Paramount Feeling Fast & Footloose

Paramount Pictures has fast-tracked production on its remake of 1984’s “Footloose” for production to begin next spring says Variety.

“High School Musical 3: Senior Year” director Kenny Ortega and star Zac Efron will re-team on the project in the same capacity, while ” Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist” director Peter Sollett has been brought in to rewrite the Jon Hartmere script.

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (“Chicago,” “Hairspray”) will join Dylan Sellers as producers on the project. The studio is also working on new songs that will complement some of the memorable original tunes from the film which made Kevin Bacon a star.