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"Weird Science" Remake On The Way

By Garth Franklin Thursday April 18th 2013 11:36PM

Universal Pictures and Silver Pictures are teaming for a remake of John Hughes' classic 1985 comedy "Weird Science".

The original starred Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith as two nerds who attempt to create the perfect woman to fulfil their sexual desires.

They succeed in creating the bombshell (Kelly LeBrock), but they soon learn she is far more than a sex object. Robert Downey Jr. and Bill Paxton also starred.

The aim with this is to redraw the film with a slightly edgier contemporary take (ala "21 Jump Street," "The Hangover") that could well be R-rated.

Joel Silver, who produced the original, will return here. Andrew Rona is also producing, while Michael Bacall ("Project X," "21 Jump Street") is penning the script.

Source: Deadline

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