Rumor: Bob Uecker Says Major League 4 is in the Works?
I thought baseball movies weren't that popular any more? I mean, Sony just canned Steven Soderbergh's Moneyball movie. Moviehole is reporting a very sketchy rumor that claims that sports personality Bob Uecker said during the broadcast of a baseball game last week that a Major League 4 was in the works. The last Major League movie we saw came out in 1998 - Major League: Back to the Minors - and it pretty much flopped big time in theaters (only $3.5 million at the box office). But the original 1989 Major League movie is, of course, a sports comedy classic. Could Warner Brothers be trying to reboot this franchise, too?
Uecker, who appeared as Harry Doyle in all three of the original Major League movies, has apparently been contacted by the creative team behind those first three. "It's not the first time Uecker has mentioned it in recent weeks." I don't know what to make of this news. Baseball movies really aren't that popular any more and I don't think bringing back something like Major League would all of a sudden change that, especially because the last movie was so awful. But then again, there is the possibility that they could be rebooting this, and bringing back Charlie Sheen or Corbin Bernsen? Who knows what the real details behind this are.
For now, take this news with a grain of salt, as we haven't heard any confirmation from Warner Brothers or anyone else. And word is that it may go straight-to-DVD, but we'll keep you updated on its development!