December 4, 2008 / 7:27 AM / 9 years ago

"Stone" rolling again at Fox

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - 20th Century Fox is “Romancing the Stone” again.

The studio is developing a remake of the 1984 adventure that turned TV mainstays Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito into movie stars and established Kathleen Turner as a romantic lead. It has hired Daniel McDermott (“Eagle Eye”) to write the update.

The original movie, directed by Robert Zemeckis, told the story of a repressed romance novelist who travels to Colombia to find her missing sister only to meet up with an American soldier of fortune. The two embark on a cross-country adventure involving a map, a jewel and a private police force.

Diane Thomas wrote the script while working as a waitress in Malibu. It turned out to be her only produced screenplay; she died in a car crash the year after the film’s release.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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