It looks like the John Hughes 1985 film, Weird Science, is heading for a remake as Universal and Joel Silver have plans for a new version.
The original saw Gary Wallace (Anthony Michael Hall) and Wyatt Donnelly (Ilan Mitchell-Smith) create a “perfect” woman (Kelly LeBrock)….with hilarious consequences.
Weird Science was one of the many films I watched on numerous occasions as I was growing up. John Hughes movies always had that special thing about them.
The thought of Weird Science being remade is not something I thought would happen, but the fact there was a TV show based on it which starred Vanessa Angel as Lisa shows that it has basically been remade already. That and the fact it was a teen spin on Frankenstein show that this may actually work.
The plan is to make it an R rated comedy along the lines of 21 Jump Street and The Hangover.
I suppose this one all rests on the script and who they get in the main roles. I hope they do it right.
Who should play Lisa and will Robert Downey Jr return?