Take it as their celebration of some awards show sweeping. According to THR, Adam Sandler‘s Happy Madison — whose logo must now be the cinematic equivalent of a warning sign — are in talks to produce a remake of Carl Reiner‘s Summer School for Paramount. The project’s been with the studio for about seven years now, but lacking any real forward momentum that entire time; Jordan Kerner (The Smurfs) and Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman (Loud Noises: The Movie) were all involved at one point or another, with the former trying to assemble a take that would pit a teacher versus a student.
But Sandler‘s coming in to do the Sandler thing (Allen Covert‘s waiting for his call right now), thus making any specifics behind this story — wherein “a gym teacher [is] forced to cancel his summer plans and teach an English class filled with oddballs and rebels” — all the more clear. Writers are being hired in the meantime, but I don’t know what they can really do here. (This probably won’t be very good, is what I’m getting that.)
Are you interested in a remake of Summer School? Is the original held in high regard for yourself?
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