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Another New Remake: Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead

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June 14, 2010
Source: Pajiba

Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead

With the success of remakes like Clash of the Titans earlier this year and The Karate Kid this past weekend, it looks like the 1980's is the new goldmine for Hollywood to start digging up the past and getting the rest of us dirty. With other 80's remakes like Fright Night and Arthur gaining steam and great casts, why not toss another remake onto the pile, but this one comes from the early 90's. Pajiba reports that the Mark Gordon Company is working on developing a remake of the '91 family comedy Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead with the project currently out to writers. You know what? This is a remake I can actually get behind.

First of all, the original isn't a comedy classic or anything, but growing up in the early 90's I have a certain amount of nostalgia for it. Second, if you haven't ever seen the movie, its plot is rife with plenty of comedic potential that could be used to make a more mature themed comedy. In the original film, five kids are left at home when their mother leaves town on a three-month vacation, only to have their geriatric babysitter die of a heart attack, leading to the eldest teen, Sue Ellen (Christina Applegate), to scam her way into taking a job at a hip Los Angeles fashion company to feed and support her needy siblings, and hijinks and hilarity ensue. There's plenty of young leading ladies like Greta Gerwig, Emma Roberts or Amber Heard who could step up for Applegate's part, so I'm interested to see how this comes together. Stay tuned as this project develops.

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  • Daniel Felts
    Sounds okay. Just hoping they don't remake Star Wars.
  • Xerxex
    No. Just no, leave well enough alone.
  • adgfsfgd
    What a coincidence... they actually played this on HBO around last week and thought to myself how kickass a remake of this would be. Looks like I got my wish.
  • JP
    Michel Gondry for Drop Dead Fred remake!
  • @5...hilarious I still want to see Vin Diesel as the Suburban Commando!
  • big r
    I would LOVE this for a remake! I grew up watching the original so i am all for it lol.
  • sonnychiba1
    Christ you're kidding! This is an awful idea. The original was cheesy at best in the 80s but a remake. Serious??!! Hollywood is just lazy. It's like someone just typed in 80s movie classics in Google and are just working their way through the list.
  • Clover
    ..DAMMITT!!!!
  • bozo
    Wow. This is insane. Seriously. From all the brand new scripts/screenplays that are submitted, some douche in a tie says... "oh! How about a remake of that... uh... Babysitter... Applegate?... YES! Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead!!! DO IT!!" I quit you Hollywood.
  • Pfunk
    Dishes are done, dude.
  • Deathtoll 2010
    no no no no no no no no no.
  • Outlaw
    "I'm right on top of that, Rose."
  • Shaun
    Is that why they are showing this movie every damn day on Comcast Cable in Baltimore./
  • ekko90
    Enough with the remakes!!! good god!!!

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