March 01, 2007 06:35:00 GMT
Ashok Amritraj and Jon Jashni reportedly will produce a remake of 1989's "Weekend at Bernie's" under the title of "Next Weekend at Bernies."
The list of upcoming film remakes of the '80s movies is submitting one more title in. Moviehole has reported that a new version of the 1989 comedy "Weekend at Bernie's" is on the move to come up to the surface.
Titled "Next Weekend at Bernies", the project is said to follow the same storyline as the first flick, except that it will be set at a ski lodge rather than a beach house. No word yet on either film crew and production schedule, but Ashok Amritraj and Jon Jashni have both been confirmed to produce for Hyde Park Entertainment and MGM.
The original, starring Andrew McCarthy and Jonathan Silverman, was quite a hit after being released via the 20th Century Fox in early July 1989, pulling a domestic gross of $30.2 million in total. The picture later spawned a sequel, "Weekend at Bernie's II", in 1993 with McCarthy and Silverman reprising their roles.