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Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Taking On Remake Of Carl Reiner’s ‘Summer School’

Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Taking On Remake Of Carl Reiner's 'Summer School'

Fresh off his Razzie triumph, Adam Sandler continues to show the taste that makes him such a venerated cinematic hero.

The funnyman’s production shingle continues to bulk up with new projects and following signing on to the “Candyland” movie earlier this year, THR reports that Happy Madison will now take on the long brewing remake of Carl Reiner‘s “Summer School.” Will there be roles for Rob Schneider or Nick Swardson? Only time will tell. The original movie was directed by Carl Reiner back in the days when Mark Harmon and Kirstie Alley were seen as stars, and followed a slacker gym teacher who is assigned to teach English class to a bunch of uninterested and otherwise dumb students during summer school. Hijinx ensue!

The redo has been percolating for years, and back in 2010 super-producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci were involved, but everything is now starting over. Sandler is not attached to star (yet) and it’s going out to writers, so it will be a while before this materializes. But here’s an idea: turn the concept into a sequel for “Billy Madison” titled “Mr. Madison” where in an ironic twist of fate, he’s now a teacher! Go ahead and use it Sandler, just be sure to send us the royalty cheques.

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