatres) when it first hit stores and found it to be rather undistinguished, and fairly average flick. I was a big fan of Modine at the time – and who didnâ€™t love Fiorentino!? â€“ but think he was dreadfully miscast in this one. As a fan of â€œTwin Peaksâ€, I remember reading that the movie was filmed in the same townâ€¦ that of Spokane, Washingtonâ€¦ and have said a few times to myself that I must go back and check it out again (if only so I can spot the diner, the rail-yard etc), but never got there. Just no interest. I hear the book on which â€œVision Questâ€ is based is better; maybe Iâ€™ll check it out some time.
Can only imagine Pinkâ€™s going to get the call to cover Madonnaâ€™s â€œCrazy for Youâ€ for the soundtrack of the remake.