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Thursday, April 18th, 2013

There Will Be an R-Rated 'Weird Science' Remake


A remake of the John Hughes '80s comedy Weird Science is on the way. Deadline reports that writer Michael Bacall (Scott Pilgrim, Project X) has been hired to pen the script, which will have an edgier, R-rated tone than the original like the 21 Jump Street remake, which Bacall also wrote. Written and directed by John Hughes, Weird Science followed a pair of nerdy teens (Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith) who create the perfect woman (Kelly LeBrock) with a computer. As far as remakes of classic John Hughes movies go, this seems like the one you could do while upsetting the least amount of people – unless we're talking about a remake of Curly Sue or something.

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  • http://twitter.com/neuroboy neuroboy

    . . . because what we all were screaming for was an "edgy" Weird Science.

  • http://twitter.com/jimchuck jayDOTarr

    I feel like the rebirth as a series on USA was enough but I won't kid myself… this news made me a bit gleeful.

  • MasterofSnark

    As long as they use the Oingo Boingo 'Weird Science' song at some point in the movie I'll be satisfied.