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Seth McFarlane Is Rebooting Revenge Of The Nerds

Seth McFarlane Is Rebooting Revenge Of The Nerds

The reboot will be a 'contemporary reimagining' of the '80s flick.

Jessica Lynch

Jessica Lynch

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has announced he's planning to make a reboot of iconic '80s comedy Revenge of the Nerds.

Variety reports the flick - which tells the story of the age-old rivalry between jocks and nerds - would be a contemporary reimagining of the original film rather than a straight-up remake of the 1984 comedy, as many believe it hasn't aged well since it's initial debut.

"The upcoming version won't be a remake of the 1984 comedy, which hasn't aged all that well and has been criticised in recent years for depictions of rape," said the entertainment publication.

The problematic scene in question involves one of the nerd protagonists tricking a woman into sex, and will not be included in MacFarlane's reboot.

20th Century Fox

"Instead, the contemporary reimagining will pontificate about today's nerd culture and what even constitutes a geek in the 21st century."

Keith and Kenny Lucas, identical twin brothers best known for their roles in 22 Jump Street, are set to write and star in the film.

MacFarlane will produce under his Fuzzy Door banner along with Erica Huggins, who brought the project to the Lucas brothers and will spearhead the development, with the project to be represented by 20th Century Studios, as the original was released by 20th Century Fox.

It's not the first time the movie - which spawned a number of sequels - has been given the reboot treatment.

20th Century Fox tried to remake the original movie in 2006 with Adam Brody, Dan Byrd and Kristin Cavallari, but the studio ultimately called off the project after two weeks of production.

Jeff Kanew directed the original Revenge of the Nerds, which starred Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Ted McGinley and Bernie Casey.

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Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film