Why remake it at all?
Why have it directed by someone who, in a career spanning four decades, has never displayed an iota of musicality?
Update: This one's for Steverino:
Dear Mr. Steven Spielberg,
You gotta comprehend
That your directing deal here
Is likely to offend.
You aren't a Jerry Robbins,
And you're no Robert Wise.
Stevie, sweetheart, why do this reprise?
Yes, director Spielberg, those are our guffaws
'Cuz this is a great musical--not ET or Jaws.
Dear director Spielberg, this one is taboo.
Dear director Spielberg, Krup you!