Swiss Helmers Talk A “White Chicks” Remake

Following its Sundance premiere, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s indie fantasy comedy “Swiss Army Man” opened in limited release his past weekend and scored one of the best per screen averages of 2016 to date.

When you make a film which features Daniel Radcliffe as a farting corpse with a boner that serves as a compass, where do you go from there? The pair have one amusing and interesting hypothetical for a potential project, Scheinert telling THR:

“One of my dreams is to make ‘White Chicks’ as a hard-R, Oscar-worthy drama, starring the original cast. It would be about gender and race relations in the 21st century, starring the Wayans Brothers. I don’t know if you have seen ‘White Chicks’ lately, but it has a lot of meat to it and explores everything, like class, gender, race, the handicapped, age.”

Kwan then added: “But it explores it in the worst way possible.” 2004’s “White Chicks” starred Marlon and Shawn Wayans as graced FBI agents that go undercover as two Caucasian women in an attempt to foil a kidnapping plot against two hotel heiresses. Despite a critical drubbing, the film grossed more than $113 million worldwide – tripling its budget. Those involved in “White Chicks” have previously indicated a desire to do a sequel.