Pink Pens Rotten Scoundrels Remake

MGM has hired writer-director Steve Pink (“Accepted”) to script a remake of the 1988 comedy “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” says The Hollywood Reporter.

Itself a remake of the 1964 film “Bedtime Story” with Marlon Brando and David Niven, the Frank Oz-directed ‘Scoundrels’ starred Steve Martin and Michael Caine as mirror-opposite conmen competing to scam money from a seemingly guileless American woman and banish each other from their South of France hunting ground.

The new incarnation will be updated for a contemporary time and Pink, who also co-wrote “High Fidelity” and “Grosse Pointe Blank”, is working out how to make their actions credible whilst still behaving in totally outrageous and absurd ways.

The project joins a string of remakes that MGM has in the works including “Red Dawn,” “RoboCop,” “Poltergeist” and “Fame”.