A truly sacred film in the Good Film Guide office, 1992’s riotously enjoyable sports comedy White Men Can’t Jump could soon be churned through the oft soul-crushing Hollywood remake machine; as Blackish creator Kenya Barris is currently crafting a new take of Ron Shelton’s classic, as part of his deal with 20th Century Fox.
Written and directed by sports filmmaker Ron Shelton, the original saw two basketball hustlers (Woody Harrelson, and Wesley Snipes), who begin at odds, form an uneasy partnership and try for the biggest score they can, whilst simultaneous trying to keep their relationships on track. And while little has been confirmed thus far, we assumer Kenya’s version will follow a similar, fast-paced, fun-loving, trajectory.
Thus far there are no actors, or a director in place, though Blake Griffin (of the Los Angeles Clippers), and Ryan Kalil (of the NFL) are both aboard as producers.
Let us know what you think about a White Men Can’t Jump remake in the comments section below – is it about time? too sacred to be touched? would a sequel be better? or are you hoping this means Money Train will soon be updated too?