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A group of filmmakers were so disgusted by the specter of yet another Hollywood remake -- in this case, 'Footloose,' due out in October -- they decided to beat Hollywood to the punch.
It's hardly your average remake. Fifty-four directors shot their own versions of 58 different scenes with 33 different Ren McCormacks, 15 different Reverend Moores and 27 different Ariel Moores. 'Our Footloose Remake' starts off nearly the same, with dancing feet as the credits roll, but then things get very different, very quickly.
There's animation, moody black-and-white, scenes played entirely by one actor, and interpretations where everyone is scantily clad and oiled up like bodybuilders. The iconic scene where Ren (Kevin Bacon) teaches Willard (Chris Penn) to dance? Now it's a two-player videogame, with an X-rated bonus round.
Watch the entire movie after the cut. Although it's not rated, it's NSFW.
Our Footloose Remake (Full Movie) from DaveAOK on Vimeo
The film has been playing independent theaters around the country, but now it's available online. The project was begun in February 2010, when Chace Crawford was slated to take over the lead. In a letter the filmmakers sent Paramount at the time, they told the studio, "You're off the hook!" and no longer need to finish the official remake. (You can read the letter here.)