A poster for Dennis Hopper's 1969 drama 'Easy Rider' starring Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper.  (Photo by Movie Poster Image Art/Getty Images)
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We Blew It: They're Remaking Easy Rider
Dennis Hopper's 1969 classic "Easy Rider" explored the disillusionment young people felt in the '60s and the counterculture movement that followed. While “Easy Rider” was a product of a unique period and frame of mind, Variety has reported that it is getting reimagined, with Kodiak Pictures, the Jean Boulle Group, and Defiant Studios all producing the project.
Writers and directors are currently being sought after for the new “Easy Rider” movie. Kodiak Pictures' Maurice Fadida explained their aim for the film: “Our goal is to build upon the counterculture and freedom narrative the original left us with, and give the youth of today a film that pays serious attention to their own countercultures and challenges.”
He continued, “What the young viewers of today are experiencing in their every day lives may seem crazy to older generations, but it can very well become the societal norm, as was the case with the cultural shift of the late 1960s. We are hoping to play a part in that shift.” It remains to be seen how exactly the filmmakers will capture the modern generation counterculture.