London (ANI): Simon Cowell is reportedly planning a remake of classic movie 'Saturday Night Fever". He has been in talks with legendary film producer Robert Stigwood, who owns the rights to the screenplay. Stigwood got the idea for the original 1977 blockbuster after he saw an article in a US magazine about teenagers going to dancing competitions.
And music mogul Cowell has drawn up a wish list of top talent to prove to Stigwood that his version will be a match for the classic. "Simon has been looking into buying the rights for years and opened discussions with Robert about the remake," the Sun quoted a source as saying.
"The charm offensive has been in full swing and they made a breakthrough over the last couple of weeks. Robert was keen to get some assurances the original wouldn't be completely butchered before he agreed to the deal. Simon has been drawing up a list of people he wants to get involved. When that meets Robert's expectations, the contracts will be signed," the source added.