Seth MacFarlane is set to helm a reboot of Revenge Of The Nerds starring The Lucas Brothers
Seth MacFarlane has signed on to produce a reboot of the 1984 comedy film Revenge Of The Nerds, as reported by Variety.
The film will prominently feature The Lucas Brothers, who will also write the project’s screenplay along with Alex Rubens.
The 47-year-old writer and actor Macfarlane previously directed the comedy film Ted, along with its 2015 sequel, along with 2014’s A Million Ways To Die In The West; he also appeared in the 2017 crime film Logan Lucky.
Coming soon: Seth MacFarlane has signed on to produce a reboot of the comedy film Revenge Of The Nerds; he is seen in January
The producer is best known for his work on the long-running animated comedy series Family Guy and American Dad, both of which air on Fox.
The Lucas Brothers had their breakout roles in the 2014 buddy comedy 22 Jump Street, which starred Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum.
They later starred in their own animated series on Fox’s short-lived Animation Domination High-Def block, entitled Lucas Bros. Moving Co.
Starring roles: The Lucas Brothers are set to feature in the film, and they will also co-write the script; the two are seen in 2014
The comedians are also involved in an upcoming project from Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who directed the aforementioned buddy cop picture.
The new feature will not be a strict remake of the original film, but will instead focus on what it means to be a nerd and the changes that nerd culture as a whole has experienced in recent years.
Revenge Of The Nerds’ original premise followed a group of stereotypical geeks who fight against the constant bullying they experience from a rival jock-oriented fraternity and their sister sorority.
The feature was directed by Jeff Kanew, and starred Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, and Donald Gibb, among others.
Back in the day: The original film debuted in 1984 and grossed over $60 million at the box office
The film was followed by a 1987 sequel entitled Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise, which much of the cast returned for.
Two more movies in the franchise were released in 1992 and 1994, which were both made for television.
A planned remake of the original film began production in 2006 with Fanboys director Kyle Newman helming the project, but filming shut down after only two weeks of shoots.
The reality competition show King Of The Nerds, which was partially based on the film and hosted by cast members Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong, premiered in 2013 and ran for three seasons.
Sticking to it: The original film was followed by three sequels, with many of the cast members returning to reprise their roles