September 15, 2004

For All of Us Nerds Out There

Just a couple movie and tv remake tidbits to either totally disgust you or totally excite you…you be the judge.

Fox is producing a live-action feature film based on ‘50s and ‘60s cartoon critter series Alvin and the Chipmunks.…wow is all i have to say on that one.

Per Variety, Fox Searchlight giving the go-ahead for a remake of 1984’s hit comedy, Revenge of the Nerds. The update will likely feature cameos of original cast members as well.

And a little update about the ever important pending Growing Pains film thanks to recent drunk driving escapades of sister Carol (her mug shot on the smoking gun website will break your heart):

Gold next plans to reunite with the Growing Pains gang of Kirk Cameron, Alan Thicke, Joanna Kerns and Jeremy Miller for a two-hour telefilm, Growing Pains II: Home Equity. The TV movie is scheduled to air on ABC in October - woo hoo!

Posted by Adrienne at September 15, 2004 09:54 AM

live action chipmunks?....

Posted by: michele on September 15, 2004 11:23 AM

live action with CGI chipmuncks.

Posted by: Clint on September 15, 2004 11:29 AM

oh...well, that's slightly better. still not good though.

Posted by: michele on September 15, 2004 11:44 AM

yeah..i am very wary of the live action antics of simon, alvin and theodore. i wonder who they will cast as Dave. i am thinking that Freddie Prinz Jr. would be perfectly cheesy..but maybe too young.

Posted by: adrienne on September 15, 2004 12:28 PM

Bob Sagat in his Danny Tanner days would have made a perfect Dave. Alas, he's a bit too old now I think.

Posted by: Clint on September 16, 2004 10:22 AM

Eric Mc Cormack, maybe?
Luke Wilson?
Matthew Broderick?
David Schwimmer?
Diedrich Bader?
Ron Livingston?
Justin Theroux?
Anthony LaPaglia?
John Stewart?

Posted by: Clint on September 16, 2004 10:50 AM

we are such nerds.

do not fuck with my ron livingston, perfect yes, but he is not in a place yet to be doing a cheesy film to this degree...people may not forgive and forget.

bob saget would have been perfect but too many wrinkles now.

i'm thinking matthew broderick and his theatre nerdy quality might be a really good idea.

now the big question is will there be chippettes? there is always a need for Brittany, Janice, and Eleanor.

Posted by: adrienne on September 16, 2004 01:07 PM

There SO should be Chippettes!!!

Posted by: Clint on September 16, 2004 01:15 PM

god, i am so going home and watching the chipmunk movie where there is the standoff rock and roll song between the chipmunks and chipettes..quality fucking film of our youth.

Posted by: adrienne on September 16, 2004 03:01 PM

I've got the popcorn. We're so there.

Posted by: Clint on September 16, 2004 03:07 PM