The hit 1980's Classic "Dirty dancing" is all set to return to the big screen, a Hollywood film studio has confirmed.

The film is directed by Kenny Ortega (director of the movies "This is it" and "High School Musical"), who was the choreographer for the original movie.

"The opportunity to direct 'Dirty Dancing' is like returning home for me," Ortega told Variety magazine.

"I am looking forward to assembling a great creative team and an exciting cast to bring "Dirty Dancing" to screen for a new generation."

"Partric Swayze set the bar for men dancing in movies as Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire did before him," he added.

The soundtrack of the movie was a stupendous success and it generated two multi-platinum albums.

The song "I've had the time of my life" won both Golden Globe and Academy Awards for the Best Original Song and a Grammy Award for the Best Duet.

The original story set in 1960's tells the story of a teenage girl who falls in love with her dance instructor while she was in a holiday resort with her family. It starred Jennifer Grey as the teenage girl and Patrick Swayze as the sexy dance instructor. Grey, 51 now, was the winner of the US dance show "Dancing with the Stars" last year. Patrick Swayze died of pancreatic cancer in September 2009 aged 57.

Dirty Dancing was one of the biggest box office hits of its time. It was made for $6 million and went on to gross $214 million worldwide. This remake will utilise classic songs from the 60's, original hits from the movie as well as new songs.

While the casting has not been announced yet, "Dirty Dancing" for the new generation has grabbed everybody's attention already.

Who will fill Patrick Swayze's shoes as the iconic Johnny Castle? That is the biggest question in everybody's mind at the moment.