And another one…
Calmatic, who just finished production for the House Party reboot has been tapped to direct White Men Can’t Jump remake for 20th Century.
Kenya Barris and Doug Hall co-wrote the new script however details on the new storyline are unknown. They are expected to be in the vein of the original which centered on two street basketball hustlers (Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson) who at first try to hustle each other, then team up for a bigger score around LA.
Ron Shelton directed the 1992 film that took in over $90 million at the box office and helped launch Harrelson’s movie career (he was transitioning from the TV show Cheers) and it continued the growth of Snipes’ movie career.
Barris is also producing the White Men Can’t Jump remake with Blake Griffin, Ryan Kalil and Noah Weinstein are executives producing through their Mortal Media banner. E. Brian Dobbins will also exec produce.
Calmatic, whose real name Charles Kidd II, got his start with music videos. He’s known for working with Pharrell, Zayn and Khalid over the past decade. He’s now adding movie remakes to his list of directing accolades with the remake of the ’90s comedy classic, House Party and now the White Men Can’t Jump remake.
Casting and production dates haven’t been revealed yet.