Universal Planning R-Rated Remake of John Hughes’ ‘Weird Science’

After scripting an adaptation of the 80s TV series 21 Jump Street (which just had a sequel pegged for a 2014 release), writer Michael Bacall also seemed a little inspired by the decade for his party comedy Project X at Silver Pictures. Now Universal has tapped the writer who also gave them Scott Pilgrim vs. the World to write a remake of the seminal teen comedy Weird Science, one of the many revered films from the late John Hughes. Deadline reports Universal is teaming with Joel Silver for this iteration which will turn the concept of two teen nerds creating their perfect woman out of thin air into an R-rated comedy. Read on at FirstShowing.

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