‘Weird Science’ Remake Moves Forward with ‘21 Jump Street’ Writer Michael Bacall

Joel Silver will produce this remake of the John Hughes teen classic for Universal Pictures.

Weird Science remake moves forward at Universal
Weird Science remake moves forward at Universal
Universal Pictures and producer Joel Silver are moving forward on a remake of the 1985 teen comedy classic Weird Science.

Michael Bacall has been tapped to write the screenplay for this new version, which is being re-conceptualized as an R-rated comedy in the same vein as The Hangover. The original comedy starred Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith who created the perfect woman, only to realize that she is much more than just a sex object. Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton, and a 20-year-old Robert Downey Jr. also starred for director John Hughes. The story was later spun off into a Weird Science TV series on the USA Network.

Joel Silver is producing alongside Andrew Rona, with Alex Heineman serving as executive producer. No production schedule was given.

Michael Bacall wrote the screenplays for Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World, Project X, and 21 Jump Street.

Weird Science was released August 2nd, 1985 and stars Anthony Michael Hall, Kelly LeBrock, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Bill Paxton, Suzanne Snyder, Judie Aronson, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Rusler. The film is directed by John Hughes.

Sources: Deadline

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  1. Fry_3000


    2 years agoby @Fry-3000Flag

  2. The_Crow2k

    Oh, another remake...What a surprise.

    2 years agoby @the-crow2kFlag

  3. Mr.K

    Why the f*ck do they want to remake this classic comedy when they just want to cash in on The Hangover popularity bullsh*t? Seriously, is Hollywood this stupid?

    2 years agoby @mr-kFlag

  4. Micah Delgado

    God dammit. Studios; LEAVE CLASSICS ALONE!!!!!

    2 years agoby @Micah-DelgadoFlag

  5. Bane5000

    If they remake The Breakfast Club next Imma stab myself in the foot...

    Whats the reason for remaking a classic film...THATS WHY ITS A CLASSIC...cuz it was something original for its time and was relatable to its generation...

    Get original Hollywood and leave the classic alone

    2 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  6. Gandoff

    SMDH... And you all JUST know they will cast Megan Fox as Kelly Lebrock's character...

    2 years agoby @gandoffFlag

  7. WongFu

    remake this and I swear I'll rip someone's head off.

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  8. justatadmatt

    please stop. if they start remaking john hughes, i feel like all shred of dignity is lost...there's a reason movies are called "classics".

    2 years agoby @justatadmattFlag

  9. supermanvenom

    Seriously hollywood needs to get new ideas instead of remaking classics. This one will prob be sh*t like most other remakes

    2 years agoby @supermanvenomFlag

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