Universal Pictures has released a trailer for its remake of Endless Love. You might remember the 1981 original, which starred Brooke Shields in this coming-of-age star-crossed love story and introduced Tom Cruise in a small role. More likely, you remember the song by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie. Even though that song has been played at every wedding since 1981, I’m not sure it will register with the young audience this picture is aimed at. I tried this morning, but I don’t even think Miley Cyrus could get a good Twerk going on that classic syrupy anthem. The film will be released February 14.
Cupid’s annual arrow barrage will suit Hollywood just fine next year: Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday in 2014, and Universal today slotted its remake of Endless Love for that ultimate date night. The drama stars Alex Pettyfer and Gabriella Wilde in the roles played by Martin Hewitt and Brooke Shields in Franco Zeffirelli’s 1981 film. The Shana Feste-helmed update will have a third wheel on its opening weekend in the form of another ’80s remake, Sony/Screen Gems’ About Last Night. Fox also will target couples-fueled cash will its sci-fi thriller The Maze Runner while the Weinstein Company deploys its franchise-hopeful Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters.