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"Son of Ernest" To Reboot The Series

By Garth Franklin Monday October 15th 2012 11:15PM

Ruckusfilm is planning a reboot/sequel to the "Ernest" comedy film series entitled "Son of Ernest" reports Variety.

The Ernest P. Worrell character, played by the late Jim Varney, appeared in nine films from 1987 to 1998 after he began life as a character in commercials.

Dan Ewen is penning the screenplay and will produce the film which centers on Worrell's long-lost son. Early discussions are already under way in regards to casting.

Clarke Gallivan, Coke Sams and John Cherry will produce.

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