Adam Sandler's remake of the the 1987 comedy Summer School is moving forward as Bryan Shukoff and Kevin Chesley have been hired to write it.
The original film was great! It starred Mark Harmon as a gym teacher who was forced to cancel his summer plans to teach a remedial English class full of lazy, troublemaker students.
As of right now, Sandler is only attached as a producer, but there's a chance he could end up starring in the film. I could easily see him in the lead role -- it can't be any worse than anything else he's done recently. This is one of those films I figured would get remade one day. I guess it will be interesting to see how things turn out with it. Paramount has been trying to do this one since 2005. Star Trek writers and producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci were actually developing the movie at one point.
Shukoff and Chesley don't have much under their belt. Their resume includes three episodes of an MTV comedy series that I've never seen called The Hard Times of RJ Berger, and a film being developed over at Fox called From Mia With Love.
What do you think about Summer School getting the remake treatment?