Breaking news: the John Hughes classic Weird Science is going to be remade by Joel Silver and Universal Pictures.
In the age of the remake and lack of original ideas in Hollywood, it was almost inevitable that arguably the ultimate nerd movie and John Hughes class, Weird Science, would soon been the next to be re-packaged for the modern age.
Today, that dream (or nightmare?) has become reality with Deadline reporting that Joel Silver (the producer who worked on the John Hughes original) and Universal Pictures are planning on remaking the movie.
The only silver lining on this one is that Michael Bacall, writer of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World 21 Jump Street, has been hired to write – or indeed re-write – the movie.
I’m not 100% thrilled with this, as I loved the original movie and very much doubt it could be improved upon – in fact, I can only see this being worse. Much worse. But I guess I’ll save my final judgement until I see the movie.
Do you want to see Weird Science remade? Let me know in the comments below – it’ll be awesome to hear your opinion!
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