Paramount has released a handful of new posters for the remake of Footloose. They’re pretty stylish, and show off that grimy look we’ve come to expect from writer/director Craig Brewer (Black Snake Moan). The marketing department isn’t totally abandoning the cheese factor, though. Each poster is blazened with the Kenny Loggins lyric “Cut Loose” down the right side—a phrase which can’t be read with a straight face. (I hear the next batch of posters revolve around kicking off your Sunday shoes.)
Yet by our account, the movie vastly exceeds your expectations for a remake of Footloose. To get a better sense, watch the new trailer here. Kenny Wormwald, Julianne Hough, and Dennis Quaid star in the October 14 release. See the new posters after the jump.
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Ren MacCormack (played by newcomer Kenny Wormald) is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where he experiences a heavy dose of culture shock. A few years prior, the community was rocked by a tragic accident that killed five teenagers after a night out and Bomont’s local councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid) responded by implementing ordinances that prohibit loud music and dancing. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s troubled daughter Ariel (Julianne Hough) in the process.