'80s TV show Remington Steele is coming back, albeit with a bit of a genre tweak. Deadline reports that NBC is developing a reboot of Remington Steele, turning the 1982-1987 Pierce Brosnan detective comedy-drama into a half-hour comedy. Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland, Gangster Squad) is directing the pilot, and Jay Scherick and David Ronn (The Smurfs, The Smurfs 2) are writing it. NBC has ordered a pilot script for the show. While the original series followed private detective Laura Holt (Stephanie Zimbalist) hiring a con man (Pierce Brosnan) to pretend to be her detective agency's fictitious boss Remington Steele, the revamped version of the show (also called Remington Steele) follows Holt [...]
A new Vacation movie scheduled to shoot this summer has been delayed indefinitely, and, to the surprise of everyone, noted difficult person Chevy Chase is not the root of the problem. THR reports that shooting on the film, which is set to star Ed Helms as grown-up Griswold spawn Rusty taking his wife (Christina Applegate) and kids on a road trip to Wally World, will be delayed at least a few months – possibly until late this year. The reason for the difficulties is creative differences caused by a split between those who want the movie to be R-rated like the original and those who want a broad PG-13 [...]
Aw, come on. Variety is reporting that a reboot of the classic character Ernest P. Warren is in the works. It will be called Son of Ernest, and I expect it to be slightly lower in quality than Son of the Mask. Just imagine some annoying little child actor wearing denim and that hat and saying "You know what I mean?" in a too-high, pre-pubescent voice. This may be enough for Jim Varney, who died in 2000 at age 50, to start haunting the offices of Rukusfilm. Which I think is actually the plot of the seventh or eighth Ernest movie? [via]
So…Betty White as Endora, right? Furthering Hollywood's efforts to remake every single moving image dating back to invention of cellulose nitrate, The Hollywood Reporter says CBS has ordered a script for a possible remake of Bewitched, which ran from 1964 to 1972. Personally, I feel like people might actual love a Bewitched reboot, since we already have the template for the successful modern witch sitcom: it was called Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and it helped shape me from the formless adolescent clay. So…Jerry Stiller for Uncle Arthur, then?