Ratner Remaking “Last American Virgin”

Less than day after departing his job as producer of the Oscars telecast comes word via The Playlist that “Rush Hour” and “X-Men: The Last Stand” director Brett Ratner is working on remaking 1982 comedy “The Last American Virgin”.

The original, itself a remake of Israeli film “Eskimo Limon”, was like many coming-of-age sex comedies of the period with a group of nerdy high school friends setting out to have sex (albeit with a bit more pathos and a rare unhappy but realistic ending). The film had a cult following but didn’t achieve the notability of others like “Porky’s” and “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”.

More interesting is that it boasts a highly impressive soundtrack with songs from The Police, Blondie, Journey, Devo, The Cars, Human League, REO Speedwagon and U2. No further details on when Ratner would get to work on this, he’s still attached to helm “Hunting Eichmann” and to collaborate again with Eddie Murphy on a new project.