Director Jon M. Chu Heading Back to the 90s for 'Can't Touch This'
Right now, G.I. Joe Retaliation director Jon M. Chu is busy with Jem and the Holograms, a big screen adaptation of the musical animated series of the same name. And after that, he'll continue a run of nostalgia with Can't Touch This, a high school dance comedy set during the increasingly old decade that is the 90s. Deadline reports Chu and his producing partner Hieu Ho have set up the project at Focus Features, returning Chu to the world of dance that launched his career in the form of films like Step Up 2: The Streets and Step Up 3D. And this one has great talent with plenty of nostalgia experience working on the script.
The script will come from Annie Mebane and Steve Basilone, who have written on "Community" and ""Happy Endings." But what makes them perfect for this project is their work as producers on "The Goldbergs," the fantastic ABC comedy series set in the 80s and chock full of love and respect for that weird decade. It's not clear if Chu will direct as of now, especially since he's going to be busy with Now You See Me 2 here very soon, but this sounds like a really fun project. If the title is any indicator, there should be plenty of Hammer pants and hopefully a story that will make this flick too legit to quit.