Killer Tomatoes Get Remade
Think it'll top the original's 27 percent Tomatometer?Return of the Killer Tomatoes! poster hangs on the RT office wall (between Eternal Sunshine and Metropolis no less), so naturally we're typing the following joyful news with slightly trembling fingers: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! is due for a remake.
Uh-huh, the 1978 comedy/sci-fi/horror/musical camp classic that spawned three sequels and a boring cartoon (that you probably ignored to catch The Real Ghostbusters and Heathcliff instead) will be gussied up for a new generation, showing those young whippersnappers what cinema's all about.
Kent Nichols and Douglas Sarine will be sharing screenwriting duties on the remake, with Nichols making his directorial debut. The two gained Internets fame with their "Ask a Ninja" web series, which has racked up over 80 million views.
"Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! is the masterwork of a generation," Nichols stated. "We can only aspire to recapture that magic."
Source: Hollywood Reporter