Kenny and Keith Lucas are two of the most hysterical comedians to emerge in the last few years. Following scene-stealing roles in films like 22 Jump Street and their own Netflix comedy special, the identical twins are prepped to take the world by storm. As first reported by Variety, the Lucas Brothers will team with Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane for a reboot of the classic 1984 comedy Revenge of the Nerds.
Per the initial report, MacFarlane will produce the reboot via his production company Fuzzy Door. Additionally, Kenny and Keith Lucas will write the reboot’s script and star in the film as well. 20th Century Studios will handle finances and distribution with Erica Huggins (Get On Up) on-board as executive producer.
However, while the reboot will carry the Revenge of the Nerds title, it will stray away from some of the more unsettling moments seen in the original. Recently, the film has rightfully been criticized for its many depictions of rape, sexual exploitation, and assault. Instead, the contemporary version will reimagine nerd culture in a modern way and dispute what constitutes a “geek” in the 21st century.
The original Revenge of the Nerds is directed by Jeff Kanew. Starring Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Ted McGinley, and Bernie Casey, the film follows a group of nerds trying to stop the ongoing harassment by a jock fraternity and its sister sorority. The movie touts $60.4 million at the worldwide box office and spawned a series of sequels for the next decade.
Most recently, the Lucas Brothers co-wrote and co-produced Judas and the Black Messiah, the upcoming biopic of Fred Hampton. Additionally, the brothers’ joint-résumé includes appearances in shows like The Grinder, Crashing, and Sherman’s Showcase.
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