Ortega, who masterminded the dance scenes in the original, reveals both Swayze's wife Lisa Niemi and his co-star Jennifer Grey can't wait to see what he does in the reboot.
He says, "Jennifer and I have been talking and she’s been so supportive, as has Lisa Swayze... and I couldn’t be more thankful for the outreach that has happened from the cast and crew members from the original movie."
And Ortega already has a leading lady in mind - Melanie Moore, the current favourite on U.S. TV talent show So You Think You Can Dance.
He tells UsMagazine.com, "I would elbow people out of my way to work with her. She is so versatile, so gifted."