Two new Elvis themed movies are in the works. One based on Sonny West's book "Elvis: Still Taking Care Of Business", the other is apossible remake of Elvis' classic "Blue Hawaii".
There are 50,000 Elvis impersonators in the world - but Jamie McDonnell has got what it takes to make him stand out from the crowd. He's got the voice, the moves and the looks. Now he could be in line for the fame and fortune as well. At the age of16, he's already got Elvis fans all shook up with his fabulous tribute act. And now the Garngoch teenager could be heading for Hollywood stardom after being asked to play Elvis in a new film about The King. The film is being backed by Sonny West and will be based on his book, Elvis: Still Taking Care of Business. It could go into production soon.
Rumours are spread that there will be a remake of Blue Hawaii, the most succesfull movie in the Hawaii-trilogy. The main part could go to Zac Efron. Allthough this 19-year old actor is not very well known in Europe at this moment, he did already play in more than 15 movies and tv-series. It is not the purpose that Zac will be a copy or look-a-like of Elvis. The producers are planning to make a fresh and modern remake of the sixties classic. It's not known at this moment if the Elvis songs will be used in the new movie.
Source: Various / Updated: Sep 4, 2007