Universal Pictures announces "Weird Science" remake

The modernized version will be edgier, however

By Prachi Gupta

Published April 18, 2013 9:46PM (EDT)

Just days after the announcement that the "Point Break" remake is moving forward, 90s kids nostalgia strikes again, with the announcement of a "Weird Science" remake. Universal Pictures is bringing back Joel Silver, the original producer of the 1985 cult comedy, along with "21 Jump Street" writer Michael Bacall.

Deadline reports:

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. The original starred Michael Anthony Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith as brainy nerds who attempt to create the perfect woman to fulfill their heavy-breathing adolescent fantasies, only to find she is something more than a sex object. The original also starred Bill Paxton and Robert Downey Jr, with Kelly LeBrock playing the bombshell creation. It was later turned into a TV series for USA Network

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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