'Weird Science' is getting a remake
April 19th, 2013
04:55 PM ET

'Weird Science' is getting a remake

It looks like Hollywood is starting to pluck from John Hughes' canon for new material.

Deadline reports that the 1985 Hughes classic "Weird Science," about two nerds (Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith) who try to create their dream girl (Kelly LeBrock), is getting a remake from Universal.

Joel Silver, who worked on the original with Hughes in the mid-80s, will also produce the remake (something that could be taken as a good sign). Michael Bacall, who wrote 2012's movie version of "21 Jump Street," will pen the new "Weird Science."

Bacall's take on the '80s TV show translated well on the big screen, where it had Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill as the leads. As with "21 Jump Street," which pulled in $138 million domestically, the "Weird Science" remake will lean toward the edgier side.

Entertainment Weekly points out that if this effort works out, it'll be the first English-language, feature-length remake of a Hughes-helmed movie (which, yes, feels a lot like sacrilege).


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  4. Sokman

    I like when a large, hairy f-ggot sucks on my balls.

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  5. Wall Street Baby

    we do not need to cater too this movie..its awful...the woman in the middle can't act

    April 26, 2013 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Timothy

    Lovely, another movie classic made into a remake, why not destroy all the classics, they took the karate kid original and for some reason, someone thought it would be better this time with black characters. The Best Exotic Hotel In Marigold is nothing more than an old fart version of the breakfast club set in another country. Here's an idea, lets make a remake of the original jaws except this time Michael Bay directs.

    April 26, 2013 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  7. SHE'S JUST A HACKIN HO

    BUSINES AS F-CKING USUAL

    April 23, 2013 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
  8. Pliny

    I am feeling especially gay this morning. Any takers out there, hmm fellas?

    April 23, 2013 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Alucard

      the kid on the left of the movie poster always looked like he wanted man-yogurt all over his back

      April 24, 2013 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Agreed

    Let's finally post the hoe's pic

    April 22, 2013 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Meh

    A remake of this? wow
    May as well do 16 candles and My science project

    April 22, 2013 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  11. Rory B Bellows

    If the brain dead morons in Hollywood can not come up with a new idea why are they there. NEW IDEAS PEOPLE! It's perpetually groundhog day in hollywood. BORING!!!!!

    April 22, 2013 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
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  14. Sickamundo

    I have gas and the sh!ts this morning.

    April 22, 2013 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Pliny

      If we are lucky, you have intestinal cancer.

      April 22, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sickamundo

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      April 22, 2013 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
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    April 22, 2013 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  19. Reposted

    Kevin

    I am so sick of Hollywood not coming up with anything original anymore. Weird Science will now forever be ruined. If you were after 1996, rent this movie and skip the remake. YOu will be glad you did!

    April 19, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    Marg

    your entree will be meat, chicken or fish...pls send me a text

    April 19, 2013 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |

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    T

    I saw this in the theatres in the '80s, Ioved the movie and got the videotape and later the DVD.
    Kelly LeBrock was the uber-hot Brit that guys wanted and who was way better than Vanessa Angel in the '90s Weird Science series.

    April 22, 2013 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  20. MAKING BASKETS

    what's in your account– HO

    April 22, 2013 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  21. C's are on it now...we don't need too do this anymore

    April 22, 2013 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
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    April 22, 2013 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  23. Reposted

    Kevin

    I am so sick of Hollywood not coming up with anything original anymore. Weird Science will now forever be ruined. If you were after 1996, rent this movie and skip the remake. YOu will be glad you did!

    April 19, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    Marg

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  24. Reposted

    Kevin

    I am so sick of Hollywood not coming up with anything original anymore. Weird Science will now forever be ruined. If you were after 1996, rent this movie and skip the remake. YOu will be glad you did!

    April 19, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply

    Marg

    your entree will be meat, chicken or fish...pls send me a text

    April 19, 2013 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |

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    April 22, 2013 at 5:35 am | Report abuse |
  28. Alvarez

    I don't remember eating peanuts but my poop says otherwise.

    April 21, 2013 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  29. I'm not an NNN

    Machine probably have done more in 3 weeks then it has in 35 years....

    April 21, 2013 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
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    Sorry Dan...you gotta take a hit like we all do in our lives...

    April 21, 2013 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
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    however taking advantage of somebody financially when they have cancer all over their body and have 3 mo to live?
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    April 21, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Sokman

    Sounds like Jerry is qualified to have an opinion for all of us... or not

    April 21, 2013 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
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    April 21, 2013 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
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    April 21, 2013 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
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    LUDICROUS SPEED....GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOO

    April 21, 2013 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
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    Prepare ship for ludicrous speed! Fasten all seatbelts, seal all entrances and exits, close all shops in the mall, cancel the three ring circus.

    April 21, 2013 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  37. What are this??

    What are this "books" you refer to??? What kind of sorcery are you talking about??

    April 21, 2013 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
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    hahahaha

    April 21, 2013 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
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    GO READ A BOOK

    April 21, 2013 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Ronald McDonald Miller

    They Already Messed up one of My All Time Favorite Movies with a P.O.S. Remake in "Can't Buy Me Love", with that crap they tried to pass off as a movie by Nick Cannon. Not To Mention The Karate Kid. Just Stop Hollywood. You're going Amanda Bynes on Me.

    April 21, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
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    Yes the epic always fails....baaaaaaaaaaaaawaaaaaaaaaa

    April 21, 2013 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
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    April 21, 2013 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  43. The Man in Black

    Epic Fail! Why ruin a cult classic? Next thing you know they'll be remaking Princess Bride. Inconceivable!!!!!!

    April 21, 2013 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Jane Hoeeeeeeeeeeeee

    Stupid

    April 21, 2013 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  45. MBT

    As long as Oingo Boingo does a remake of the theme song, it's all good...

    April 21, 2013 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  46. M.A.P. Ploise.

    This movie only made sense in the 80's. A new version would be sacrilige (I couldnt be bothered learning how to spell sacrilige so please don't bother correcting it for me – thx).

    April 21, 2013 at 5:44 am | Report abuse |
  47. skinnycustoma

    Lovely movie

    April 20, 2013 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  48. maria

    I think it should be slightly different with 2 nerdy girls building the perfect man who makes them popular and desirable. It wouldn't be a complete remake but more of an homage to John Hughes movies.

    April 20, 2013 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • rose

      Why don't they do a remake of the Scott Baio/Willie Ames movie "Zapped"?

      April 20, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  49. mwcob

    If they try to remake Breakfast Club – yeah – look busy 'cause Jesus is coming. That's DEFINITELY one of the signs of the Apocalypse.

    April 20, 2013 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Red Poison

    Yet another unnecessary and undoubtedly inferior remake. Hollywood is out of ideas, they need to eject the old and give new blood a chance to flow.

    April 20, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  51. lock

    PLEASE DON'T RUIN A CLASSIC!!!!

    April 20, 2013 at 5:35 am | Report abuse |
  52. VirtualInsanity

    NO!!!!!!

    April 20, 2013 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  53. Sokman

    I loved Wierd Science as well as most of Hughes 80's movies. I think Kelly LeBrock sent me into puberty in that movie. Bill Paxton was an idiot as Chet

    April 19, 2013 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  54. ※Sadie※

    I barely remember the first one. Was it that good to warrant a remake? Do you get the feeling sometimes that Hollywood has just run out of new ideas?

    April 19, 2013 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Jerry

    I liked "21 Jump Street" the tv show but the movie was yet another atrocious P.O.S. It may not have been as badly destroyed as "Starsky and Hutch" (or anything else the talentless Ben Stiller has foisted upon us,) but Hollywierd seems as incapable of remaking a movie these days as it is of transferring from the small screen to the big screen credibly. Even worse is the current "reboot" trend that destroyed "Battlestar Galactica" and "Star Trek".

    Some things just should be recognized as being the best version there could be and left alone. No remakes of John Hughes' movies at least until their cast members have hit their 80s!

    April 19, 2013 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Most professional critics and the million of theatergoers who made the 21 Jump Street movie a huge box office hit would disagree with you. Then again, you thought the original TV series was better, so you just don't have a shred of taste or common sense, don't you?

      April 19, 2013 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      The series had Holly Robinson and the movie had no one close to her; that, alone, made it far more worth watching than that cheesy movie!

      As for the "millions" who watched the movie, most of them are under-25 idiots who think walking around with the crotch of their pants just above their knees so people can see they're wearing their grandpa's underwear is the height of fashion, who like to express their individuality by getting the same body mutilation (tattoos & piercings) as every other idiot, and aren't smart enough to know it's called "rap" only because some stupid banger forgot the "c" at the beginning. They aren't qualified to have an opinion.

      April 20, 2013 at 5:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Old Sci-Fi Chick

      I agree with you, with one BIG exception: the rebooted Battlestar Galactica was aeons better than the original.

      April 21, 2013 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • who cares

      just get another one.

      April 21, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Cat

    Yup... sacrilege.

    April 19, 2013 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  57. MightyMoo

    Perpetual copyright, regurgitated content for the rest of your days instead of people coming up with new stuff. Honestly back in the day they HAD to come up with new stuff because they couldn't milk it forever unlike today.

    April 19, 2013 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • You Mean MIghty Poo?

      21 Jump Street was completely fresh with just a hint of the original material. Unlike the TV show, it was clever, funny, and entirely engaging.

      April 19, 2013 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Meddle

    They could at least find some movies that actually need to be remade. The Running Man for instance had almost nothing to do with the Stpehen King short story it was supposed to be based upon. A remake of that movie would be phenomenal!

    April 19, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Marvita

    I love the remake

    April 19, 2013 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Kevin

    I am so sick of Hollywood not coming up with anything original anymore. Weird Science will now forever be ruined. If you were after 1996, rent this movie and skip the remake. YOu will be glad you did!

    April 19, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marg

      your entree will be meat, chicken or fish...pls send me a text

      April 19, 2013 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
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    • T

      I saw this in the theatres in the '80s, Ioved the movie and got the videotape and later the DVD.
      Kelly LeBrock was the uber-hot Brit that guys wanted and who was way better than Vanessa Angel in the '90s Weird Science series.

      April 22, 2013 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |

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