Remake Alert! BREWSTER'S MILLIONS

by Joey Paur

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Warner Bros. has hired a couple screenwriters, Michael Diliberti and Matthew Sullivan , to take on the the remake of the classic Richard Pryor comedy Brewster's Millions. The story, which comes from a 1902 novel by George Barr McCutcheon, centers on a man who inherits $1 million from a rich grandfather. When a rich uncle who hated the grandfather also passes away, the will leaves the young man $7 million, but under the condition he spends the grandfather's million within a year and not end up with any assets from the spending spree.

I absolutely loved the 1985 Richard Pryor version, but before he made his version, there was another a film made in 1945. So this will be the third time the story will be brought to the big screen.

Variety reports on how these two guys got the writing gig:

Diliberti and Sullivan got the gig coming off the buzz generated by their spec "Comic Con." That buddy comedy revolves around two friends who form a justice league of comic geeks to plan and execute a daring heist at Comic-Con in order to save their beloved neighborhood comic shop from the clutches of an evil corporate takeover.

This is the first time I heard about this movie, and it sounds like it could be fun. As for Brewster's Millions, Been there done that.

Source: THR

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