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'Weird Science' remake in works, proving Hollywood's elite wear bras on their heads

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The John Hughes just-barely-a-classic '80s flick Weird Science is about to get a remake. Seriously. The screaming you now hear is from every teenager who still knows every word to the theme song by Oingo Boingo.

Deadline.com reports that Universal Pictures and Silver Pictures will remake the 1985 movie, which starred Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith as two geeks who create a sex-pot goddess (Kelly LeBrock) using their home computer.

If there's an upside to this news, it's that Michael Bacall will handle the script. He's the genius who turned 21 Jump Street into a watchable movie. (That probably also means we'll see a PG-13 or even an R rating on the remake.)

And I guess before we act all holier-than-thou, we should remember that Weird Science was turned into a TV series in the '90s, lasting FIVE ENTIRE SEASONS. Of course, the late John Hughes had no involvement in the TV series. I'm wondering if his family gave any green light to this remake.

[Last modified: Thursday, April 18, 2013 4:55pm]

    

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