New "Elvis" Movies

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. Blue Hawaii 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 
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FLASHBOY (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 9, 2007report abuse
Another Stupid Idea, Blue hawaii Whitout Elvis is not Blue hawaii. Ah if i could stop all the impersonators in the world. There is only one Elvis you fools!
byebye (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 5, 2007report abuse
The title of the films lead song is now changed to "Only fools rush in" for it´s upcoming release on the 1st of April 2008. Sonny and the imposters are making the film with his new digital camera featured in his cell phone. I guess the new Dylan movie that lye ahead have a serious competitor on the oscar awards now..
JerryNodak (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 5, 2007report abuse
The "Elvis" movie was a product of its time. They were sucessful because times were much different, and above all because it was Elvis. They were great in their time. In their own way they're a time capsule. In my opinion remaking one is foolhardy. It will be interesting to see if it actually gets made.
Brian Quinn (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 5, 2007report abuse
The last thing the world needs now is a remake of 'Blue Hawaii'. In my opinion, the Elvis classic cannot be beaten for this genre of musical.
Juliepresleyfan (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 5, 2007report abuse
and if you do make it how about doug church or irv cass
Juliepresleyfan (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 5, 2007report abuse
no please no , blue hawaii without Elvis is unthinkable , leave the films be , we dont want a remake with an actor who thinks he has what it takes to be Elvis , there have been some good biopics in the past , but you cant remake blue hawaii without elvis
no way
Ken in Tasmania (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 5, 2007report abuse
I think the 1st April is .. April Fools Day.. maybe I could be wrong, it might be in September......Just as well I have 20-30 copies of Blue Hawaii on dvd , these will be Collectors items in years to come.....
efan4ever (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 5, 2007report abuse
Please no more movies.
Elvisnites (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 4, 2007report abuse
My opinion, leave it alone. That goes for Sonny West too. If you want to do another movie based on Blue Hawaii do your "modern remake" and call it something else. Blue Hawaii will always belong to Elvis.
mature_elvis_fan75 (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 4, 2007report abuse
It will bring more jokes and ridicule,thats about it!
elvis-finland (profilecontact) wrote on Sep 4, 2007report abuse
Stupid idea remake a movie which is classic and okay to watch only because of Elvis himself. I think the film is not going to happen. Altrought, it would bring publicity for original "Blue Hawaii".

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