Since everyone loves them so very much, yet another reboot is in the works.
The 1985 Val Kilmer movie Real Genius is being rebooted as a TV comedy for NBC by Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment, and Sony TV (Sony being the parent company of TriStar Pictures, who released the original movie).
Back in 2010 a very cool little animated short by French filmmaker Patrick Jean titled Pixels took the ‘net by storm. In it, a variety of classic arcade games invade New York City.
Not long after that came word that Adam Sandler‘s Happy Madison had acquired the rights to develop a feature-length adaptation of the short, and that Tim Herlihywould be writing the screenplay.
Now comes word that Sandler himself will star in the movie, and it looks like he’ll be joined by at least one old friend as Grown Ups co-star Kevin James and Josh Gad (Frozen) have entered into negotiations to star as well.
That headline means exactly what your brain most likely first thought it meant.
Adam Sandler and his Happy Madison Productions are currently developing a movie based on the French animated/live-action/comic book panel hybrid short from Daniel Brunet and Nicolas Douste, titled Bad Toys II, for Columbia Pictures.
The short is basically a man playing with his old toys, but presented in the style of a Michael Bay movie (just as most of us imagined it as kids), drawing much inspiration from the highway car chase in Bays Bad Boys II.
Continue reading for more and to watch the short if you’ve not already seen it.
Paramount Pictures is planning to remake quintessential ’80s movie Summer School, which starred Mark Harmon, Kirstie Alley, and Courtney Thorne-Smith, and now they’ve entered into negotiations with Adam Sandler and his Happy Madison production company to deliver the remake.
The movie tells the story of an unmotivated high school gym teacher who has to cancel all of his summer plans when the vice principal decides to have him take on a class of outcasts and slackers as the new summer school teacher.
Sandler’s company isn’t waiting around to get things moving, having now hired longtime friend and writer Tim Herlihy to pen the script for the movie. Herlihy started writing for Saturday Night Live while Sandler was still a cast member, and the two went on to work with each other many more times. Titles that Herlihy helped write for Sandler include Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, Big Daddy, Little Nicky, and Mr. Deeds.
The short video for which the movie will be based showed a world where classic arcade game characters and elements come to life and wreak havoc on the city. In Happy Madison’s feature, it’s said that they want to take a Ghostbusters action/comedy approach to their take.
If you haven’t seen Pixels yet, you can click over to the other side now to get an idea of what to expect from Happy Madision’s adaptation.