Deadline reports that Universal has begun working on a remake of 1985’s Weird Science. 21 Jump Street scribe Michael Bacall will write the redo of the John Hughes–penned original. Unlike the original, the film will be R-rated, so expect to see a lot more of the “science” this time around. Wonder if they’ll bring Robert Downey Jr. back — we’re sure they have an extra $50 million lying around.
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