Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler Eyed for ‘Romancing the Stone’ Reboot

Fox is remaking the 1984 adventure film that originally starred Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas.

Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler to star in the Romancing the Stone reboot?
Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler to star in the Romancing the Stone reboot?
Fox is looking to reboot the 1984 action flick Romancing the Stone with Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler in the lead roles. Heigl would play Joan Wilder, originally played by Kathleen Turner, and Butler would play Jack Colton, originally played by Michael Douglas.

In the original Romancing the Stone, Joan Wilder, a mousy romance novelist, receives a treasure map in the mail from her recently murdered brother-in-law. Meanwhile, her sister Elaine is kidnapped in Colombia and the two criminals responsible demand that she travel to Colombia to exchange the map for her sister. Joan does, and quickly becomes lost in the jungle after being waylayed by Zolo, a vicious and corrupt Colombian cop who will stop at nothing to obtain the map. There, she meets an irreverent soldier-of-fortune named Jack Colton who agrees to bring her back to civilization. Together, they embark upon an adventure that could be straight out of Joan's novels.

The film has been in talks since 2007 and is said to start production soon.

Romancing the Stone is in development .

Romancing the Stone was released March 30th, 1984 and stars Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Zack Norman, Alfonso Arau, Manuel Ojeda, Holland Taylor, Mary Ellen Trainor. The film is directed by Robert Zemeckis.

Sources: Movie Hole

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  1. Titanictom

    IT"s clear to me{and other movie goers}now that Holywood has clearly run out of ideas for films-What is it that they need to remake/reboot/rehash just about every good movie from the 80's and some films that are not much older?!I can go into any bookstore or library and pick out more than 180 books that would make good movies or animated films!!!Ever since PETER JACKSON Remade KING KONG: HollyWood is on this kick.....Catch a clue WE want to something NEW/something WE haven't seen before!!!!!!!

    4 years agoby @titanictomFlag

  2. moviegeek


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  3. ZanyZap

    @ejk1: Blasphemous comment. :P

    4 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

  4. ejk1

    Clearly, Hollywood is on a mission to turn Heigl and Butler into Hanks/Ryan, only of horrible films.

    On another front, I have more news on that Casablanca sequel. Victor Laszlo will be played by Channing Tatum, who joins Mark Wahlberg and Jennifer Aniston in a remake of Hollywood's greatest love triangle.

    4 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  5. ZanyZap

    I hate Katherine Heigl.

    4 years agoby @zanyzapFlag

  6. ROFLitschristian

    @jakn Took the words right out of my mouth. They went together in that movie like corn and ketchup.

    4 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  7. Jakn

    They stared in The Ugly Truth...nobody liked them as a couple.

    4 years agoby @jaknFlag

  8. DuaneBarry

    @pjwolsker Actually there was a 1985 sequel titled The Jewel of the Nile.

    4 years agoby @DuaneBarryFlag

  9. Jimthar

    another classic ruined. thank you hollywood. thank you so much for constantly ruining the movies that we all think are classics for your greedy cash grabs. as with the other "remakes", this WILL NOT be getting any of my money.

    4 years agoby @jimtharFlag

  10. YD

    Butler would be great but I would prefer somebody else for the Joan Wilder character.
    owever, I agree, not another remake.

    4 years agoby @YDFlag

  11. Daveactor7

    @corey to me Butler cant act either lol

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  12. Corey W.

    I'm down for Butler. But I HATE Heigl. Worst female actor ever. Honestly.

    4 years agoby @coreyFlag

  13. CelluloidDreams

    I like both Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler ....but come on Hollywood...another remake of a great classic 80's film!!

    Hollywood you can't recreate lighting in a bottle!!!

    4 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  14. bud2fresh

    Ya know i might be ok with this if they could find another leading lady maybe Charlize Theron but i'm cool with Gerald doing this.Don't get me wrong it could never be done as good a Mr.Douglas but i'm willing to give this a chance.

    4 years agoby @bud2freshFlag

  15. Daveactor7

    Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner own this. Butler and Heigl two of my hated actors suck

    4 years agoby @daveactor7Flag

  16. Dark enV

    Why is everyone saying this is a romantic comedy? The original has those elements yes but that's not the main elements, it was an action/adventure/romance/comedy film. Just pointing that out. Now I'm a big fan of the original. I agree they really don't need to redoing this. Hollywood is just finding things with name brands that are popular in some sense and making them into movies (in some cases again). This was considered a hit in the 80s and they assume it will again become a hit.

    4 years agoby @dark-envFlag

  17. supermanvenom

    @mattbierwagen You are so right. And really? Katherine Heigl argh

    4 years agoby @supermanvenomFlag

  18. Worth5Bucks

    i love the original! but really? i just dont understand, was there anything wrong with the original? Will it actually be complimenting the original.

    4 years agoby @mattbierwagenFlag

  19. SpaceCowboy

    I could see Gerard in it, but to have both of them back together would be The UGLY Truth all over again.

    4 years agoby @SpaceCowboyFlag

  20. Nicholaus XX

    I smell another romance/comedy that will fail miserably.

    4 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  21. Pjwolsker

    there's nothing to reboot. they only made one movie so it'd be called a REMAKE. Hollywood is way to obsessed with reboots thanks to Nolan and there is no way this will be as good as his movies

    4 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  22. Dan


    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  23. Lisa M. Duncan

    This is such a bad idea. It wasn't that great of a movie that it should be remade and had Gerry and Katherine not done The Ugly Truth together sure they'd make a great team. But if they do and use them, it'll just look like Mike and Abby are on an adventure. Stupid idea.

    4 years agoby @Lisa-M-DuncanFlag

  24. The Boondock Saint


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  25. James MacLean Jr

    No no no no no! Stop with the remakes! And besides that, the original was a romatic comedy adventure. What's the track record of those types of films for Butler and Heigl? I believe not so good. And either all their collective crap just seems the same or didn't they already do a movie together that tanked? Good grief...

    4 years agoby @James-MacLean-JrFlag

  26. Toxic

    You're kidding right!!!!???? This has flop and waste of money written all over it! Heigl????, oh please, you gotta be kidding me!!
    What's this reboot sensation going on in Hollywood? I'm sure Writers of original material aren't happy!!
    Movies are not Music, you can't just reboot them and expect to be number 1 in the box office again, just because they were a hit a decade ago!! It just doesn't work that way!! Can somebody please call filmmakers and inform them please!!

    4 years agoby @ToxicFlag

  27. JasonKat

    Im starting to hate this chick, she seems to be making way to many romantic comedy movies! and she sleeps w all her men in these chick flicks, lolz anyhow this movie seems intresting, a trailer might help!

    4 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

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