“Blind Date,” “Uptown Saturday” Remakes Set

Blind Date Uptown Saturday Remakes Set

Sony Pictures is reportedly developing a remake of the 1987 Bruce Willis-led comedy “Blind Date” with Chris Hazzard and Michael Fontana set to pen the script.

Blake Edwards helmed the original, the first leading role for Willis in which he played a bachelor who is set up on a seemingly innocent blind date with his sister-in-law’s cousin Nadia (Kim Basinger).

As the evening goes on, Nadia begins to drink and her behavior gets increasingly wild leading to disastrous date night. A critical flop, the film was still a commercial success at the time. The remake has Davis Entertainment (“Game Night,” “The Predator”) attached to produce.

Speaking of remakes, “Girls Trip” filmmaker Malcolm D. Lee is reportedly in talks to direct a remake of the 1974 Bill Cosby-Sidney Poitier film “Uptown Saturday Night” for Warner Bros. Pictures.

The story follows two buddies who enter an illegal high class club and have their wallets stolen, one of them containing a lottery ticket. “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris is writing the latest draft of the project while Will Smith and James Lassiter are producing.

Source: Deadline