NBC Rebooting 80s Movie ‘Real Genius’ as Comedy Series

Project comes from Sony TV, Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment

Val Kilmer‘s 1985 satire film “Real Genius” is being rebooted as a comedy series for NBC, a network representative told TheWrap Wednesday.

The project comes from Adam Sandler‘s Happy Madison Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment and Sony TV whose subsidiary TriStar Pictures produced the film. NBC is giving the project a script commitment plus penalty.

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While the original film was set on a technical university campus, the TV reboot of “Real Genius” will be a workplace comedy, set in the present-day and centering around the relationship between two co-workers with incompatible personalities.

“Workaholics” co-executive producer Craig DiGregorio wrote the script along with David King, whose previous credits include “Parks and Recreation” and “The League.”

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The “Real Genius” feature was directed by Martha Coolidge and produced by Brian Glazer.


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