Columbia to Remake ‘Real Genius’

The 1985 college comedy that starred Val Kilmer.

Real Genius heading to Columbia Pictures
Real Genius heading to Columbia Pictures
Pajiba is reporting that the 1985 college comedy Real Genius that starred Val Kilmer, is in the early stages of being developed as a remake.

Columbia is teaming with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's Imagine Entertainment for the project, whose second take on the script is now out to writers.

The 1985 original followed two brilliant teenagers who head a team of young geniuses developing a laser for what they believe is a class project. When they find out that their professor intends to turn their work over to the government for use as a weapon, they decide to ruin his plans.

A few years ago, a sequel was rumored, however this is not that, and Val Kilmer is not involved.

Sources: Pajiba

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Comments (8)

  1. Mollymac77

    The original was so awesome, why the hell can't Hollywood just come up with some original ideas instead pilfering films from my childhood and turning them into remade crap?

    5 years agoby @mollymac77Flag

  2. XSSIV

    awww HELL NO!

    5 years agoby @xssivFlag

  3. Titanictom

    Please God No-Leave well enough alone.The origanel film was a blast.

    5 years agoby @titanictomFlag

  4. Vanboy

    Now this is pointless. It's not like this movie has any kind of following, right?

    5 years agoby @vanboyFlag

  5. pearwater

    Remember when Val Kilmer had a career? Ahhhh, the good old days.

    5 years agoby @pearwaterFlag

  6. WongFu


    5 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  7. Stiles

    Gabe Jarret was such a turd in the original

    5 years agoby @stilesFlag

  8. GeekStar

    Why remake this one?The original was great.

    5 years agoby @vendetta28Flag

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