Following in the footsteps of Footloose, which has been remade and will be released to theaters on October 14, Lionsgate has just announced that it will remake Dirty Dancing, which starred Patrick Swayze. Kenny Ortega, who actually choreographed the original 1987 film, will direct this time around. “The opportunity to direct Dirty Dancing is like returning home for me,” Ortega, who is best known by the younger generation for directing and choreographing all three High School Musical movies, said in a press release: “Growing up in the ’60s on the dance floor helped define me as a person and as an artist. Patrick Swayze set the bar for men dancing in the movies as Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire did before him. I believe everywhere you look there is evidence that the talent is out there and I can’t wait to begin the process of discovering the next breakout triple-threats.” Ortega is pictured above directing Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron in High School Musical 3: Senior Year.