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