Whereas NBA celebrity LeBron James continues to develop a long-gestating sequel to House Jam, one other present NBA star is engaged on a brand new basketball-themed remake. Black-ish creator Kenya Barris is teaming up with the NBA’s Blake Griffin and NFL star Ryan Kalil for a remake of the 1992 comedy movie White Males Cannot Bounce. Whereas the title for the unique is definitely a line within the movie, delivered by Wesley Snipes’ Sidney Deane to Woody Harrelson’s Billy Hoyle, about his lack of ability to dunk, it is fairly ironic that Blake Griffin is producing, since he’s a white man that may soar, profitable the NBA Slam Dunk contest in 2011.
The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Kenya Barris will write the screenplay and produce this sports activities remake, which can fall underneath the general deal he signed with 20th Century Fox final September. Blake Griffin and Ryan Kalil will produce underneath their Mortal Media firm, together with their associate Noah Weinstein. The challenge doesn’t have a director hooked up at the moment, and it wasn’t revealed if the studio has a manufacturing begin or a launch date that they are eyeing.
The unique White Males Cannot Bounce was set in Los Angeles, following a pair of basketball hustlers, Sidney Deane and Billy Hoyle, who workforce up when Billy will get in bother, owing cash to a pair of ruthless gangsters. The supporting solid consists of Rosie Perez, Tyra Ferrell, Kadeem Hardison, Ernest Harden Jr. and John Marshall Jones. Ron Shelton (Bull Durham) directed White Males Cannot Bounce from his personal screenplay, with the film incomes $76.2 million domestically throughout its theatrical run in 1992. When adjusted for inflation, that complete equals a $156.three million run as we speak.
Professional athletes Blake Griffin and Ryan Kalil are constructing an intriguing slate by means of their Mortal Media firm, which is highlighted by their Rocketeer remake, which made headlines final 12 months. The challenge has been described as a “sequel-reboot,” with this story set within the Chilly Warfare, that includes an African-American feminine pilot within the Rocketeer swimsuit, not the Cliff Secord character from the unique. Mortal Media can also be producing an untitled comedy challenge for NBC, which is being written by brothers Matthew and Daniel Libman, who beforehand served as writer-producers on ABC’s Glad Endings. Blake Griffin additionally serves as an govt producer on an animated comedy pilot presentation for Fox entitled Okies of Bel Air, which is impressed by sure components of Blake Griffin’s life.
Kenya Barris is finest recognized for his work on the small display, creating, writing and producing ABC’s hit sitcom Black-ish. On the massive display, he co-wrote and produced the comedy sequel Barbershop: The Subsequent Lower, and we reported final 12 months that he’s additionally writing the script for a theatrical adaptation of the hit collection Good Instances. The filmmaker can also be creating one other remake of Shaft for New Line Cinema at the moment, nevertheless it stays to be seen which of those tasks will come out of improvement and into manufacturing first. Hopefully we’ll be taught extra concerning the White Males Cannot Bounce remake within the very close to future.