Adam Sandler in talks to produce 'Summer School' remake
April 3rd, 2012
10:56 AM ET

Adam Sandler in talks to produce 'Summer School' remake

Adam Sandler isn’t letting that whole business of being crowned King of the Razzies get him down.

The funnyman's 2011 film, “Jack and Jill,” made history at the Razzie Awards - winning every category in a contest designed to “honor” the worst filmmaking of the year. But it’s been reported that he's in talks to help produce a remake of the '80s comedy “Summer School.”

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Paramount studios has been trying to revamp the script for the hit movie for the past six years, but it’s repeatedly gotten stuck in development.

But now that Sandler’s production company, Happy Madison, is said to be in negotiations, sources tell THR that it looks like the project will finally get off the ground.

“Summer School” is a 1987 comedy that starred Mark Harmon as a gym teacher who had to ditch his summer vacation plans to teach an English class full of misfits and geeks.

One revised script would have reportedly changed Harmon’s easy-going character into a much tougher one, and making him the nemesis of one particular student.

Another was reportedly crafted by two former “Star Trek” writer/producers, but it didn’t stick.

Now, apparently the studio has what it wants, which is a laugh-out-loud funny vision reportedly provided by Sandler.

Interestingly enough, the celeb is not currently expected to star in the film.


soundoff (25 Responses)
  1. cruster

    I just want to second the opinion of the commenter above that a good bowel movement is very refreshing. Sometimes it feels like I lost several pounds. I feel lighter, leaner, and ready to conquer!

    April 5, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  2. MillieBea

    How is he getting the money?- his last-5 moveies were awful.

    April 5, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  3. PhilG.

    Sandler's career of late looks like the Hindenburg going down in flames.

    "Ohhh,the humanity!!!"

    April 4, 2012 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Anna

    shameful

    April 4, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  5. T

    Maybe the only way this movie will succeed is to turn the re-make into a sequel w/ Mark Harmon and Courtney Thorne-Smith.

    April 4, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. No Longer a customer

    Did you ever think maybe he is just a fool playing an a hole?

    April 4, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  7. jim

    I have never seen a movie with Adam Sandler in which he managed to struggle even up to mediocre in his performance.

    April 4, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Derrick

    Jack and Jill was so bad that it was funny.

    Type DerrickDuffie into your web browser to visit my website and learn about my new novel, Unfinished Business.

    April 4, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  9. Debbie

    To each his own. I like his kind of comedy.

    April 3, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chaozz

    hmm here is a thought, stop doing remakes.

    April 3, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Gouda

    Will it be as good as jack and Jill? We can only hope...

    April 3, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  12. pool boy?

    Don't know much about the razzie awards, but I sure liked razzle candy!

    April 3, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  13. happytam

    Nooooo! Adam Sandler better stay away from Summer School. It's bad enough he's making terrible new movies, he doesn't have to ruin good movies from the past too.

    April 3, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Aqua Eyes

    Nobody can replace Mark Harmon in the original "Summer School". I'm getting tired of remakes – they're never as good as the originals!

    April 3, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Tangelo Green

    He seems ok. Not gay funny. Just kind of odd.

    April 3, 2012 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  16. JellyBean

    I never really thought he was all that funny anyway.

    April 3, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  17. murpis

    Great. If Adam Sandler is attached to it, it will suck big time.

    April 3, 2012 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  18. T P

    What is everyone going to do for spring break? Our school is out for 4 days !

    April 3, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  19. Techno Viking

    If you're going to remake a movie why not a good one? This one was horrible! The only good news is it wont star Sandler who hasn't had a good movie in over a decade

    April 3, 2012 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  20. Isis

    Another remake. What's wrong with Hollywood?

    April 3, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  21. Demarculus

    Everyone loves a good bowel movement. It is just so refreshing.

    April 3, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  22. Kyle

    D00000D0000000 delight.

    April 3, 2012 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |

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