20th Century Fox is in the early development of a remake of the 1993 family film “Rookie of the Year”.
Daniel Stern helmed the original in which an accident gives a young boy (Thomas Ian Nicholas) an incredibly powerful pitching arm. He ends up pitching for his favorite team, the Chicago Cubs, and could lead them to the World Series.
Dan Gregor & Doug Mand (“Most Likely to Murder,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) are closing a deal to pen the script with Gregor eyeing to direct. Bob Harper, who produced the original, is also producing the remake.