The new Rock 'n" Roll High School will be scripted by Alex Winter, the same Alex Winter who joined Keanu Reeves for a couple of "excellent adventures" as Bill S. Preston Esq., and got staked by Cory Feldman in The Lost Boys. Winter still works as an actor (he had a recurring role on Adult Swim's Saul of the Mole Men), but he's primarily a writer/director these days, having directed music videos, commercials and the made-for-TV movie Ben 10: Race Against Time as well as a feature about Napster and its creator Shawn Fanning.
The original film was produced by B-movie legend Roger Corman and directed by Allan Arkush, with additional uncredited direction from Joe Dante and Jerry Zucker. The movie starred P.J. Soles as Riff Randell, the girl who is bound and determined to get The Ramones to play at the school dance. The cast also featured several Corman regulars including Paul Bartel, Mary Woronov, Dick Miller and Clint Howard. It's been years since I've seen this one, but I remember it as a fun bit of fluff from the drive-in era. What do you say, readers, will this translate well into the twenty-first century?