Adam Sandler to Produce a 'Summer School' Remake for Paramount
Happy Madison, the production company from Adam Sandler, takes its name from two of his best films (Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison), but those films came out in the early to mid-90's and since Happy Madison has only been around since 1999, none of the company's projects have come close to being as memorable as what many Sandler fans would call his "classics." Now, THR reports Sandler is going back to school with a remake of Paramount's 1987 comedy Summer School, but he will not be starring in it, and is only involved in a producing capacity this time around. Bullet, consider yourself dodged. More below!
In its 13 year existence, Happy Madison has produced some major duds, and it seems to be getting more creatively bankrupt every year. In their early days, they occasionally released movies like Joe Dirt and Anger Management that weren't completely unwatchable, but in the past few years alone, they've been responsible for You Don't Mess With The Zohan, Grown Ups, Just Go With It, Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star, and Jack and Jill. Not to get too hyperbolic, but that might be the worst string of movies to emerge from a single company in Hollywood's history (okay, that's totally hyperbolic). But you get the point - this company isn't known for quality, though they manage to stay relatively successful at the box office.
The original Summer School, directed by Ocean's Eleven star Carl Reiner, starred "NCIS" actor Mark Harmon as a high school gym teacher who, as a punishment, must teach a class of screw-ups during summer school. That means there's plenty of room for Sandler's usual suspects to grace the big screen and garner some stupid laughs. But really, all you need to know is that its poster features a dog wearing sunglasses. Sounds like a perfect match with Happy Madison's recent film choices. Thoughts?