Thursday, September 16, 2004

They're back!

"Nerd alert!

Fox Searchlight has greenlighted a remake of 1984's hit college comedy, Revenge of the Nerds, which follows a fraternity of misfits seeking payback against the football players harassing them, Daily Variety reports.
The original starred Anthony Edwards, Robert Carradine and Timothy Busfield as a bunch of socially awkward but lovable freshman at Adams College who find themselves oppressed and taunted by the more popular jocks of the Alpha Beta fraternity. Hoping to avoid more wedgies, the nerds form their own frat and attempt to over the student council, inciting an all-out war.

Revenge of the Nerds, which also featured John Goodman, Bernie Casey and James Cromwell, became a surprise hit at the box office, grossing over $40 million.

It also spawned three sequels, 1987's Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise, 1992's Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation, and 1994's Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds In Love.
It is also likely to feature new oddballs, though the filmmaker didn't rule out cameos by original castmembers, giving hope that the writers might someday resurrect Ogre, Booger and other memorably-titled characters. "

For more: http://www.eonline.com/News/Items/0,1,14936,00.html

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