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'Real Genius': Adam Sandler, NBC Working on Classic Film Reboot for TV

By    |   Thursday, 25 September 2014 04:54 PM

The 1980s cult movie "Real Genius" is being revamped for television by NBC and Adam Sandler’s company, Happy Madison.

Deadline reported that Sandler's "Real Genius project has a script commitment and is being written by Craig DiGregorio, producer of "Workaholics," and David King of "Parks and Recreation."

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The original movie centered around a genius, played by Val Kilmer, who was in college but was losing interest in studying and more interested in having fun. It grossed $13 million.

Entertainment Weekly said the new "Real Genius" sitcom will be about two present-day co-workers, one a “rock-star genius” and the other more of a shy, quiet type, who can’t get along.

The idea of a comedy reboot of “Real Genius” was met with varied reactions online.

“Imagine Sheldon Cooper as a 14-year-old college student. Hilarity ensues. I like it and I loved the movie,” one person wrote on Deadline’s site.

Some of the negative comments seemed to come along with concern that NBC and Happy Madison would do a disservice to “Real Genius” and Kilmer.

“Get Val and I’m in,” one person wrote. “Otherwise, there should be a massive flogging at NBC.”

“This article has me in tears for fears that it may be a huge disappointment,” a commenter on The Mary Sue wrote.

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