Spanky, Alfalfa, Buckwheat, and the rest of the Little Rascals are getting another feature film treatment. Universal Pictures is planning another film, and they've hired Alex Zamm to direct it. Does the world really need another Little Rascals movie? No. But it's happening.
Did any of you like the 1994 Little Rascals big screen adaptation? I thought it was terrible. For those of you not even familiar with this franchise, it's based on a cinematic series called Our Gang, which aired during late 1930s and ‘40s. It was adapted for television in the '50s. I will say if that make this reboot a period piece that takes place in the '30s that might be interesting, but chances are they'll just give it a modern update for audiences like they did in '94.
As for the director, Zamm, there's a reason you've never heard of him, he's made films such as... are you ready? Carrot Top’s 1998 film Chairman of the Board, and the straight-to-DVD sequels Inspector Gadget 2, Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2, and Tooth Fairy 2. Makes me wonder if this new Little Rascals film will be a straight to DVD movie. It's not specified in the report over at Moviehole.
The plan is to start production on the film in September after they cast it. I'm not really looking forward to it. Are you?