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The Tri-Lams get booted off campus. NERDS remake shut down!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. It's been known for a couple weeks that the REVENGE OF THE NERDS remake has been running into some choppy water. In fact, the wonderful Alamo Drafthouse had a special revival screening of the original 1984 classic with Curtis Armstrong, the immortal Booger himself, in person just a few days ago and at the Q&A Armstrong pretty much said the remake was permanently shelved. I was never a fan of the idea of remaking NERDS, but according to Armstrong, the script was harsh, politically incorrect and not afraid to push the boundaries of taboo... Which didn't sit well at the two Universities they've tried to set up shop at. So, when I finally find myself getting interested in the remake, it kicks the bucket. However, Armstrong was also quick to say he wasn't a fan of the idea of remaking NERDS and, according to Variety, Fox Atomic's Peter Rice didn't like the dailies coming in. So, the flick is now officially pushing up daisies, which might be for the best.

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  • Nov. 22, 2006, 8:24 a.m. CST


    by mattyholmes

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 8:30 a.m. CST

    "The original 1984 classic?"

    by Mgmax

    Robert Altman just puked from the bowels of Hades.

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Ah yes, a classic movie that celebrates rape

    by chrth


  • Nov. 22, 2006, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Celebrates Rape?

    by TheAFLACDuck

    Hey ... she was into it when she found out it was a nerd. Because, y'know, he rocked her world. That could happen! ..... *cough*

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Nerds pretty much sucked except for..

    by Cellar Door

    "What the fuck are robster craws?"...and it being one of the rare movies in those days with full frontal nudity of college girls...which is never a bad thing.

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Thank God!

    by Mr Incredible

    This remake shit has got to stop. Let's do something original, huh, Hollywood?

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Once in a While

    by Marillion

    The powers that be in Hollywood realize a stinkbomb when they smell it and do the right thing... Now why they didn't do that with the 95% of the other films they release is still a mystery...

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Chris Marquette

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    I don't much care about remaking this nerd film, but I like Chris Marquette in comedy roles, so I was looking forward to this one. He's pretty funny in The Girl Next Door, which I think was better than your average teen type film. Also, isn't the girl in this also the girl in Dallas, which seems like it's had similar problems? Maybe she's a curse of some sort.

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 9:18 a.m. CST


    by elkylos

    ...someone decides NOT to do a crappy remake... perhaps there's some sense left in the world after all. Sure Nerds wasn't high art, but let's face it, it's a classic. (And you know Bill Gates loves every minute of that flick.)

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Whatever happened to the guy who played Booger?

    by rev_skarekroe

    He could've been the Jack Black of the '80s.

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Curtis Armstrong still works

    by chrth

    His IMDB listing is huge.

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 9:32 a.m. CST

    classic exchange from the movie:

    by Lance Rock

    "Screw that, have you got in her pants yet?" "She's not that kind of girl, Booger." "Why, does she have a penis?" There can be only one Booger Presley on the mean guitar! (with a rap by little ole me, Lamar!)

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Someone should post the screenplay

    by LaudnerGomez

    Now I'm curious how tasteless this thing would've been. Does Booger eat poop?

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 10:01 a.m. CST

    The Original a Classic?!!

    by Lovecraftfan

    Umm I don't think so.

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 10:16 a.m. CST


    by Ribbons


  • Nov. 22, 2006, 10:30 a.m. CST

    The original

    by Jor-El23

    is an 80s classic and anyone who says otherwise is a commie or a canadian or maybe both.

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 10:53 a.m. CST

    What ever happened to...

    by cooterbrown

    gratuitous full frontal nudity... I forgot all about it until I caught Porkeys recently. Even back the Kim Cattrall was workin it... nice tush too... I find it peculiar that AICN is suddenly PC about movies. That youd rather not watch a Nerds remake because it pushes taboos. Dry up.

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 11:07 a.m. CST


    by The Ghost of Marcus Brody


  • Nov. 22, 2006, 11:16 a.m. CST

    this should be common practice on remakes

    by waggy

    take a look at the dailies. if they aren't better than the original, give it the axe.

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 11:23 a.m. CST


    by DarthGuapo

    I am NOT a fan of remakes, but I read this script at it was hillarious. I wouldn't call this a remake. More of a reinvention, and mostimportantly, it was about us -- FANBOYS, the new age nerds who grow up to be Bill Gates and Tarantino and Del Toro and Peter Jackson. It's a shame this isn't getting made, and from what I hear, it is Fox Atomic's fault, not the filmmakers. Fox Atomic sucks balls, and Peter Rice has no fing idea what is funny or how to run a studio.

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 11:26 a.m. CST


    by Monkey Butler

    I ran into her on computer camp (Was that in 84?) Not sure I had my commodore 64 Had to score (Not with that dirty tramp) She’s not a tramp Her name is Judy (That’s a nice name) Yeah she’s a nice girl (Big deal. Did you get in her pants?) She’s not that kind of a girl, booger (Why, does she have a penis?) Seen as supremus You better know she’s a genus and a Venus (Tell me more; was it love at first sight?) That’s right this was god-given grace with a face you could praise (Tell me more; did you put up a fight?) I don’t think so, but before we tour [tore?] the chorus stall let’s all explore a more a (Computer cabin war) That's right I said before we explore the amore on my story do a dora (Computer cabin war) Seen as supremus You better know she’s a genus and a Venus (Tell me more; was it love at first sight?) That’s right this was god-given grace with a face you could praise (Tell me more; did you put up a fight?) I ran into her on computer camp (Computer cabin war) Hard core It started like a boar ending up on the floor (Come on now tell me more) Seen as supremus You better know she’s a genus and a Venus (Tell me more; was it love at first sight?) That’s right this was god-given grace with a face you could praise (Tell me more; did you put up a fight?)

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Thank God.

    by LaDracul

    That totally didn't need a remake.

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 12:30 p.m. CST


    by Harry Weinstein

    That sucks... if this thing actually had a decent script, that is. Now I'll have to find it somehow.

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 12:39 p.m. CST


    by PoweredUpPacman

    This just goes to show the sheer scale of suckness on Fox' part. In fact anything with the name 'Fox' attached to it sucks big red monkeyballs. In fact, I vote fox hunting should be reinstated in England. In fact if I met a chick that was a fox, I'd beat her over the head with a lead pipe. DAMN YOU, FOXES!! GIVE ME BACK MY NERDS!!

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 12:59 p.m. CST

    The original Revenge Of The Fucking Nerds...

    by Sledge Hammer a classic now? And I suppose all those sequels were merely misunderstood masterpieces too? Buy me a fucking vowel because I want to spell bullshit.

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 1:09 p.m. CST

    What's Mopary?

    by holidill

    It's exposing yourself to blind person. Classic. The sequels weren't great, but the original was classic.

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 1:51 p.m. CST


    by johne5

    I was actually very upset when I heard that they were remaking this and that Adam Goldberg was behind it. That's the part that really upset me, that this no talent, unfunny, Woody Allen wannabe hack was going to rape one of my favorite comedies. Having read this news some time ago, I cannot express how elated I am.

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Damn I'm must be old...

    by BillyPilgrim

    ...if a 1984 movie is a 'classic'. And I was really looking forward to Michael Richards as Lamar Latrell.

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Adventures In Babysitting...

    by tensticks

    If only they would shut THAT needless remake down. I could almost accept that "Nerds" could be dressed down for another generation...but for fuck's sake, why do they need to fuck with the babysitter?

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 2:57 p.m. CST

    Re: "we've got bush!"

    by DoctorWho?

    Definitely one of the more memorable lines of the 80's...maybe in movie history. "May the force be with you"... "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn"... "We've got bush!" Ya, it's at least in the top 10.

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Hair pie? Thank you.

    by briantag

    robster craws... priceless.

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Easily a classic

    by Fawst

    Everyone knows it, and most of those people love it. Thus, classic.

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 3:48 p.m. CST

    Defintitely a classic comedy.

    by one9deuce

    There is lots and lots of funny shit in Revenge of the Nerds. And a remake ends up being a lesser film 99% of the time. Not exactly good odds.

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 3:51 p.m. CST

    BillyPilgrim, re: "classic"

    by Doc_McCoy

    I think movies from the mid-80s are definitely eligible to be called "classics" at this point. They're over 20 years old. I consider the following movies classics: BACK TO THE FUTURE, TRADING PLACES, FLETCH, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, BEVERLY HILLS COP, THE TERMINATOR, GHOSTBUSTERS. Of course, ther term "classic" should refer to not only the age of a film, but it's quality. I sure as hell wouldn't call REVENGE OF THE NERDS a classic.

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 3:51 p.m. CST

    One COULD remake "nerds," although...

    by Nodwick

    A sequel would make more sense. Given that what being a nerd means has changed since the original (the internet, otaku, furries, hackers, LARPers, etc.) the source material for "teh funnay" has expanded. Of course, one would have to trust the writers and producers to know about that stuff and be able to riff on it effectively. I fear we'd end up with a "Saving Silverman" type movie where nerddom is defined by being a fan of... Neil Diamond? WTF?

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Two things...

    by Drworm2002

    "thefutureoffilm" The Adam Goldberg your thinking about is not the one that is involved. It's Adam F. Goldburg. But Adam Goldburg was the shit in The Hebrew Hammer. Second, ROTN's is a classic. The sequels sucked, except maybe part 2 (what if D-O-G really spelled cat.)

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 5:41 p.m. CST


    by BillyPilgrim

    I was just whining about a movie being a classic when I saw it in the theater. Yes, I paid money to see it.

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 9:07 p.m. CST

    As a future filmmaker, its my duty to...

    by Kasch

    ...say that THERE IS A GOD! Didn't the nerd win and take over the world anyway? Are nerds even oppressed anymore?

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Score one for originality.

    by rbatty024

    I'd like to see more remakes get the boot.

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Butter Toes?

    by Nodwick

    How do you get anything done if you have to spend all of your time making new logins to spam the forums with links to your film that nobody likes? If it had merit, someone would have called you by now.

  • Nov. 22, 2006, 11:43 p.m. CST


    by misnomer

    now if only every other [;anned remake could go the same way. if weird science is ever re-made I shall shit my boxers where I sit. Leave the 80's alone you bastards!

  • Nov. 23, 2006, 7:10 a.m. CST

    There is a God?

    by JackPumpkinhead

    A remake bites the dust? Accident or an actual proof of the existence of higher powers?

  • Nov. 23, 2006, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Fox Atomic Press Release:

    by CreasyBear

    Though millions of fans are disappointed by the unfortunate difficulties in launching a Revenge of the Nerds remake, rest assured that we are actively pursuing a Mannequin re-imagining.

  • Nov. 23, 2006, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Aint it OLD news

    by Argentino

    stop it with the old news alredy. This was in Dark Horizons days ago! And that Spidey3 one-sheet was in superherohype the day before yesterday

  • Nov. 23, 2006, 3:28 p.m. CST

    But isn't this the same studio..

    by Darkman

    what greenlit FREDDY GOT FINGERED? How much worse could the new NERDS film be, or have been? And here's hoping that that MANNEQUIN remake a few posts up is a joke. I have fond memories of the original. If nothing else, it's what made me fall for Kim Cattrall. Don't judge me.