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Dante joins teen angst teem

Joe Dante is the latest director to head for the drive-in, having signed on to direct the remake of AIP’s “Runaway Daughters” for the Showtime Network’s anthology series of “teenage angst” movies.

Dante joins a list of directors that includes Quentin Tarantino, John Milius, John McNaughton, Mary Lambert and Ralph Bakshi, who will be making films budgeted at $ 1.3 million and produced by the newly formed Drive-In Classics Theater partnership, consisting of producers Lou Arkoff, Debra Hill, David Giler and Willie Kutner.

“Runaway Daughters” is a 1956 film directed by B-moviemeister Edward L. Cahn that tells the story of three high school girls trying to solve their parental and romantic problems. While the original film has less action than most of the other AIP “teenage” films, Dante confirmed that his version will have plenty of thrills.

“There’s a lot of room for changes in the remake,” Dante said. “We’re going to try and inject a lot more action. We’re not treating these things as Shakespeare.”

Although there is currently no screenplay for the project, Dante said that scripter Charlie Haas (“Gremlins II”) will most likely be enlisted for the assignment.

As for when “Runaway Daughters” will go before the cameras, Dante said that due to prior commitments, it will probably not be before early next year.

Asked about working on a short-schedule TV production, Dante replied, “I just like the idea. Feature filmmakers find working in TV very liberating. You work for a few weeks and you’re through. There’s something that’s fun about doing it quickly.”

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