"She's the Man" helmer Andy Fickman has been tapped to direct MGM's remake of the 1980 musical "Fame."
At last the curtain veiling the identity of "Fame" director is rolled up. Filmjerk has informed that MGM has given the position to "She's the Man" helmer Andy Fickman, who recently finished production on Disney's family comedy "The Game Plan."
A remake to the 1980 musical flick directed by Alan Parker, pic will be made using around $25 million budget and set up at Lakeshore Entertainment for a summer 2008 release. Serving as producer is Mark Canton, whose latest producing work of "300" has turned up to be one of the early blockbuster films for this year.
Plot details are still being kept secret, but it has been learned that MGM intends to retain many of the musical elements of the original version that also launched a global television hit and international stage show.