Mother, do you remember when I was little, I had a friend, he was make-believe? Drop Dead Fred is being reborn! Oddly enough, I'm really excited about that. So excited, I feel the need to make a mud pie.
The best part? Universal is remaking the kookie early 90's comedy with none other than British comedian Russell Brand in the lead role says The Hollywood Reporter. "The take for the new 'Fred' is to make a film in the tone of 'Beetlejuice,' building a universe around the concept of imaginary friends," they wrote. Dennis McNicholas, who's no stranger to remakes, will be penning the new script. He's one of the writers on Universal's upcoming Land of the Lost. Producer for the now filming Scott Pilgrim movie, Marc Platt, will take on that same role for Fred as well.
As much as I loathe most remakes, I can honestly say I can't wait to see this one. Even though I never had an imaginary friend growing up, Drop Dead Fred was one of my favorite movies. And I think you'd be hard-pressed to find someone more suited for the role than Brand. My suggestion for Phoebe Cates' character? Jessica Alba. What do you think?