These days, reading a Hollywood trade is like seeing a TV Guide grid from the 80s - it's all about making movies from 80s TV shows. Today, Universal announced they are remaking Miami Vice, ideally with Colin Farrell and Jamie Fox as Crockett and Tubbs. Earlier this week, Stephen J. Cannell said he's going to go forward with the long-awaited A-Team movie! And Robert Luketic, best known as the director those canonical films, Legally Blonde and Win A Date With Tad Hamiltion, is going to direct the Dallas movie. There's already the Dukes of Hazzard movie in the works (Seann William Scott, Johnny Knoxville and Jessica Simpson), and there were rumors of a Dallas one. What's next? Remington Steele? Moonlighting? Murder, She Wrote? Magnum PI? Clearly, the cheesier and campier the show was, the more remake potential it has, so no Hill Street Blues or St. Elsewhere. But The Greatest American Hero - why not?
Mr. T won't be in the A-Team movie, but will make an appearance; we're guessing it's as dad or uncle of the new B.A. Who do you think should be cast in these movies? Speaking of the 80s, Gothamist's Amy reported on Awesome 80s Prom at Webster Hall. And there is Culture Club on Varick, which is all about the 80s and has cornered the bachelorette party market by swindling soon-to-be bride's friends into paying ridiculous covers. Also: VH1's I Love the 80s site.