While we're still keeping our fingers crossed for an eventual remake of "Breakin'," it seems that a breakdance film is now on the way, as The Hollywood Reporter brings news that Screen Gems has begun production on "Planet B-Boy," a remake of Benson Lee's acclaimed 2007 documentary, which examined how, while breakdancing might have peaked a few decades ago in the U.S, it remains a hotly contested sport in Japan, Russia, South Korea, France and Germany, among others.
Lee is again directing from a script by Brin Hill (upcoming Maggie Gyllenhaal/Viola Davis drama "Learning to Fly") and Chris Parker ("A Vampire in Brooklyn"), and a synopsis, revealed by Screen Gems, reveals that the plot involves an American b-boy team and their coach who travel to the international championships in France to regain American pride in the sport. USA! USA!
The project has managed to attract a relatively promising, albeit firmly B-list cast, with Josh Holloway ("M"), Laz Alonso ("Avatar"), Josh Peck ("The Wackness") and Caity Lotz ("Mad Men") all on board. Also in the cast, unfortunately; domestically violent R'n'B star and all-around prick Chris Brown. How does that fucking guy still have a career of any kind? Shooting starts now, so we'd expect to be able to see Sawyer from "Lost" doing The Worm sometime next year.