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Weird Science Is Going To Get An Edgy, R-Rated Remake (Groan)

Your Stupid Minds! Stupid! Stupid!

 

Yup, John Hughes’ Weird Science is the next classic 80s film to get the remake treatment. 

The 1985 film starred Anthony Michael Hall, Kelly LeBrock, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Bill Paxton and yes, a young Robert Downey Jr., and centered on two “nerds” creating what they hope will be the perfect woman on their computer. With some help from a government system and a bolt of lighting, out pops LeBrock. She turns out to have some super-human abilities and attempts to make the pair cool instead of, you know, being their sex toy. Madness ensues.

“The film will be produced by Joel Silver, who made the original with Hughes at Universal. Michael Bacall will write the script. He scripted the sleeper hit Project X for Silver Pictures and wrote the script for 21 Jump Street, another 80s-centric property that became a hit for Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill,” writes Deadline. “This film will attempt to carve out its own identity by being redrawn as an edgier R-rated comedy in line with 21 Jump Street and The Hangover.”

Anything that has to do with touching Hughes’ films rubs me the wrong way immediately. I am absolutely dreading the day I see the headline “Breakfast Club remake…” Anyway, I’m sure the remake will be chock full of boobies for boobies-sake.

[Editors note: When I told Susana there was Weird Science news she thought I meant there was weird news about science. Feel free to LOL.]

(via Deadline)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” (TheNerdyBird.com). She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."