Seth MacFarlane to reboot 1984 comedy 'Revenge of the Nerds'

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Seth MacFarlane is feeling nostalgic.

The “Family Guy” creator is working on a reboot of the 1984 comedy ”Revenge of the Nerds.”

Variety notes that the actor will produce the modern-day reboot through his production company Fuzzy Door.

Due to some controversial topics, the new version will be taking a different approach than the original.

Tthe outlet notes the “contemporary reimagining will pontificate about today’s nerd culture and what even constitutes a geek in the 21st century.”

Twin brothers Keith and Kenny Lucas, who are best known for scene-stealing roles in “22 Jump Street,” are set to write and star in the film.

Alex Rubens, known for “The Twilight Zone” and “Rick and Morty,” will be co-writing the script.

The original “Revenge of the Nerds” became a blockbuster hit spawning sequels like 1987’s “Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise” and even TV movies like 1992’s “The Next Generation.”

2021 will see a bit of a “reboot boom” for iconic TV shows and movies.

Showtime is reviving “Dexter” for a limited-series run.

Fox has given a straight-to-series order for a modern update of the classic ‘70s television series “Fantasy Island.”

HBO is set to revive its vampire series "True Blood" with show creator Alan Ball on board as executive producer.

And Disney is working on a “Chip N’ Dale: Rescue Rangers” reboot starring Andy Samberg and John Mulaney along with a reboot of ‘90s classic “Mighty Ducks.”

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