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.”
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