Said Paramount, in a statement to TheWrap: "Footloose is a project we've longed to see re-booted for a new generation. While Zac is no longer attached, we remain excited and committed to the collective brain trust of Kenny Ortega, Neil Meron and Craig Zaden, who will reinvigorate the franchise."
Okay, so apparently Zac said something about not wanting to be 'just a cute song-and-dance man', but we know the truth. So I will go watch 17 Again once it gets released here in The Netherlands. Yes, I'm taking one for the team. And you're welcome.