Nutty Professor reboot in development
Project X Entertainment, which is also reviving the Scream franchise with a fifth installment, has bought the rights to the 1963 original
Celebrated comedian-actor Jerry Lewis' iconic film, The Nutty Professor is getting a reboot, with production company Project X Entertainment backing the new project.
Project X's James Vanderbilt, William Sherak and Paul Neinstein, who are also reviving the Scream franchise with a fifth installment, have bought the rights to the 1963 original.
According to reports, no studio is attached with the film, as Project X will package it on its own before taking it out in the market.
The original Nutty Professor, considered to be one Lewis' best works, follows a nerdy professor who, in his quest to find love, drinks a potion that temporarily turns him into the handsome, but obnoxious Buddy Love.
In 1996, a reboot featuring Eddie Murphy was released and became a huge hit. Murphy not only played the professor and his alter ego Love, but also the professor's five other family members in the film.
It was followed by a sequel The Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, which was released in 2000.