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New "Elvis" Movies

September 04, 2007 | Other
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.
elvis-finland wrote on September 04, 2007
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".
mature_elvis_fan75 wrote on September 04, 2007
It will bring more jokes and ridicule,thats about it!
Elvisnites wrote on September 04, 2007
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.
efan4ever wrote on September 05, 2007
Please no more movies.
Ken in Tasmania wrote on September 05, 2007
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.....
Juliepresleyfan wrote on September 05, 2007
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
Juliepresleyfan wrote on September 05, 2007
and if you do make it how about doug church or irv cass
Brian Quinn wrote on September 05, 2007
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.
JerryNodak wrote on September 05, 2007
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.
byebye wrote on September 05, 2007
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..
FLASHBOY wrote on September 09, 2007
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!