Get Ready to Sing the Blues: Adventures in Babysitting Is Getting a Reboot as a Disney Channel TV Movie

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AdventuresBabysitting3Adweek reports the Disney Channel is working on a reboot of the classic Adventures in Babysitting. The 1987 original was directed by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter) and starred Elisabeth Shue as the babysitter and Vincent D’Onofrio as Thor. I mean, Dawson, the mechanic.


Here’s what they know so far:

The TV movie will feature two different babysitters (Sabrina Carpenter and Sofia Carson, the latter of whom is getting a major Disney push with this flick and the upcoming Descendants) with a script by Tiffany Paulsen and direction by John Schultz. The title, Further Adventures in Babysitting, implies it’s not so much a remake as a rather belated follow-up. No word on whether or not Elisabeth Shue will be involved.

TVbytheNumbers says writer of 2007’s Nancy Drew film, Tiffany Paulsen, will provide the script and that it should air sometime in the Fall of this year or early 2016. Besides starring as Maya on Disney Channel’s Boy Meets World sequel series Girl Meets World, Carpenter also recently starred in Horns.

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