So, this is happening. And while we would prefer John Hughes movies to be left alone, if it has to be “Weird Science” getting a remake — as much as we like it — we’re not too torn up about it. The movie about two nerds who literally create the perfect woman, who winds up teaching these two dweebs to stand up for themselves, is certainly dated in its premise alone, so perhaps a contemporary redo is not entirely a bad thing. Well, Universal is gonna give it a shot anyway.
The studio has announced they’ve tasked Michael Bacall — “Project X,” “21 Jump Street,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” to write the script, with Joel Silver producing the laffer. And it will be quite different. Firstly, it’s going to be R-rated and “edgier,” but perhaps more inexplicably, they’re aiming for something between ‘Jump Street’ and “The Hangover,” which kind of makes zero sense to us. We’re mostly just curious how it’ll tackle the whole “creating the perfect woman” part of the story and we presume it’ll ditch the more surreal elements for wacky teenage antics.
Anyway, put it on Bacall’s to-do list and we’ll see how this develops and who comes around to try and fill Hughes’ shoes. [Deadline]